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Forum: Hacks 07-22-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,557
Posted By Stridercal
It's been decided to not post the complete story....

It's been decided to not post the complete story. Not my call. Once we get a new website up and running, the article will be posted there, and i can link to it.

Sorry.
Forum: Hacks 06-10-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,557
Posted By Stridercal
RE: Redaction Sorry to be vague and...

RE: Redaction

Sorry to be vague and mysterious, but something happened that required me to edit (delete) my original post. That's all i've got for now...stay tuned...
Forum: Hacks 06-03-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,557
Posted By Stridercal
We're testing a 2014 2WD now...

We're testing a 2014 2WD now...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-21-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 186,714
Posted By Stridercal
Anybody taken one of these things to the track...

Anybody taken one of these things to the track yet?

The lack of centerstand might be worthwhile if the bike can boogie on the track without embarrassing itself...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-28-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 186,714
Posted By Stridercal
Look at HFL, Versys 1000 listed in EPA docs...

Look at HFL, Versys 1000 listed in EPA docs...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-07-2012, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,094
Posted By Stridercal
0% APR just got renewed, although Suzuki did hack...

0% APR just got renewed, although Suzuki did hack a year off the term. Still, free money for four years sounds good to me!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-06-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,094
Posted By Stridercal
New V-Strom is better than the Versys at all but...

New V-Strom is better than the Versys at all but one thing: street and track performance.

The Versys just rocks on asphalt. But off road, on the long road, and in most every other area, the Strom...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-28-2012, 02:58 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 186,714
Posted By Stridercal
Bike Magazine (UK)

Has BIKE reviewed the Versys 1000 yet?

If so, what did they have to say?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-08-2012, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By Stridercal
Hate to break it you, but every major OEM has...

Hate to break it you, but every major OEM has this functionality built into its bikes in some form or another.

Crash into wall, damage one or more sensors. ECM detects this as a fault, then saves...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-02-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 55,604
Posted By Stridercal
Looks a lot better, especially to non-riders i...

Looks a lot better, especially to non-riders i queried.

It will work only a little bit better than previous model, but that's why it will only cost a little bit more.

Refinements only, but at...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-26-2011, 10:24 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
ABS is always optional, please stop the whinging...

ABS is always optional, please stop the whinging about ABS 'ruining' the bike for your next Paris-Dakar trip.

Option A.) pull fuse
Option B.) place bike on centerstand, run rear wheel with motor...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2011, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
Fair point, but we gave them the benefit of the...

Fair point, but we gave them the benefit of the doubt.

I'd like to think that a slight breeze puffed up Suzuki's collective skirt, which was then ripped off and shredded by a ravenous press...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-24-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
That guy who wrote that article, he must be,...

That guy who wrote that article, he must be, like, a total editorial superman or something. Everything that guy writes is just totally awesome. I bet he's a really cool guy in real life, too. I can...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2011, 01:21 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
Latest rumors point to new 800-ish cc twins from...

Latest rumors point to new 800-ish cc twins from KaTooM
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
Someone said this earlier, but it looks like the...

Someone said this earlier, but it looks like the side panels are gone (or at least they became much more minimalist.

Which should helps make the bike less "fugly" by miles, and will hopefully get...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-15-2011, 02:45 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
Well said sir! Simplicity is a virtue that many...

Well said sir! Simplicity is a virtue that many motorbikes are losing these days!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,515
Posted By Stridercal
SV engines have blown up bottom ends on the...

SV engines have blown up bottom ends on the racetrack, but i agree that i've never seen a tranny go like this. Even on stunted SVs, where we've seen chewed up baskets, the shift forks and selector...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
I agree completely, but if it isn't 'new enough'...

I agree completely, but if it isn't 'new enough' it might not get new buyers. And we'd all like a bit more displacement...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
It IS an SV-based motor, check the stator cover....

It IS an SV-based motor, check the stator cover. (As of the Gladius, the SV motor gained a water-to-oil cooler.)

In some of the other (blurry) shots, we see new cases and crash bars.

And i may...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-14-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
Confirmed via teaser images on Suzukicycles.com: ...

Confirmed via teaser images on Suzukicycles.com:

no 17in front wheel
no inverted forks
definitely SV650-derived engine
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,233
Posted By Stridercal
With the delay in Japanese product thanks to the...

With the delay in Japanese product thanks to the earthquake and the fact that the bike is a special order for dealers, i wouldn't count on a test ride outside of specific venues, like the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-13-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1,684
Views: 263,772
Posted By Stridercal
I've been lurking on Suzuki Global's web page......

I've been lurking on Suzuki Global's web page... to no result. In the past, Suzuki Japan has made the mistake of posting new models there before embargoes in other markets... maybe they wised up?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-02-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 864
Posted By Stridercal
Busy year for ADV bikes: Yam, Tri,... Honda?

Obviously, we all know the Yamaha is here for the US market.
We also know that Triumph has a pair of 800s for us.

But, there's also a lot of traffic going on with Honda. There's the French...
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