2012+ V-Strom 650 picture thread

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Wulf, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Wulf

    Wulf Been here awhile

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    I used to own an '03 DL1000 and '09 DL650 and am very intrigued by the new 2012. Please share your pictures of the new model to convince me I should buy my 3rd V-Strom. :clap I know there is the general V-Strom picture thread but I think many want to see the new model. Out with the old, in with the new.
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  2. Ri-Ra

    Ri-Ra Burgeoning

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    It's not really all that new...
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  3. cecilsaxon

    cecilsaxon Been here awhile

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    Your old Strom did not look like this-

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  4. zumohamr

    zumohamr Adventurer

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    These bikes look great. But i dont understand all the blackout treatment on bikes these days. Excessive black on body panels. I am planning on buying one of these things and will at least have the front fender painted to match.Engine is bare thank goodness. Black rims are cool. Probably saves a little paint i suppose. Is anyone making luggage yet?
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  5. Odiemann

    Odiemann Grateful

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    That's a take on the new name being selected by Wee owners.
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  6. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Glee Strom is fine. It's just easy. :deal
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  7. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    enough changes to consider it way new
    -engine
    -tank
    -body work & fairing
    -lights
    -screen
    -gauges
    -bars
    -exhaust
    -seat
    -rear rack
    -abs system
    -front fender
    -cooling system


    sounds new to me,
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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    blackout is the new modern look
    i'd rather see matte blackout than chrome, shiny black or too much silver.
    i like bikes with a good bit of black out, some silver accents and touches of main bike color.
    i think suzuki did a great job w/ the 3 colors on the bike.

    most of the mfg have 12 luggage
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  9. Evenflo76

    Evenflo76 Cheap and Easy

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    I really like the 2012 Adventure. But I do not want the farkles. Just the triple black treatment.

    This year during bike week in Daytona, Suzuki had an all black 2012 as a demo. Same as the standard 2012 but without any adventur-isation (or Orange Paint)

    Looked Bad-Ass! Hopefully next year we get some *bold new graphics* :D
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  10. Ixxioixxl

    Ixxioixxl Adventurer

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    This is mine with Yann's skid plate and SW Motech crash bars. My first bike but I like it for sure. I made it through mud and tipped it over twice but with the crash bars/skid plate I just had to wipe it off and move on. The plastic is still shiny :)

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  11. Odiemann

    Odiemann Grateful

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    And Suspension! In fact, I believe only the wheel/tires and frame are direct carry overs. Most of the "not new" comments seems to be focused on the displacement of the engine - many simply expected a larger cc number.
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  12. marcone

    marcone V-Stromer

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    As an '08 650 owner I consider this more of a facelift, allot of stuff on it being the same as an my bike.
    Needless to say I can do without the new stuff and price increase the new model brings.
    The 800 Tiger, now that's a succesor :)
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  13. Odiemann

    Odiemann Grateful

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    What is the same as your bike?
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  14. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has one. Now we've heard yours. Lurk from now one and let the rest of us enjoy what is being posted.

    Thanks.
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  15. Wulf

    Wulf Been here awhile

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    Too much talking, need more pictures! ;) I am sure the 2012 Strom has been discussed in length already. Facelift, new or not new, not enough changes, whatever.. As far as I am concerend, they took a great bike, didn't mess with the good stuff, added improvements and made it look better.

    Thanks for the pictures that have been posted already. Now let's see some more. I am sure there are more than 3 out there. :)
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  16. whittrated03

    whittrated03 Steady Rollin' Man

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    That is a beautiful bike my fellow Strommer! Put some Michelin Anakee2 tires on it and it will be even better..no matter where you go,
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  17. whittrated03

    whittrated03 Steady Rollin' Man

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    The Gen 1 Stroms are still going so strong that it will take a while before there are thousands and thousands of new owners posting pics. For me, I absolutely love the Gen2 Strom but my Gen1 works so well, even with 60k, that I'm happy with it. Ill buy a 2012 when I hit 150k on my 04':lol3
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  18. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    if that, its a girly bike.:sweeti

    I Propose "NEOSTROM"

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  19. Ixxioixxl

    Ixxioixxl Adventurer

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    I actually LOL'd at your "NEOSTROM" post while sitting at my desk. Much better than glee strom IMO :)
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  20. brutusfly

    brutusfly Commuter ADVWannabe

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    I've added a couple items since I took this in February.
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