2014 DL1000 Vstrom

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

  1. Paulvt1

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    Now the shock has worn off, i reckon if this is priced right and gets the stellar MPG that the wee gets, then it could be a serious seller for 'zook.
    Odd though that it's a 2014 bike. Looks ready to go as is..
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  2. Pecha72

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    As it´s still a concept, the styling might well change (and I hope that front fairing does change a bit – but other than that, I like it!) And I think it could be one hell of a bike. They´ve probably needed to design that 1000cc twin from scratch, as it´ll have to comply with the upcoming Euro-4 emission norms. And that´s not an easy job, to make it run nice at the same time (...thinking maybe that´s the reason they don´t bring it for sale in -13?)
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  3. K0m4

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    I'd also hoped for a resemblance to the 650, which is actually quite sleek and nice looking. Who'd a thunk they could do one uglier than the original DL! :lol3 That beak just has to go. Looks like the multistrada :puke1

    Still tho, I'd probably be in the market for one.
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  4. roll_it_on

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    I'm just happy to see them moving forward at least. I wonder if they will have fixed the clutch baskets.......:lol3
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  5. Pecha72

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    "Featuring Traction Control and integrated luggage as standard"

    That cannot possibly refer to the changeable engine mapping, so it´ll be the very first Suzuki with TC, right (unless they´ll introduce it at the same time to the GSX-R1000, for example)?

    Actually I don´t care what it looks like, because while riding I won´t be able to see it anyway... and I´ve owned a couple of older Wees in the past, so I already know about ugly :lol3
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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> I agree. That engine is probably great. The design looks pretty much complete to me, and they probably need time just for tuning and polishing. I just can't get why they had to change the front so much. My hope is that they will use that engine in other models, like a pure touring bike maybe?


    PS. The old Wee was never ugly.

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  7. K0m4

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    yeah, they're really not keeping with the company soul of digging in the parts bin - then it would have looked a lot more like the new 650!

    At least they seem to have resisted the trend of making 1200s. Very, very good on them!
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  8. Voluhzia

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    I pronounce October 2nd a Laughter Day, with the reviel of the new KTM, Vee and BMW and cannot stop thinking, - WTF?
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  9. hiADV

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    I saw the new 650 a few weeks ago in a parking lot in all black and mistook it for a Tenere for a split second... much nicer than this concept but IMO this doesn't look that bad.
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  10. Barman

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    I'm all for function over form but lose the beak, lower the headlight a few inches and install a larger screen. :deal
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  11. eakins

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  12. FirstLight

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    The double headlights are a V-Strom trademark, am hoping it doesn't lose them. Plus they are some of the best out there as far as stock lights go.
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  13. devo2002

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    I'd say much more dr750-ish than GS

    [​IMG]
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  14. jeeves

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    <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--> Exactly! I was really looking forward to the new DL 1000 in updated DL 650 style. There is no way in hell I'm going to buy this. I might as well buy the new GS, but I hate that design too.
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    #55
  16. svs

    svs All Hands on Deck!

    Joined:
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    Location:
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    Yep...
    #56
  17. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

    Joined:
    May 29, 2002
    Oddometer:
    19,520
    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  18. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

    Joined:
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    Oddometer:
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    Looks like the Ducati to me,a freakin Cardinal!
    #58
  19. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Cary, North Carolina
  20. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

    Joined:
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    It's supposed to be a Dr. Big knock off. :dunno

    The show just opened in Germany didn't it?
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