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I think it actually looks better than the V-rod is some areas. I think the headlight is the hardest thing to puzzle out.



The lines seem to flow nicely, like the exhaust for example. That looks nicer to me than the V-rod.
 

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Ugly headlight shell

yea, it is.

It would be nice if the shell of the headlight could slip off and be interchangeble with a bikini or larger fairing.
 

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There is a need for the US market to increase the size of 65% of all our products. I don't think the growth rate(size wise) of motorcycles is keeping up with the general public.
 

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Re: I wish to make a complaint...

Neat. That's the best looking middleweight "naked" yet.

Unfortunately, Suzuki and the other manufacturers are constrained by the American market, and what sell here. It costs lots of money to get a bike on the market here, and then they have to contend with the "limited" American market. They can only sell so many "naked" bikes here.

Look at Kawasaki's new 650. They had to put a stupid fairing on it to get it to sell here.

On the other hand, there seems to be an insatiable appetite for cruisers here. If you liked cruisers, you would be in paradise!
 

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Oh, and then there's the whole competing with their own SV650 thing.....
 

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Yeah, I've got like 600 miles on the Bool. It's all broken in by now. Changed the earl at 400 miles (20/50 HD) along with a new philter.

(sounded like the factory put sewing machine oil in it). The thing hauls ass, but I'm still having a hard time getting use to all the engine racket. Get some earplugs I guess.



Dig that Zooper motard 'zuki has in the UK. Why don't they import it? Makes no sense...
 

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I don't knw about that, I've seen some pretty good Japanese Elvis impersonators, they've got the rolled up sleeve-camel pack thing down, along with the Foster grant deal.





 

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Is this bike fitted with an engine of Suzuki's own design, or are they still using the rebadged Kawasaki Vulcan unit ?
 

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Suzuki's response to the Victory Hammer. The resemblance is a bit more than obvious, but then again, any fat tired, major-factory bike produced after the realease of the Hammer will in no doubt always be compared to it.



Maybe Suzuki felt like their lineup needed a 240 series Marauder?



 

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I dunno, but Literbikes make as much torque as many big twins; and also have MUCH greater roll on times as well.
 

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There's a web page elsewhere on the web that says this machine is packing 123hp. That being said, torque could be as high as 150 ft-lb given similar proportinality with other bike. Scary fast.
 

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Re: I wish to make a complaint...

I don't get cruisers at all either, and understand that there was a reason standard bikes were called STANDARD. They weren't great at anything, but they were pretty good at everything. Nowadays, that probably means at least a small fairing, to keep the weather off, but a decent riding postiion for everyday this or that, and just enough lean to keep the front wheel loaded. For those on a budget, that sounds like an SV650; to those who are not, or are thinking used, maybe a VFR. If people consistently bought bikes like that, every manufacturer would make something like that. Find something that meets your needs, and vote with your wallet. If others follow, they will build it.
 

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Because, to some people, torque is the Holy Grail. I don't completely get it either. I mean, I understand the comfort of just opening the throttle when you want to go faster, but running out of breath just when things are starting to get interesting is kinda embarrassing. Know what I mean? Maybe you gotta be an old guy like me to get it. I dunno.
 
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