2017 Vstrom 250

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by eakins, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. JustKip

    JustKip Long timer

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    It's not going to sell very well anywhere to people who plan long freeway trips. Back in the '70s I rode all over the western US on a Honda CL175, but the national speed limit was only 55 MPH back then.
    This bike won't sell to anybody that's accustomed to riding 500 mile days at 80 MPH, no matter what they weigh or where they live.
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  2. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Classic Green Mountain Man post

    :D
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  3. 1stgenfarmboy

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    I'm not saying the bike won't be capible of doing everything, but the direction things are and have been going in the US, they won't sell many here, sure we would all like to have the time to ride secondary roads to everywhere we travel, but truth is we don't, we seem to " need " to get there in a hurry with all our gear and sometimes a second person with us, I hear all the time 500/650 cc bikes are "not big enough for what I need", so I dought a 250 will be.

    JMO
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  4. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Agreed.

    Back in the summer I was working on a thread where we could predict the next ADV Bikes for 2017.

    When I got to Suzuki, I looked over the GW250F specs and flipped out over the wet weight. 416lbs. 188kgs.
    No way Suzuki lies about their bikes weight. What an embarrassment.

    This bike will be a complete failure in the USA, if she makes it here.

    Granted, in other civilizations, this bike would be a great transpo.
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  5. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Juice, I just noticed we joined on the same day, :beer
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  6. 73Mustang

    73Mustang Been here awhile

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    Looks like Suzuki is copying China's Zongshen RX-3.
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  7. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    I've been to Michael, Illinois.

    I stayed over at Monkey Wrenches place.

    There are some big deer in your region.
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  8. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Yes..... yes there is, my cousin killed this one last year with a bow from the top of a grain bin. IMG_20161219_104814683.jpg

    I am in the very southern tip by Harrisburg...


    Ok back on topic
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  9. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    Wow.

    ----
    Back on topic.

    The bike appears to have a 12 volt as standard.

    That's good.

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  10. JustKip

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    ????

    The Zook is a parallel twin, and RX-3 is a thumper.
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  11. cyclopathic

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    Yes they're not KTM
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  12. 73Mustang

    73Mustang Been here awhile

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    Stylistically, they look very similar.
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  13. MotoChris521

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    Last post in this thread was 22 days ago. Less than 10,000 views .

    The V300X thread is always near the top of the first page . 139,000 views .

    Sorry Suzuki . Missed it by [ ] that much.
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  14. JustKip

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    ^^ fact ^^
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  15. cyclopathic

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    15hp and 15kg/33lbs difference have anything to do with it you'd think?
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  16. Pixturethis

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    Any new news ? My dealer didn't even know about this bike, but know about the v300x !
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  17. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice 2013 DR650

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    My answer is that I do not have the first damn clue.

    The engine seems to be set up for torque
    16.3lbs @ 6500. Which would be worth looking into if the bike was 350lbs, not 400lbs +.
    Check out the 1:50 mark



    This Guy likes his street version


    I kind of feel like Col. Jessep from " A Few Good Men"
    When he tells Lt McCaffey,
    "Surely, the life on this two cylinder engine is not hanging on the balance of 23 horses at 403lbs? Surely there is something else?"
    No?

    I did not think so. I'm going back to my Versys X 300 thread.
    Go to the :49 second mark
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  18. RobbK

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    I do not think the U.S.A. will be seeing this bike in 2017. If it makes it here I'm guessing Suzuki will at least up it to 300cc. Personally I think the bike is set up more as a city bike as it sits but it could easily be a great dirt road,two track or fire road bike. I get that's not what some folks here want but for the life of me I do not get the fascination with the V300 with its max torq all the way at 9000 rpm it seems to make it cumbersome to use off road.
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  19. kojack

    kojack AMF!

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    NO more cumbersome than any other adventure bike. Its light, has enough motor. I rode EVERYWHERE and put about 50,000kms on my 88 xr200. NOT a torque monster by any means. But had enough to get anywhere off road.....and could peg 105km/h on the black stuff. Having MAX torque at 9000rpm really DONT matter. When do you PEG your bike off road trying to navigate obstacles. I never used max torque or HP only on open roads. rider skill will get you through just about anything.......on anything......That being said.....Zuk should have make it a 300....
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  20. cyclopathic

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    Kwak and Honda have a different crank setup for US and Asian markets, allowing them different capacities out of what is essentially the same engine in EX250/300 and CBR250/300. IMHO if Suzuki wants this bike to succeed in NA market they need to strock this engine to 320-350cc. 324cc, half of DL650 would give it enough power for interstates and would look good in comparison to competition
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