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post #16 of 17 (permalink) Old 1st June 2017, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Got a line on a 0 mile red L4 V-strom 1000 for $8289.00 OTD price.

Don't really have enough money to pull the trigger on a great deal. PM me and I can tell you where it is up here!
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post #17 of 17 (permalink) Old 1st June 2017, 11:12 AM
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So that was a load of bo**cks when Suzuki said they can't get the 1000cc vtwin engine through the new emission laws as to why they stopped producing our beloved SV
I'm not sure that it was a lie. I'm sure that they discontinued the SV1000 partially because of poor sales. They had bunches of them sitting unsold in warehouses for years that they couldn't get rid of. I got mine brand-new at about a $1,000 discount because it had been sitting in a warehouse for two years. However, it's easy to believe that the emissions story is at least partially true. Note that the 1000cc V-Strom produces quite a bit less power than our SV's. That de-tuning (less valve overlap, leaner fuel mixture, probably smaller valves) is at least partially how they got the emissions down. That much de-tuning would have made the SV's even less desirable. Suzuki would have had to have put a ton of money into developing the 1000cc engine to both meet emissions requirements and to be competitive performance-wise with other sporty V-twin motorcycles in the same class. The SV1000's sales didn't merit that big an investment at a time when Suzuki was hurting financially.
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