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Old 12-15-2012, 03:16 AM   #241
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Makes the beak somehow less conspicuous. I'd like to see a white one though, I think it might just look nice!
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:58 PM   #242
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Looks like someone at Suzuki is in bed with Ducati
I'd sleep with Ducati for that bike
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:54 AM   #243
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Personally, I donīt care so much about big horsepower. But still would be interesting to know, how much the new DL1000 will produce.

I mean, thereīs already the Multistrada 1200 and now the new 1190 Adventure with 150hp, the Tiger Eplorer with close to 140, and even the newest 1200GS will have more top end power than before (dunno, how much the new Caponord puts out?) My guess for the DL1000 is about 120-130 hp, with hopefully a nice throttle response (but even more than that Iīm hoping, that itīs not very lardy!)
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:08 AM   #244
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Personally, I donīt care so much about big horsepower. But still would be interesting to know, how much the new DL1000 will produce.




I mean, thereīs already the Multistrada 1200 and now the new 1190 Adventure with 150hp, the Tiger Eplorer with close to 140, and even the newest 1200GS will have more top end power than before (dunno, how much the new Caponord puts out?) My guess for the DL1000 is about 120-130 hp, with hopefully a nice throttle response (but even more than that Iīm hoping, that itīs not very lardy!)
While I have an inclination to say there is no substitute for horsepower, it reminds me of the reviewers noting wryly how low on hp the Super Tenere is, but when test driving it I found it sublime in both grunt and power delivery. It kinda made me realise that I'd want 100 hp down low over 130 up high any day, and I'm hoping that they focus more on retaining the beautiful character of that twin.

Or maybe I'm just getting old...
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:03 PM   #245
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New 1000 VStrom!

New pic in Motorcyclist Magazine. According to them this will be a production model. Don't know about you but I'm liking it. Another Big Duallie choice. Certainly looks the part and even more dirt worthy which it wasn't before. Looking foreward to a test!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #246
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Itīll be a 2014 model, in some areas sales may begin at the end of -13, and you probably wonīt get to read a test until at least July/August this year. Thread about it already exists:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...831026&page=17
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:55 PM   #247
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While I have an inclination to say there is no substitute for horsepower, it reminds me of the reviewers noting wryly how low on hp the Super Tenere is, but when test driving it I found it sublime in both grunt and power delivery. It kinda made me realise that I'd want 100 hp down low over 130 up high any day, and I'm hoping that they focus more on retaining the beautiful character of that twin.

Or maybe I'm just getting old...


While I used to be in the same boat, I recently purchased an Africa Twin with a staggeringly low HP of 60. But honestly when you ride it, its the last thing from your mind, and it makes such a nice power curve below 4500, that I rarelly rev it past there. Passenger and luggage appear to have no effect on the performance either.

The moral for me is its more important to have a rideable(is that a word?) power curve than a high HP number.

Now with all that said, I was always a fan of the Suzuki 1000 twins, the SV1000 rode beautifully.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:22 PM   #248
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The moral for me is its more important to have a rideable(is that a word?) power curve than a high HP number.

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+1. You can use that curve 100% of the time where the maximum HP is used 1% unless of course the maximum HP is 5.

People these days are having a whinge about 400HP per ton. It's getting a bit silly sometimes.

It's not about getting old it's about getting wise.

Some people may get old first though.
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:28 AM   #249
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:07 AM   #250
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The Suzuki Platypus. Someone had to say it...
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:40 AM   #251
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:43 AM   #252
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Have they actually kept the same mirrors after all that?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:46 AM   #253
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Well...

...the mirrors work great. You want change for the sake of change?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:24 AM   #254
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...the mirrors work great. You want change for the sake of change?
I love my 2007 headlights. As far as I can tell, they're the best in the industry. Why change that?
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:36 AM   #255
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...the mirrors work great. You want change for the sake of change?
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I love my 2007 headlights. As far as I can tell, they're the best in the industry. Why change that?
I agree with both of these statements
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