Sure it has something to do with it not have 150 HP like the competition, yet it can still hang right in there with those that do. Funny how the 650 is not even close to any of those in HP, yet would still be the bike many would pick to own. Some of the writers and riders were wanting much more out of the engine and bike as a whole, yet Suzuki IMHO built a bike for the "real world" riders.I'm seriously considering it, but I would like a test ride first. I just want to better understand what "great fun but not thrilling" means?!
Its a good question. If one is cynical towards jounalists it could mean "We don't want to piss Suzuki off and lose their advertising so we have to think of something nice to say."I'm seriously considering it, but I would like a test ride first. I just want to better understand what "great fun but not thrilling" means?!
Only the GS seems to consistently have darn near perfect fueling and power delivery, the KTM/Tenere/ and Ducati are very rough around the edges. The new 1000 will be smoother than the others in many ways, and how can you say the 650 Strom has perfect fueling? Now if you are talking power delivery, have you ever ridden even a current 1000 Strom? They deliver the power rather briskly and not abrupt or harsh at all, and I love how it lays that power down. This revised engine is allot more different than the current, and the gearing has also been changed. The price point for the adventure model is fantastic for what all you are getting, I just cannot understand why some feel it is overpriced for what you are getting?I already have a new 650 and the price of the 1000 is just too close to the competition.
If the power delivery were perfect and there were great financing/rebates, I'd consider one.
Likely company philosophy. Some companies like HD and BMW want their dealers to provide test rides and probably assist in some way financially to provide them.I will demand a test ride, no test ride, no sale...I don't understand why, in this part of the country anyways, the dealer will take a brand new $25k electra glide right off the showroom floor, tell you to have fun with it , bring it back in an 1hr or so. I go into my local Suzuki dealer and they say "sorry, no test rides" for a motorcycle costing 1/2 as much..I just don't get it....