Show us your Suzukis and explain why you prefer them

Discussion in 'Photos' started by ThomasVolomitz, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. ElusivePedro

    ElusivePedro Layin' Low

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    Whoa!
    I'm guessin that's 'bout 55-60 thousand miles right there! Ever have to have her apart?
  2. ADK

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  3. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    I'm not one for being "easy" on a bike and the Suzukis just keep going! I have 3 now...love them!

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  4. Mongle

    Mongle Knuckle dragger

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    My Tiller.

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  5. bubu

    bubu Been here awhile

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    The TLR is the best bike by suzuki...

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  6. Smackit

    Smackit Life Is Good

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    The Suzuki dealer in my hometown was a great guy, the other shops were less than friendly. I ended up working in the dealership and my first "Zook" was the 1989 GSX750FK Katana. 40,000 miles of joy.

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    After I sold the Katana, I found this 1986 GSXR1100 with only 3000 miles. It was immaculate and I loved every one of the 35,000 miles I rode with her.

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    Many years went by and I was living in Asia riding scooters etc. I finally got an opportunity to bring a bike into China and decided the DL650 V-Strom was the "do everything" bike I needed. It really is a fantastic motorcycle...a great balance of sport/touring/adventure... and the price was great too!

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    As much as I love the Wee-Strom, I needed something for the daily grind, so I decided to go with the QingQi QM250. QingQi is an official licensed partner with Suzuki in China. Take a DR200, slap in the TU250 engine and dress it up as a motard. I call it my "Suzuki with Chinese characteristics".

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    Will always love my Zooks...

    Cheers!
    ChinaV
  7. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    That mullet in the first pic is classic. All the bikes are great and the Chinese motard looks like tons o' fun.
  8. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    Fall is coming, workload lessening, more riding. Temps falling and ATGATT not so suffocating. Can't wait to get on it. I find this bike alot of fun to flick around. With the modifications, it does the hills and trails just fine.

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  9. kingbee

    kingbee Been here awhile

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    I'm not really that brand-loyal but my DR350 is absolutely the perfect bike for the places and the way I ride. It takes me where I want to go, and gets me back again.

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    There's just no other bike that I've found that suits me as well as the 350. Long may she run.

    As it happens, my first bike was also a Suzuki:

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    TS185, Lucerne Valley, CA, c. 1978

    Cheers,
    Dave
  10. pdvd

    pdvd Adventurer

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    Me and my Strom on the Col de Tende july 2011. I bougt it in April 2010 with 35.000 km's on it. Now 57.000.

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  11. Clansters

    Clansters Tour Aegea

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    Because it is the same color as the sky :1drink
  12. Clansters

    Clansters Tour Aegea

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  13. ADK

    ADK ____

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  14. Ohio_Danimal

    Ohio_Danimal Midlife Crisis Man

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    The SV has so much going for it and yet so many opportunities for improvement. Reliable, personable, comfortable and handles like a dream.
  15. Turkishexpress

    Turkishexpress Groper

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    This bike has been down 4 times at the track. Twice low-sided, once made it to the tire wall, and the last time took a 8 foot jump off of a cliff putting me in the hospital for 10 days and recovering for another 3 months. It's put back together for $1900 which included all new wheels, body work, rotors, odds and ends... Zukis are indestructible and get a bad rap for being cheap because they are priced lower than the other 3, which is fine. Its more zuki for us :D

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  16. greybeard rider

    greybeard rider Adventurer

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    had a katana 600 loved sold cause i needed the money, had a viatara go anywhere 4x4 just needed heavier tires.
    now i own a 07 dr650 which i love. my next car will probably be the sx4 versatile machines at a working mans price love'm
  17. ThomasVolomitz

    ThomasVolomitz New Old Stock

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    I have an SX4 Crossover. Unstoppable in the snow.
  18. upweekis

    upweekis Long timer

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    What can I say? Damn thing goes where I point it..Always.




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  19. loco rider

    loco rider Adventurer

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    Most fun for the buck... great handling bikes, reliable, just plain fun!

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  20. MiteyF

    MiteyF Long timer

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    I like Zooks because they make a good solid L-twin, and inlines suck :D

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