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Hi everyone, first post. I am purchasing a 2008 DL1000 in like new condition and cant wait to get my hands on it. From what I have seen, it will suit my needs better than the vastly more expensive R1200GS I was looking at. My only concern is about purchasing a motorcycle (or anything for that matter) that is out of manufacture. I plan on putting a lot of miles and spend a lot of time in the mountains with this bike, so I am looking not only for reliability but parts and accessory availability as well. Any thoughts would be appreciated!!
 

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There are dozens, if not hundreds, of models built by any of the "big four" Japanese manufacturers which have been discontinued for decades and for which you can still easily order parts from that Japanese manufacturer's dealers.

It's a non-issue. Buy the DL and don't worry about it.

Plus, it is not unheard of for a model to be discontinued for a year or two and then go back into production (with or without minor changes). No one outside of Suzuki insiders knows whether the DL1K is really "discontinued."

James
 

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The 2011 DL1000 is available in Canada. Not sure about future years. Did Suzuki say there would be no more? I haven't seen that printed anywhere yet.
 

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I am not sure of the exact number, but the manufacturer has to make parts available for discontinued models for I believe 9 or 10 years. Since the DLK is still in production you have at least 10 to go.
 

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I am not sure of the exact number, but the manufacturer has to make parts available for discontinued models for I believe 9 or 10 years. Since the DLK is still in production you have at least 10 to go.
Used to be that way for automobiles. Motorcycles, it's a different story. For small-batch models that are only made for a year or two, good luck finding NOS parts after a few years.

However, no need to worry about the mighty V! There are so many of them out there, and so many aftermarket suppliers, that parts shouldn't be an issue for a generation. Or two.

Buy the DL1000, modify it to suit your needs, and enjoy what "Rider" magazine called in 2003 "The most fun motorcycle I've ever ridden!"
 

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I just purchased a 2006 Vee, and while I was doing some research on the DL1000, I tried to determine if it was going extinct. My perception was, while maybe no longer being sold in USA, it would still be produced for Europe, Canada etc. :confused:
 

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I wanted to upgrade my bike, looked and test rode GS and GSA, the new S10, the both Tigers, XC and what not... and came to a conclusion, I'll buy a DL1000.... wait a minute, - I already have one...

I use oneidasuzuki for all parts needs, never bought aftermarket, OEM only, even chain and sprocket...

Is new, 2012 Vee, coming?...
 

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Thanks everyone. Just me being paranoid. I just haven't had much exposure to these bikes so I just wanted to make sure I'm not walking into a problem. It's a sweet looking bike with Givi luggage and lots of extras already installed. Cant wait to get my hands on it. Thanks again.
 

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The other factor working in your (and our) favor is the model was long running with few changes so the parts supply is pretty solid.

I figure we should be good on mechanical parts for at least another 10 years with the exception of bodywork which "may" start to dry up in another 5-6 years depending how many people crash their Stroms, LOL.

I wouldn't sweat it, I didn't. :thumbup:
 

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Hi everyone, first post. I am purchasing a 2008 DL1000 in like new condition and cant wait to get my hands on it. From what I have seen, it will suit my needs better than the vastly more expensive R1200GS I was looking at. My only concern is about purchasing a motorcycle (or anything for that matter) that is out of manufacture. I plan on putting a lot of miles and spend a lot of time in the mountains with this bike, so I am looking not only for reliability but parts and accessory availability as well. Any thoughts would be appreciated!!
I am at over 83,000 KM's on my 2009..... this thing is a bulletproof land missile..... as dependable as the sunrise IMHO....
 

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I have recently been ordering parts for my '07 from my local Suzzie dealer. The longest I have had to wait has been 2 days, that was for a clutch cover gasket.
Looking at other models, Suzuki is still using many parts like some of the controls on thier bikes still in production.

Buy, Ride, Enjoy.
 
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