suzuki marketing department on crack

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by darsyx, May 16, 2005.

  1. darsyx

    darsyx Guest

    darsyx, May 16, 2005
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  2. wrote
    So how come your news client can wrap urls properly and others can't.

    Is it just me or does it look astonishingly cheap as well?
    steve auvache, May 16, 2005
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  3. darsyx

    darsyx Guest

    it's one of the few things does well.
    do you mean the finish of the bike, or the actual cost in ukp?

    If you mean the latter, it really depends on what you're comparing it
    too - sure it's cheap compared to, say a GSXR-750.

    However, who's it aimed at? I reckon it's aimed at people who'd buy a
    Ducati but are put off my Ducati's image of frailty. So, if you compare
    the price to Ducatis, you can get a 1000SS-FF for 500 quid less, or a
    748 for a grand more - my first thoughts when looking at the Suzuki
    were "**** me, that's expensive". Personally, I wouldn't pay more than
    about 5K for an SV-1000.
    darsyx, May 16, 2005
  4. I'm pretty sure others can - it's just that lots people don't know how
    to work them properly. In Outlook Express, a URL shouldn't wrap if you
    surround it in by "<" and "> (e.g <http://somwhere.out.there/>).

    In Turnpike, if you past the URL using the "Paste pre-formatted text"
    option, it shouldn't wrap. Or so I've been told.
    Lemmiwinks, The Gerbil King, May 16, 2005
  5. Whinging Courier, May 16, 2005
  6. darsyx

    Lozzo Guest

    I'll tell my friend Becky[1], who is the Marketing Manager for Suzuki
    GB (M/cycles division) that you think she's on crack. She'll like that,
    I'm sure.

    [1] Blonde, 5ft 2, gorgeous figure and pretty too. She's no slouch on a
    bike either.
    Lozzo, May 16, 2005
  7. darsyx

    darsy Guest

    I very much doubt Suzuki GB came up with the idea.

    I could be wrong, mind.
    darsy, May 16, 2005
  8. darsyx

    darsy Guest

    they have - special editions of the gsxr600 and 750, in "old skool"
    suzuki colours - look pretty nice, IMO.
    darsy, May 16, 2005
  9. darsyx

    Lozzo Guest

    darsy says...
    They do have quite a lot of input from what I'm told.
    Lozzo, May 16, 2005
  10. In, darsy amazed us all with this pearl of wisdom:
    I had posters of the GSXR1100 up on my walls when they first came out
    but I secretly lusted after the old ZX-10
    Whinging Courier, May 16, 2005
  11. darsyx

    darsy Guest

    fair enough.

    Tell her I like the 20th Anniversary Gixer 750 - I love the pale-blue
    darsy, May 16, 2005
  12. darsyx

    Lozzo Guest

    darsy says...
    I'll be too busy telling her she's got a cracking arse to remember
    Lozzo, May 16, 2005
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    mups Guest

    Whinging Courier says...
    <looks at post>

    <looks at WC's sig>

    What went wrong...
    mups, May 16, 2005
  14. In, mups amazed us all with this pearl of wisdom:
    Eh? Nothing went wrong. What you on about?

    <Re-reads reply>

    OK, GSXR1100, although I don't know when it first came onto the market,
    was around at the time I had my 50, they must've been quite recent
    because I got a *huge* fucking poster of a blue and white and a red and
    black one (1985?), anyway, at the same time I remember seeing the ZX-10
    and thought if I ever wanted a big bike it would be that one (the ZX-
    10). Time and lives have moved on and now I'd be in the position to buy
    one, they're either like rocking horse poo or shagged or both.

    FWIW, I don't think there's that much difference in the styling between
    the early CBR thous and the Kwak I've just mentioned. Had the Kwak been
    in the shop at the time I was going to buy I may well have had that - As
    it was it was a toss-up between the CBR and a FZR thou but that was six
    hundred quid more and I didn't have that much to play with.
    Whinging Courier, May 16, 2005
  15. darsyx

    Champ Guest

    The GSX-R1100 came out in 1986. We all gawped.

    You're right - the ZX10 and the CBR thou were aimed at the same
    market. The ZX10 came out in 1988, in response to the first
    jellymould CBR1000, which had slightly usurped the GPz1000Rx.

    As I said elsewhere, I had an absolute whale of a time on my ZX10 - I
    have very fond memories of that bike.
    Champ, May 17, 2005
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    Black Mike Guest

    I seem to remember the one Peebs had handled like a whale, in France.
    Black Mike, May 17, 2005
  17. darsyx

    Champ Guest

    yebbut - in a good way.
    Champ, May 17, 2005
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    ogden Guest

    They were fugly, too.
    ogden, May 17, 2005
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    Black Mike Guest

    Well it put a grin on our faces, even if Peebs was sweating a little.
    Black Mike, May 17, 2005
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