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Viewed the Video.....not impressed, but different strokes.....
 

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In my opinion, a lot of these bikes that are being labeled as Dual Sport bikes, are just street bikes, with agressive tires. They're using the term way to freely. Not really a decent bike for off road. Maybe a dirt road at the most. It's just to appeal to a wider market. The TW is a true Dual Sport. Not these glorified street bikes.
 

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I could imagine all sorts of grief with two wheels up front on a bumpy dirt road, much less a trail. Which wheel do put on your desired line?
 

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Belts and dirt don't mix. Not even capable of a gravel road without breaking a belt or cracking a sheave.

Looks like Yamaha has hired Suzuki's styling department. BARF!
 

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All the decent engineers must have retired. We're getting a bunch of crap you'd expect from college class projects.

All flash to impress the instructor, but no substance to actually work in the real world.
 

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The 4-wheel tesseract concept (SP?) was interesting for a road bike. I'd test drive one out of pure curiousity. 3-wheels... eh, I have to believe it'd handle like a 2 wheel motorcycle with concrete balast in the tires. In a scooter with small tires it probably isn't much concern. For those with normal scooter experience, even those goofy looking things must feel alot heavier handling.

Those "poor" designers "might" own motorcycles but they probably only use 'em for commuting and/or they just don't understand what most of us drool over (motorcycle wise). If they were more in touch, they'd take that FZ07, put some spokes, give it a couple more inches of wheel travel (already has 5-plus inches), keep the curb weight/price roughly where it is (400lbs/$6,990) and they'd decimate the vstrom and the other overpriced, overweight "adventure" bikes out there as far as sales are concerned.
 

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Belts and dirt don't mix. Not even capable of a gravel road without breaking a belt or cracking a sheave.

Looks like Yamaha has hired Suzuki's styling department. BARF!
Yea Suzuki makes ugly beasts sometimes and doesn't keep up with styling trends on non-race-inspired machines, or worse, tries to start their own styling trends, lol. But, sometimes they absolutely nail it. One of my all time favorite motorcycles aesthetically (and mechanically, for that matter): black and red 2007 Suzuki GSXR1000!

https://www.google.com/search?q=07+GSXR+1000&biw=1280&bih=937&tbm=isch&imgil=hh_MTrm3AQLz5M%3A%3BC8cCrs8Ug-lElM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.buynowroaringtoyz.com%252F2007_2008_Suzuki_GSXR_1000_s%252F185.htm&source=iu&pf=m&fir=hh_MTrm3AQLz5M%3A%2CC8cCrs8Ug-lElM%2C_&usg=__gncsDncSACNujyDG6kxv0c0pOA4=&ved=0CCcQyjc&ei=SrpIVKz0G9ityATPy4LgCA#tbm=isch&q=2007+GSXR1000&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=lMUbdZ6220DLRM%3A;-YznEQQGp2-89M;http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gsxr.es%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2008%2F01%2Fsuzuki_gsxr_1000_k7_8.jpg;http%3A%2F%2Fwww.gsxr.es%2F2008%2F01%2F29%2Fsuzuki-gsx-r-1000-2007%2F;800;533
 
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