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Old 10-03-2012, 11:45 AM   #91
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Here is what the current 1000 is lacking that I would like to see (currently own a 2005DL1K)...

  • USD (or stiffer) forks for more stability. Slightly better brakes.
The bike has upside down adjustable forks and radially mounted brakes.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:49 AM   #92
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I think fuel economy will be significantly better than on the previous DL1000, based on the simple fact, that it is Euro-2, and this one most likely will be built to comply to the Euro-4. There was a noticeable difference already on the 650 between Euro-2 and Euro-3 (between 2006 & 2007 models).

Those are emission norms, but they have an affect on fuel consumption as well.
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Old 10-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #93
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i think the ADV beak and look from Tiger-GS et al. at this point is fashion more than pure function.
Lets not forget that it was Suzuki that started the whole beak thing in the first place.

The beak has just come home and Suzuki should have patented it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:16 PM   #94
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No one is up in arms over the weld on passenger pegs yet?

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:19 PM   #95
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No one is up in arms over the weld on passenger pegs yet?

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Old 10-03-2012, 03:31 PM   #96
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No one is up in arms over the weld on passenger pegs yet?


After talking to some major repairers and insurance companies regards another popular ADV bike, It's not my favorite option BUT at least the sub frame separates so the hangers are legally able to be welded back on.

Unfortunately most insurance companies just specify new sub frame because that's the part that is broke.

None of this is a real issue for people that don't mind a bit of a weld and rattle can job assuming the bent part is salvageable which often it is.
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Old 10-03-2012, 04:06 PM   #97
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the red in the color scheme is not helping it's looks either.
black, grey or white would have looked better

this is the worst angle of the bike


this view is good
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Old 10-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #98
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the red in the color scheme is not helping it's looks either.
black, grey or white would have looked better

this is the worst angle of the bike


this view is good
and it still looks better than the gladeused (sp?) update the 650 received.
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:34 PM   #99
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more pics here
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Old 10-03-2012, 08:43 PM   #100
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just noticed how far that front fender wraps around the tire to protect the bike.
it's like a fender extender is already on the bike. has to be one of the best factory tire coverages going.
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:02 PM   #101
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too bad about the 17" front wheel.... ... a 19 at least shows some pretense of offroad-ability, even if it is only fireroads... more ds tire choices as well

too bad they couldn't stuff the 1000 into the 650 frame... .. decent looks and big power in a light, good handling bike is a winning combo

i'll withhold judgement on the looks until i see it in person... pics rarely do a bike justice...
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:45 PM   #102
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too bad about the 17" front wheel.... ... a 19 at least shows some pretense of offroad-ability, even if it is only fireroads... more ds tire choices as well
It's a 19" Wheel not a 17. It has pretense.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:00 PM   #103
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Sigh .....

So much potential and time to get it right. Now another street bike.

Jack it up a few inches an dump some of the plastic. Great motor looking for a home... And protection.

Please find some way to reasonably add a bash plate, and rase the fender so the TKC's won't rip it off at the first sign of mud (if by chance fitted).

That muffler could be raised up a tad as well. New non piano wire bars. How much can that cost ?

Traded in my beloved Pedro for a GSA, but still have a soft spot for the big DL. Once I retire, I would truly love to build a 1000 based machine. Some inmate did a great job on a rebuild (red with a single headlight and some bed liner tank protection that I cannot link to post). Kudos to him.

ADV version ? Throw us a bone.

Best of luck Suzuki.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:00 AM   #104
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too bad about the 17" front wheel.... ... a 19 at least shows some pretense of offroad-ability, even if it is only fireroads... more ds tire choices as well

too bad they couldn't stuff the 1000 into the 650 frame... .. decent looks and big power in a light, good handling bike is a winning combo

i'll withhold judgement on the looks until i see it in person... pics rarely do a bike justice...
In the interview I posted earlier, the rep speaks of the development focus lying on lightness - how every single component has been trimmed for weight.

What that exactly translates to remains to be seen, but that was apparently the ambition.

It's actually growing on me. The beak is still multistrada-ugly and would probably need to be cut off, but with a white scheme I think it could look real nice. I do like curves more than edges though, so I would still prefer the revamped-650-style to this.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:00 AM   #105
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Sigh .....

So much potential and time to get it right. Now another street bike.

Jack it up a few inches an dump some of the plastic. Great motor looking for a home... And protection.

Please find some way to reasonably add a bash plate, and rase the fender so the TKC's won't rip it off at the first sign of mud (if by chance fitted).

That muffler could be raised up a tad as well. New non piano wire bars. How much can that cost ?

Traded in my beloved Pedro for a GSA, but still have a soft spot for the big DL. Once I retire, I would truly love to build a 1000 based machine. Some inmate did a great job on a rebuild (red with a single headlight and some bed liner tank protection that I cannot link to post). Kudos to him.

ADV version ? Throw us a bone.

Best of luck Suzuki.
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I like the way you think. I'm keeping my fingers crossed they go the way Triumph did with the 800. A street version along with the 800XC for the more adventurous souls.
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