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the front end tweaks certainly give it a more modern look, the seat looks good as well.
 

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I like the old style better. The headlights look odd. The rest of the bike looks similar.
 

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I Like it, but is that a shroud around the tank or are the screws part of the actual tank. shame the oil filter still sits out front like a shag on a rock. smaller lights look great..
 

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Facelift

Haven't seen the specs yet, but from the pictures this is just a face lift. The instruments are more modern and seems to include a gear indicator which is nice.

But I was hoping for something 800cc like the competitors have. :thumbdown:
 

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I don't mind it.

The oil cooler has been moved to somewhere less vulnerable.
Actually. the oil cooler has been replace by a heat exchanger located behind the oil filter... The oil gets cooled now via rad fluid circulating through the exchanger... Oil gets cooled now regardless of whether the bikes moving or not... Great for hot, slow speed trail riding or heavy traffic...:thumbup:
 

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i'm liking the new look! the new designed front end looks more modern, and hopefully lighter. also i like the gear indicator, wish my 07 had one.

+1 on Errandboy's dislike on the digital speedometer, had a bike in the past with it and i didn't like it.
 

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Digital speedometer... big step in the wrong direction. I just came from a bike with a digital speedo (Aprilia Shiver), my '09 Wee Strom's analog speedometer is way better.
Most overrated gauge on the bike. With a gear selection indicator and analog tach, if you don't know how fast you're going within the error rate of the current speedo, you need more saddle time.
 

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In general I like the cleaned up lines and the new dash layout. They moved the coolant reservoir to an easier to reach place. I'm sure the bike will feel "smaller" in person than the current design.

Things they could have done: Cartridge forks with more adjustability and a better shock. This would have added very little in the way of costs and made for a much better bike. Made the tank bigger instead of smaller and make more of it usable.

Big no-no's: The composite rear rack. This is going to be a source for a lot of issues with those that like to ride when it is cold. The added load of a trunk box will make things worse.

Overall, typical Suzuki thinking.
 

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They moved the coolant reservoir to an easier to reach place.
No they didn't. The thing still requires lifting the fuek tank.

 

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It does look like they removed the OIL cooler from the bottom guess that is where part of that 13lbs lighter came from. I still haven't figure if they were trying to make the front end look KLRish or more like the Versys yet keeping the twin lights
 

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The real question is, can we get that front fairing and headlights to fit on our bikes? :mrgreen:
I like the look of it a good bit better, never liked the front end of the bike all that much. Though it has grown on me.
 

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Most overrated gauge on the bike. With a gear selection indicator and analog tach, if you don't know how fast you're going within the error rate of the current speedo, you need more saddle time.
Ah, so that's my problem! Thanks for the advice, will try to get more saddle time, the Wee is only the 49th motorcycle I've owned over my 55 years of riding... always good to hear from a seasoned expert.
 

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Ah, so that's my problem! Thanks for the advice, will try to get more saddle time, the Wee is only the 49th motorcycle I've owned over my 55 years of riding... always good to hear from a seasoned expert.
Talk about fitting your boot in your mouth ... Norman, ouch. 55 years riding. It's a case of IMHO I guess.
I like the gear indicator and the speedometer, digi or not I'll get used to it.
 
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