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post #1 of 15 Old 06-08-2017, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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Check out what Cycle World has to say about the 2018 1000!!

New cycle world review can be seen here.
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post #2 of 15 Old 06-08-2017, 02:44 PM
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It mentions that Suzuki knows of a 400k mile V-strom 1000. I'm assuming they're talking about Kith.


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post #3 of 15 Old 06-08-2017, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ya know, I think that for the 2018 Eastern rally we need to aim for the biggest V-Strom collection ever.
Maybe then Suzuki would bring in a truck load of demo bikes for some of its most ardent fans to try out.

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The 2017 650 review is HERE.

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It sounds like Suzuki is finally doing something about the poorly designed clutch basket.
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Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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It sounds like Suzuki is finally doing something about the poorly designed clutch basket.

I'll find that out soon enough! What they mention in the article probably has nothing to do with the clutch basket, but instead with the inner hub. This was changed on the 2014 to a slipper design that actually worked well. Some SV owners are fitting that DL setup to the SV 1000 as it is MUCH better than the old factory Back Torque Limiter setup that the SV had during its life. It mentions changes in the ramps, so I am assuming they have changed the inner hub again. There have been no real issues beyond some clutches not releasing properly with the second generation Vee2 so I don't know why they would change it. It could even be they are referring to the same clutch inner hub assembly the Vee2 has. Would be the first time info like that overlapped....

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post #7 of 15 Old 06-08-2017, 08:53 PM
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I would like to see a pearl marble black XT with the gold rims. I'm not fond of the yellow color scheme.
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Overall, not bad.

Anybody else annoyed by people trying to tell us these overly conservative off pavement limitations of our bikes? I guess the writers have to try and draw distinctions, but I'll gladly lead them down forest roads and doubletrack with my Vee2. In fact I'm pretty sure I have a photo of my Vee2 doing a stream crossing around here somewhere.

Chase you out there?

He rode the same stream crossing with his girlfriend on the back of his Wee. There was a multi strada in the group as well. I'll bet the writers would have cautioned the six or seven V-Stroms against the ride (at least in print). I really don't think the the one multistrada on the ride had much of any advantage on the forest roads.
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Overall, not bad.

Anybody else annoyed by people trying to tell us these overly conservative off pavement limitations of our bikes? I guess the writers have to try and draw distinctions, but I'll gladly lead them down forest roads and doubletrack with my Vee2. In fact I'm pretty sure I have a photo of my Vee2 doing a stream crossing around here somewhere.

Chase you out there?

He rode the same stream crossing with his girlfriend on the back of his Wee. There was a multi strada in the group as well. I'll bet the writers would have cautioned the six or seven V-Stroms against the ride (at least in print). I really don't think the the one multistrada on the ride had much of any advantage on the forest roads.
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Here's a review of the new 650 and 1,000 from ZLA:
https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...%7C%20Combined

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