I agree. We lost 2 within the city but did gain one back a short distance from. The problem is with the short riding season here the technicians have/get little Suzuki specific experience in the multi-brand dealers that are in this province. When I spoke to a tech at both dealerships about valve clearance check and adjusting they both looked dumbfounded and actually a bit scared of the prospect. Parts do seem to be in good supply though.I think that the big "S" should start concentrating more on fixing their support mechanism and retain dealers than anything else at this juncture...
In a 200 mile radius of me we have lost all but 1 (out of 5) dealers within the last 2 years. (all I spoke with said serious lack of support of any kind...).
Kinda hard to sell bikes with dealers dropping the brand like a fresh turd.
The window is there for that before KLR jumps in. I still think a thumper up to 450 is fine....that Honda 450 single is wicked.Seems more like Suzuki is making a new small V-Strom. Something to compete against the new X400 Versys and new more dirt worthy CB500X.
After riding one for a bit this weekend I'll say it's well worth the $$$. The low end torque is amazing. The suspension is pretty good actually better than good. It's now top of my list of second bikes until I get a beta under my butt...The window is there for that before KLR jumps in. I still think a thumper up to 450 is fine....that Honda 450 single is wicked.
But a lot of $$$
front fender looks the same too, i'm thinking a new V-Strom 1000? the picture is very blurry, dark and the angle is off but that looks like the 1000cc engine to me.More of what we know for sure. It is water cooled, chain drive, street oriented with cast wheels and same signals and mirrors as current V-Stroms. All new swing arm, not used on DR, DRZ, or DL.
makes sense, it's like the Katana and GSXS1000.Another reference that sort of makes all this make sense.
"...rumor has it that Suzuki is going to revive its DR Big line with an all-new ride that is meant to supplement the street-wise V-Strom range with an off-road bias. Sure, Suzuki has a new DR650S to fill out the midrange, but this new ride is supposed to carry the same 1,037 cc powerplant as the V-Strom 1000 to make the jump into the top end, rally-style market."
So teh DR Big is a DL1000 based factory rally bike?
That's what I thought at first too, but they are not related.Did y’all miss this article from February?
Edit: nope, y’all missed this thread https://www.stromtrooper.com/general-v-strom-discussion/421167-2020-suzuki-dr-big-1200-a.html