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Same pig.....new lipstick with glitter.
 

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Same pig.....new lipstick with glitter.
I don't know...I see some nice enhancements in the specs. Stock seat looks a little more humanely shaped, adjustable windshield, taller top highway gear, adjustable vents.

On the negative side: nothing new on the front fork, looks like weight-creep, front end of the white version makes me immediately think 'Mickey Mouse' for some reason. I don't think I'd complain with the black one, though.
 

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Some of those things you list are lipstick.....others are glitter. When it is stripped down you don't see much a difference from the old bike. The motor may have some marginal massaging but from what I can tell the wheels up to the frame are the same. The calipers are the exact same from the pics so no improvement there. It will be quite interesting to see what they charge for the upgrade. Personally I think the orange is the coolest color.
 

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is it just me or is there no oil cooler?
 

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"Here is it!" is a bit weird; the sentence structure is in contradiction with the exclamation mark.
 

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"Here is it!" is a bit weird; the sentence structure is in contradiction with the exclamation mark.
Oh Mr. Duck, give him a break on the English grammer. He's from Italy. :mrgreen:

Thanks for the link Hanno. :yesnod:
 

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should have be bumped up to a 800. looks nice though.
 

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From the pix, the tank (or tank with shrouds) looks similiar to the new Triumph 800. Probably a bit better look (than the previous Strom). Smaller tank, sort of mixed. Hate to give up fuel capacity for roads like the Trans-Labrador highway, which would now require to carry an extra canister of fuel. That said, my 'Strom always had a longer fuel range than any of my buddies bikes. Wonder if that's where they came up with the reduced weight?

Lower weight is good, but specs also indicate a 1/2" higher seat height, which may not be as good for shorter riders (like me...). The Tiger 800s have adjustable seats and both the Tigers and BMW 800 GS have lower seats available....

One possible positive might be that since it appears that the suspension and such isn't changed, you might be able to swap out your current farkles - such as an upgraded shock or fork, brakes, luggage and so forth - from your current Strom.

I still have lots of life, miles and years left on my '06. Only 35,000 so far, and should be good for several more years and adventures. Price point will be important, of course. I test rode a Triumph Tiger 800 a couple of weeks ago. Definately an impressive machine. It'll be interesting to see how the Tiger and Strom fare in reviews over the next couple of years. Oh, this weeks online, digital version of Cycle News had a very favorable review of the Tiger 800s. Kind of reminded me of the initial reviews of the 650 'Strom when it was first released.
 

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Seems odd that with the 650's competition available with a few more engine cc's that Suzuki is staying with 650 cc. Maybe the new gearing will give the Strom a little more grunt.
 

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Seems to amount to some very uneventful changes. I'm undecided about the cosmetic changes so I won't be upgrading any time soon.
 

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Sorry... I'm Austrian... Is this a problem?

I thought and hoped that the important was "understand and be understood"

It was perfectly understood. I was being funny and tried to suggest that maybe the excitement left you speechless (I failed).

Austrian, that explains it; your sentence structure is correct in German.
Welcome to the forum by the way; I hope I didn't piss you off so early in the game.

I can't follow the link by the way.
 

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