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A Second Look… Now that I have several hundred miles on the new V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, it’s time for a more in-depth look. This will be a work in progress and I’ll add more thoughts as the miles accumulate. And who knows? I may even change my mind about the bike. It can happen. …

The Suzuki GW250 Inazuma Somehow, I missed the U.S. introduction of the new Suzuki GW250 during the inaugural AIMExpo Show (report) in Orlando last month. The Suzuki USA reps and I talked mostly about the newV-Strom 1000 ABS (preview), which took star billing at the show. They also pointed out a revised Burgman and the Suzuki GSX-R1000SE (wBW …

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Introduction October 16, 2013 – Suzuki introduced the 2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS today at the inaugural AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida. I’ll have more photos and info coming up on this, our 2014 webBikeWorld project bike! Dealers will start to take orders in November with deliveries commencing in April (see …

Repairing the Digital Clock – DR-Z400S The Suzuki DR-Z400S clock is part of the electronic dashboard display. Apparently, the clock can go bad while the rest of the display still functions. A completely new digital instrument cluster will cost plenty, but it’s possible to fix the clock. Here’s how I did it. Regular webBikeWorld visitors …

Suzuki DR650 Rear Brake Master Cylinder Guard Review A cage-like guard that protects the rear master cylinder (in theory). Do you need it? Probably not…and I’m not convinced that the bike is better off with it. But hey — it sure looks cool! Here’s another one of these “How can I burn up some more …

Suzuki DR650 Engine Guards Extra protection for both sides of the DR650 engine. The guards are available for the DRZ400 and Honda XR650R. Easy to install and slightly expensive but made in the U.S.A. I’m pretty much beyond the “must have” list of goodies for the DR650 but there are so many cool gadgets available …

Suzuki DR650 Center Stand and Lowered Foot Pegs The SW-Motech center stand is well designed, fairly easy to install and provides a very solid platform. The lowered foot pegs were installed at the same time and they provide a slightly more comfortable riding position, albeit with more vibration felt by the rider. I have probably …

Suzuki DR650 Shift Levers Not all DR650 shift levers are created equal! Who thinks about shift levers? Not me. If you added up all the time I have spent thinking about this subject over the course of my entire motorcycle career — which spans more decades than I care to think about — you wouldn’t …

Suzuki “Marine”, “Extreme” and “Golf” Concepts November 13, 2011 – OK, here’s a bit of fun for you. I don’t normally think of the Japanese motorcycle manufacturers as being a bunch of wild ‘n’ crazy guys — at least not in 2011. Back in the old days, maybe. But not now. The three-piece-suit, corporate Board …

Budget Adventure Touring With the Suzuki DR650SE Welcome to the newest webBikeWorld.com project bike! The Ducati GT1000 Blog and Multistrada 620 Blog have been very popular destinations for webBikeWorld visitors. But the GT1000 was sold last summer, while the Multistrada 620 is still here; it’s both the “test mule” and winter hack bike but it’s also a “modern classic”, …

Suzuki TU250 Motorcycle The Powersports Dealer Expo is all about accessories, clothing, helmets…and anything else a dealer can sell, other than motorcycles. For the most part, the only motorcycles at the show are there to display accessories. Motorcycle manufacturer displays are very rare. In 2007, Victory showed up with a nice display to show off …