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Offline EYAL400

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new DL1050
« on: July 24, 2021, 19:31:09 »
I want to bye the new 1050 . how is it ? now I have the 650 .
Ride safe .

Offline Gert

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2021, 07:31:58 »
 :welcome2:  Please tell us more, as in which year model 650 do you currently have and which of the three models 1050 are you thinking of buying? What type of riding do you plan to do with the 1050, as in town commuting or open road use?

Offline Dave hendy

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2021, 09:09:06 »
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There does seem to be very limited information on here on the 1050/XT. I am interested as a future purchase so hopefully this will improve? I have seen a few around so guess there must be some members with them as I can’t find another site for them?

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2021, 09:33:20 »
I'm 800 miles into my new 1050 base model and can't fault it !!!

Offline SimonW

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2021, 09:58:59 »
I thnk my previous post provides a decent intro: https://www.v-strom.co.uk/smf/index.php?topic=39983.msg410461#msg410461

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 06:58:20 »
I have a 2020 base model 1050. Covered 5600 miles now.
Very effective workhorse, more torque and BHP than the 650 so motorway cruising feels more relaxed - sitting at 80 to 90mph it feels great, on my 650 at those speeds it didn’t feel as relaxed and long legged as the 1050.
Saying that, I think the 650 is possibly a better overall package - the 650 engine is a gem and it feels nicer to use than the big 1050 in terms of character, smoothness and willingness to rev. That’s just my opinion.
VFM - all the Vstroms are great. I paid 10k for mine and that came with the free city pack (centre stand and 55 litre top box). I was very happy with that though if you shop around you can find some real bargains, pre reg bikes and nearly new for around the 8k mark.

Offline doboy

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2021, 12:07:47 »
 I have owned all the 650 v strom range from gen 1 through to latest model and never thought of swapping . I had a ride on the 1000 v strom but I was still happy with the 650 ..UNTIL...I took out the 1050 and for me the 1050 felt completely different to the old 1000 . The seat was lower , the engine smoother then when Suzuki knocked £750 off the std model ( I wasn't bothered about all the extras on the XT ) and thought they were a bargain , so I bought one in white & have no regrets . The STD model makes a fantastic tourer with that extra power that the 650 hasn't got makes it a more exciting ride. Yes the 650 is a great bike I would never pull one down but for me the the 1050 is just like the 650 but better . I took it for a week touring around Wales a few wks ago with my mate on his 650 and I found the seat to be very comfortable as a lot of folk complain about it . We did motorway mls & back roads & the 1050 returned just over 60mpg & the 650 75mpg . And I have never noticed the difference in weight . If you have the 650 & feeling tempted  I would really recommend a test ride before Suzuki take that £750 off .

Offline aggressivesk8r

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2021, 16:21:19 »
I have just changed to the new 1050xt and love it. This is my third 1000 having owned a 2005, 2016 and this one. this is definately a big step forward compared to the 2016 bike. There is power available everywhere and the delivery is superb. I have just short of 2000 miles on the bike and look forward to using it every chance I get. I had the loan of a new 650 base model yesterday while my bike had auxiliary lights fitted and wouldn't consider the 650 compared to the 1050, I found it under powered and vibey. I realise that this is only my opinion but would recommend the 1050xt I Love it.
Cheers Ken 

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2021, 07:49:28 »
I have read that the 1050 came out with linked brakes, meaning that that the front brakes lever also operates the rear brakes. Is this a good or bad thing for those off-road riders?
Another thing that I recall reading about, was that a special bracket has to be installed on the 1050 base model to allow for a sump guard / skid plate installation bolt, in the area of the gearshift.

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2021, 10:21:00 »
That would be a new thing for Suzuki so should be something they'd make a big deal out of, but the closest I can see is that the ABS is linked, which some reviewers may be interpreting as the brakes themselves are linked like Honda & Moto Guzzi.
Seems pearl asbo orange is faster after all....

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Offline steveg

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2021, 18:20:19 »
Recently bought a new 1050 base model ( pre reg zero mile 21 plate )

It was between a 650 &L 1050 loved both

However for me the DL1050 was more enjoyable to ride , better power , better suspension and brakes and hides its weight very well

Have ridden all generations of DL650's and DL1000's and the 1050 felt the best I've ridden

DL1050 does not feel much physically bigger than the DL650 and feels a lot more agile than the previous models of the DL1000 I've ridden

Used for daily 50 mile commute , returning approx 60 mpg as well

Really pleased so far , recommend test riding one

Cheers Steve

Offline Doonhamer

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2021, 23:33:08 »
My usual type of bike would high powered and naked and that was what I went out intending to buy this summer. Tried the MT10, S1000R, Tuono 1100, great bikes all but couldn’t find anything that really met all my needs. Eventually I ended up at the Suzuki dealers for a test ride on the new GSXS 1000, which was OK but didn’t quite hit the spot either. Had a chat with the dealer and he suggested trying the DL and to be honest I wasn’t all that keen as it didn’t seem like my kind of bike but I thought what the hell I’m here anyway so gave it a go. First impressions were it’s tall but I can still reach the ground, all the controls were smooth, light and in easy reach. After the first hundred yards I was thinking this is really nice, standard suspension soaked up the bumps well, it felt comfy and just easy to get on with. The more I rode the bike over the next couple of hours the more I liked it, nimble and light to chuck about on tight twisty bumpy back roads, great brakes as well. I enjoyed the test ride so much I didn’t want to hand the bike back so bought one there and then. I’ve had it six weeks now and done 1500 miles and still thinks it’s a fantastic bike that’s hugely underrated and an absolute bargain for what you get. My only dislikes are the clunky gear change between first and second and it’s a little quiet for my tastes (easily fixed). Now that the bike is run in it’s surprisingly sporty if you want to ride it that way, very stable at three figure speeds while being a very civilised while cruising/ touring. If your in the market for this type of bike I’d go and get a test ride as I don’t think you will be disappointed.

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Re: new DL1050
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2021, 15:34:37 »
I was the same when I had a test on a DL1000. Bought one as soon as I came off the test bike. Never ridden the latest incarnation but I'm sure it'll be good.