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post #1 of 15 Old 08-13-2009, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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Why doesn't Suzuki offer ABS on the 1000? I went to BMW r1200GSA and love it. I had a vstrom first and the motor was cool, but didn't have a lot of the ammenties of the gs. ABS is the main reason I switched. I enjoy the shaft drive and have had no problems in 17,000 miles. All of these forums portray BMW as having nothing but problems, but so far so good.
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post #2 of 15 Old 08-13-2009, 12:33 AM
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well aren't you special?

glad you're enjoying your bike, but what sort of a response were you expecting here? are you hoping for a spirited debate or a quantitative comparison? or are you just looking for affirmation or condemnation?

although, as a future DL-1000 owner, I'm curious why they don't offer ABS on the larger brother, too.
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post #3 of 15 Old 08-13-2009, 03:39 AM
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I also like BMW'S, looked/rode several, some nice options, some downright stupid options with crazy prices! Settled on the 1,000 Strom, could have bought two for what one BMW cost. Not to mention we only have one dealer (BMW) around here, and lots of Zook dealers, to each his own! Cheers-BB

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Why doesn't Suzuki offer ABS on the 1000? I went to BMW r1200GSA and love it. I had a vstrom first and the motor was cool, but didn't have a lot of the ammenties (sic) of the gs. ABS is the main reason I switched. I enjoy the shaft drive and have had no problems in 17,000 miles. All of these forums portray BMW as having nothing but problems, but so far so good.
So, you no longer have a V-Strom but registered here just to defend the BMW marque?

BMW's brand strength never ceases to amaze me. Nor does the cost of the transmission replacement, rear subframe replacement, and brake problems on my co-workers three GS's.

This is a V-Strom forum and otherwise talking about BMW's is a waste of time: even for trolls.

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Why doesn't Suzuki offer ABS on the 1000? I went to BMW r1200GSA and love it. I had a vstrom first and the motor was cool, but didn't have a lot of the ammenties of the gs. ABS is the main reason I switched. I enjoy the shaft drive and have had no problems in 17,000 miles. All of these forums portray BMW as having nothing but problems, but so far so good.
Typical BMW rider IMO. Doesn't have the sense or ability to use a forums search facility to find an answer to a question that has been covered numerous times over recent years. I guess he is outside trying to figure out where to insert his credit card to make his Bavarian tractor perform like a real motorcycle.
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post #6 of 15 Old 08-13-2009, 08:25 AM
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Ah come on guys, don't rag him..... too much anyway.

I could have bought any bike short of the 72K Duc and I CHOSE my vee. I looked at beemers and decided that they were too much money for what they are. If I'm spending upwards of 15 grand, it's got four wheels a trunk and I don't get wet. I bought my vee and love the bike....no it won't outrun my car in a top end match and it also, as another poster pointed out, cost roughly HALF of what a beemer costs. It's one of the best values on the market....1000 cc's of trouble free motorcycle that frankly, was cheap as hell!! IMHO...anyone that buys a particular machine only because it has abs needs to learn how to brake properly...must be one of those "riders" and not a motorcyclist but I guess I'm just old school and don't understand how important it is to "look like you are special and important"....I'm from the era of real value and productivity......"motor was cool, but didn't have a lot of the ammenties"...wow, does that statment speak volumes.....lol


Here's the part that always burns my beemer friends (I have 3 of them)when they borrow my bike....each of them has told me that when they fill up at the gas station, people always ask..."is that a bmw?" In the words of the great Vtom......Hmmmm


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Why doesn't Suzuki offer ABS on the 1000? I went to BMW r1200GSA and love it. I had a vstrom first and the motor was cool, but didn't have a lot of the ammenties of the gs. ABS is the main reason I switched. I enjoy the shaft drive and have had no problems in 17,000 miles. All of these forums portray BMW as having nothing but problems, but so far so good.
What a tool.
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post #8 of 15 Old 08-14-2009, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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This wasn't a vstrom slam. I had a great deal of respect for the vstrom. I liked the motor torque and the head light, but it didn't have abs and I simply wondered why. The price is right and they are dependable as can be, but I cannot figure out why the put abs on the wee and not the v.
I like the beemer for the shaft drive, high alternator output, heated grips and the height(I am 6'8").
As far as abs is concerned I saw a guy on a tiger go down right in front of me as he got in a panic situation and locked up the rear brake. Could have been real bad had he not be dressed for the crash and he was lucky enough to slide behind a vehicle. You can probably brake better w/o abs in a lot of situations, but can you do it in a panic?
Enjoy your stroms, they are great bikes for the $. No offense meant, just goofing around on an old forum that I used to visit alot and though I would ask a question. SOOOORY.
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Typical BMW rider IMO. Doesn't have the sense or ability to use a forums search facility to find an answer to a question that has been covered numerous times over recent years. I guess he is outside trying to figure out where to insert his credit card to make his Bavarian tractor perform like a real motorcycle.
Don't flatter yourself!
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Shoo, troll, shoo!
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