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post #1 of 87 Old 12-02-2013, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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First real ride review

Hey a Canadian magazine seems to be the first to post a ride review of the new Strom from this weekend's press launch.
Sounds promising.
Check it out here:

Suzuki 1000 V-Strom launch - Canada Moto Guide
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It looks like we're going to need a buffeting and wind thread for this forum.

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It looks like we're going to need a buffeting and wind thread for this forum.
LMAO in a strange way it's good to know the V-Strom heritage is alive and well with this one.

I'll get an MRA Vario windscreen as soon as they make one and never have to think about buffeting again...

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Hey a Canadian magazine seems to be the first to post a ride review of the new Strom from this weekend's press launch.
Sounds promising.
Check it out here:

Suzuki 1000 V-Strom launch - Canada Moto Guide
Good work, thanks for the link antbrown

Sounds like the VEE II is exactly what I expected, and ticks the right boxes for me.

Good to also see some "real world" photos of the VEE II in the wild :mrgreen:
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Good work, thanks for the link antbrown

Sounds like the VEE II is exactly what I expected, and ticks the right boxes for me.

Good to also see some "real world" photos of the VEE II in the wild :mrgreen:
You're welcome zedex9r. I'm even more excited about this bike now. I'm sure there will some niggles but every vehicle has some. Teh day they make the perfect vehicle some call me please. The reviewer seems to think it's a good bike. If you want one I think you'd better get your order in soon.
Basically if you like the previous V-Strom you really like the new one I would bet. Suzuki is sure to sell plenty of these especially here in Canada which seems to have the best prices anywhere as yet. About time I say.
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If the article is even somewhat unbiased, we are in for a great Vee2. It sounds like the heart of the Vstrom is still intact, with great upgrades. If the Vee2 turns out to be my '11 Wee with extra power and new/more creatures of comfort, I will be more than happy.!
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I wonder how many from the lower 48 will go to Canada to buy one. Can you even do that?

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I wonder how many from the lower 48 will go to Canada to buy one. Can you even do that?
Yeah, you can. At least you could as later as around 2001. At one time Suzuki offered the SV650 with a half fairing in Canada but not the US so people were buying Canadian models. It was a hassle but I guess the heart wants what the heart wants.

As for the review, it sounded intriguing. I'm a little bummed about abs you can't turn off (Eastern Beaver will rescue us) and the remark about the abruptness of the throttle at low speeds is concerning but I suppose one can't have everything.
The question would be is it worth $12.5? I doubt it, at least to me, but that may adjust itself.
Interesting remark about the last year of the old dl1000 only selling 400 units world wide. I've never heard anyone put a number to it but that ain't many units, guess it was time for a change.

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Good review. No surprises, other than the picture of the top box (open) that looks a lot like the BMW top box, with that silly liner that wastes a huge amount of space. I think I'd probably go the Givi route anyway.

I think that Suzuki spent the right amount of money on the right features and improvements.

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Interesting remark about the last year of the old dl1000 only selling 400 units world wide.
"(S)ales dropped to a low of just 400 units worldwide in 2010."

The last model year of the first generation DL1000 was 2012, not 2010. The Vee wasn't offered for sale into the U.S. in MY 2010 or MY 2011. This should give some perspective to the "400 units worldwide" comment.
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