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post #21 of 32 Old 10-11-2016, 08:06 AM
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I'll be purchasing the hubs and I'll have a local shop lace me up some black wheels. Im sure fitting them to my 2014 won't be a problem.
If you want custom wire wheels (which I can understand) don't think that it is as simple as getting a local shop to lace up some rims. While it might be so - it is definitely not automatically so.

Last year a friend from New England dinged the front wheel on his new BMW (R) on his "round-the-states" tour. There were no new wheels available for 8 weeks. Zero. We decided to replace it with a custom wire wheel. That never happened because of the spoke angle vs the size of the rotors it would require replacing parts all the way back to the tripletree. Obviously, way too expensive. I am not suggesting that would be the case on the V2.

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post #22 of 32 Old 10-11-2016, 08:20 AM
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Still got that damn suitcase of an exhaust. Why do they have to try and 'out ugly' one another

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Have you noticed how similar the new mufflers are for all the brands of motorcycles?
Evidently, the current EU regulations have a standard that not only requires a max db level but also a minimum volume for mufflers measured in liters. Form follows compliance.

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post #23 of 32 Old 10-13-2016, 11:04 AM
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I'm so glad I live non-California America. The exhaust and cat are the first things to go.

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"The exhaust and cat are the first things to go."

Yup, the cumulative effects of all those motorized vehicles has no lasting impact on anything.
Besides, Texas is big enough for the sound to spread out and not have anyone notice.
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Have you noticed how similar the new mufflers are for all the brands of motorcycles?
Evidently, the current EU regulations have a standard that not only requires a max db level but also a minimum volume for mufflers measured in liters. Form follows compliance.
Makes you wonder if all that packing in these beastly large cans soak up hydro carbons and help pass emissions? The whole thing is getting absurd as it looks like we are in for global cooling now. Crop failures anyone?

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post #26 of 32 Old 10-31-2016, 07:03 PM
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Looking at some more photos at Suzuki Global site, I've just discovered that non-XT versions, black and white ones, have grey plastics on the sides of the tank.
I mean, c'mon Suzuki, where did you get so much passion for grey??? They've ditched grey sub-frame and now we have grey tank plastics. The bike again looks like it has parts from the other bike.

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post #27 of 32 Old 11-17-2016, 10:50 PM
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Thanks Suzuki... i bought a new bike and 2 yrs later feels old already..
I have a '14 and I honestly see nothing work upgrading for. Bold new colors and a few electronic tweaks. I already have a Givi screen, so that's no biggie.

The Vee2 is the first bike I've ever owned that just did everything I wanted it to do with very little fuss. It's pretty dang good.

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post #28 of 32 Old 11-21-2016, 07:24 PM
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Just noticed that the new 650 got its front signals placed like the old 2014.
However the new DL1000 got them higher at the cockpit.





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I'm not biased, but I'll keep my 2013

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post #30 of 32 Old 11-21-2016, 10:04 PM
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Not a fan of the new beak, if you can call it that anymore.
Wired wheels aren't good to me either.

The yellow scheme reminds me of yamaha... laughs.


I do envy the black frame though.

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