Its the only maxi scooter that still looks like a retro scooter but big.ted clement said:Rod, enjoyed the pics. The Scarabeo is an interesting looking machine; did you test out the seat?
I'm afraid I didn't get to talk to anyother factory reps. It appeared they had all abandoned the scooter lineup. To there defense there were way more crowds around the sportbikes and tourers.pauljo said:Just out of curiosity, did you talk to reps from other companies who did seem competent to discuss their scooters? I'm wondering how much of this is a Suzuki business failure - or whether it seems to be industry wide problem.
Not at all true. The air filter is behind a panel in the glovebox. You have to remove the fusebox (4 screws) to get at it. You have to remove the lower legshield to get at some of the oil compartment fittings also. See Allwalk's oil change pictures.gruntled said:I asked how easy it was to change the oil, oil filter & air filter. They said they were all under the center floorboard & you only needed to remove one screw & one panel. Is this true?
I have an idea. :idea:pauljo said:Not at all true. The air filter is behind a panel in the glovebox. You have to remove the fusebox (4 screws) to get at it. You have to remove the lower legshield to get at some of the oil compartment fittings also. See Allwalk's oil change pictures.gruntled said:I asked how easy it was to change the oil, oil filter & air filter. They said they were all under the center floorboard & you only needed to remove one screw & one panel. Is this true?
Where do they get these guys?????
Hmmm ... I'm up for a career change!lilleyen said:I have an idea. :idea:
Judging by what I have read in all these forums, it would REALLY behoove Suzuki to recruit some of you guys to stand up at their shows.
Urrmm ... at least I could fake it better than the current reps. :roll:lilleyen said:It would be refreshing to have someone there that actually knows what they are talking about.
That was my impression too!pauljo said:Ya know, there are a couple of types of show reps... At least I've gathered that from pictures I've seen.
1. Those scantily clad babes who's main mission is to draw the guys over to the bikes they are promoting. Nobody really cares if they don't know a throttle from a brake lever. That is not their mission.
2. The factory reps. Whether male or female, you kinda expect them to know technical stuff about the bikes they are promoting. You even expect that they might have ridden the machines. And.. gasp... you might go so far as to think that they know how their product compares to the competition.
It would appear that Suzuki hired some male models and shoved product brochures into their hands. Prior riding experience may, or may not, have been a requirement. It's just all wrong...
I took two pictures of the Honda GRF-1 750 concept bike! They aren't too bad. If I knew how to post then here I would. They are high res.allwalk said:I too attended the show on Saturday night. You didn't take any pics of the Honda GRF-1 750 concept bike! It's a scooter as well. I took pics of it but they didnt turn out to well. Had my camera set up wrong and they are all blurry.
They also had a Majesty 400 basically cut in half. The left side was cut away to reveal the machine . I have pics of it and although they are not the greatest you can still get the idea. I will post them if people are interested.
There were all kinds of scooters at the show. Most though were in the 50-200cc range. Definetely more scooter manufacturers there this year compared to last year. The market must be growing.
I did stop by the Suzuki line up to see what the 650- 400 Burgmans were all about this year. The Suzuki rep while fumbling through a brochure couldn't answer any questions. As a matter of fact I answered several questions to other patrons while I was there. The Suzuki Rep asked me if I would like to stick around untill the end of the show. LOL!
Looks like Canada is getting the 400S type. It was a beautiful red with the handle cover removed and the handlebars , risers and mirrors all decked out in chrome. The instrument background was different as well as the shortened windscreen. I did take 2 pics but the quality is really poor. I will post what I have if people are interested , but there is a post regarding the 400 s that already exists somewhere.
Oh I can assure you the Canadian 650 DOES NOT come with the electronically adjustable windscreen. Couldnt tell you about overdrive as there was nothing in the control cluster to indicate this. The only differences that stood out where the matching colour nose piece and the clear signal lenses.