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General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

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post #11 of 655 Old 08-30-2019, 10:42 AM
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Hmmm, very interesting.

No big deal though. What kinda improvements are done to the 2020 650?

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They'll release this instead. Or, they are still fighting over colors for 2020 on the DL1000, and it will be on the website in a couple weeks.
Seriously, Suzuki has never put alot of work into their web page, they've been slow to update before.

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I"ve heard Suzuki from time to time will skip a year for importing certain models due to unsold inventory still in showroom.
Example: 2013 Vstrom 1000. There isn't one
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Example: 2013 Vstrom 1000. There isn't one
Same with 2017.

I think they will do the same thing as they did with the Katana (It's a GSXS1000) and make the DR.Big for 2021. It will be nothing more then a Vstrom 1000 and it will be released in 2020 as a 2021 model. I bought my 2018 Vstrom 1000 in August of 2017.

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it could be, sales of 1000 is obviously not satisfactory comparing to 650,
besides they are so similar nobody will notice...
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650 isn't selling very well either, a dealer a couple hours away from me bought over 50 2018 650X and sold them for like $3,000 off. I know a few people that got in on the deal.

also they are hardly "so similar nobody will notice" the 1000 is better in every way.
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also they are hardly "so similar nobody will notice" the 1000 is better in every way.
LOL you wish.
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can't tell if this guy is right:
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocia...00-2020-dr-big


"Close inspection of the disguised prototypes doesn’t reveal any technical changes compared to the current V-Strom. The frame, forks, brakes and swingarm are all identical, and although the image isn’t pin-sharp, there’s no apparent change to any of the outer engine cases. Even the wheels are straight from the base-model V-Strom 1000, which comes as a surprise. They’re road-oriented alloys, with a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear, despite the fact Suzuki already offers the existing V-Strom with more suitable wire wheels as the V-Strom 1000XT.

Even components like the bars and mirrors appear to be borrowed directly from the existing DL1000 V-Strom, as are the pillion grab handles and the rear licence plate hanger."

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I've seen the rumors online of the "DR Big" project (that's what I've seen it called), which is supposedly a liter size ADV bike. If they're accurate, then it would make sense to drop the DL1000 (especially if its sales numbers are underwhelming) to devote those resources to another project. I can't see a company like Suzuki producing two liter sized ADV bikes.

I remember seeing somewhere that the 1000 sales were competitive with the 650.
Most all ADV shootout type things rank it near the top especially in the bang for buck.

I would believe that the DR Big would be a logical replacement though especially with Honda coming out with a 1200 AT. All the other ADV bikes are in the 1200 range anymore.

Begs the question why one needs a 120+ horse power "off road" bike but hey...
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LOL you wish.
LOL, I have a 12 650 and 14 1000 in my garage right now.
I Ride 'em both, but the 650 is covered in cobwebs. Nice bike, just the 1000 is more bike in every way.
Stop by. Ride em both.
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LOL you wish.
no after owning 2 of each I am pretty confident. I've done more then just test ride a 1000 and claim it to have the best engine you've ever ridden only to turn around and say nobody could tell the difference between a 650 and 1000....


https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a...er-ridden.html

interesting thread though, sounds like you just regret your decision to buy a 650...
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that's the problem that not really, this bike has better low down torque then new AT, versys 1k, f800GS, R1200GS, tiger 800xc, MT-09 tracer and more. I wish v-strom 650xt had this torque because I'd bought it already.

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