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Post  paul on Sun 12 Jul 2015, 4:57 pm

I wonder what the pricing will be like..............

http://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au/range/road/sport-sport-touring/gsx-s1000f-arriving-august/features

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Post  #Tag on Sun 12 Jul 2015, 6:40 pm

Last year a friend down here gave Canberra Motorcycles a 5 grand deposit to secure one of the first shipment to Oz. They said it would be 18 grand on road and would be here before June. A few weeks ago the sales staff called him and said the F model now won't be here till next year and pressured him to buy the naked which will be here sooner. His language to the young sales staffer apparently could cook a steak well done. He immediately got on to the manager who gave him an immediate refund.

I noted the Suzuki web site says the S arrives July and the F in August. The dealers say different.
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Post  paul on Sun 12 Jul 2015, 7:07 pm

I just had a look on bikesales.com  , & this came up  Question

http://www.bikesales.com.au/bikes?q=(((((((SiloType%3d%5bBrand+new+bikes+available%5d)%7c(SiloType%3d%5bBrand+new+bikes+in+stock%5d))%7c(SiloType%3d%5bDemo+%26+near+new+bikes%5d))%7c(SiloType%3d%5bDemo+%26+near+new+bikes%5d))%7c(SiloType%3d%5bDealer+used+bikes%5d))%7c(SiloType%3d%5bPrivate+used+bikes%5d))%26((Make%7b%3d%7d%5bSuzuki%5d)%7b%26%7d(Model%7b%3d%7d%5bGSX-S1000F%5d)))&Sort=Premium&Offset=0

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Post  #Tag on Sun 12 Jul 2015, 7:18 pm

How odd, sales staff giving different stories Wink

Chances are a Salesperson somewhere in the country may (or may not)  know the real story (or nearly real story)(maybe)(or not)
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Post  madmax on Sun 12 Jul 2015, 7:23 pm

Yeah better off sending Suzuki Australia an email.
As proven dealers will tell you whatever you want just so you put down a deposit

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Post  BanditDave on Mon 13 Jul 2015, 7:15 am

@paul wrote:I wonder what the pricing will be like..............

http://www.suzukimotorcycles.com.au/range/road/sport-sport-touring/gsx-s1000f-arriving-august/features

I reckon most new bikes look more like a Transformers character rather than a motorcycle (except my V-Strom of course) Very Happy Very Happy

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Post  Hammy on Mon 13 Jul 2015, 8:54 am

By the look of it, not much room for two up or luggage. Just a solo scrambler to take to the hills.  Very Happy

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Post  Bosco15 on Mon 13 Jul 2015, 9:43 am

And it looks like they have used TWO candles this time, from the pics, for the headlights.  Razz

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Post  gus on Mon 13 Jul 2015, 6:29 pm

Butt ugly and expensive .
I'll rather a 1300 yam and change thanks ,or wait to see what Honda is up to with the new 900 cc (?)
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Post  Hammy on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 7:26 am

@gus wrote:Butt ugly and expensive .
I'll rather a 1300 yam and change thanks ,or wait to see what Honda is up to with the new 900 cc (?)

Honda !   It's been that long since Honda did anything good in the road dept. Must be devoting all their time to GP .  And that does not seem to be improving greatly. The whole MC world is a bit of a puzzle at the moment. I wish one of the Jap manufacturers would find the right pieces. Crying or Very sad

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Post  gus on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 5:52 pm

There is hope that Honda will bring out a 900cc air cooled bike that looks good .
Called a cb900r  .Ill see if I can find a pic.
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Post  gus on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 5:53 pm

Oh now that's got my name all over it .
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Post  mtbeerwah on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 6:32 pm

@gus wrote:There is hope that Honda will bring out a 900cc air cooled bike that looks good .
Called a cb900r  .Ill see if I can find a pic.

are you taking the piss, or is that a real thing?

air oil cooled???

didn`t think any manufacturer would contemplate going back to that technology.

don`t get me wrong, I ride one, and not about to give it up either.

just didn`t think the masses would go for it.

next they`ll be putting a carby on it.

where`s the oil cooler?
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Post  gus on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 7:01 pm

Well its rumour only but I for one really hope it becomes reality because this thing would put a "horn on a jellyfish ".
See AMCNews page 15 or google cb900r .
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Post  Re-Cycled on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 7:21 pm

@gus wrote:Oh now that's got my name all over it .
Not unless you have changed your name to Honda! Razz

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Post  paul on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 7:59 pm

@gus wrote:Oh now that's got my name all over it .
That picture is actually of the 2007 1100 prototype 

http://www.revzilla.com/common-tread/rumors-honda-putting-cb900r-into-production

It sitll might end up with the " new look " image if it makes it into production ..................might need to change your name from Honda in that case Gus........ you may not like it ......  Razz  Laughing

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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 9:18 pm



If I was able to keep the Bandit and afford something to complement it in the adventure-tourer category, I'd probably go for the new 650cc VStrom with about $1500 of extras added.  But then, would I be tempted to buy the 1,000?  Hmm.....  cheers
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Post  paul on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 9:25 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:

If I was able to keep the Bandit and afford something to complement it in the adventure-tourer category, I'd probably go for the new 650cc VStrom with about $1500 of extras added.  But then, would I be tempted to buy the 1,000?  Hmm.....  cheers
It would be nice to have a few different bikes to cover whatever mood you're in wouldn't it  cheers

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Post  Chook on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 9:32 pm

@Ewok1958 wrote:

If I was able to keep the Bandit and afford something to complement it in the adventure-tourer category, I'd probably go for the new 650cc VStrom with about $1500 of extras added.  But then, would I be tempted to buy the 1,000?  Hmm.....  cheers
I've got a mate with a 650, his mates that ride long distance dirt on their 1000's struggle with the weight and have a lot more offs
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Post  Ewok1958 on Tue 14 Jul 2015, 10:17 pm

That, Chook, is exactly what attracts me to the smaller Strom!
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Post  Hammy on Wed 15 Jul 2015, 5:51 am

A good friend of mine just purchased a new bike.  He test rode just about every bike under the sun to find the right one.  Result.  V-Strom 1000.  He said the 650 was really good but you really noticed the power difference when you jumped on the 1000.  He loves it.

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Post  Chook on Wed 15 Jul 2015, 6:07 am

I can see the 1000 being a real good long distance tourer used for the occasional dirt road, anything more serious off road than that the lighter 650 would come into it's own
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Post  BanditDave on Wed 15 Jul 2015, 7:27 am

I likey my new DL650A.

I chose the non-XT model as I hate cleaning spokes.

The XT comes with crash bar +$300 plus plastic "bash plate" +$300 for around $1000 extra. It's the only choice if you like cleaning spoked wheels.

Outstanding features for me are seat comfort, gear position indicator and "real" rear view mirrors that enable you to see behind you.

I still miss my Bandit but this bike is the best therapy for it.

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