2014 DL1000 Vstrom

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

  1. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    '13 weestrom has pretty good ground clearance.
    and I saw a new one posted a few days ago at just under $7000.
    so, is the shorter dl1k worth 5500+ ?
  2. todd900ss

    todd900ss Been here awhile

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    Lower price? Of the current model or the 2014.
    That's interesting news if it the 2014.
  3. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    There's 2 models of the new S10 coming out in 2014. Current model is losing the center stand as standard, although it still has the new motor improvements, but will still keep the same suspension it has. Other model will have the e-suspension and cruise control & centerstand standard. It's not clear yet if you can get the cruise without the E-suspension.

    Not sure on the prices.
  4. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Reliable source for your info? Round these parts most dealers had leftover S10 well in to this year. They were deeply discounting them.
  5. BlueLghtning

    BlueLghtning Riding is my passion

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    Well, the 2014 specs have already hit the Yamaha Euro site - http://www.yamaha-motor.eu/eu/produ...ture/xt1200ze-super-tenere.aspx?view=features

    I guess its still up in the air if we'll actually see them here in the US, but hopefully so. Latest info I read is dealers should be getting info about US models in March?

    There's also a 2014 S10 thread here on ADV where questions/answers can be better asked - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=931828
  6. hoffy57

    hoffy57 n00b

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    gday australians spoke to kessner suzuki Adelaide said march 2014 price just over $13,000 sounds too good to be true but i will be there :clap
  7. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    Good price if it's true. Half the price of a BMW. (The ones they actually import, not the advertised base model)
  8. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    True. But it is half the bike, as anyone that rides the LC can tell you. :)

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
  9. billmags

    billmags Scoot Jockey

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    Why is it that Kawi and Yamaha's European websites are so polished and well done?
    The U.S. versions looks like a kid made them in 5 minutes back in 1997.

    Rant over- sry.
  10. zuma

    zuma Been here awhile

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    Half the price of a GS and twice as reliable, plus an extensive dealer network. If the VStrom had a European badge on the tank people would be raving about so much bike for so little money.
  11. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    That obviously mans that you don't need a wreck for spares.
    That's the real reason why people wait a year. It's so some wrecks are available before they buy one. :deal
  12. Pecha72

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    a lot of expert opinions on the bike (and nothing new there)... but wonder if anyone has actually ridden this new version yet.
  13. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

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    Nope. No real people.
    Which means they are not ready yet
  14. Kawidad

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    Sad, but most likely true.
  15. disconnected

    disconnected rider

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    :huh come on, im interested in seeing this bike, but I had a 06 Strom and after I had a 95 R1100GS. The BMW was 11 years older and out perfomed my strom in every manner and I had not 1 problem. Not a flame to the new Strom or any stroms, but there is a difference.

    I am really interested in seeing the 14 1000 in person. :D

    Much of the time I think there is an unfair comparison. Many big GS bikes have 100K plus and many of the other bikes have 20k, so typically, but not always much less. So I don't think its unreasonable for a bike with 100k to require some maintenance. :)

  16. GrahamD

    GrahamD Long timer

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    :eek1 I've heard about that bike. I thought it was just an urban myth.
  17. M0t0Rider

    M0t0Rider Been here awhile

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    :lol3 U need to read around on this forum more..there is one DL1k with 300k + and still going. But to address your statement above...your R11ooGS should out perform, it cost ya at least twice as much and did the maintenance....ohhh and I bet your bike was in the shop for all maintenance intervals to keep it running without 1 problem, you forgot to mention your mileage on the GS and the model Vstrom u own presently. Problem is .....the cheap bastards who buy Vstroms abuse the crap out of them and never take them to the shop till they fail cause there CHEAP!
    Ohh wait you got one too :lol3

    SWEET HOME ALABAMA!
  18. lexluther11

    lexluther11 Ride,Eat,Rest-Repeat

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    This is my desktop picture and the more I look at it the more I like it:D

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    It seems more sleek than mine.

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  19. Bolzen

    Bolzen Been here awhile

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    Get the s10 dude, don't disgrace B.C. with that red thing w boxes :lol3
  20. sweetlu

    sweetlu Adventurer

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    I have not seen anything on the alternator output. If they did increase it, we wouldÂ’ve seen it on the specs or Suzuki would be bragging about it, which makes me believe it is unchanged, still 400 watts. Very disappointing :(