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Old 02-25-2010, 11:01 PM   #1471
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i called yamaha NA 800# today and spoke to a rep about the bike.
What's the number?
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:01 PM   #1472
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how could this bike not come to the states?!? it seems purpose-built for huge american asses!

i see the 1200 coming before the 660 makes it here.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:02 PM   #1473
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Let Yamaha know you want one.

Send Yamaha a message. Let 'em know the North American Market is ready and willing to buy.
If enough interest is generated, maybe they'll take the gamble.

Yamaha may be contacted at:

Henio Arcangeli Jr.
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6555 Katella Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

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XT1200Z with all the bells & whistles
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:38 PM   #1474
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Yamaha unofficially told me there will be several versions of this bike, although they refused to go further in outlining specs. The probability is there'll be equivalent GS/GSA models.

I can't help but notice that on all the official pics now floating around, there's not one I've seen showing what might be the bike's biggest weakness....at least for those thinking of using it off road. The oil filter.



I saw it in the flesh yesterday, and posted some comments and lots of pics here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220559

Sorry for redirecting to another forum, but it's too much like hard work posting it all again here.
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Old 02-25-2010, 11:53 PM   #1475
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I absolutelly LOVE this bike. Looks and versatility. It's the ultimate ADVENTURE bike that will take you any where. I think Yamaha nailed it . I wish I could test ride it.
I hope it's coming to us at the decent price...what a beauty !!!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:12 AM   #1476
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Yamaha unofficially told me there will be several versions of this bike, although they refused to go further in outlining specs. The probability is there'll be equivalent GS/GSA models.

I can't help but notice that on all the official pics now floating around, there's not one I've seen showing what might be the bike's biggest weakness....at least for those thinking of using it off road. The oil filter.



I saw it in the flesh yesterday, and posted some comments and lots of pics here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220559

Sorry for redirecting to another forum, but it's too much like hard work posting it all again here.
just like a v-strom and i've never heard anyone breaking that filter off-road
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:26 AM   #1477
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just like a v-strom and i've never heard anyone breaking that filter off-road
At least Yamaha offer a bash plate as an accessory. Suzuki just offer new paint schemes each year.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:29 AM   #1478
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At least Yamaha offer a bash plate as an accessory. Suzuki just offer new paint schemes each year.
my 2005 DL650 has a factory bashplate since it rolled of the showroom floor
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:38 AM   #1479
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not an issue.
800gs also has one in that place. the aftermarket will build even taller & beefier skidplates to protect all the goods in no time. yamaha has provided nice attachment points.

hopefully the ozzies get the bike because their companies seem to produce some of the strongest plates around.

would love to see some more pics. you need an acct to look at that site. so lame when sites do that.

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Yamaha unofficially told me there will be several versions of this bike, although they refused to go further in outlining specs. The probability is there'll be equivalent GS/GSA models.

I can't help but notice that on all the official pics now floating around, there's not one I've seen showing what might be the bike's biggest weakness....at least for those thinking of using it off road. The oil filter.



I saw it in the flesh yesterday, and posted some comments and lots of pics here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220559

Sorry for redirecting to another forum, but it's too much like hard work posting it all again here.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:40 AM   #1480
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my 2005 DL650 has a factory bashplate since it rolled of the showroom floor
no such part exists. your countries importer (or at the shop) is putting someone elses plate on there before it hits the showroom.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:43 AM   #1481
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I saw it in the flesh yesterday, and posted some comments and lots of pics here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220559

Sorry for redirecting to another forum, but it's too much like hard work posting it all again here.
Needs registration, a copy+paste here would be sweet.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:43 AM   #1482
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And good on 'em for trying!

More use than pearl, sparkly blue bits in black paint technology.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #1483
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I saw it in the flesh yesterday, and posted some comments and lots of pics here:

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=220559

Sorry for redirecting to another forum, but it's too much like hard work posting it all again here.
Do you have a link to your pics? - Like many other AdvRiders I'm not (and have no wish to be) a member of ukgser. Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:45 AM   #1484
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At least Yamaha offer a bash plate as an accessory. Suzuki just offer new paint schemes each year.
Not True!

They put some little scuff pads down near the pegs on the frame as well...

Ooooooooh!!
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Old 02-26-2010, 12:48 AM   #1485
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no such part exists. your countries importer (or at the shop) is putting someone elses plate on there before it hits the showroom.
Aren't we splitting hairs here? In many markets, Suzuki sells a Suzuki-branded bash plate (and other accessories) and even a complete model with the accessories pre-installed. Yes, Suzuki may be rebranding a standard accessory you can buy directly from the accessory mfg, but that's true of many options. It's available direct from Suzuki, it has a Suzuki part number, and it is covered by Suzuki warranties. This makes it a Suzuki part in my book.

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