The big news from Suzuki is the titanium exhaust on the new GSXR1000, that plus the improved suspension, brakes, HP, .35 oz. lighter bolts that hold the gas tank on. etc..etc..
For my money the Blue and White 1200 Bandit looks good, if I can't have a GSX1400 I can at least buy a Bandit that has the same cool paint.
Since I got spanked for lack of taste by suggesting a Tiger or a Multi-strada in the Ducati spread, I'll drop the WMD here and say I think I'll buy a V-Strom, they look like a real sharp bike, too bad the Japanese or their German minions don't know how to spell "Storm"
"V-Storm" sounds more all-weather-all-roadie than "V-Strom" which sounds somewhat gay at best.
Who cares? I like the SV1000 just fine and don't maintain any delusions that I'm any threat on the track. Serious carvers replace the suspension components on any bike they buy anyhow.
I think that the DL1000 would be a better choice for me since Zooki decided to drop the plain SV1000 for the torture rack SV1000S. There is an 03 SV1000 plain jane sitting on the showroom floor at Salt Lake Honda right now.
I'd consider one if I weren't drooling over a Speed Triple. The new 900 Bonnevilles are tempting also.... well just about everything is tempting for that matter (sigh).
Women's Prison dream is one of those things that is better left to imagination. I remember reading about a couple Australian guys last yr who got drunk and snuck into women's pen expecting to be welcomed with open arms and whatever. Those women beat the crap out of them.
Sorry: Left some stuff out, for the sake of brevity. Never would consider buying an SV, then leaving it unmodified. I figured, from a Blank-Slate point of view, the updated SV (not the SVS) would be a much better place to start, than the limp-rag Zookie sent over here, last time. Sure, the SVS's fairing would hide, at least, some of the hideous frame, but it's a coin-toss, which is uglier. Anyway, since I can't afford a Tuono, and, used, Ducaties are best left to eccentric watch-makers, I'm keeping my finger crossed, for this year's SV.
Ya know! I've had so many people refer to he and I, in the same breath, that I'm seriously considering going through an Identity crises; which, wouldn't be all that bad, considering the last time, I thought I was Buggs Bunny (haven't been able to look at a carrot, since).
Thanks, for the critique; its been noted. However, I havent used any mind-altering substances, for decades (taken, The Pledge). Though, I must admit, "Back in the Day" I would have probably, preferred Hofmans Powerful Potion, to any such vulgar, alkaloid-based concoction, as you have mentioned (better living through chemistry, and all that).
Dear Lord! If I knew that it was this much fun, Tilting in cyber-space, Id have quit having a life, long ago. Now, if I can just get used to the diet: Macaroni & Cheese, Toaster Pastries and Cocoa, I should be moved, back in with mom by Christmas (just kidding).
To be honest, theres nothing I like more than a verbal dust-up, so please, have at me. Considering the state of the World, and the countrys state of mind, quibbling over motorcycles is a welcome relief. At this point in time, anythings better than trying to figure out whether an Ivy league educated, mush-mouthed, bumpkin, wanna-be: Or an Ivy League educated "Annoyance" who makes Ex-Lax stock go up, every time he speaks, should lead the most powerful nation, on Earth. Lordy! Lordy! Aint life grand!
You hit the nail right on the head. Give me a naked SV650, with 80hp and a state-of-the-art suspension, as a basic platform, and I'll be glad to pony-up the extra cash. And, chances are, Ill be happy riding it for years. Trouble is, the little SV is probably an, entry level "Loss Leader" (a bike that Suzuki might actually be losing money on, to get newbie customers, in the door; and, hopefully, develop Brand loyalty (like Chevy does, with the Cavalier). So, in order to protect its more profitable units, Suzuki (and, all the other manufacturers) doesnt want to make bikes like the SV650 too attractive. After all, you can't make any money if a guy is still happy with a SV, two years after his payment book is empty.