2014 DL1000 Vstrom

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by The Game, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Dubl-A

    Dubl-A SuckerDucker

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  2. kojack

    kojack My Hardley is a POS

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    And people have the balls to call a versys ugly? wtf...that is horendous looking.
  3. xrcris

    xrcris Been here awhile

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    Don't see how it's particularily any worse, or better, than the current crop of adventure themed bikes.....
  4. dirtrulz

    dirtrulz Been here awhile

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    I was thinking the same thing. Just another run of the mill adventure bike. They are getting hard to distinguish from one another any more.
  5. eakins

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    I'd say part of the strange looks is Suzuki use of red on this show bike.
    It does nothing for it. All black or with white fenders would look much better.
  6. jeeves

    jeeves don't ask...

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    The only way to fix the "looks" of this concept bike is to trow it under a 50 tonne press, give the Suzuki designers a clean sheet of paper so they can start over again and make it look similar to the "old" DL1000.
  7. C-Stain

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  9. jeeves

    jeeves don't ask...

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    This "new" Strom has nothing (beside the engine block) to do with the "old" Strom.
    It would make more sense if it was called DR BIG II or something like that. They took the most recognised part of the Strom,the front fairing, and instead put on an ugly Roadrunner like beak. Why?

    The best description of the new Strom came from my wife.
    The first thing she said when I showed her a picture of it was:"O my God,what is that?!...it looks like a Chinese GS..."


    Sent from my GT-S5570I
  10. Evenflo76

    Evenflo76 Cheap and Easy

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    Chinese/Japanese GS' spend much less time at the shop.
    I'll take one :thumbup:
  11. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I like the Ape Caponord better. But it's probably $4k more too. :1drink
  12. GrahamD

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    I don't know. It doesn't look that close...

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  13. pluric

    pluric Gimpy Adventurer

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    I like it better than my old 03 Strom.
  14. garandman

    garandman Wandering Minstrel

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    Ironic post is ironic.
  15. bluesman

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    Please do not offend DR Big by suggesting this new concept has anything remotely related to old great machine. :lol3
    Despite I sold mine I still missing it. And it looked like one solid piece of machine unlike this concept. And beak is not even remotely resembling Big.
  16. C-Stain

    C-Stain Accredited Nincompoop

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    Why don't you guys get out and ride instead of writing whiny posts about the look of the new Strom? Start living in the real world - things CHANGE.

    If you don't like the looks of the new one there is an easy solution, don't buy it when it's released! Or, keep your old one, take care of it and continue to ride it for many years!

    As a V-Strom owner, **I** personally LIKE the looks of the new bike. I will continue to ride my 07 for as long as it still excites me.

    And then, I will lost likely but the new one.

    You guys just whine far too much.
  17. M0t0Rider

    M0t0Rider Been here awhile

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    Don't insult Ducati like that...

    Thats a Howard the Duck...aka: GS/BMW

    :lol3

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  18. jeeves

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    You probably have a Pontiac Aztek, don't you? :lol3

    Yes, if I'm lucky enough to be buying a new bike in the next few years it definitely won't be the new Strom.
    The new Aprilia Caponord looks quite nice.

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    No!
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