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Thread: Suzuki launch their new V-Strom

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    Suzuki launch their new V-Strom

    .... A good bike for the vertically chalenged, apparently.

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    well thats that sorted then.

    what shall we talk about now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wapping View Post
    .... A good bike for the vertically chalenged, apparently.
    Having sat on one, I wouldn't say it's any better for the short of leg than a WC......

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    it looks half decent , in an ugly sort of way.

    i've always said a GS look a like with a good V twin motor would be my ideal.

    seat is high or low.


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    My son had the old 650 version, and I quite liked it. Until you looked at the build quality

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    Quote Originally Posted by stever1 View Post
    My son had the old 650 version, and I quite liked it. Until you looked at the build quality
    Build quality of the final drives,fuel pumps,valves are all better than some we could mention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaister View Post
    Build quality of the final drives,fuel pumps,valves are all better than some we could mention.
    And on a newly announced bike, you'd back that up how?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    And on a newly announced bike, you'd back that up how?
    Wasn't he responding with regards of the old wee strom versus another well known bike, not that the new bike has a better build quality?

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    The old one had a dreadfully soft front end. Wonder how this one compares. Could be a good commuting bike for some ..

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    when I had a sit on one at the show it just felt lacking and cheaply built somehow

    I had kind of hoped it would be better as I've liked the look of it since the first pictures were released but I think I'll be sticking with the 1150

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanum View Post
    And on a newly announced bike, you'd back that up how?
    oh just since time began with the suziki GS.G range and most jap bikes.

    built like nissan patrols..

    BM.s seem to be unreliable, jap bikes don.t.......just my last 30 yrs experience..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaister View Post
    BM.s seem to be unreliable, jap bikes don.t.......just my last 30 yrs experience..
    Suzuki etc seem to be able to make bikes that anyone can change gear on as well

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    Test ride

    Well I really enjoyed an hour or so's test ride on it the other day. Really liked the ergonomics, spot on for me, about the same height as my old 07 GS (in that I couldn't get both feet down, I'm 5'9.5"). Not sure how comfie the seat will be over time, was beginning to feel the nether regions by the end of the ride, would have to take it out again to be sure, likewise the screen, happiest in lowest position but I was still buffeted a bit.

    Engine spun up nicely - 99 miles on the clock - and seemed to return good mpg, it implied I'd only used 3 mile's worth over the whole ride! What I can't decide on is whether I expected more punch from it, I had to work it more than a boxer, seemed to get to where I wanted to fast enough though.

    If I didn't want to spend new GS money I'd really consider it, it has been a while though since I've ridden an upright bike, I should go on to ride the ST, Explorer etc.

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    I am guessing it would be worth nowt in five years.
    Whereas another BMW would get you some dough back..



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    [QUOTE=duckspeed;3763422]I am guessing it would be worth nowt in five years.
    Whereas another BMW would get you some dough back..

    Would that be like getting offered £6000 part ex for a 2011 r1200gsa with 11,000 miles and fsh (against a £16,000 2014 model) - a 33 month ols bike that cost £13,000

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