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Was visiting with my dealer today, according to him the Suzuki regional rep said the DL 1000 will be back in the 2012 line up. Also supposedly a bit more "dirt" oriented to compete more directly with the Super Tenere and BMW gs1200.

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Was visiting with my dealer today, according to him the Suzuki regional rep said the DL 1000 will be back in the 2012 line up. Also supposedly a bit more "dirt" oriented to compete more directly with the Super Tenere and BMW gs1200.

Seeing is believing...
LOL......ya, you know what they say "I'M FROM MISSOURI, YOU'VE GOT TO SHOW ME"....you of all people should know this well. :mrgreen:

But of course, it makes perfect sense that a dealer in Missouri would have the inside scoop........
 

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I was told the same thing at a dealership in Wyoming last week. FWIW, they had a '11 wee on the floor as well.
 

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If it's true, I hope they:
  • Give it an 8-gallon gas tank.
  • Rigidly mount some decent handlebars.
  • Add a proper skid plate.
  • Make spoke wheels optional, not mandatory.

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... supposedly a bit more "dirt" oriented to compete more directly with the Super Tenere
That would be great news. Love to see this segment grow even more robust. It's the only type of bike I have an interest in owning and more choices are always better.
 

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I'm gonna go with "complete bullshit" until I see a picture of it rolling off the production line.

Suzuki hasn't shown any movement towards making the Wee more of an dirt-worth bike, which would have made more sense, nor shown any movement towards improving or innovating with ANY of their dirt-oriented dual sports. If this were true, it would be a remarkable step in the right direction and that's why I think it's BS.
 

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I'm gonna go with "complete bullshit" until I see a picture of it rolling off the production line.
Ditto. I see no reason to believe Suzuki would do anything in this segment beyond new body panels and different paint. They are not committed to it.
 

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I'm gonna go with "complete bullshit" until I see a picture of it rolling off the production line.

Suzuki hasn't shown any movement towards making the Wee more of an dirt-worth bike, which would have made more sense, nor shown any movement towards improving or innovating with ANY of their dirt-oriented dual sports. If this were true, it would be a remarkable step in the right direction and that's why I think it's BS.
Im with you Craig........
 

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The one big thing that Suzuki needs to invest money into is shaft drive. While it isn't really suited for the smaller displacement bikes because of the power and weight penaties, they really need to look at it for the next generation Vee and the Bandit.

I honestly don't see a new Vee coming because I doubt that Suzuki is going to spend the $$ on the engine to make it compliant with emissions. I may be surprised, but I don't think Suzuki can compete with the offerings from Yamaha, BMW, Triumph, etc.... They have already proven this with the "all new" Wee.
 

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Your dealer doesn't know jack. The average member here knows more about future v-strom plans than a dealer does.
 

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If it's anything like the all new wee, then I'll take a pass. New body work doesn't equal 'all new' in my book. They'd better hurray, I'm Super Tenere dreaming now.
 

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2012 Super Tenere 1200, $16K+.. ouch.

You had better really love it. Be sure to take a test ride on one before remortgaging the house. ;)
 

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2012 Super Tenere 1200, $16K+.. ouch.

You had better really love it. Be sure to take a test ride on one before remortgaging the house. ;)
Typical cheap ass Strom owner.:yesnod:
 

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Typical cheap ass Strom owner.:yesnod:
Maybe he has a wee?

Much cheaper in the U.S. I'm considering south of the border.
 
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