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Anyone out there? TLR TLS what'cha got? :bike:
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I used to have a TL1000R. I fell victim to the dreaded tank slapper that they're so famous for. The power delivery made the bike a ton of fun.
GSXR750DJ said:
I looked it up on the internet and this is what I found. One review said this about both the L and the S series: "with both now considered as being dated and unfashionable...The TLs’ infamy and lack of appeal, especially the S version, put most bikers off going anywhere near them." WHAT!! As a past owner of a 1000R, I never thought of it as being unfashionable nor lack of appeal. Infact, if I could have found one that was for sell in my area, I would have gotten it instead of my GSXR I have now. I don't know who thought up that silly s*#t, but myself along with others I know that now and in the past owned them, never thought that. O well. :)
I think it was more the infamy than the lack of appeal. Infamy that was well deserved. I fell victim to the TL tankslapper, as did one of my riding buddies. Had Suzuki bothered to finish the R&D on the bike (especially the suspension!) before releasing it, it would have been one heck of a contender!

Note to manufacturer: The public should *not* be your test department!!!
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