2014 DL1000 Vstrom

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

  1. Dirt_Dad

    Dirt_Dad Been here awhile

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    You certainly don't let any grass grow, do you?

    Happy to pass along the info. I'm just paying my respects to dcstrom, who not all that long ago made a post about the great deal Romney had on the Tenere for those of us who were ready to order. I appreciated him saving me a lot of money, and am happy to do the same for the Strom brethren.

    Enjoy the new bike. Romney told me they would get a demo bike and I'm looking forward to taking it for a spin. I'm not in the market, but as a former Vee owner (lover), I'm looking forward to experiencing how it has been upgraded.
  2. Mtneer

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    I have been buying bikes there since the early eighties, everyone gets the same deal, doesn't matter if you buy one bike or several, same price, no prep or setup, just a title fee. I know the owner and my good friend works in parts, he is laid off till spring, hard to beat their deals on the brands they sell. If you're looking for a Honda, Tri County Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki also has killer deals on bikes, both operate the same way, it's in Petersburg,WV down the road from Romney.
  3. M0t0Rider

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    Wondering if removing the secondaries on the V2 will be popular like on the V1.
  4. Farmer Hank

    Farmer Hank Arrogant Know It All

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    Just ordered a new 2014 DL1000 from the local dealer. I've been riding Stroms since I became "slightly" upset at the amount of service my new BMW was requiring. 14 years after my first, (A DL1000K1 in 2002) I'm ordering my third version. First two were great, never stranded me once in over a decade, and here's hoping the third is also. My 2007 Wee ABS was a big step up in versatility and refinement compared to the original, but I spent a bunch on suspension upgrades. Maybe the new one will dial in with a little less effort.
    They gave me an early April estimate for delivery and much the same price ($11600) as the West Virginia dealers.
  5. *thomas*

    *thomas* *thomas*

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    Comming from someone who has never owned one, I think suzuki has done a fantastic job on the new V, period.

    Nevertheless, a set of spoked wheels with tkc80's on them would make it even nicer :evil .
  6. Voluhzia

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    Just came back from DC show, looked at the 2014 V-Strom 1000... I have no words... I'm former Vee owner and loved my bike a lot but new one is not only ugly (it's not a pretty bike in the first place), it seems like all components picked up from different bike and our together with duct tape.. No shape, no form, no elegance, curves don't follow, no style... Hey, the clearance - I had Harley Ultra Road Something that was higher than that...

    Lady at the podium was proud to introduce the clicking windshield that changed angle on the go - I have beach chair that does that...

    Oh, it has some kinda valve on exhaust pipe with cables going somewhere... Really? In XXI century? Dude was saying it helps do something for smooth low speed control...

    I was disappointed.. Really...


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  7. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

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    I guess you won't be putting one on order then eh? Why don't you tell us how you really feel? :rofl
  8. GrahamD

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    Would you prefer they mounted a motor and electronic actuators directly to a Red Hot exhaust pipe?
    It is a proven system and has been installed on MC's since 1989 when YAMAHA started it with the Yamaha FZR1000 EXUP.

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  9. snakebitten

    snakebitten Small Town Hick

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    Not sure there ever was a lot of endearment built with his previous Strom. I could be wrong.
  10. scott123007

    scott123007 Adventurer

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    He's just cranky. He's stuck with a Tiger Explorer afterall.
  11. Voluhzia

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  12. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    So Vee2 is not even near the style of old one. Despite the electronics and gadgets and I know V-Stroms.
  13. markjenn

    markjenn Long timer

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    Sorry you don't like the bike, but this criticism is stretching things, given that solenoid-controlled exhaust valves (which help flatten the torque curve) are relatively common these days on any number of current bikes including the latest models of the S1000RR, R1200GS, R1, GSXR1000, .... the list goes on and on.

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  14. Voluhzia

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  15. Bolzen

    Bolzen Been here awhile

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    To me 2012 is the last true dl1000 V-Strom production year. What came after is just a profanation of well respected bike and brand.
  16. lipsee

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    I fitted an enclosed chain to my old XS650,and it worked a treat,I ,m sure some after market wiz should be able to knock up a case for this suzy no trouble,,,I remember Yamaha actually fitted cases as standard to the TR1 1000 V twin back eons ago...and all MZ,s came with cases fitted,, Regarding this new Suzy ,it looks kinda of crap around the bottom of the engine without that optional guard fitted...But I think it looks the best of the currant crop of big bore ADV bikes,,and I fancy a test ride ,,we shall see!!!
  17. mountain36

    mountain36 Been here awhile

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    I have to agree with you. A 2014 with more torque, more power, less weight, better fuel economy, ABS, traction control, better ergonomics, easy ajustable windshield, more info on the dash board and better optional integrated side luggages, who would want that!:evil
  18. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

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    This bike is gonna positively spank the old 1000.

    To keep going about the looks is just girly to me. Don´t like it, fine, don´t buy it, and turn your head away every time you see one. Maybe buy a cruiser, some people think they look cool.
  19. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    Could've been a good competition to Adventure bike market... I guess they, Suzuki, chose to build just a bike with bunch of contemporary shit. Reminds me Android phones...


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  20. markjenn

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    Computer-controlled exhaust flapper valves (for tuning exhaust back pressure and bolstering the torque curve) are a relatively recent advance that has gone hand in hand with other electronic engine tuning aids. I would assume in 2002 Suzuki didn't consider the technology cost-effective or necessary to meet the competition; times have changed and now they do.

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