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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 4th October 2016, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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New Vstroms!

Vstroms, 1000 and 650 are getting a facelift again!

2017 V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT Receive Key Updates - ADV Pulse
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I'm just glad Suzuki are still producing our brilliant engines...
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The 1000. They are already up on the Suzuki web site.

All-New Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Unveiled at Intermot - ADV Pulse

Not sure which one I'm going to get next spring.

It's a 2018 model?

http://www.cycleworld.com/2018-suzuk...st-look-review
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The 1000. They are already up on the Suzuki web site.

All-New Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Unveiled at Intermot - ADV Pulse

Not sure which one I'm going to get next spring.

It's a 2018 model?

2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT First Look | Cycle World
Really like the wire wheels... I reckon that will be the next fad wire wheels on big capacity road bikes..
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 8th October 2016, 03:55 PM
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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 .... They have missed the boat yet again as they have with the new GSX-S1000 being marketed 10 years to late..

What a great bike a SV 1200cc engine in a GSX-S1000 naked would be...!!!
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My first thought on these is "Damn, they must be heavy".

Just bought a 2006 Suzuki DR-650 to complement my faithful 03 SV-1000 Naked. The Dr weighs 366# with full tank and that can easily be lowered to 350#. Down in old Ralphie's comfort range..

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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 .... They have missed the boat yet again as they have with the new GSX-S1000 being marketed 10 years to late..

What a great bike a SV 1200cc engine in a GSX-S1000 naked would be...!!!
Took some time - now twin spark, increased compression, no oil cooler. Bought a 2015 model and like it


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Took some time - now twin spark, increased compression, no oil cooler. Bought a 2015 model and like it
What's the engine like now Valves.. smoother .. + or - torque etc..?
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I love the new electronics on the 1000. To me electronics are just like insurance, I don't want to use them, but I'm glad they are there in case I make a mistake. I can definitely see my Versys being replaced by a new V-Strom 1K. I believe safety in a motorcycle should be approached like it is in aircraft, avoiding accidents.
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What's the engine like now Valves.. smoother .. + or - torque etc..?
Pretty good. I have the 'sport' version and after the 1st service the mapping was changed (by Suzuki) and the torque was certainly improved. Nice pull from 2000RPM all the way to red line. Engine is definitely noisier but disappears when the exup valve opens in the exhaust.

Interestingly, the whole throttle body balancing mechanism has been junked so each TB is set independently and you need a PC to do this so the ECU sets the correct throttle valve opening when the TB's are balanced. However, the general opinion is that balancing is not as critical as it used to be on the old engine.


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I got a chance to ride the new 1000 at Austin last Friday!

They had the standard and XT version there but no 650.

Anyway, it's a big bike is the thing that stuck out at me most. Very similar to the L4 model engine wise so if I got one it would probably be a older one with the beak. Sorry about the pics, damn cell phone rotates the pics and has a mind of it's own!
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