Suzuki, please release an updated Vee! - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
General V-Strom Discussion Talk about all things V-Strom not limited to just one of the above models

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 03-28-2012, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 84
Suzuki, please release an updated Vee!

Hi, have lurked for a while in view of maybe buying a v-strom. However, even though I so far didn't I just felt compelled to post this:

Suzuki, pleeeeeease follow suit and release a 1k (or bigger ) revamped bike, and I will buy it!

At the moment I'm actually looking at the Super Tenere instead - it even looks like a larger version of the new wee to me. Lovely round shapes, as opposed to the competition's origami attempts.. And I do need, and I mean need as in really really want, the bigger engine! I am for some reason a Suzuki person. Always had them, run a TLS now, and this is the only thing making me hesitate over the super tenere - it doesn't have a S on the tank... (and it's shaft drive)..

Finishing with a question to the forum: I saw a thread on the rumour of a 2013 updated vee, but the last post is from a month ago.. any rumour mill grinding? I guess I just want to hear from someone that it would be worth waiting, and not closing a deal on the Yammie shortly..
K0m4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 03-28-2012, 06:28 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
kenneth_moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
Posts: 2,452
According to the Suzuki rep at Bike Week, there are no immediate plans to update the Vee. He said it would be at least a couple of years. However, he may or may not be an authority on the subject. If the big ADV bike market stays as hot as it is now, it's hard to imagine why they wouldn't update it.

Go hakafugu yourself.
kenneth_moore is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-28-2012, 06:37 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baltic, Ct
Posts: 6,638
Here in the USA bike prices level off after about 8 years.

If you buy an 8 year old bike keep it well for a couple of years it is worth almost as much as you paid for it. Not including sales fees it is almost like just parking your money.

With bank interest almost zero, why not

In AUstria how much is a Super Tenere like 20K in US $ ?
richw is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 03-28-2012, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 84
kenneth: thanks for the reality check. I thought that might be the case, I'm just grasping at straws I guess..

rich, the new price here is € 17,000 (xe.com says that's about US$ 22,650 today) for the Yamaha. However, I'm in a position to buy it minus all taxes, so I'll get it for about € 11,250. I guess I could buy it, sell it in two years more or less what I bought it for, and buy the new Suzuki :-) only I really don't like to sell my babies... plus, we've got the white one here..
K0m4 is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 04-11-2012, 06:51 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
1VStromNC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 281
It sure would be nice if they did update it to include abs.

Why the Vee does not have abs as an option is unthinkable.

ABS and the new model refresh on the 12 Wee was a deal maker for me!

2015 DL 650 Wee
2015 R1200 BMW ADV
"Ride as if your life depends on it"
1VStromNC is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 04-11-2012, 08:32 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Baltic, Ct
Posts: 6,638
EU guys

Isn't the EU going to require ABS next year?
richw is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 04-11-2012, 08:47 AM
Stromthusiast!
 
kenneth_moore's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
Posts: 2,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by richw View Post
EU guys

Isn't the EU going to require ABS next year?
That's one of a few new regulations the manufacturers are negotiating with the government on. Some of the manufacturers are going ahead and putting ABS on everything (BMW), others are waiting.
http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/secto...com-542_en.pdf

The new regulation that really has the manufacturers up in arms is the "Anti-Tampering" law. The law requires that the bikes be built in such a way to prevent things like installing a Power Commander and exhaust system. Riders are taking to the streets in protest over that one.
Have You Heard!

Go hakafugu yourself.
kenneth_moore is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome