2014 DL1000 Vstrom

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

  1. neilc

    neilc Been here awhile

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    I have just had a conformation from Suzuki Australia that we will probably not see the new model until February March some dealers are suggesting November December and even taking pre order deposits but this now seams unlikely
  2. Paulvt1

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    Suzuki UK are saying that anyone who places a deposit on one of the intro evenings will get the center stand and heated grips gratis.

    Odd thing is - a few people who were thinking of the DL1000 as an upgrade or new bike have seen the price and are now considering a Super Ten as there are a fair few pre reg ones kicking around and the Ten is better specced for the money..
  3. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle Maniac

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    True . . . At 70Lbs more weight. Weight is a very important consideration on a motorcycle. There are many ST's in the Flea Market . . .
  4. Harry Potter

    Harry Potter Been here awhile

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    Has anybody seen yet how many watts the new 2014 will put out? Thanks
  5. eakins

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    AIM Expo starts tomorrow. Considering Suzuki has rented the largest space on the floor and the flurry of new update videos of the promo website, i'm guessing we will see it announced there. Watch in the future for this to be the premiere N.A. motorcycle expo & where new bikes are shown every year.
    http://www.aimexpousa.com/AIME/AIMExpo.aspx
  6. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    Hmmm...only one show a year? No west coast show?

    I see the founder came from Advanstar...aka organizer of IMS tour...Larry somethingorother.
  7. NateLePain

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    I hope you're right. The Progressive show in Dallas, last year was an absolute joke. Honda released the new CB's 2-weeks after that show. Totally ignoring the nation's 4th(Houston) & 9th(Dallas) largest cities. Ducati and the Piaggio brands didn't bother showing up.

    nlp
  8. eakins

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    This is a new annual industry/consumer world-class trade show designed like EICMA and INTERMOT. 1 location for several days. Industry-only people the 1st few days, then general public on the weekend. It's a destination show, not that traveling IMS circus show that has gone way down hill over the years. Like EICMA & INTERMOT, you want in dude, you head to Orlando!

    We held off attending this year, but will be there next year. We will be providing custom area ride maps for all attendees.
  9. eakins

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    after the success of AIM Expo this year (all the industry people i talk to are very excited and positive for it. it will be THE place to show off next years goods) and i'm guessing the Progressive/IMS show will continue their downhill slide to oblivion and go away at some point. Mfg just just continue to keep dropping out until IMS is not viable anymore.
  10. mitch96

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    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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  12. sweetlu

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    I think that is a mistake for the industry. The IMS shows go to several cities in the US and are attended by the bloodline of the industry, the consumer. It occurs in the winter, so our riding club meets at the show to sit on the new bikes from the OEMs. Typically one of us, every year, buys a new bike a few weeks/months after the show.

    just my 2 cents.
  13. eakins

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    i don't disagree with you, however the IMS shows are dropping off in major cities over time as are the mfg who show at them. if enough mfg drop out things go downhill real fast & the other ones still in question if these shows are a smart place to spend $. there is a group mentality into something as well as getting out of something. this is a recipe for future biz failure.

    trust me your one buddy buying a bike a year ain't keeping the lights on.
    they'll just show new bikes at AIM and then at the dealers in the spring often with a factory truck offering test rides. if anything expect to see a AIM west coast show in So Cal as So Cal is the largest MC market followed by Florida. all the rest are small in comparison including your corner of the country. this AIM is both industry and consumer shows like they do in Europe.
  14. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    IMS would only fail in CA if AIM came along and replaced it. Over the past couple of years the IMS show has gotten bigger. Hell, even KTM made it last year. It's a great show.

    We too meet as a group on Friday afternoon, down a couple of brews and some wings, and walk to the opening. Been doing it for a decade.
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  16. sweetlu

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    Any word on the alternator output and the price for the US market
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    I think I read somewhere on one of the Euro or Oz sites that it was 400 watts. As for price I'm shooting for something below 12k off the bat and to get lower as the season progresses...
  19. sweetlu

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    Oh Boy I hope not, if they left it as is, then I think it is a deal breaker for me.
  20. cman

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    I'm looking forward to this bike. Hopefully the reviews will be good. I have a couple DR650's that the wife and I ride, and a DRZ 440 that I also have alot of fun with.