Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Cowichan Valley, BC
That one extra horsepower and yellow will make that bike scream now...oh yeah, don't forget the spokes and the 12v in dash outlet, cornering will be even better, and my goodness how those features will make braking even better than earlier models.
I like the design but not enough for me to sell or trade my 2013 Wee and take a big loss. Took my bike out the other day and remembered how good its treated me and has never let me down for what I've asked of it. I've test rode the 2016 Vee, yes its got loads of power but for me, the weight, cornering were negatives in my book and the power, well that would just lead to speeding tickets and me taking bigger risks.
I'll test ride the new 2017 Wee and see if there's any big differences but for me it would have to be much better suspension and better brakes that my Wee model. One change I was hoping for was for Suzuki to put more weight lower down on the bike and the best way is to lower the fuel storage tank like BMW did. It would mean probably rear frame and shock changes. A portion of the current fuel tank would make good trunk space and eliminate tank bags.
Both the current 650 and 1000 V-Twins are great motors, an 800 with the same weight as the 650 would I think have created a bigger buzz than the colour yellow for those seeking to buy a Vstrom for the 1st time or wanting to trade in their earlier versions of the bike.
Just my two bits.
Last edited by jerryscove; 02-25-2017 at 11:06 AM.
Reason: removing an extra and non-relevant word in one sentence. Note to myself: Proof read before sending! Geez