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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 779
Posted By MariusD
Ive got the mitas e7s on mine, front and back....

Ive got the mitas e7s on mine, front and back. The only thing I can really say about them is they handle with amazing confidence on blacktop and are far superior to stockers in any off pavement...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,139
Posted By MariusD
Tell them you never really had a choice, you had...

Tell them you never really had a choice, you had to do it. It's what had to be done.

Short, sweet and a little mystic. But, believe it or not, it will resonate more than you think. It's a stronger...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,555
Posted By MariusD
Rarely does a suzuki product exhibit a snathy...

Rarely does a suzuki product exhibit a snathy character. Whatever snathyness is present is likely easily fixed with a tuned map, as was mentioned already.

The suspension comments seem unclear....
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,555
Posted By MariusD
Thanks! This is good stuff. Seems VERY...

Thanks! This is good stuff. Seems VERY impressive.

THE Lightest 1000cc naked on the market with massive torque sounds like incredible fun. :clap

I MUST have this torque monster! Can't wait till...
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
Ok, so it wasn't just my imagination then. I was...

Ok, so it wasn't just my imagination then. I was caught off guard by the height too, and was wondering why it felt taller than even my vstrom. The seat seemed to have lots of padding, so maybe it...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 960
Views: 204,503
Posted By MariusD
Something about the v7 II makes it look better....

Something about the v7 II makes it look better. I'm just not sure what it is!? Just looks more proportional, less stumpy... or is it just the angle of the fotto?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By MariusD
I thought that might be the case from only having...

I thought that might be the case from only having sat on both. Thanks for sharing. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By MariusD
Have you ridden both, the 821 and 796? Big...

Have you ridden both, the 821 and 796? Big difference?
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
First Ride reviews are rolling in. 3 Out there so...

First Ride reviews are rolling in. 3 Out there so far:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2015/03/2015-suzuki-gsx-s750-md-first-ride/
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
Thanks for sharing your impressions guys! I'm...

Thanks for sharing your impressions guys! I'm quiet impressed that most of you were impressed by the bike. :D

Cool spec sheet at a glance. (probably just because I love starting at it.)
...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,591
Posted By MariusD
Given being close in price and having a good Duc...

Given being close in price and having a good Duc dealer near by, I'd go with the monster without a doubt.

But there's also a new attractively priced ($8K) naked with an i-4 and a proven track...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 19,555
Posted By MariusD
Pricing in UK is now available. As long as it...

Pricing in UK is now available. As long as it doesnt translate to more than $12,500 USD I think this bike will be very competative.

"The naked GSX-S1000 costs 8,999 plus on-the-road charges, or...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,154
Posted By MariusD
Nice choice! Welcome to the Victory club :freaky

Nice choice! Welcome to the Victory club :freaky
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,750
Posted By MariusD
Lol! :clap My answer would be: if you...

Lol!

:clap

My answer would be: if you have to ask that question, then in your case, chanses are - no.

Btw: Welcome to the board SHOEB!
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 690
Posted By MariusD
Victory Vision - if you're a big guy, like...

Victory Vision - if you're a big guy, like v-twins, and want others to think that you're an alien, because you're clearly riding a spaceship. :evil

BMW R1200RT - for most other motorcyclists. Me...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,789
Posted By MariusD
My comment is only in the context of the...

My comment is only in the context of the comparison set here.

On a standalone basis the 883 is a fine bike, with enough power to do what it is intended to do.

However.

With a 1000cc vstrom...
Forum: Road warriors 03-11-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,789
Posted By MariusD
It's no secret the older 650 wee is an appliance,...

It's no secret the older 650 wee is an appliance, with the new 650 not being a whole lot better. When that get's compared to a 1200cc sporty things sure get interesting. I like them both, the 1200cc...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,154
Posted By MariusD
For tall people, its victory all the way. Harlies...

For tall people, its victory all the way. Harlies are nice, but not as comfy for taller guys/gals as the Vics.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,146
Posted By MariusD
The Victories would fit that bill, but they are...

The Victories would fit that bill, but they are way out of your price range. Check out an older Kawasaki Nomad. I think that's your best bet based on what you describe. Nomads 1500,1600,1700 are all...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
Looks like Givi has some options. LOVE THE...

Looks like Givi has some options.
LOVE THE WHITE ONE! This might just be my new commuter:D:

...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
Doubt anyone in U.S. has much experience with...

Doubt anyone in U.S. has much experience with this bike since this is the first model year and most of U.S. is still frozen. However, overseas it has been available since 2011 as a GSR750, so...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 09:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,557
Posted By MariusD
That was a really fun video, Thanks for sharing!...

That was a really fun video, Thanks for sharing! Looks like u guys had a blast.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-02-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,557
Posted By MariusD
Thanks for that. That's very helpful and much...

Thanks for that. That's very helpful and much appreciated!
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-01-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,557
Posted By MariusD
Maybe this is a dumb question, but would a...

Maybe this is a dumb question, but would a 4-runner make it through the roads you guys took your bikes through? or is that a bad idea?
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-24-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,557
Posted By MariusD
That looks like fun! Thanks for sharing. The Big...

That looks like fun! Thanks for sharing. The Big bend is on my to do list this year. Seeing your trip is quiet inspiring.
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
Personally I think it's the best looking naked...

Personally I think it's the best looking naked out there. And being a 4cyl 750cc should have plenty of go and should be suzuki reliable and suzuki smooth. All that for 8k is actually pretty decent,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
Here's someone's quick overview of the bike. ...

Here's someone's quick overview of the bike.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-_cBSZ1SlQ

I really like it's simplicity. Analog tach and rest is digital. The panel is much like the vstrom,...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,466
Posted By MariusD
That blue switchback is gorgeous... :eek1 ...

That blue switchback is gorgeous... :eek1

Just an observation from researching this bike a good bit, it seems like shorter riders really enjoy it, while bigger fellers end up trading up to a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,848
Posted By MariusD
Jesus... only you can make THAT decision. That's...

Jesus... only you can make THAT decision. That's such a BIG and personal change that only you can know whether or not it will be a mistake.

Many cruiser fans cannot stand crotch rockets, and vise...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 08:27 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 113,456
Posted By MariusD
Thats awesome. Is that a honda vtx 1800?! I cant...

Thats awesome. Is that a honda vtx 1800?! I cant tell...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
Well, if you're unhappy with your financial...

Well, if you're unhappy with your financial advisor, replace them with one that is easier to work with and understands your goals better. Seems like you might be getting poor service bud... :evil
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
Hey man, thanks for the summary. Its about what I...

Hey man, thanks for the summary. Its about what I imagined with only having riden the s10. I felt the same way about the engine on the s10 as you. Seems like a great purpose built character, just not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
It looks like in other parts of the world they...

It looks like in other parts of the world they call this the GSR750. Heres a video of someone riding it, though you will not understand a thing unless u speak german.

Suzuki GSR 750 - Nakedbike...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 15,891
Posted By MariusD
What color was it? I think they will come in...

What color was it? I think they will come in black and blue?! or do we get white too?
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
Not to give you homework :evil, but if you...

Not to give you homework :evil, but if you wouldn't mind tossing us a brief blurb of how the v1k compares to the s10 in terms of agility and overall comfort, and whatever else you want to mention,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,623
Posted By MariusD
As a 2nd bike with already having a dedicated...

As a 2nd bike with already having a dedicated touring rig, I think you go with the fj9. It will do everything your dresser can't, so perfect compliment. But don't buy without a test ride. I thought I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
The madstat is the only thing I have not tried. I...

The madstat is the only thing I have not tried. I may give it a shot still. I don't mind airflow, in fact I like it. The part that sucks with the way it is now is the crazy "bobblehead" turbulence (I...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 05:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
Part numbers typically don't lie, so you should...

Part numbers typically don't lie, so you should be good!
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
Visor Down posted their review of the bike, which...

Visor Down posted their review of the bike, which seems pretty useful:

http://www.visordown.com/road-tests-first-rides/first-uk-road-test-kawasaki-versys-1000-review/26156.html

And a quote from...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 18,062
Posted By MariusD
Thanks, that's good to know. Buffeting is a...

Thanks, that's good to know. Buffeting is a problem on vstroms, different people solve it different ways, but just about everyone battles with it. It's nice to know it might not be a problem on this...
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