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post #1 of 10 Old 05-26-2017, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Picture-in-Picture comparison between '14 and '17 model

Here is very cool GIF animation to compare '14 and '17 models. It clearly shows the difference in the beak design, size and positioning. Enjoy!
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Hey thats cool, thanks for sharing!!!!

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That really is neat. I didn't realize that the design had changed that much. The beak on the '17 is way better looking than the original hook nosed one.
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-26-2017, 02:02 PM
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Looking at it that way makes the new bike look FAT! lol....

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post #6 of 10 Old 05-26-2017, 03:16 PM
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Mmm... twenty-eighteen vee-strom one-thousand. Slurp.

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post #7 of 10 Old 06-01-2017, 08:20 AM
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Doesn't seem to be enough to justify the 17 having its own forum section.
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post #8 of 10 Old 06-01-2017, 08:58 AM
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It's like the difference between the 2002/2003 DL1000 and 2004-2012. The changes are mostly around the windscreen and fairing. It's done now though and it won't hurt to leave it.

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post #9 of 10 Old 06-01-2017, 05:29 PM
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It appears that new beak would bolt right onto the older bike which is cool because it likely means the spoked rims would also fit the older model.
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So, if I paint the fork uppers black and get the red sticker for the Suzuki name on the tank plastic, I'll fool almost everyone?

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