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Old 08-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #15691
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Originally Posted by luni View Post
I hadn't realized people were anxiously awaiting it's arrival for the last 4 YEARS(!). I was looking around for a bigger adventure tourer. Yes, I could do a couple hundred miles a day on a DRZ, yes I could carry a passenger, yes I could load up luggage, but I didn't actually LIKE doing any of those things on the DRZ and that was the problem. I read every review on the Tiger 800 XC and the F800, I briefly skimmed the 1200cc's saw the price tags and forgot about them, then I looked at the 2012 Suzukis, looked at the new Wee and the new Vee and the new Vee led me back to the ST which was "too big" when I was looking at 800s initially. I came to the conclusion that the 800s were trying to be more dirt bikes than road bikes and, in my opinion, wouldn't really do either particularly well and I already have a good dirt bike/bad street bike, what I really needed was a good street bike/bad dirt bike. After doing a little homework, I determined that I was getting a great street bike and a fairly competent dirt bike. After owning it for a week with 500 miles of commuting, a little dirt road, and a day trip it definitely fits the bill and after I set it up for me it'll be exactly what I was looking for.

In my opinion, it's a perfect compliment for the DRZ.
If you don't mind me asking, how much was it out the door?
What? Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!

2009 Suzuki DRZ400S
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