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Suzuki you disappoint me
« on: January 09, 2020, 10:03:23 am »
So it's not enough that the new rumoured DR Big turned out to be a tarted up Vstrom. No replacement for the DRZ or DR 650 only rehashed new graphics. For the last 8 years or so have made no improvements to their RMZ motocross bikes and consistently ends up bottom of any off road shootout. I think Suzuki has abandoned anything that involves proper dirt. And now the biggest blow of all their favourite son for so many years TP number 199 has given up on them as well and switched to KTM  :( Shame on you Suzuki, I loved my DRZ but you suck.

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2020, 10:45:53 am »
Travis rode a RM250 2stroke.  Not sure that there were any more spares available  :lol8:
 

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2020, 10:53:31 am »
Travis rode a RM250 2stroke.  Not sure that there were any more spares available  :lol8:

He's really going to start using spares now....... :thumleft:
 
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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 11:56:15 am »
Travis rode a RM250 2stroke.  Not sure that there were any more spares available  :lol8:

He's really going to start using spares now....... :thumleft:

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 06:50:00 pm »
He actually went over to KTM due to a spares issue

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2020, 07:53:28 pm »
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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2020, 12:23:18 pm »
Most of the Japanese manufactures moved away from 2 stroke despite it being the worst thing ever. :'(

Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki leaving only Yamaha to sell two strokes. :o

The European manufacturers like KTM, Husaberg ,Husqvarna, Beta, Sherco etc all showed the emissions control monkeys and greenies the finger and hence we still have two strokes available which could have become extinct by now had they not taken that bold stance way back then. :thumleft:
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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2020, 08:42:44 pm »
Most of the Japanese manufactures moved away from 2 stroke despite it being the worst thing ever. :'(

Honda, Kawasaki and Suzuki leaving only Yamaha to sell two strokes. :o

The European manufacturers like KTM, Husaberg ,Husqvarna, Beta, Sherco etc all showed the emissions control monkeys and greenies the finger and hence we still have two strokes available which could have become extinct by now had they not taken that bold stance way back then. :thumleft:

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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2020, 11:22:58 am »
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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2020, 06:07:44 pm »
Its claimed to have 28 hp.
More than the ZA CRF450L.... :patch:
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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2020, 08:19:58 pm »
I was a Suzuki fan. In fact I've owned 6 Suzuki's. I agree that this brand has become boring.
 

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2020, 08:39:18 pm »
I was a Suzuki fan. In fact I've owned 6 Suzuki's. I agree that this brand has become boring.

Not if you're into superbikes....
 

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2020, 09:05:58 pm »
I was a Suzuki fan. In fact I've owned 6 Suzuki's. I agree that this brand has become boring.

Not if you're into superbikes....
Yup, Suzuki have virtually given up on the offroad motorcycle scene, their road bikes however are a different story.

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2020, 10:53:07 pm »
I had a few Suzukis and loved the brand.
Their cars are good, so I got me a Grand Vitara so still a Suzuki in the garage with the Honda Yamaha and 1150Adv.
 

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2020, 11:09:52 am »
This thrad is once again a reminder of at least one of my reasons for having such a strong dislike in the BMW brand.

It has, through the use of advertising, campaigning and even actors like Ewan, managed to convince people that to go "adventure" touring, you need a battletank.

This, in short, have robbed us of decent adventure bikes.
 

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2020, 11:23:02 am »
I saw an article on MCNEWS few weeks ago where they mention a new DR650, vasty different to current one, UD forks and new rear suspension and plastics, looks to be a great bike. One that we will never see thanx to AMID
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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2020, 11:24:41 am »
This thrad is once again a reminder of at least one of my reasons for having such a strong dislike in the BMW brand.

It has, through the use of advertising, campaigning and even actors like Ewan, managed to convince people that to go "adventure" touring, you need a battletank.

This, in short, have robbed us of decent adventure bikes.

You cannot blame BMW for that.

They make what sells.

If you think a manufacturer must build a bike that wont sell because that is the purist form of motorcycle then keep dreaming.

Look at the HP and the 950SE - did they sell well?
No they did not - but now everyone wants one?

If they were to build a new HP brand new - they will sell a couple and then nothing - it wont be a sales hit.

The KLR and the XR sold in large numbers not because they are so sought after or so good - because they were cheap.

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Re: Suzuki you disappoint me
« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2020, 02:49:48 pm »
This thrad is once again a reminder of at least one of my reasons for having such a strong dislike in the BMW brand.

It has, through the use of advertising, campaigning and even actors like Ewan, managed to convince people that to go "adventure" touring, you need a battletank.

This, in short, have robbed us of decent adventure bikes.

You cannot blame BMW for that.

They make what sells.

If you think a manufacturer must build a bike that wont sell because that is the purist form of motorcycle then keep dreaming.

Look at the HP and the 950SE - did they sell well?
No they did not - but now everyone wants one?

If they were to build a new HP brand new - they will sell a couple and then nothing - it wont be a sales hit.

The KLR and the XR sold in large numbers not because they are so sought after or so good - because they were cheap.

It is always about the $$$$$$

I did not say that I blame BMW for it, just that I dislike their steering the course of D/S into a tar oriented direction.