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Old 06-21-2011, 09:11 AM   #796
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What pisses me off the most is their campaign specifically said, "Middle Class, New Motorcycle." Where is the new motorcycle?

Their campaign would have been better with, "Get ready for the newly redesigned Wee."

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:16 AM   #797
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I think it looks good.

They added some of the things that were on my wish list like a built in thermometer, a coolant/oil heat exchanger, trip computer functions, taller highway gearing, iridium plugs and seem to have kept the basic goodness of the bike.

I would have liked a slightly larger fuel tank, but if it gets better mileage then that won't be a biggy. I'm kind of glad they didn't go the traction control route and have kept it simple.

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:17 AM   #798
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Originally Posted by GrahamD View Post
No way! That dragged on for ages and it took up half your daily bandwidth allocation just to load that page of theirs. IMO.

Yea it did, I was just relating the fuzzy pics to the box gimmick
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:29 AM   #799
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Originally Posted by markjenn View Post
We'll know when we find out who killed Rosie Larsen.

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That's actually a damn good show.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:31 AM   #800
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Some of you guys would find something to complain about if Suzuki gave away blowjobs and ice cream.

If they did half of what people are clamoring for, the Wee would cost $14k.

They made some small but sensible improvements, and improved the looks and maybe the feel of the bike....and probably the most important factor the aerodynamics. Oh, the horror.

The tank is smaller, by a tiny bit (which might not even be an issue if mileage increases by a tiny margin).

I'll reserve judgment till someone gives some real-world reviews of it, but so far I like what they've done. It looks good, they kept a lot of what made the Wee a great bike to begin with, and no they didn't turn it into a Tenere-lite...but I didn't expect them to.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #801
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:38 AM   #802
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There is an oil cooler. It's the Gladius based coolant/oil heat exchanger. You can see the lines from the heat exchanger behind the oil filter going to the radiator.

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:41 AM   #803
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Originally Posted by swingset View Post
Some of you guys would find something to complain about if Suzuki gave away blowjobs and ice cream.
When do THESE teaser photos come out??????????
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:50 AM   #804
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What? That was it... Glad I have my XT12 coming to go with my existing Wee. Not what I was hoping Suzuki would come with. Oh well...
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #805
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Looks like the turn signals get a little bit more protection.

The exhaust looks smaller, lighter and less restricted. I bet it gets an improved bark!

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Old 06-21-2011, 09:54 AM   #806
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The more I look at it the more I like the styling. It's no longer an ugly bike. Love the new instrument pod, ambient and coolant temps, gear indicator, freeze warning, nice layout compared to the current very dated pod. Ride reports will tell the tale but if the brakes and suspension are better and with just a little more grunt out of the mill, with a price that will undoubtedly be within $500 or so of the current model, Suzuki will have done well.

Can't wait for the first ride reports to come out!
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:07 AM   #807
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Originally Posted by CBBaron View Post
Did the server crash or did they just remove it?
I can't see the web site linked or the photos people have linked from there.

Figured out the problem... Can you believe of all the websites to block corporate IT blocks

I mean I havn't found anything else that has been blocked. I don't get it.

I think the new Vstrom looks a little better. Surprised at how much was changed and how little.
Basic shape is unchanged but all of the front plastic and gas tank has changed.
Looks like oil cooler was changed and perhaps radiator placement but exhaust looks identical to current. As does the rear of the bike.

And whats with everyone doing orange

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Old 06-21-2011, 10:12 AM   #808
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OMG, I can't stop laughing. Ok, gotta go get some work done. Later Suzuki.

I want my 10 days back...

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Old 06-21-2011, 10:13 AM   #809
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Kinda reminds me of a youthful looking buffalo, thanks for the BIG remake Suzuki !
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:15 AM   #810
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Originally Posted by eakins View Post
don't see suzuki trying to compete in the exact same segment or price point as yamaha, so not sure you can compare.

If this is their adventure bike unfortunately comparisons will be made to the other models on offer from other companies, irregardless of price point. Expect the magazines and anyone in the market to weigh up this bike against its contempories in the same class.
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