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post #1 of 13 Old 01-21-2014, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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First review from Motorcycle.com

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Review - Motorcycle.com

An interesting observation concerning the engine:

"An alligator count resulted in a four-second timeframe for the Strom to accelerate from 65 mph to 75 mph while in top gear. At 55 mph, though, a downshift from 6th to 5th is required to quickly dispatch slower moving traffic. Otherwise, the engine outputs enough low- and mid-range power to keep things exciting and vibrations to a minimum. Above 5,000 rpm you’ll notice some engine vibes sneaking into the bars and footpegs, but you’re never cruising at this rpm (85 mph is still below the 5k-rpm threshold) unless you’re purposefully wanting to experience the rush that comes when the tach sweeps past 6,000."
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This bike is looking better all the time. It may be in my future.
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I sold my Aprilia because I was broke but spent it all on upgrades for the Strom, ah well...
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Those type of numbers are what I wanted to see in a test. Quarter mile, top gear roll-on, etc. Four seconds though from 65-75 does not sound that impressive. I think probably the Wee can do that, at least with a solo rider.

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Now that is cool!!

That's the plan with mine, Akra (or Yoshi) and Big Blocks (or TKC80)
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Those type of numbers are what I wanted to see in a test. Quarter mile, top gear roll-on, etc. Four seconds though from 65-75 does not sound that impressive. I think probably the Wee can do that, at least with a solo rider.
Agree, I was nonplussed by that informal measurement - but where is this quarter mile time you speak of, that should tell us a lot more!
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Now that is cool!!

That's the plan with mine, Akra (or Yoshi) and Big Blocks (or TKC80)
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Agree, I was nonplussed by that informal measurement - but where is this quarter mile time you speak of, that should tell us a lot more!
Sorry, didn't mean to mislead. I meant to say of all the reviews out there so far, it seems no one has of yet given these type of stats. I'd like to see the whole gamut. Qtr. mile, 0-60, top gear roll-on, etc. I wouldn't really care that it's not super fast, but the four-second 65-75 just didn't sound great for a 1000cc motorcycle weighing 500 pounds.

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I already have that same red reflective rim tape hanging above my workbench to be installed as soon as my red one aka "The Crimson Pigeon" is in my garage.
I assume you are also going to paint the valve covers red?

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Sorry, didn't mean to mislead. I meant to say of all the reviews out there so far, it seems no one has of yet given these type of stats. I'd like to see the whole gamut. Qtr. mile, 0-60, top gear roll-on, etc. I wouldn't really care that it's not super fast, but the four-second 65-75 just didn't sound great for a 1000cc motorcycle weighing 500 pounds.
Because like I have said many many times before, 6th gear is true overdrive with the stock gearing. I am going to call total BS on that 10 second time though, is that per GPS or speedo? If speedo they are not going 65 Miles per hour due to correction, either way I do not believe the 10 second roll on.

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