I've long been a huge Suzuki fanboy. For so much of the company's history they built state-of-the-art, innovative, high quality, remarkable motorcycles. If you go back to the 2003 MY, GSX-Rs were still legitimate track weapons, the 650 the SV650 had just gotten a new cast alloy frame, their V-twin cruisers were still [sorta] current... But over about the last 15 years, they've been outpaced by pretty much every other manufacturer (worldwide, not just the Big 4 Japanese brands). And now? Off the top of my head, I can only think of one new engine Suzuki has introduced in the past decade, the 250 twin in the Inazuma/GSX250R. The Suzuki of today reminds me so much of Studebaker in the late '50s–'60s, or perhaps American Motors in the '70s–'80s: trying to come up with "new" models by rearranging and repackaging the same basic production parts as creatively as possible while using as much existing tooling as possible. Why? What causes a whole company to just deflate like this? Did they get hurt worse than others in the 2009 recession? Did they choose to concentrate their R&D on the automotive market, or the SE Asian market? A zombie virus? Comet dust?