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    Suzuki tourer?

    Yamaha have the FJR 1300
    Honda have the ST 1300
    Kawasaki have the Concours 1400

    What do Suzuki have? Have I missed something here?
    The Bandit does not rate with the other three so its out of this class.

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    The only thing I could find was a Kizashi.. Over endowed in the wheel dept though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
    Yamaha have the FRJ 1300
    Honda have the ST 1300
    Kawasaki have the Concours 1400

    What do Suzuki have? Have I missed something here?
    The Bandit does not rate with the other three so its out of this class.
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    Suzuki don't have one, they have some great bases they could use, such as the Hayabusa to match the Concours, there's the GSX1400 which would go well with a fairing and luggage kit or they could use the 1250S Bandit with its electric-smooth engine and amazing torque plus it's liquid-cooled.

    The V-strom is a great adventure bike but not up to matching the other's offerings in performance, it'd need too much work.

    Suzuki used to have the Cavalcade, so they can do one, but it's an interesting question for sure!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edbear View Post
    Suzuki don't have one, they have some great bases they could use, such as the Hayabusa to match the Concours, there's the GSX1400 which would go well with a fairing and luggage kit or they could use the 1250S Bandit with its electric-smooth engine and amazing torque plus it's liquid-cooled.

    The V-strom is a great adventure bike but not up to matching the other's offerings in performance, it'd need too much work.

    Suzuki used to have the Cavalcade, so they can do one, but it's an interesting question for sure!
    Not so much engine size (cos doesn't matter right?) but straight out Tourer, Suzuki dont have one.
    The GSX, while more than capable of doing all that is asked of it, is not a dedicated Tourer.
    Same with the Busa and the V Strom.
    That Cavalcade? was that Suzuki's answer to the Goldwing?

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    The closest would be the recent FA variant of the 1250 bandit, but agree it isn't a direct class compeitor

    http://www.suzuki.co.nz/Motorcycle/Street/GSX1250FA/

    BIG FAT EDIT: wow zook is $16500 ride away and a connie 14 is $28000 ......... you could fit a lot of farkles to the zook for 10,000 and still have 1500 left for beer and pizza!

    Edit 2: After a bit of googling the major diff is chain final drive on the zook and shafties for the others.
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    Full dressed Tourers

    Suzukl use to do the Cavalcade

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    A de-tuned Hayabusa engined tourer...


    I'm sending a copy of my C.V. to Suzuki Inc.!


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    I am ever hopeful that Suzuki-san will heed my advice and make a shaft-driven variant of the Hyabusa. I am increasingly confident about this happening because he recently adopted my other suggestion about putting the GSXR-750 engine into a naked.
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    Simply put Mark Suzuki dont have one
    When I've worn out the 14 I could be keen on the Kwaka 14 Concourse but we will have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJK View Post
    A de-tuned Hayabusa engined tourer...
    I've been waiting for that for so long that I'm now a Kwaka convert (after a GSX750, RF900 and 2 Bandit's) and won't be changing until she's worn out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maha View Post
    Yamaha have the FRJ 1300
    Honda have the ST 1300
    Kawasaki have the Concours 1400

    What do Suzuki have? Have I missed something here?
    The Bandit does not rate with the other three so its out of this class.
    1981 Suzuki GS1000G......Thats as good a tourer as those others you have mentioned....Maha

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    Suzuki doesn't have one.

    But the V Strom is a great bike to tour the country.

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    I thought that was what the GSXR1000 was for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DEATH_INC. View Post
    I thought that was what the GSXR1000 was for?
    I do have a pic of ZX10 wearing a top box somewhere....but then again, ole' qkkid aint that quick is he?....

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