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View Poll Results: Love, OK or Hate??
I love it! 132 54.10%
It's OK, I guess... 78 31.97%
I hate the new look! 34 13.93%
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post #101 of 113 Old 11-13-2012, 05:31 PM
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What are they thinking?

Once again Suzuki proves that they have absolutely no sense of style.
I agree completely. That bird beak is hideous.
The B-King style fake radiator shrouds do nothing but make the tank fat.
The silly little fairing/windshield thing is useless. Ew! Ugh! Ptooey!!

Perhaps they could have invested in the looks by hiring someone that can design truly beautiful motorcycles.

Like, maybe someone in Italy.

Like, maybe Ducati.

You know, something more like this...




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post #102 of 113 Old 11-13-2012, 05:51 PM
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I agree completely. That bird beak is hideous.
The B-King style fake radiator shrouds do nothing but make the tank fat.
The silly little fairing/windshield thing is useless. Ew! Ugh! Ptooey!!

Perhaps they could have invested in the looks by hiring someone that can design truly beautiful motorcycles.

Like, maybe someone in Italy.

Like, maybe Ducati.

You know, something more like this...




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Funny you mention that. There is a long thread on the Triumph forums about how absolutely hideous that new Ducati is.

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post #103 of 113 Old 11-13-2012, 06:14 PM
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The Duc reminds me of a game my 4 year old grandson places on my phone !!.


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post #104 of 113 Old 11-15-2012, 06:24 PM
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Not Impressed

The looks are OK. But the most important thing is DID THEY FIX THE DANG FUEL INJECTION". The pipes are too low. The beak looks like the bird that ran into my living room window last week.
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I'm starting to like the beak after a few re-visits to the pictures.
I also think it might also be a bit better that the current air dam /scoop front end of the current design.
Hopefully it will translate into better mileage and handling characteristics for windy conditions.

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post #106 of 113 Old 11-17-2012, 01:33 AM
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Two Vees...

Let's see, 2015 my K8 will be paid off and I will have had a promotion at work...I should have two Vees.

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post #107 of 113 Old 11-17-2012, 01:09 PM
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The looks are OK. But the most important thing is DID THEY FIX THE DANG FUEL INJECTION". The pipes are too low. The beak looks like the bird that ran into my living room window last week.
YES!!,looks are secondary to me.Make it run as good as my 30 year old GS850 and I might buy one.


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post #108 of 113 Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 PM
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Love it but had hopes for shaft drive and another 250cc of engine displacement!

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post #109 of 113 Old 11-17-2012, 02:26 PM
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I don't mind the looks, but I do think it loses some individuality with the loss of the dual headlight deal. It's ugly, but the old one is ugly too, along with all of the other "adventure" bikes out there. These ain't the kind of motorsickles you buy to look at. I think a lot of folks are going to be pissed if they change the wheel size though, and I hope it weighs in a bit less.

In other news, that little twofiddy that's coming out looks like a barrel of monkeys. Or it could be a barrel of monkey turds, who knows.
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post #110 of 113 Old 11-18-2012, 02:22 PM
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Sorry but it looks like the beak ran into a wall from the side. The exhaust is too low for what I do.t needed some updating but why copy the beamer look?
Do you mean why did BMW copy the suzuki look?

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