I dig many of the modern retros. The SportClassic, Paul Smart 1000, Thruxton, Bonneville. To me those pay homage to some classic designs but with modern components. I'd love to own one.Why is there this sudden recurrence of bike styled after bikes in the 70's? There is a reason bikes changed.
For the same reason hundreds of companies make Cobra replicars. Guys my age have more $$$ than future and we want to recapture the fun we imagine we missed out on when we were in our 20s.Why is there this sudden recurrence of bike styled after bikes in the 70's?
I could see Hyosung making this. Why? Here's a quote from the "designer"I like that a lot! Keep the price around 5k and I think they'd have a huge hit!
True dat! How about his BMW electric SuperMotoScooter?People buy a bike especially for the aesthetic pleasure. That it will also work fine is automatically implied
It would be heavier than the KLR. I'm not dirt-qualified so I can't speculate what a handful it would be. From what I've read, the DL650 is not a particularly competent dirt bike.I think this would outperform the the KLR on the road, while keeping up with it in the dirt. It might also keep up with the Wee Strom on the road, while outperforming it in the dirt. I like it.
Which is why Suzuki will most likely never build it. I had both an SV650 and DL650 - wonderful as the Wee was, I felt more assured riding dirt & gravel on the SV.I think this would outperform the the KLR on the road, while keeping up with it in the dirt. It might also keep up with the Wee Strom on the road, while outperforming it in the dirt. I like it.
Outfit it like an adventure tourer, and I could see taking a bike like this on some really long trips. (Think "Long Way Around" long.)
Or if you could actually find a Fischer MRX for sale somewhere...or just buy a used SV and upgrade the suspension.Meh... does nothing for me. There are lots of competent dual purpose bikes. I hate to think about Suzuki wasting their time on stuff like this.
If Suzuki brings the SV back to the US, I would rather see an SV with full Gixxer suspension, brakes and lighter wheels as a production bike.