2002 Suzuki TL1000R from Australia
Lots of character, don't expect to tame it!
Thermo fans not kickin in earlier.
This is a great bike if you want something different with some character, but don't expect to tame this beast.
Steering damper is too stiff for around town, but excellent in 100+ klm corners.
Might want to add a tooth on the rear sprocket to add a bit of excitement in lower speeds; this bike wants to boogey past 140 klm.
Each side of the seat where the inside of your leg touches the frame, it gets REAL hot!!
The best headlights I have ever experienced.
This is a real head turner, I have the 2002 yellow model with twin Yoshi kits and the note sounds awesome!
Doesn't have a helmet lock.
Blinkers look a bit dorky as they stick out a bit too much.
Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd December, 2005
5th Feb 2006, 17:25
There is a helmet lock. Two tabs under the seat, and the seat needs the key to be removed.
The bike does need a Timing Retard Eliminator (TRE) to get rid of hesitation when WOT. Up three teeth in the rear is the best cheap mod, but I only have +1 and it is fine for now.
This bike is truly unique. If you can get a hold of one, do it. You will not regret it. Check out TLPlanet.com - I am da-rainman.
8th Nov 2014, 22:49
I have owned a 2000 model now for 4 months and I love it! It's a beast.