Saw it a couple months ago in either Cycle World or Sport Rider, can't remember which one. Looks like a cool bike, but it's gonna be tough for them to get going, hopefully they do though, the more different bikes the better!
why a 650? I don't think manufacturing costs for a 1000cc twin will be that much higher than 650. It already has good suspension and brakes.
That's like sv650 powered bike for twice the price.
It it was 1000, maybe you could compare it to ducati instead of suzuki.
With a small engine I don't think they will sell well.
An almost prototype bike like this will probably cost one a mint THEN comes the problem of where do they obtain parts or if in mechanical or electronical problems to lord knows what else --------- where is the shop that has trained mechanics to work on the bike & easy of bring in the parts, needed, in a few days.
Above are just a few things to take into consideration when one wants something "different".
Not if your bike is tied up some 6 weeks or even longer for said item to arrive only to find out that was not the full answer & so much longer tie-up as you have to pull out the power-plant or whatever & send it to them to check over & have corrected whenever they have the time.
I doubt if you have been riding in the late 40s or to the mid-50s when these sorts of things happened. Believe me as a dealer they did happen.
The mag said there was a prob getting the Hysung motor so they changed the motor to a VR1000 (old H.D. Race motor) and would come with a option of a super charger putting the Hp around 170 r.w. Also I belive they were going to use very light material for the production bikes. The stock price was $10,000 and they did not know the price for the super charger option. That is all I know so far. I want one.
WTF are they thinking? Being that it's built in america, they should know that most americans don't like little bikes. They should put at least a 1K inlike four in that thing. And then if it makes a couple more horsepower than the gsxr or zx10, they will have no problem selling that thing.