Great bike, give me a few more options though
I have had a very bad steering wobble for about a year. I recently had to replace the original back tire (Bridgestone W/W) at 22000K. A very serviceable tire IMHO, and the original front is still on the motorcycle.
My complaint is that the dealer has stated that the steering head bearings need to be replaced on this bike to get rid of the wobble. He demonstrated the "flat spot" to me as the bike was in the shop and on a lift.
I was told that there is NO way to grease these bearings as part of a regular maintenance program. And to take the front end apart to repack the bearings, is the same amount of labour as to replace what appears to be about $100C parts.
So SUZUKI, what is with this? Coming from an agricultural upbringing, I find it VERY disappointing that a world class manufacturer would not take a lesson from some one like John Deere or Caterpillar.
"The squeaky wheel gets the grease, but not in Suzuki's case"
No serviceability for the steering head bearings, a MAJOR safety concern.
Fit and finish, fantastic.
Needs a sixth gear.
Price point value to price was excellent.
IMHO, a truly gorgeous cruiser.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th June, 2010