Suzuki finally updating the Wee-Strom?

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by markbvt, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. markbvt

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  2. Pablodakar

    Pablodakar Been here awhile

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  3. bikefree

    bikefree misadventurer

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    Very exciting!

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  4. tedder

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    Wow. A credible rumor.
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  5. herrPezzel

    herrPezzel Adventurer

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  6. Moto-Kafe

    Moto-Kafe Gnarly Entre-manure

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    Hopefully 700-800cc's ?????? (for better two-up riding, and/or when fully loaded......sure gas milage will suffer some tho?)
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  7. tedder

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    It'll go bigger because everyone else is doing it.

    Of course, people are going bigger too, so it balances out, except for the obvious MPG hit.
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  8. Voluhzia

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    1250cc, shaft, ABS, EBS, side radiator, 8 gallon tank...
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  9. herrPezzel

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    Update of the current V-Strom. Just like SV650 to Gladius.
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  10. Voluhzia

    Voluhzia iExplorer

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    I hope it's not gonna have 17" front...
    I hope it's gonna have spoke wheels...
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  11. GrahamD

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    YAMAHA goes full bore adventure TOURER. ANd makes a vey capable bike for on off road. And it gets bagged.

    The POMS to reviews on sealed roads between pubs and don't touch dirt at all...

    and then this

    :eek1

    Well sorry but that is exactly what the Europeans seem to want. A sports tourer with adventure pretensions.

    My prediction.

    It'll probably be a good bike and after 8 years they will finally admit it. :deal

    I hope they make it nice and FUGLY. No fun otherwise :lol3

    Cheers
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  12. Reposado1800

    Reposado1800 Juicy J fan!

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    How do they think the Gladius is dreadful? The black one is great. Much improved on the SV650 naked it replaced. Suzuki marketing is to blame for the metrosexual advertising but it is still a great bike.
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  13. GrahamD

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    Does that mean we are going to get a Metro sexual Strom?

    I just can't wait for the Fashion Adventure accessories :lol3
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  14. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Gladys engine, all new styling.

    Tbh, even though I'm not a DL fan, I'm kinda looking forward to it :D

    The more the merrier and all that.
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  15. tedder

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    Can't Suzuki just source and rebadge the Versys?

    And "metrosexual" is what, 10 years old now? Didn't "hipster" replace it?
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  16. RaY YreKa

    RaY YreKa Palanquins RTW

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    Engine gets praise from all quarters.

    Styling is like a dolphin-shaped dildo.

    YMMV.
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  17. dwoodward

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    Obvious?
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  18. tedder

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    physics?
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  19. eye.surgeon

    eye.surgeon ...riding California

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    Engines get power bumps with improved mileage. Improved efficiencies, lower weight, etc.
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  20. tedder

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    Can you give me some examples?

    Seems like every case I've seen says "love the extra HP, hate the poor MPG" or "love the bigger engine, hate the heat it generates".
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