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Old 11-13-2012, 10:44 AM   #181
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Announced at EICMA. Bike to the US in 2014.
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/887/14...--by-2014.aspx
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:51 AM   #182
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Announced at EICMA. Bike to the US in 2014.
http://www.motorcycle-usa.com/887/14...--by-2014.aspx
Looks like someone at Suzuki is in bed with Ducati
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:08 AM   #183
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And people have the balls to call a versys ugly? wtf...that is horendous looking.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #184
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Don't see how it's particularily any worse, or better, than the current crop of adventure themed bikes.....
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:57 AM   #185
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Don't see how it's particularily any worse, or better, than the current crop of adventure themed bikes.....

I was thinking the same thing. Just another run of the mill adventure bike. They are getting hard to distinguish from one another any more.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:10 PM   #186
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I'd say part of the strange looks is Suzuki use of red on this show bike.
It does nothing for it. All black or with white fenders would look much better.
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:30 PM   #187
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I'd say part of the strange looks is Suzuki use of red on this show bike.
It does nothing for it. All black or with white fenders would look much better.

The only way to fix the "looks" of this concept bike is to trow it under a 50 tonne press, give the Suzuki designers a clean sheet of paper so they can start over again and make it look similar to the "old" DL1000.
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Old 11-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #188
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The only way to fix the "looks" of this concept bike is to trow it under a 50 tonne press, give the Suzuki designers a clean sheet of paper so they can start over again and make it look similar to the "old" DL1000.
I bet you just love your '72 Dodge Dart too, eh?
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:09 PM   #189
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The only way to fix the "looks" of this concept bike is to trow it under a 50 tonne press, give the Suzuki designers a clean sheet of paper so they can start over again and make it look similar to the "old" DL1000.
Or - not.
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #190
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This "new" Strom has nothing (beside the engine block) to do with the "old" Strom.
It would make more sense if it was called DR BIG II or something like that. They took the most recognised part of the Strom,the front fairing, and instead put on an ugly Roadrunner like beak. Why?

The best description of the new Strom came from my wife.
The first thing she said when I showed her a picture of it was:"O my God,what is that?!...it looks like a Chinese GS..."


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Old 11-13-2012, 03:08 PM   #191
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"O my God,what is that?!...it looks like a Chinese GS..."

Chinese/Japanese GS' spend much less time at the shop.
I'll take one :
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:38 PM   #192
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I like the Ape Caponord better. But it's probably $4k more too.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:52 PM   #193
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The first thing she said when I showed her a picture of it was:"O my God,what is that?!...it looks like a Chinese GS..."

I don't know. It doesn't look that close...

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Old 11-13-2012, 05:08 PM   #194
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And people have the balls to call a versys ugly? wtf...that is horendous looking.
I like it better than my old 03 Strom.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:22 AM   #195
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T/The best description of the new Strom came from my wife.
The first thing she said when I showed her a picture of it was:"O my God,what is that?!...it looks like a Chinese GS..."
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Ironic post is ironic.
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