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I think Suzuki has something kickazz in store that they aren't telling anyone about.

The Hayabusa has gotten no changes since it's debut. The GSX-R1000 hasn't recieved any changes from the last model. What's up? Are they concentrating all their efforts to racing? If so, we better see a lot of their developments trickle down to their street bikes.

Or am I wrong and the bikes have been recieving changes? I could've sworn I've read somewhere about the Hayabusa and the GSX-R1000 not getting any changes in two different articles.

 

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The gsxr-1000 is only one year old too though. There probably will be a change to the busa though soon.

 

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GSX-R1000 thought an aluminum connecting pipe for the exhaust (or whatever it is it's chrome this year and last year it was black), new mirrors without stalks, and they removed the fast idle switch from the left handgrip. That's a lot of changes for a one-year old model, most are left as is for two years minimum.

Suzuki doesn't have to really change those models though, they're at the top of their game. Look at the Hayabusa, it has no competition. Same with the GSX-R1000. Now, if Suzuki is smart, which I'm sure they are, they'll either add power or take weight of the 1000 for 2003, since Honda and Yamaha will likely have Totally new Liter bikes by then, since the R1 and the 954 are kind of the end of the line it seems for that particular engine. Who knows.
 

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i dont' think they need to do anytihng. nothing's gonna dethrone the king (1K) for a while. not even the R1.

 

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I think Suzuki has something kickazz in store that they aren't telling anyone about.

The Hayabusa has gotten no changes since it's debut. The GSX-R1000 hasn't recieved any changes from the last model...

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Don't forget about the TLR, which hasn't had ANY changes at all...well except for paint schemes/images/icons/wink.gif.

I'm thinking this is the calm before the storm if you know what I mean. Just wait until next year and we will all see for sure.

 

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Which was the point I was getting at gsxr750y2k.... geez, don't you have a nickname I can call you by?

 

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gsxr750y2k.... geez, don't you have a nickname I can call you by?

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Sure...you can call me Steve if you'd like...a lot easier to type/images/icons/tongue.gif/images/icons/laugh.gif!!

 

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is it true that this year's the last year of the TLR and the SVS 1000 is gonna take it's place? I heard it's SVS1K) gonna be out as early as may...what have y'all heard?

 

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The SVS 1000 is basically replacing the TL1000S. The TL1000R will continue through the year. No announcements about 2003 though/images/icons/wink.gif.

 

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is anyone even buying the TLR's still? No offense but they are like Suzuki's ZX-7R. Too heavy and underpowered...just my opinion of course.
 

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They are very popular here also. BTW: they are only overweight/underpowered if you are looking at a magazine...take one for a ride and you wouldn't think so/images/icons/wink.gif.

 

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I love both the Busa and the TLR. I do think they are ready for some updates however. I'm excited to see what Suzook has in store for us... /images/icons/smile.gif

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Suzuki doesn't have to really change those models though, they're at the top of their game. Look at the Hayabusa, it has no competition. Same with the GSX-R1000. Now, if Suzuki is smart, which I'm sure they are, they'll either add power or take weight of the 1000 for 2003, since Honda and Yamaha will likely have Totally new Liter bikes by then, since the R1 and the 954 are kind of the end of the line it seems for that particular engine. Who knows.

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No competition?? You don't pay much attention to motorcycles do you?
 

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I don't know if I read it somewhere or was just dreaming but I think Suzuki is contemplating using the TLR body with the new "street-version" of the GP V4 pumping 165bhp for 2004.

Now, if that's the case... hmmm... lets see, if I start to save money right now, by 2004 I'll have... YES!!! a brand new V4 TLR Beauty with a touch of insane power!!!!
 

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Look at the Hayabusa, it has no competition.

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Ever hear of the ZX-12. I don't know if it matches the 'Busa's top speed, but it looks a hell of a lot better. I don't think Suzuki has the money to make drastic changes to their lineup. Granted, they don't have to touch the Gixxer engine for next 2 or 3 years, but the styling could use some updating.

 

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Yes it does match the 'busa's top speed since they are both at 186mph... Slap them on a dyno and see how the 12R spanks the 'busa with 100cc's less displacement.

Acceleration, well we'll have to wait for some comparisons, but I'm willing to bet the 12R will win.
 

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Gyxy2k,

That's exactly what I'm waiting for! The street version V4!!!

Do you have any information about it? Where did you get the hp #s?

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ask what you can do for your bike"
 
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