Wow, this thread seems to exist to spread counter-factual claims. Stop it. I've ridden the new model and it's lighter and more stable. It has less uplift at high speeds because it lacks the huge cowling of the existing model and the weight is distributed a bit lower.
It isn't so much the size of the cowling but the shape. Notice piece #7 under the headlights of the older bikes is gone. Its upward angle and large area is probably the main cause of lift. It appears Suzuki actually used a wind tunnel or software that can determine aerodynamic flow for the Glee, unlike on the Vee and Wee.
I found the article that I was refering to in my original post. It was written by french journalists that tested the 2012 back to back with a 2011 model. They said that the 2012 was more nimble because of the weight lost in the front but, on the other hand, it was a little bit less stable at very high speed (over 100 mph). That feeling was, of course, even more noticeable with the luggage set on.
I've done some search here looking for a proper DIY thread that shows how to lower the forks step by step.
Maybe I'm missing something, and don't want to open a new thread here on that - could you please point me to a thread that shows that?
( I remember I asked once in the past about the top screws in the fork, but can't seem find it)
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