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post #1 of 10 Old 03-18-2014, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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Motorcycle Consumer News - April 2014

apologies if this has been posted....I just got it. MCN digital
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Yup, mine just arrived 5 minutes ago, the magazine, not the bike. :biggrinjester:

I'm afraid that if I go to my local dealer, one will be there with my name on it.

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Yup, mine just arrived 5 minutes ago, the magazine, not the bike. :biggrinjester:

I'm afraid that if I go to my local dealer, one will be there with my name on it.
sigh, ditto. the mini-review was very, very positive.

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Sorry that everyone can't see it. I didn't realize it worked like that. One of my rare busy days and I haven't read it all but it appears they like it.
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In the same issue of MCN they kitted out a bunch of new bikes for an offroad trial. They rated the Tiger 800 number 1 with the new BMW 1200 GS waterhead and Super Tenere also highly regarded. The test concentrated on offroad capability.

The triumph 1200 was not well thought of and the new 1190 KTM was in the middle of the pack.

I read the new strom article as mostly positive but with a street biased recommendation.

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I thought that it was a VERY positive initial review. MCN is generally to be a very credible source of m/c reviews. This was a "first impression" and a full test is supposed to be forthcoming soon. I currently have an 08 BMW RT and a 2013 650 Vstrom. Since getting the 650, the RT isn't getting much riding time. I live in northern California and the 650 is much more fun on the back roads. I have been thinking of selling both and going for the 1000. The only notable omission for me is the lack of cruise control - I love the one on the RT when I am on the freeway for any length of time. Wish Suzuki would make it an option!
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Here is the MCN recap:

NEW 2014 V-Strom 1000 Suzuki's Back! | First Ride | Motorcyclenews.com - YouTube

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In the same issue of MCN they kitted out a bunch of new bikes for an offroad trial. They rated the Tiger 800 number 1 with the new BMW 1200 GS waterhead and Super Tenere also highly regarded. The test concentrated on offroad capability.

The triumph 1200 was not well thought of and the new 1190 KTM was in the middle of the pack.

I read the new strom article as mostly positive but with a street biased recommendation.
After riding a KTM 1190 I can't imagine it being in the middle of any pack. Not sure about that article.

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This is always confusing because this is the British MCN, not the US MCN.


You'd think those guys would get their act together!

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