Camo Colour Really Great, Other Observations - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL1000A - 2014-2016 DL1000A - 2014-2016 (L4-L6)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 21 Old 01-26-2014, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vancouver Island, BC
Posts: 93
Camo Colour Really Great, Other Observations

I sat on one at the Vancouver MC Show on Friday. The camo colour is really surprising - not grungy, a light brown and very conspicuous. To my eyes it also seems to work better than all other colours (I have a red one on order).

I have a 32" inseam and my shoes (runners) are flat on the ground with the standard seat.

The front cylinder exhaust header has an oxygen sensor that is very noticeable. Not as bad as the installation on the Royal Enfield single but definitely a runner up!!

The fuel tank is wider at the rear than I expected. I might not install the accessory tank pads.

I was a guest of Suzuki Canada so there is some good info - very high demand with many deals being signed at the show. Vancouver was the 3rd show venue.
Hellcat is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 21 Old 01-26-2014, 10:41 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Colorado Springs
Posts: 3,124
It seems from the few comments here on Stromtrooper that the khaki color is love it or hate it. I know I'd have to see it in person myself to make a judgement on it.

06 V-Strom DL650

[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
John V Strom, Jr. is offline  
post #3 of 21 Old 01-27-2014, 06:34 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
GlenT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Posts: 896
I thought the beige was kind-of, well, beige. And that one had a scratch on the parcel rack which was distracting.

The red one won hands down, especially since its handlebar had a gold sheen to it, while the others are metallic silver.

2013 Tiger Explorer 1200
2009 DL650 ABS
2004 Honda ST1300
GlenT is offline  
 
post #4 of 21 Old 01-28-2014, 08:39 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
om28's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Nashua, NH
Posts: 1,080
Garage
When the new V was first introduced I kind of thought the camo color was pretty cool, I even voted for it on the color poll which is floating around here. Now after seeing all the pics and reviews, which all seem to have red bikes, the red has become my favorite.

2009 Wee Strom ABS (current)
1987 Harley FXR Low Rider Sport (current - with 206K miles)
2009 Aprilia Mana 850, 2006 SV650, 1984 Yamaha Virago 1000 (all sold)
Silver Strom Club Member #11

Wee Farkles: Russell Day Long Seat, Madstad with Moose Adventure Shield +4'', SWMotech Centerstand, 1'' up & back bar risers, Givi XS308 Tankbag, Aprilia mirrors, Framesliders, Fenda Extenda, Elka Shock.
om28 is offline  
post #5 of 21 Old 01-28-2014, 10:32 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pasadna area
Posts: 13,895
I like the Tan color. THe new F800GS comes in a Tan also. Doesn't show the dirt when riding the desert...no?
I painted my CJ6 Jeep that color. I've been considering doing my Wee Strom in that livery.
Rattle cans to the ready!
notacop is offline  
post #6 of 21 Old 01-28-2014, 04:38 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 1,121
I just wish they would show more of the white colour
zedex9r is offline  
post #7 of 21 Old 06-28-2014, 09:20 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Aberdeenshire
Posts: 865
Anyone painted the silver plastic bits to match the base colour eg red on a red bike. If so, was it easy to get a decent colour match?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 523c232d08646.jpg (87.3 KB, 60 views)
Oop North John is offline  
post #8 of 21 Old 06-28-2014, 10:29 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
ToadRide's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Nelson BC
Posts: 1,041
Love my tan. Only wish it was matte not glossy to hide the inevitable scratches to come.
ToadRide is offline  
post #9 of 21 Old 06-29-2014, 08:07 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: western NC
Posts: 449
I too love my Khaki bike.

2014 khaki V2
01 KTM LC4 640 Enduro
Jake Mountain is offline  
post #10 of 21 Old 06-30-2014, 08:05 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Santah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jake Mountain View Post
I too love my Khaki bike.
Looking at the shade in various lights, isn't it more a diaper brown or potty beige rather than a khaki? :biggrinjester:
Santah is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome