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Old 09-11-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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2014 DL1000 Vstrom

Please do not hold me to this and forgive me if this has already been posted (I looked and didn't see anything), but supposedly Suzuki is coming out with a new V-Strom 1000 with new styling (and who knows what else is new) for 2013. This is the photo I've kept finding online and is all I can find, so I've come here to ask if anyone else knows anymore than I do or can find anymore information.

http://www.newbikesinfo.com/new-fore...-1000-v-strom/

That is the prettiest shade of blue I've ever seen and it is a beautiful looking bike, not to mention it say's there will be a adventure package with engine guards and panniers for under 13,000 euros (correct me if I'm wrong, but 1 euro is almost 1 dollar, right?). I've already been extremely impressed by the newest V-Strom 650, as has everyone else and it is unimaginably comfortable. If this really is coming to pass in the next 6 months I will definitely pick one up.

So, anyone else have anymore information, ideas or thoughts?
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Old 09-11-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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That is a so badly photoshoped versys 1000 with a vstrom 650 that I won't even bother to believe it. Though I'd like to see one in the future!
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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Oh, so it's a photo shop? Well maybe it will look similar, but it seems the news article and news about the bike is true, or so I hope? Anyone know? Maybe I'm just seeing what I want to see...
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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The article uses words like "could" & "should". Sounds like it's just their idea of what they think Suzuki "should" do.

It would be nice to have more choices in this market.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:32 PM   #5
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In number 3937, Moto Revue has imagined what the future Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom could be.
Well, we can all imagine many things.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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Sorry for getting your hopes up everyone

It would be nice to have an actually decent, full sized, fully equipped adventure bike in the sub $15k range... Are there any others being speculated soon to come? I'm hoping that maybe with the arrival of the R1250GS the R1200GS price will go down a bit to be more competitive? Because I know they said they'll be selling both at the same time.

I really do like the little V-Strom 650 Adventure, but haven't seen a matching top box and am not sure how well it would do on cross country interstates with a guy like me (6'0" 180 pounds) on it.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:56 PM   #7
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Sorry for getting your hopes up everyone

It would be nice to have an actually decent, full sized, fully equipped adventure bike in the sub $15k range... Are there any others being speculated soon to come? I'm hoping that maybe with the arrival of the R1250GS the R1200GS price will go down a bit to be more competitive? Because I know they said they'll be selling both at the same time.

I really do like the little V-Strom 650 Adventure, but haven't seen a matching top box and am not sure how well it would do on cross country interstates with a guy like me (6'0" 180 pounds) on it.


My old 650 hauled me all over the southeast and some of the Great Plains for 40k miles. I ranged from 205-240lb during that time. It even carried me and the wife on a couple of weekend trips. I think you'll be fine at 180lb...

I'm not saying there aren't lots of viable reasons to go with something bigger (obviously, I did...). Just that going cross country on the interstates shouldn't be the reason.

EDIT: I see you're currently on a ZX-10... A 650 Strom will feel like it's going backwards compared to that.
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Old 09-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #8
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I really do like the little V-Strom 650 Adventure, but .. am not sure how well it would do on cross country interstates with a guy like me (6'0" 180 pounds) on it.
This subject has frequently been discussed. The 650 Strom will do the long cross country trips without problem. I was out in western MT last year at the AdvRider Rally in Darby. I'm 200# in my riding gear and I carry 80-100# of gear when I'm on the road.

My bike is now for sale if you're looking for a 650 that is very well set up and can do what you say you want to do. Check it out in the For Sale area, probably about Page 8 or 10 by now. It'll be the best $6K you ever spent.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:51 PM   #9
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This subject has frequently been discussed. The 650 Strom will do the long cross country trips without problem. I was out in western MT last year at the AdvRider Rally in Darby. I'm 200# in my riding gear and I carry 80-100# of gear when I'm on the road.

My bike is now for sale if you're looking for a 650 that is very well set up and can do what you say you want to do. Check it out in the For Sale area, probably about Page 8 or 10 by now. It'll be the best $6K you ever spent.
indeed. my wife and I plus our camping gear rode all around the west up at elevation (ie less power) on gen 1 650 with no issues.
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Old 09-22-2013, 04:28 PM   #10
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If this bike is as good as it looks, there will be one in my stable very soon.
I had a DL 1000 in the past and the bike was bulletproof.
Brittle plastics and difficult to work on, were the major faults I found with the old model. Lets hope they made this from more durable plastics which is easy to remove.
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I really do like the little V-Strom 650 Adventure, but haven't seen a matching top box and am not sure how well it would do on cross country interstates with a guy like me (6'0" 180 pounds) on it.
You're tiny compared to some dudes on Strom 650s.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:53 AM   #12
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I'm 6'2" 260 on my new Vstrom 650.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #13
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Well, I will admit, I have ridden fast, on some famous twisties and tracks but I'm one of those guys who'll admit that that's not all the fun in riding. I'm not always trying to see how fast I can go and most of the time I like to just relax and enjoy the ride. I just like the power to get up to traffic speed easily, pass things when needed, etc. I was GOING to get the V-Strom 650, the new one in white. I absolutely LOVE the white one, but we don't get it in the USA in white for some reason...
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #14
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Here is an interesting image that started circulating the net.
On this picture it still has two pipes

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Old 09-12-2012, 05:41 AM   #15
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Here is an interesting image that started circulating the net.
On this picture it still has two pipes

It has two pipes because almost the entire image has been mirrored.

There is no new DL1K for 2013. Suzuki teased the new 650; they'd market the 1000 even harder.
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