Zuki TL1000RW

Discussion in 'OT Driven' started by PurSkillz, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. PurSkillz

    PurSkillz Guest

    Looking for an upgrade from my first bike, a Honda CBR600 F3, and I've got my eye on the Suzuki TL1000RW. I hear it's a torque monster, rough through the lower powerband and has the problem of tank-slapping. Anyone give me a review on the TL1000, it'd be appriciated.
     
  2. mnewell

    mnewell Lucy.

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    The TLR is not as bad as the TLS was at being tank slap happy.

    Great bikes. Sound awesome with Yosh pipes. More and more people are buying them... Can't beat the sound of a twin.
     
  3. Wolf

    Wolf No one plans to take the path that brings you lowe

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    I've heard bad things about the rotary shock on the TL's.
     
  4. Short Bus

    Short Bus Beep beep!

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    V-Twin = :cool:
     
  5. hoax

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    I have a TL1000S. The rotary rear dampner on the TLS and TLR is indeed crap, more so on the TLS than the TLR. On the TLR you'll probably be fine unless you drag knee on a daily basis. There are plenty of aftermarket options out there for a new rear shock setup. I personally like the TLS better (aside from the rear shock issue), it's lighter, gets better tank range, and easier to work on.
     
  6. Hobie1

    Hobie1 No longer self-employed & now hating life

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    I love the TLR - I am coming around to the twins for sure. I used to be one of those..."if it isn't a gsx-r CBR R1/6 or ZX 6/7/9/R then it is shit people"

    Now I am expanding...Maybe I am just getting old? I like the TLR - You can achieve some nice acceleration off idle, it's comfy, and a wheelie machine. Bikes like the gixxer 1K are breaking every speed limit in America by the time they are in the power band in 1st, much less any higher gear. The TLR has more useable power (not that it is a gixer 1K type bike, just used for comparisons sake) and is nice to cruise the streets on.
     

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