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V-strom 1000 ABS 2014...was suzuki absorbed by BMW???


it seems that suzuki was inspired a lot from BMW GS series....
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I almost bought a 2012 v-strom 1000 but when I sat on it I thought it felt huge! I knew this one was coming and would definitely like to take one for a spin
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BMW started the adventure rider theme, so therefore all ADV bikes will just be clones of what the 'biking world sees as "The Look!"

I hope that the Suzook takes a large share of the market, like KTM has!
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here is the touring version with bags

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Traction Control System...

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s*** I'm falling in love....

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Suzuki had the beak before BMW. DR Big.
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Suzuki had the beak before BMW. DR Big.
I always feel comfortable with jap bikes...much more reliable...between a GS et this v-strom I will take the latter with no single hesitation!!! I'm just trying the find its price online and I know my heart will be broken...
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price is between 12K and 13K Euro....not bad at all if we look at the extra features!!! the GS1200 starts from 22K Euro...
in UK is it 9.999 GBP.

well price + reliability of japs + style + features TCS, ABS, etc...I think it will be my next bike...I will rush for a test drive ASAP!!!!!
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It would be pretty hard to make a bike uglier than the GS. I give Suzuki credit for managing to produce a bike that's in the same design ballpark as the GS and looks pretty good. But man, can bike beaks PLEASE go away?


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It would be pretty hard to make a bike uglier than the GS. I give Suzuki credit for managing to produce a bike that's in the same design ballpark as the GS and looks pretty good. But man, can bike beaks PLEASE go away?
x2 on the bike beaks!!!!!
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I like the beaks...........so I guess beauty is in eye of the beholder!
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I like the beaks...........so I guess beauty is in eye of the beholder!
+1: I like it too, just need to set aside the cash for it....I'm wondering if I have to sell my V or not...I need them both!
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What a beauty! Their website does not have the price yet! Around $11K-12K???

If their prices were the same or close to each other, which would you choose Versys 1000 or Vstrom 1000?
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What a beauty! Their website does not have the price yet! Around $11K-12K???

If their prices were the same or close to each other, which would you choose Versys 1000 or Vstrom 1000?
vstrom with no hesitation...I think the V was meant to be 650cc only and this is why it is a fun bike


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It would be pretty hard to make a bike uglier than the GS.


Ha, funny how opinions are so different. I think the big GS is one of the best looking bikes on the market.
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The Vstrom is a street bike in adventure clothing. Just like my Versys.



It needs wire spoked wheels and better suspension to really go off road. My '78 Honda 550 four Supersport made a better adventure bike.


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The Vstrom is a street bike in adventure clothing. Just like my Versys.



It needs wire spoked wheels and better suspension to really go off road. My '78 Honda 550 four Supersport made a better adventure bike.

you might change your mind after watching this video...

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