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post #1 of 18 Old 09-25-2018, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Assembled in India?

Is our Vstrom 650 2017-2018 assembled in india? There is a way to know it by the VIN identification plate? Seems Japanese Toyokawa plant is dismissed...
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post #2 of 18 Old 09-26-2018, 06:59 AM
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I hope not, it appears they are consolidating into one "new" plant in Japan. I won't own anything built in China or India.

https://motorsportsnewswire.com/2018...cturing-plant/
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I hope not, it appears they are consolidating into one "new" plant in Japan. I won't own anything built in China or India.
What? Not even the 500cc HD

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What? Not even the 500cc HD
ROFLMAO, Not even. Last time I rode a Chinese scooter in Katerini Paralia, the wheel fell off after hitting a speed bump on the way to Mount Olympus and I scraped up my butt.
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ROFLMAO, Not even. Last time I rode a Chinese scooter in Katerini Paralia, the wheel fell off after hitting a speed bump on the way to Mount Olympus and I scraped up my butt.
Come on, don't be like that. You rode a cheap knock-off scooter and dismiss everything made there? Let me tell you, BMW and Honda will not produce rubbish even in India or Thailand. I owned a Honda cb500x - built in Thailand - and it was rock solid, great quality as you would expect from Honda. I would guess it's the same with BMW and would be the same with Suzuki. Given sufficient QC you can build anything anywhere.
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I owned a Honda cb500x - built in Thailand
My '13 Triumph Bonneville T100 was an incredibly well built bike. Had hand-painted factory striping. Loved riding that thing and it was easy to look at too. Built in Thailand.

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I hope not, it appears they are consolidating into one "new" plant in Japan. I won't own anything built in China or India.

https://motorsportsnewswire.com/2018...cturing-plant/
That plant need to be completed... So, where the 2017-2018 were builted? Not in the oldest Toyokawa plant because was closed in 2016... And Suzuki is now launching vstrom in India (builted in a new indian plant where they are building also gsx750 and hayabusa). I also hope is not builted or just assembled in India but googling for "vstrom 2017 assembly line" (or something similar) no japan is mentioned but only India &#x1f61e;
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Come on, don't be like that. You rode a cheap knock-off scooter and dismiss everything made there? Let me tell you, BMW and Honda will not produce rubbish even in India or Thailand. I owned a Honda cb500x - built in Thailand - and it was rock solid, great quality as you would expect from Honda. I would guess it's the same with BMW and would be the same with Suzuki. Given sufficient QC you can build anything anywhere.
Thailand, I would possibly consider. China or India, not a chance. Ya know what they say, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

Even my and my daughter's bicycles are hand built in Germany. I avoid Chinese products whenever I can. It's difficult sometimes but I try. I prefer American made or Euro made. My money my choice, very simple really. Motorcycles built in China or India are completely out of the question.

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Thailand, I would possibly consider. China or India, not a chance. Ya know what they say, fool me once shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.

Even my and my daughter's bicycles are hand built in Germany. I avoid Chinese products whenever I can. It's difficult sometimes but I try. I prefer American made or Euro made. My money my choice, very simple really. Motorcycles built in China or India are completely out of the question.
Sure, it's your money. I was just pointing out that because brand X has lousy or no QC, this does not reflect badly on everything made in the country where brand X happens to be making their products.

Motorcycle "A" brands are opening plants in India and China because that's where there's a lot of demand for smaller displacement bikes.
However, since these bikes are also sold in EU and US, they cannot afford to be lax in their QC (unlike brand X which does not have any name to keep up, and probably doesn't even sell bikes under its own name anyway).
So, for my part, I wouldn't really care whether my bike was made in Japan or in China under Japanese supervision as long as I could count on the same brand warranty (I have 4y of warranty for my DL650XT which is part of the reason I bought a Suzuki and not a Triumph).

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT launching soon: Made in India ADV bike from Suzuki!
The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is likely to be the most affordable bike that Suzuki manufacture in India and is likely to be powered by 645cc V-twin motor that makes 71hp at 8,800 rpm and 62Nm of torque at 6,500rpm, and will send power to the wheel via a 6-speed transmission

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