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Old 01-17-2015, 09:40 AM   #1
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V-Strom Desert Edition

Any review? This model comes complete with:

●- LED fog lights
●- Side cases
●- Engine bars
●- Hand guards
●- Heated grips
●- Lower cowling
●- Centre stand
●- Garmin 590 sat nav system

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Old 01-17-2015, 11:40 AM   #2
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They must have bought the paint from BMW.

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Old 01-17-2015, 01:06 PM   #3
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V-Strom Desert Edition

I want one!!
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:42 AM   #4
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I have one of those!
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:01 AM   #5
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Heated grips?

Not something that I would expect on a desert bike ,, but I guess it gets cold at night
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Old 01-20-2015, 07:53 AM   #6
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Not something that I would expect on a desert bike ,, but I guess it gets cold at night
It was 20 degrees (f) with snow for 3 nights around New Years Eve in Tucson. Daily highs were in the 30's. This isn't uncommon but it usually doesn't last. 75 yesterday!
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:18 AM   #7
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Not something that I would expect on a desert bike ,, but I guess it gets cold at night
Deserts get very cold in the winter.
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Old 01-20-2015, 09:31 AM   #8
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Ugh. Come on Suzuki give these bikes some damn legs fer christ's sake.

Quit giving us "new and updated" but with the tired old underpar suspension under it. At least give us some more travel to work with.
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:35 AM   #9
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Ugh. Come on Suzuki give these bikes some damn legs fer christ's sake.

Quit giving us "new and updated" but with the tired old underpar suspension under it. At least give us some more travel to work with.
How much more travel do you need? I ride on some ppretty nasty roads and paths and not once said, hmmm I wish I had more suspension travel. Unless your getting yours airborne.....
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:26 PM   #10
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Ugh. Come on Suzuki give these bikes some damn legs fer christ's sake.

Quit giving us "new and updated" but with the tired old underpar suspension under it. At least give us some more travel to work with.
http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...den-rated.htm/

"Part of the more confident handling is due to a new fully adjustable 43mm male-slider KYB fork that has much better damping than the non-adjustable conventional fork it replaces.
Suspension travel is still 6.3 inches front and rear, and the rear shock’s damping settings have been revised to complement the new fork. "

The only problem is that the suspension is not on the Wee3.

No, for real. She is 75% + Street, so the travel does not need to be so large.
She is not a ADV MC like the S10. The V2 is bulit more on the Gazelle side of the house, the S10 is more on tje Warthog side of tje house.

The S10 is 7.5" travel.
70lbs heavier: more fuel, tonka tuff, better torque (~200cc displacement), more under belly protection, shaft drve.
All of that adds weight.

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Old 01-20-2015, 05:40 PM   #11
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Ugh. Come on Suzuki give these bikes some damn legs fer christ's sake.

Quit giving us "new and outdated" but with the tired old underpar suspension under it. At least give us some more travel to work with.
Fixed that for yeah
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Old 01-21-2015, 03:53 PM   #12
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How much more travel do you need? I ride on some ppretty nasty roads and paths and not once said, hmmm I wish I had more suspension travel. Unless your getting yours airborne.....

Mine's been known to get a little off the ground. But my issue is with riding roads at higher speeds than parkign lot speed. Any washboard or series of potholes and the back wheel spends most of it's time off the ground and not giving any forward momentum.

Maybe one day I'll upgrade the rear shock but I can't justify spending that kind of money on a bike I paid less than 3 grand for lol
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:40 PM   #13
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When do the 2015's show up? I haven't seen any reviews (I know it's close to the '14, but still )
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:21 AM   #14
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The main thing that keeps me from buying another Strom is the low available power for auxiliaries: heated gear, aux lights, and electronics. In all the upgrades and paint jobs, a few hundred more watts would be welcome.
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Old 01-22-2015, 09:36 AM   #15
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If that pig is a "Desert" edition it's going to need fatter tires than that.

Paint it O.D. & call it the "Military" edition.
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