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Old 04-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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2012+ V-Strom 650 picture thread

I used to own an '03 DL1000 and '09 DL650 and am very intrigued by the new 2012. Please share your pictures of the new model to convince me I should buy my 3rd V-Strom. I know there is the general V-Strom picture thread but I think many want to see the new model. Out with the old, in with the new.
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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It's not really all that new...
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Old 04-04-2012, 03:20 PM   #3
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Your old Strom did not look like this-

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Old 04-06-2012, 03:20 PM   #4
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These bikes look great. But i dont understand all the blackout treatment on bikes these days. Excessive black on body panels. I am planning on buying one of these things and will at least have the front fender painted to match.Engine is bare thank goodness. Black rims are cool. Probably saves a little paint i suppose. Is anyone making luggage yet?
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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Glee Strom is fine. It's just easy.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:18 PM   #7
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It's not really all that new...
enough changes to consider it way new
-engine
-tank
-body work & fairing
-lights
-screen
-gauges
-bars
-exhaust
-seat
-rear rack
-abs system
-front fender
-cooling system


sounds new to me,
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:20 PM   #8
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These bikes look great. But i dont understand all the blackout treatment on bikes these days. Excessive black on body panels. I am planning on buying one of these things and will at least have the front fender painted to match.Engine is bare thank goodness. Black rims are cool. Probably saves a little paint i suppose. Is anyone making luggage yet?
blackout is the new modern look
i'd rather see matte blackout than chrome, shiny black or too much silver.
i like bikes with a good bit of black out, some silver accents and touches of main bike color.
i think suzuki did a great job w/ the 3 colors on the bike.

most of the mfg have 12 luggage
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:39 PM   #9
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I really like the 2012 Adventure. But I do not want the farkles. Just the triple black treatment.

This year during bike week in Daytona, Suzuki had an all black 2012 as a demo. Same as the standard 2012 but without any adventur-isation (or Orange Paint)

Looked Bad-Ass! Hopefully next year we get some *bold new graphics*
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Old 04-06-2012, 11:34 PM   #10
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This is mine with Yann's skid plate and SW Motech crash bars. My first bike but I like it for sure. I made it through mud and tipped it over twice but with the crash bars/skid plate I just had to wipe it off and move on. The plastic is still shiny :)


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Old 04-07-2012, 05:01 AM   #11
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Right on

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enough changes to consider it way new
-engine
-tank
-body work & fairing
-lights
-screen
-gauges
-bars
-exhaust
-seat
-rear rack
-abs system
-front fender
-cooling system


sounds new to me,
And Suspension! In fact, I believe only the wheel/tires and frame are direct carry overs. Most of the "not new" comments seems to be focused on the displacement of the engine - many simply expected a larger cc number.
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Old 04-07-2012, 05:13 AM   #12
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As an '08 650 owner I consider this more of a facelift, allot of stuff on it being the same as an my bike.
Needless to say I can do without the new stuff and price increase the new model brings.
The 800 Tiger, now that's a succesor :)
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Old 04-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #13
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As an '08 650 owner I consider this more of a facelift, allot of stuff on it being the same as an my bike.
Needless to say I can do without the new stuff and price increase the new model brings.
The 800 Tiger, now that's a succesor :)
What is the same as your bike?
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:54 PM   #14
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As an '08 650 owner I consider this more of a facelift, allot of stuff on it being the same as an my bike.
Needless to say I can do without the new stuff and price increase the new model brings.
The 800 Tiger, now that's a succesor :)
Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one. Now we've heard yours. Lurk from now one and let the rest of us enjoy what is being posted.

Thanks.
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Old 04-09-2012, 07:08 AM   #15
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Too much talking, need more pictures! ;) I am sure the 2012 Strom has been discussed in length already. Facelift, new or not new, not enough changes, whatever.. As far as I am concerend, they took a great bike, didn't mess with the good stuff, added improvements and made it look better.

Thanks for the pictures that have been posted already. Now let's see some more. I am sure there are more than 3 out there. :)
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