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Old 09-23-2013, 06:33 PM   #736
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Leg room is important to me. The FJR, C-14, RT etc don't provide that in the abundance that the DL does. Also, those bikes have way too much plastic on them for a lot of people's tastes, are way heavier than the DL, and are way less fun in the twisties (for me).

Older thread on just this subject here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=447611
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:10 PM   #737
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Not really comparing apples with apples comparing the new Vstrom with a 800 Tiger, depends on what you want.

The Vstrom makes 103nm @ 4000; the Tiger 79nm @ 7850.

I'll take the Vstrom thanks, there's nothing quite like a big torquey twin. Hell, even the new Caponard while producing the same torque as the Vstrom from a 1200 motor needs 6800 on the clock to give that figure. If the fuel use figure Suzuki is claiming is correct, it'll be a hell of a lot more frugal than the others in the so called class too.
agreed

Owned a DL1000K3 for 50K km and 800xc foe 15K km and they are different beasts

put the DL1000 engine in the Tigers Chassis then you would have a bike!

the 800XC's triple is all wrong in my book (I must be the only one that doesn't like it) and has to be hammered before it gets anywhere near exciting, but its chassis for dirt is great

both bikes are great light dirt tourers, the Tiger XC can then do the more knarly dirt where the DL1000 is the better all day on the black stuff



its basically horses for courses


dont buy the wrong bike then whinge that it cant do what it wasnt designed to do
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:11 PM   #738
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Otherwise, peak torque at a given rpm is an odd reason to choose one over the other IMO. To me it's about how the whole bike works.
I agree with you that it's about how a bike works as a whole for your needs, but when comparing power alone where torque peaks is a huge factor. Plenty of bikes make similar peak power, but how it gets there can define a riding experience......but I think you already knew that
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:12 PM   #739
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Pillion comfort is much worse with the 800, (if you care of course) and the road performance is not that great anymore, e.g. at passing, climbing etc. And you won't take passenger for serious offroad (again if you care). Besides when heavy loaded it looks like a little donkey, often you don't see the bike at all behind otherwise quite moderate load.
have you ridden one?
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Old 09-23-2013, 08:28 PM   #740
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I really like the max torque being moved\tuned down to 4000 rpm. That's moving it down in the "grunt" direction.

But I admit that it isn't quite that simple to explain how the bike will feel. I think you have to ride it to experience how that change is going to actually render itself.

The Tenere has major grunt down at crawl speed. You can chug up a mountain loaded 2-up. No fanning the clutch. Just tractor it.
Yet it makes maximum torque at 6000, I believe.

Always loved Suzuki V-twins though.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:23 AM   #741
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I was told by my local Suzuki Dealer that it will be available November / December this year in Australia and the price is $13500.00 plus on roads making it under $14500.00 ride away
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Old 09-24-2013, 02:44 AM   #742
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I was told by my local Suzuki Dealer that it will be available November / December this year in Australia and the price is $13500.00 plus on roads making it under $14500.00 ride away
Thanks for that info.

The timing and pricing sounds good to me.
On paper at least it will have more grunt than the Tiger 800 with hopefully better suspension at around the same price or cheaper. Should be a winner !
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:45 AM   #743
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so...... for those of you foaming at the mouth to land a 2014 V-Strom - would it affect your enthusiasm at all if Kawasaki was to suddenly decide to bring the Versys 1000 to the states? I know it's hard to compare, since none of us on this side of the pond has seen either one, but I asked myself the same question. I sure would like to have a choice between the two!
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Old 09-24-2013, 06:51 AM   #744
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so...... for those of you foaming at the mouth to land a 2014 V-Strom - would it affect your enthusiasm at all if Kawasaki was to suddenly decide to bring the Versys 1000 to the states? I know it's hard to compare, since none of us on this side of the pond has seen either one, but I asked myself the same question. I sure would like to have a choice between the two!

KLR800 twin maybe
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Old 09-24-2013, 07:40 AM   #745
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so...... for those of you foaming at the mouth to land a 2014 V-Strom - would it affect your enthusiasm at all if Kawasaki was to suddenly decide to bring the Versys 1000 to the states? I know it's hard to compare, since none of us on this side of the pond has seen either one, but I asked myself the same question. I sure would like to have a choice between the two!
It has 17" front wheel - no go for me. So did Triumph 1050 and Multistrada


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Old 09-24-2013, 12:15 PM   #746
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:22 PM   #747
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:58 PM   #748
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that muffler is HUGE!

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Old 09-24-2013, 02:41 PM   #749
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that muffler is HUGE!

Yeah, as in all new bikes nowadays. The exhaust system on the new bike however is 4,7 kilos lighter than in the old one. Which is good.
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Old 09-24-2013, 03:08 PM   #750
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can't wait to see Daffvee in person...

I thought I had committed a great marital crime when I, unannounced, sold my weestrom in the spring. wife was more touchy than I thought.
NOW I see how utterly prescient I was!
I can make her happy, and me happy..
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