Ditchard the High Maintenance Squirrel
Join Date: Jun 2006
Motorcycle: '06 R1 Raven; '08 Triumph Sprint ST; '09 Triumph 675; '10 Yamaha R6; '13 Aprilia RSV4 APRC; '14 Honda Grom; '15 Panigale 1299S
Re: So what do YOU want to see suzuki do in 2013
I want them to bump the 750 up to 800cc, with more compression and lighter internals. Make it put out an easy 140hp and 60lb/ft of torque...while revving up uber fast.
Then take stuff some of the other OEM's are doing and put it all together...
Ohlins suspension (RSV4 Factory, Panigale-S/MV/675R)
Forged Marchesinis (RSV4 Factory and Panigale-S)
Brembo MC, real Brembo calipers (RSV4 and 675R)
Quickshifter (RSV4 and 675R)
Launch Control (RSV4)
SS brake lines (675)
Ohlins damper (several)
Engine braking control (Panigale)
Fuel gauge (almost all of them except Suzuki)
OEM bodywork with Dzus fasteners (Yamaha R1)
Larger OEM Titanium headers so only a slip-on is needed (ZX-10)
Adjustable swingarm pivot and engine mounts (like the RSV4 Factory)
While i know the 800cc engine is far fetched...the other stuff isn't. I put the bikes in parenthesis to show that not only is not far fetched...it is already being done by others...and has been being done for several years.
Suzuki is probably the least advanced motorcycle on the market with the exception of the CBR. The technology and ability to make the bike better, faster and more user friendly is out there...they just have to do it.
If you are going to be the least advanced (electronically and gadgetry), you can at least be the most powerful. But they aren't. BMW and Kawi have shown that the OEM's can put a bike out there that puts 180+ to the rear wheel straight off the showroom floor.
I haven't owned a Suzuki in almost 3 years and won't own another one until they put something out there that is different than the same shit they have been feeding us since 2006.
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