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Look at all the spelling mistakes in the Suzuki listing for our bike.....do you think they could do a little proof reading? I never considered that riding position was part of my transmissions features<LOL>.....

2012 V-Strom 1000 Features Transmission Features
Upright, relaxed riding position, well-padded seat and aerodynamic fairing provide all-day-long comfort


Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range, work together with hand guards designed for maximum wind protection.Engine Features
996cc Liquid-cooled, Suzuki fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine with four valves per cyclinder, dual-overhead cams and oil provides exceptional low-end and mid-range torgue for exhilarating performance.


Advanced digital engine management system featureing Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV), delivers optimum combustion efficiency for linear response, fuel economy and superior low-end torque along with low emissions.


Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS) automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature.


Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with seperate maps for each cyclinder to provide outstanding performance and smooth throttle response.


Semi-gear driven valve system simplifies maintenance and minimizes cam sprocket size and engine height for optimum engine placement. A short crankshaft and staggered transmission shafts further contribute to the light and compact design.


Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 36mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, with valve timing designed to enhance low-RPM power.


SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) plated cyclinders for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer, working together with a high-efficiency liquid cooling system includes a compact oil cooler for optimum engine operating temperature.


High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum mufflers are tuned to enhance engine torque.


PAIR (Pulsed-AIR) system injects fresh air into the exhaust port after the exhaust valves open to ignite unbunred hydrocarbons, further reducing emissions.Transmission Features
Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with sixth gear overdrive features a hydraulic clutch for light pull at the lever improving rider comfort.


Lightweight magnesium valve and ignition covers are complemented by a sound deadening plastic outer clutch cover.Chassis Features
Lightweight, compact and rigid aluminum twin-spar frame and swingarm provide agile handling. A bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance.


Cartridge-style 43mm front forks with adjustable preload provides 6.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride.


Link-type rear suspension features 6.3 inches of wheel travel and a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster.


Multi-reflector 60W/55W headlights.


Easy-to-read instruments include a large speedometer and tach dials, plus LCD display for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, tripmeters and clock.


Engine undercover panel is designed for ample ground clearance and sleek appearance.


Large rear luggage rack features a rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place.


Rugged seat cover material enhances comfort and durability.


Dual front dist brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus a single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper provide strong stopping power.


Lightweight cast aluminum wheels with DualSport-style tires for optimum traction.


Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation.


Pearl Mira Red/Black
 

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My dealer said the same thing...same Vee and will be around in march. Good to see its back...I hope they sell enough to keep it around until mine takes the final nap.
 

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I am most pleased that this puts them on the hook for spare parts for 11 more years.

I have hopes that the Vee will last me a long time as I "dwindle down to a precious few"

They really could have massaged some of the obvious problems
 

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Pearl Mira Red.
I think it's a pretty nice color, but I need to see it in person to know for sure.

Read through the features; yup sounds familiar.......

I'd have to take exception to this one though;

"TRANSMISSION FEATURES
Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with sixth gear overdrive features a hydraulic clutch for light pull at the lever improving rider comfort."

Maybe if they changed the hydraulic ratios........ but um.... NOT a light pull by any bike standards.


But I'm glad to see it back in the US model line up. I wonder if they mucked about with the fuel mapping?
 

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Should I replace my current ride with it? Since there is nothing on the market within that price/reliability/ability range...
It's no different from your present bike.
 

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With all the prices on new Teneres, Tigers, and old GSs and stuff, the Vee will be a very competitive in the market of Adventure bikes..
No.....it is outdated and cheaply made in comparison. And don't forget that the 1000 hasn't sold well at all compared to the 650, and nothing is gonna change now.
 

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At least you guys in the US still have it on offer, It may be unchanged but considering its price against GS, S10 etc its still a viable option
 

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Cheap?

No.....it is outdated and cheaply made in comparison. And don't forget that the 1000 hasn't sold well at all compared to the 650, and nothing is gonna change now.
I am considering buying a new one. My '04 was totaled in a little incident with a Kia. Ok, outdated? Perhaps. But cheaply made? Explain. I noticed you are on the Concours now. Did you still think the Vee was a POS when you were on your '05? You must still have some connection to it as you still post here a lot. I am unsure about buying a new outdated, 'cheaply made' Vee. Your thoughts...
 
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