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post #1 of 554 Old 08-30-2019, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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2020 V-Strom 1050 discussion

Heard that Suzuki has dropped the 1000 for 2020. Still offering the 650 though.
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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...

Suzuki may introduce new adventure bike 1250cc hayabusa enduro
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This was brought up by a member over on the Super Tenere forum. I haven't been able to find any official statement from Suzuki that the model was being discontinued; this seems at the moment to mainly be based on the fact that a DL 1000 isn't included on Suzuki's website for their lineup of 2020 models.

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I've tried a few times to sell my 07 Vstrom 1000. It still has the factory matching side & top cases. Never crashed or dropped very good condition 25k miles. I think with all the issues of this year/model are driving the resale value down. Just my 2 cts.

The bike I wish Mr. Suzuki would make: Size of the bike and suspension same as DL1K, narrow V4 power 1250cc, chain drive, cast/spoke wheel option. 19" or 17" front wheel as option. LED lights, ABS, adjustable fueling. no luggage. under $13K.

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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.

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Or....could it be that Suzuki might be considering putting out an actual all new liter class Adventure bike? I have nothing to support that. But while the current DL 1000 is a really good all around bike, it simply doesn't compete in the market it serves. Even its lower price doesn't elicit sales. It has been overdue for a decade for a complete overhaul of the concept.

Like it or not, shaft drive, factory electronic cruise control, good suspension and brakes, HP well over 100 are what it takes to compete with the leaders in this class as far as sales and resale value matter.

You could compete with chain drive, against the Honda Africa Twin and the KTM larger displacement adventure bikes. But you need 130-160 hp to compete on power and a top notch suspension. For a very small piece of the pie. BMW sold 51,000 BMW GS 1200's in 2018. That is worldwide. It would take an all new engine with around 1200cc, shaft drive, and maybe a DCT option to do this. BTW, that would also be a base to build a good Sport Touring road bike to compete with the RT. There is a market......

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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.

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I just checked the 2020 line-up Suzuki Cycles - Product Lines - Cycles and sure enough the V Strom 1000 is missing. 3 models of 650's. The only new bike I saw was the Katana.
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I'm sure it's still being "offered". As in, they haven't updated/upgraded anything from 2019 and will just continue selling the 2019 models.
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