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Old 06-21-2011, 12:22 AM   #745
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Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
Suzuki have always announced their new models in the July / August period for delivery in the September / October period. This announcement fits in perfectly with their standard policy as it's existed as far back as I can remember which is the early 1970's.
They've just announced their '12 motocross models.

Motorcycle USA speculates it will be a face-lifted "more of same."


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The latest teaser images of the Suzuki Middle-class new Motorcycle reveals a few key components that seem to clarify what we can expect from this motorcycle. First of all the close-up image of the front cowling and headlight looks so similar to the V-Strom 650 that we tend to think this is a freshened up version of Suzuki’s middleweight adventure touring bike.

Further evidence supporting this theory is the clear shot of the front of the motorcycle. Here you can clearly see the V-Twin engine and the signature oil filter hanging low and in front of the engine case behind the front wheel. This is the same layout as the last V-Strom 650 engine as you can see in the comparison images below. The spindly standard front fork reveals a low-budget approach to the bike’s suspension which also favors the notion that this is an updated version of the budget-minded V-Strom 650.

The last piece of evidence that eliminates any hope of this new motorcycle having off-road tendencies is the front fender and street-oriented tires. So, we suspect Suzuki is reviving the Wee-Strom with a face lift but we are still waiting for verification and details from Suzuki.
It's funny in a way they describe the front forks as "spindly" when the 575lb HD Sportster has 39mm forks.
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