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post #1 of 9 Old 08-31-2010, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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Has Suzuki Discontinued the Wee?

I saw in another thread that the price is up a bit because no 2010's around.

Why is this?

Has this bike been discontinued? Any plans to discontinue it?

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-31-2010, 03:11 PM
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Suzuki brought very few models into the USA for 2010 because of overstocks. The 2011 ABS models are in the pipe though. Suzuki Cycles - Product Lines - Cycles - Products - V-Strom 650 - 2011 - DL650A

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Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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As an "enthusiast" who's been watching for new bikes of all makes I'll second what greywolf said. It's just the economy. I'd be surprised if you could not get any bike for a significant discount, bikes aren't selling anything like they were a couple years ago. All indications point to a buyer's market, especially my regular tire kicking excursions to the dealer.
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+1 one on above, plus the big picture is Suzuki is in dire financial straits right now in their automotive business...they have suffered catastrophic declines in their vehicle sales the last year, far more so than any other manufacturer. It wouldn't surprise me if they exited the auto market in the US.

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Wee is there but a Vee?

Did Suzuki discontinue the Vee? I see there are 2011 650's, but no 1000's.

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Did Suzuki discontinue the Vee? I see there are 2011 650's, but no 1000's.
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+1 one on above, plus the big picture is Suzuki is in dire financial straits right now in their automotive business...they have suffered catastrophic declines in their vehicle sales the last year, far more so than any other manufacturer. It wouldn't surprise me if they exited the auto market in the US.
In fact they have added a new model and expect an upturn.

One Detroit-based auto analyst suggested they should leave the US market. So now it's like the game "telephone" and suddenly they are leaving the market. Not so.

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+1 one on above, plus the big picture is Suzuki is in dire financial straits right now in their automotive business...they have suffered catastrophic declines in their vehicle sales the last year, far more so than any other manufacturer. It wouldn't surprise me if they exited the auto market in the US.
Suzuki sold 617,000 cars in Japan in 2009, down from 660k to 690k in the five preceding years (I don't have 2010 data). In any case, only Toyota and Honda sold more cars in Japan. Suzuki's link with VW for sales in India and elsewhere in the dusty sweaty world may help strengthen the company.

Is the Vee developed enough to compete with the liter+ adventure bikes from Honda, Yamaha, and the European brands, or would a more modern liter strom be needed?

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Is the Vee developed enough to compete with the liter+ adventure bikes from Honda, Yamaha, and the European brands, or would a more modern liter strom be needed?
If we are talking "what should Suzuki do to be more competitive in this class", I would highly suggest shaft drive. As someone who was much closer to death than I wanted to be when the chain on my KLR grenaded without warning at 80 mph with a semi behind me, then wrapped itself around the rear hub and tried to tangle itself onto the panier mount...I hate chains. Shaft drive would put the Vee closer in competition to the BMW and the Super Tenere.

With that aside, I can't think of much else to upgrade.

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