I'd love if they did, but it wouldn't be a racing or sales success, so I don't see why they'd do it.
Interesting point of view. Do you think there's a company out there who's doing it better?Suzuki has the stupidest product development/marketing people in the motorcycle industry. Whatever they do, it will just miss the market. The Gixxers are the latest version of a good guess (race replicas) that they made in the late 70s. The SV is a complete fluke IMHO.
Sorry, I was super bored and almost got a headache reading your post ;DHow much of a difference is there between the different inline fours that the motorcycle companies are making? The only thing I can really go by are race results. I watched a few last summer. Suzuki had the 1L class wrapped up and Yamaha, the ss 600s. For all I know, it's probably just rider talent. It was such total domination in their respective classes that it almost looked like the teams had a non compete agreement. If race results sell bikes, Suzuki sells 1000's and yamaha sells 600's. I've also heard that Suzuki has a better traction control system so they can make more speed into the straights with their 1000s. Yamaha's weight distribution is balanced more towards the front end for cornering so their 600's win in the corners.
Does any of this really make a bit of difference?
I think a good marketing strategy would be to build something on the light and nimble sv650 chassis but with a more purpose built, stout, and economical motor. Preferably with interchangeable parts from it's bigger, race-bred brother, the GSX-R.
You are probably right, a gladius 1000. Would you guys like that better than the 650? I would, I think it would be a little more masculine.Glady1K...LOL
The bike wasn't a turd actually, it just had a few reviews and some riders had a couple accidents on it, so it got the name and it stuck. It wasn't a bad bike, and IMO the whole problem was overblown so the sales sucked.anyone know why they didn't stick the TL engine in the sv1000 to begin with? I've never ridden one, but I've heard that those engines are a gem, surrounded by a turd of a bike.
Pretty good package, but the price is a bit high. I'd like to see what Suzuki could do with pricing with a simpler package and higher volume.Buell 1125r.