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post #1 of 18 Old 07-19-2007, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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Dear SUZUKI Global Headquarters:
I am currious as to why you have NEVER even once responded to
anything that we have posted here on the Best Damn V-Strom Forum???

Is it because we don't prefer to ride your " Hardly Ableson" clones??
Is it due to the fact that we no longer see ourselves as the Next : "__________ " ( insert possible 2007 Suzuki race team star's name Here)
Was it that we as a group of reasonably Mature Vee Strom riders & the only people other than Kia Automobles That has given this Excellent Motorcycle ANY TYPE of National & / or International Advertising ,That you decided to suspend production of the Venerable DL1000 ?????
Have you even noticed that Soon BMW will be the only company offering a
Litre Class Adventure Touring Motorcycle in the United states????
While I understand that V-Strom owners don't make up the "LIONS Share" of Suzukis MotorCycle sales, I would like to point out that we are loyal ...to the DL1000 . signed , the Mouse that Roared.......:twisted:

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IF I only Rode in Good weather..
I WOULDN'T get to Ride in Vermont.at ALL!
we have 2 types of roads in Vermont, Unpaved roads and decaying back to .............Unpaved roads..

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-19-2007, 06:44 PM
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Good post VSK5.

I have thought the same thing. But I often wonder what percentage of VS owners actually register and post on this and other forums. It would be interesting to know. I'm sure that the corporate reps read these forums and gather feedback. I'm also sure that they have done the math, so to speak. Are we sufficient enough to be a force to be reckoned with, or just a vocal minority or a fly in the ointment?
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post #3 of 18 Old 07-19-2007, 07:06 PM
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Don't waste your time.

Manufacturers cannot participate and respond to forums like this for all sorts of reasons. For any manufacturer to even post in a thread about perceived problem is a tacit acknowledgement that the problem exists and because of the way YOUR legal system works within hours a phalanx of gutter lawyers would have class action law suits on the table.
To post on one forum and not others would imply favouritism and give implied credibility to that that forum that does not exist. Do you expect every manufacturer to employ hundreds or thousands of people to trawl the Internet every day and locate every forum on any subject that that manufacturer could conceivably be involved in? If you do prepare to pay for that privilege next time you buy.
To respond to every rumour means that the manufacturer either has to lie to protect their company confidentiality or let their competitors know what they are about to do. Do you expect manufacturers to let the world know what they are going to do just because you are curious?
For a manufacturer to acknowledge a home made or user suggested mod implies that their own engineers are not capable or up to scratch. If you know anything at all about the Japanese way of doing things you will know that is simply not going to happen.
If a manufacturer were to acknowledge a mod seen on a forum such as this then turn that mod into production they would once again end up in court sooner rather than later fighting patent infringement or intellectual property lawsuits.
Just enjoy this forum for what it is - a forum for users. Don't expect that it is something it is not - a manufacturer forum.
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I have no doubts that mfgrs occassionally read web forums, but they never post under any kind of official username. As already stated, that would open up all kinds of ugly scenarios. I'd bet the smaller mfgrs are more likely to read forums than anyone from the Big 4.
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K1W1, don't missunderstand me please.

I 'm not asking Global Suzuki to acknowledge any Real or percieved Problems with the Vee!!!!!
I'm not asking them to assimilate any of our Grass roots based modifications into their production models.
I'm Questioning why the Hell Suzuki can't see what a great bike the DL1000 is and start advertising the Frackin bike !!!! Seriously, if the only people who see it are looking at A different type/style/ manufacturer and happen apon it by ACCIDENT. Then Someone in THEIR advertising department dropped the damn Ball.
When My 3 Y.O.nephew See's a KIA RONDO commercial and tells my sister hey thats Uncle Jacks Motorcycle!!! that was the first & only mainstream Advertising I've ever seen on the bike.....6 years and not once before or since that commercial ...
GSXR? OH Hell yeah! 10 times a saturday , M109? Ditto ..
If it's Not selling it's because THEY Arent selling them to the Motorcycling Public!!!!!
I hope someone like Hyosung will see the potential and purchase the rights to continue producing this EXCELLENT motorcycle ...:mrgreen:

2014 V2 DL 1000 25 miles and Onward
IF I only Rode in Good weather..
I WOULDN'T get to Ride in Vermont.at ALL!
we have 2 types of roads in Vermont, Unpaved roads and decaying back to .............Unpaved roads..

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I'm Questioning why the Hell Suzuki can't see what a great bike the DL1000 is and start advertising the Frackin bike !!!!
Because it's about to be dropped from the line up.
That is nothing to do with Suzuki blame the law makers in the EU who are responsible for emissions regulations.
Dropping the Vee does however give Suzuki the opportunity to develop and introduce a brand new bike based on everything they have learned from 5 years experience with the Vee and by pulling apart untold BMW GS's and other similar bikes. The new bike is the one Suzuki should be advertising.
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aahh sooo!
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post #8 of 18 Old 02-16-2008, 07:48 AM
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Gesundheit, PonchoV.

Just like humanity, the current Stroms are a step toward the evolution of something better. But mechanical evolution is guided by the big head, not the little one, so there is hope for the breed ... I hope.
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post #9 of 18 Old 02-18-2008, 12:32 PM
 
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Mr. Falkner...

As a lady rider, I really hope that Suzuki does not eliminate the V-Strom.

I think the female rider is a largely overlooked demographic. Not only by manufacturers of bikes, but clothing as well.

I love my bike, and I don't think I would have gotten into the sport with out it. I ride over 100 miles a day to and from work and the only complaint I would have about it is the back tire is a little small for the grooves in most of the freeways here in California - sometimes the feeling of sliding is a little un-nerving.

I am not a big fan spending my riding time polishing chrome so H-D was out. I am too tall for a Buell, and just not built for the silly "bend-over" bikes that seem to be so popular with the young girls with the cute little tatoos on their lower backs.

While I am certainly enchanted with the look of other bikes like the Suzuki B-King I know it would never be a fun and comfortable ride like my Wee, and it would sit in the garage.
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post #10 of 18 Old 02-18-2008, 02:37 PM
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It is interesting though, while I was at the vancouver m/c show, I got chatting with a honda rep who plainly stated that the introduction of the (whatever the heck it is Vsomething) by Honda into the canadian market this year (help me here guys, I looked at the bike and liked it but the name escapes me now), was to compete with the other adventure tour bikes like the v strom, etc...
I think the suggested retail was 13-14K and he said very clearly that the strom was introduced in europe when it was to compete with this very same honda.
It would seem odd to me then that suzuki would be planning to drop the v anytime soon here in north america. If Honda is just getting into the game here, you would think that it is a market share that only will increase.

Remeber, all of us former rice rocket riders from the 70's through to the early 90's are slowing down, but not out of the game. We bought the V for versatility and fun, and we are SO not ready for a wing or full dresser! I think that was my dads bike! One day maybe but not yet!!

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