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Old 02-07-2013, 07:41 AM   #256
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Have they actually kept the same mirrors after all that?
Actually I think those mirrors are some of the best on a motorcycle anywhere! Just the right amount of convex for a good field of vision but not so much it distorts things. I actually bought a set for my Beemer!
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:42 AM   #257
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Lol! Thats spot on. That beak completely ruins the bike for me. I dont care how great this bike is, youre not gonna ever catch me on one. And its sad, because i am a fan of suzuki.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #258
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Lol! Thats spot on. That beak completely ruins the bike for me. I dont care how great this bike is, youre not gonna ever catch me on one. And its sad, because i am a fan of suzuki.
I still donīt get:
a) why would they make the 1000 look totally different than the 650, especially now that the "new" 650 looks just okay according to most people, and
b) why would they now get rid of the excellent headlights, and change to a single unit, that is probably just not gonna match the older models powerful lights?

I actually hope they still re-think the styling a bit. Bring it closer to the 2012-> DL650, and itīll be fine.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #259
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i still donīt get:
A) why would they make the 1000 look totally different than the 650, especially now that the "new" 650 looks just okay according to most people, and
b) why would they now get rid of the excellent headlights, and change to a single unit, that is probably just not gonna match the older models powerful lights?

I actually hope they still re-think the styling a bit. Bring it closer to the 2012-> dl650, and itīll be fine.
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:19 AM   #260
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I still donīt get:
a) why would they make the 1000 look totally different than the 650, especially now that the "new" 650 looks just okay according to most people, and
b) why would they now get rid of the excellent headlights, and change to a single unit, that is probably just not gonna match the older models powerful lights?

I actually hope they still re-think the styling a bit. Bring it closer to the 2012-> DL650, and itīll be fine.
I would rather see a DL1000 version of the new DL650 too.

I am also hoping for the following:

curb weight around 500 pounds

adjustable seat instead of having to purchase a taller seat

center stand

enough available power for two sets of heated gear

bolt on passenger foot peg mounts (so the aftermarket has a place to attach racks)

reasonable price ( I love my Suzuki, but I won't pay BMW, Yamaha, Triumph prices for a Strom)
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Old 02-07-2013, 11:20 AM   #261
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:25 PM   #262
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...the mirrors work great. You want change for the sake of change?
No actually. I hope the new lights work better than the old lights, but I doubt it. I wish they didn't weld the peg hangers on.

So it wold have been a good time to see whether the new mirrors could be made a bit more Aerodynamic because that's the thing that sucked about them.

That probably could have been achieved by the money saved on not working on a silly beak which serves no real purpose on a bike like this. It's not a DR, despite what the marketing department want people to think.

The main things that needed changes was the suspension and getting that motor updated. Looks like they have done that and more, which is good.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:28 PM   #263
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I like it.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:45 PM   #264
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When can I see a new one at a dealership?
I can't read back through all these pages to see if the question is already answered.
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:46 PM   #265
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I think the dead on front view doesn't look too bad. UNfortunately, the side view is just damn wimpy looking. Looks like a bird. A very ugly, wimpy looking bird. Too bad, I actually kinda like the new 650's look.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:13 PM   #266
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...the mirrors work great. You want change for the sake of change?
the problem most have with the mirrors is they sit in too far and thus you look at your shoulders, thus you must buy extenders. when you think about spending that money many just parlay those funds into better looking mirrors.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:15 PM   #267
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I think the dead on front view doesn't look too bad. UNfortunately, the side view is just damn wimpy looking. Looks like a bird. A very ugly, wimpy looking bird. Too bad, I actually kinda like the new 650's look.
I'm looking forward to seeing other colors besides red. Those red accents are a very bad color for the bike.

Yes the looks are a little odd (i'd get it in black to hide some of that), but it will sell well because it brings all that legendary Strom reliability to the table with much better suspension and brakes.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:16 PM   #268
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When can I see a new one at a dealership?
I can't read back through all these pages to see if the question is already answered.
sounds like sometime next winter or maybe fall.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:26 PM   #269
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Is it me or is that a head light out of a Versys ?
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:24 PM   #270
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I've pissed all over the recent Honda threads, so thought I might drop in here, if only to say something positive; I like the new Strom!

Not a fan at all of the new Wee. That looks like it got the same cheap metrosexual redesign as the SV, oops I mean Gladius
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