2014 DL1000 Vstrom

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

  1. svs

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    The ugly is above the Beak. The rest is nice.

    The headlight looks as if it came from a Versys or a KTM. Ugly
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  2. Pecha72

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    I think the presented models lights would not be as good as previous DL1000's twin lights are.

    I actually think they're gonna redesign the whole front fairing before it goes into production, and it'll have lights at least as good as the previous model.

    Other than the beak it looks good IMO.

    (kinda surprising though, that it seems to have little in common with the 2012 DL650's styling).
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  3. K0m4

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDSv6FisubQ

    By the sound of this guy it's but a formality that they refer to it as a "concept", since it's to be released as a L4. Maybe I'm misinterpreting the German, but he makes it sound like it's pretty much the finished product.
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  4. K0m4

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    Actually, when you sit on it, it has nice curves.. It's kinda like that girl with a nice body you bring home and only do from behind.
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  5. LeChatNoir

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    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2014-suzuki-v-strom-1000-concept/#more-35729

    some nice points here
    i think the ADV beak and look from Tiger-GS et al. at this point is fashion more than pure function.
    this is not 'suzuki' enough for me to go for it- it is a step in the right direction for me.
    good job though, it looks like a contender. as the sales always indicated the Vstrom is and i think it has nice rims, one does wonder where are the spokes though?
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  6. ganze

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    looks no uglier than any other adv bikes. Was the old dl1000 that good looking? Is the big versys any better looking? What about the ms1200? (yes) the tiger?

    It's no beauty queen but that award goes to a completely different genre.

    If it's bulletproof, which it will be:
    If it's cheaper than most, which it will be:
    If it's available, which it most likely will be (thank god we aren't losing that vtwin):
    It will sell.

    dl's are for value oriented adventurers who don't are much about inconsequentials.
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  7. Voluhzia

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  8. Pecha72

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    BTW... Is that a 17 inch front wheel?
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  9. pjensen641

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    Here is what the current 1000 is lacking that I would like to see (currently own a 2005DL1K)...


    • Fix the damn clutch basket and give us dual spark and better fueling. The motor has such great power delivery now, its only lacking smoothness. Should be able to get 50mpg out of it with some refinement. I would be willing to bet that the old strom didn't use the newer injector technology like is on the newer vstrom650/SV650.


    • USD (or stiffer) forks for more stability. Slightly better brakes.


    • Find out how to lower the COG a little if possible. Might be that the only way to do this get rid of the dual high pipes. Be nice to find some place to lower the fuel tank, though I don't see how with the current frame design and motor orientation.


    • I agree about the lights, keep the duals. Maybe shrink them a bit and bring the fairing closer to the rider. The Strom feels like it has a lot going on out front of the rider compared to the Tenere for example. It even looks top heavy from the side profile.


    • Fix the buffeting. I actually think a slightly smaller fairing would help here too. My SV gives me smooth air flow which hits at my shoulders and doesn't buffet my head. My madstad on the DL is set up to get the most air flow up under the bottom of the windshield to prevent buffeting. The tenere has a much smaller windshield/fairing and yet gives a smoother air pocket.


    • Smaller front fairing would help in the looks department too. Looks like the concept has trimmed it a bit. The Gleestrom fairing looks better...just need to knock a bit of the Japanese anime eyes off of it. Make it look meaner. Don't really like the beak either. I think they were the styling fad of the 2000's and will soon be past their prime now that every manufacturer has one....suzuki is just too late to the game (or really early according to the DrBIG guys :-)).


    • I really like the multi-spoke wheels of the concept!
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  10. garandman

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    The bike has upside down adjustable forks and radially mounted brakes.
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  11. Pecha72

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    I think fuel economy will be significantly better than on the previous DL1000, based on the simple fact, that it is Euro-2, and this one most likely will be built to comply to the Euro-4. There was a noticeable difference already on the 650 between Euro-2 and Euro-3 (between 2006 & 2007 models).

    Those are emission norms, but they have an affect on fuel consumption as well.
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  12. GrahamD

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    Lets not forget that it was Suzuki that started the whole beak thing in the first place. :deal

    The beak has just come home and Suzuki should have patented it.
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    No one is up in arms over the weld on passenger pegs yet?

    :pot
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  15. GrahamD

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    After talking to some major repairers and insurance companies regards another popular ADV bike, It's not my favorite option BUT at least the sub frame separates so the hangers are legally able to be welded back on.

    Unfortunately most insurance companies just specify new sub frame because that's the part that is broke.

    None of this is a real issue for people that don't mind a bit of a weld and rattle can job assuming the bent part is salvageable which often it is.
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  16. eakins

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    the red in the color scheme is not helping it's looks either.
    black, grey or white would have looked better

    this is the worst angle of the bike
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    this view is good
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  17. xrcris

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    and it still looks better than the gladeused (sp?) update the 650 received.:puke1
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  18. eakins

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    just noticed how far that front fender wraps around the tire to protect the bike.
    it's like a fender extender is already on the bike. has to be one of the best factory tire coverages going.
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  20. lvscrvs

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    too bad about the 17" front wheel.... :huh ... a 19 at least shows some pretense of offroad-ability, even if it is only fireroads... more ds tire choices as well

    too bad they couldn't stuff the 1000 into the 650 frame... :D .. decent looks and big power in a light, good handling bike is a winning combo

    i'll withhold judgement on the looks until i see it in person... pics rarely do a bike justice...