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Old 09-26-2014, 12:15 PM   #1
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The easiest DL650 update

I ran into a Suzuki guy that says they've been after Suzuki to put the 650 engine in the '14 DL000. It would be the least expensive way to give the wee a good update.
So come on Suzuki, do it.
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Old 09-26-2014, 12:33 PM   #2
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the 2012 650 body is getting a beak, plus spoke wheels and hopefully better suspension for 2015
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Old 09-26-2014, 04:10 PM   #3
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Hello there,
why is the whole world thinking that a beak will make a better dualsport-bike?
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I think most don't like the beak.
What a bike looks like is not much of a priority for me, as long as it performs as expected. (Probably a bunch of posers in this crowd)
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:00 PM   #5
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Hey if Suzuki wants to put a beak and spoked rims on the Vstrom 650, fine by me. Just hope they address the spongy brakes and the limited suspension. I know the bike is built to a price point but I would have freed up another $1500 bucks to have these issues addressed properly. I ride a 12 650 with nearly $3K in accessories but have not addressed these issues. Maybe that is my fault.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:51 PM   #6
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Hello there,
why is the whole world thinking that a beak will make a better dualsport-bike?
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if you don't like it, just use the oem 2012 trim part to revert to beakless.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:57 PM   #7
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" spongy brakes and the limited suspension "

sort of agree here. Although suspension was tweaked for -12, but only a little. I suspect selling price getting higher was the problem with any bigger improvements.

But the front brake still looks and feels practically the same as on a 1999 SV650..that should not be too expensive to fix with something a little bit better, doesn't have to be Brembo monoblocks..
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