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Old 07-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #346
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Let me qualify that musing I had. Change the gearing on a street bike, most pure off road bikes get the gearing ratios changed.
I want to say that many of the folks with the older DL1000 would drop a tooth on the counter sprocket to quicken acceleration and to make 6th gear usable for legal speeds.

Seem to also remember that being the case for older Ducatis, because they would come from Italy with really tall gearing to help them meet USA emissions. One of the first things to do would be to swap out the CS to liven up the motor.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:28 AM   #347
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If the Manufacturers would go back to the sealed chain system for adv bikes that would be be the best of both worlds. But alas too many people would laugh at the looks and wouldn't buy based on that.
Bingo!!

If Id get to design the PERFECT ADV TOURER (for me!), I would have an enclosed chain on it. Even that solution has a few possible pitfalls, it should not mess up changing tyres, and chain adjustment must be easily checked. But those issues can be solved, and all things considered, it could be just like you said, best of both worlds (by far) especially for this kind of bike.

And I agree, that somebody would then ditch that bike, because this solution will have a slightly lower poser-value at Starbucks....
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:35 AM   #348
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Bingo!!

If Id get to design the PERFECT ADV TOURER (for me!), I would have an enclosed chain on it.


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Old 07-08-2013, 05:41 PM   #349
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:10 AM   #350
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I think the in the flesh road test pics make the bike look waaaaay cooler than I'd initially thought from the concept. Maybe it's just the color.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:22 AM   #351
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That does look ok in that pic. Need one from the side to examine the beak...
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:23 AM   #352
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The exhaust headers look awfully low to the ground for an adv bike. Looks a lot like the last gen multistrada.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:24 AM   #353
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That does look ok in that pic. Need one from the side to examine the beak...
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:53 AM   #354
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is that fella 4'6" or what?
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Old 07-09-2013, 01:55 AM   #355
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bike looks nice put in heated grips, abs, a couple of accessory sockets, engine/radiator guards, and a reasonable price, I'm trading the R1200GS as soon as it comes available.
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Old 07-09-2013, 03:36 AM   #356
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bike looks nice
Actually I think it looks a bit like a big GS, but with chain drive, and without the protruding cylinders....
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:11 AM   #357
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http://rideapart.com/2013/07/2014-su...talks-details/

These might be the same videos already seen here, but my impression is that off-roadability is not at the top of the list. This will be more geared towards the Multistrada/Tiger Explorer/Capanord crowd than the GS/Tenere/800 XC crowd. This dissapoints me a little bit, but I guess Yamaha makes a nice Japanese off-roader if that is what I'm looking for in a bike. I thought Suzuki would go down the Yamaha path more than the Honda Crosstourer path though...:(

However, the NC700X might be Honda's best effort yet, and be just as capable off-road as the new Vee, but for almost 60% of the price.
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Old 07-09-2013, 07:59 AM   #358
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The exhaust headers look awfully low to the ground for an adv bike. Looks a lot like the last gen multistrada.
nothing new. the existing 650 & 1000s have that now.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:07 AM   #359
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liking the looks in white!
we'll see what the price is but i'm guessing much less than other big ADV bikes on the market. this bike could be a real sales winner for Suzuki.
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Old 07-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #360
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http://rideapart.com/2013/07/2014-su...talks-details/

These might be the same videos already seen here, but my impression is that off-roadability is not at the top of the list. This will be more geared towards the Multistrada/Tiger Explorer/Capanord crowd than the GS/Tenere/800 XC crowd. This dissapoints me a little bit, but I guess Yamaha makes a nice Japanese off-roader if that is what I'm looking for in a bike. I thought Suzuki would go down the Yamaha path more than the Honda Crosstourer path though...:(

However, the NC700X might be Honda's best effort yet, and be just as capable off-road as the new Vee, but for almost 60% of the price.
it's the same amount of "off-roadness" that currently have in the existing 1000. since this has better suspension, i'd say it's an improvement. still has a 19" front wheel so proper ADV tires are available. also guessing the newer cast wheels will be even stronger than the previous ones which Suzuki has been using forever...so that's also an improvement too.
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