2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Details Emerge

09/23/2013 @ 12:02 pm, by Jensen Beeler10 COMMENTS

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Since its concept debut at the 2012 INTERMOT show, details of the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 adventure-touring bike have slowly dribbled from the Japanese manufacturer’s lips. Giving us today a healthy dose of technical specifications and photos, Suzuki seems all but ready to debut its new V-Strom 1000.

Featuring a 1,037cc v-twin engine, which makes a peak 99hp at 8,000 rpm and 76 lbs•ft at 4,000 rpm, Suzuki has added a traction control system (a first for Suzuki) and ABS into the mix as well.

Once again, Suzuki TL1000S & Suzuki TL1000R owners will recognize the 90° v-twin engine beneath the V-Strom’s fairings, though Suzuki has bored the cylinders out by 2mm, brining them to a full 100mm bore. Other engine refinements include changes to the V-Strom’s pistons, cylinders, cylinder heads, crankshaft, con-rods, radiator, and clutch to help aid the once superbike-class engine to its new role for ADV duties.

Because of these revisions, the Japanese OEM says the revised engines provides for better power and control at low and mid-rpm ranges, but what will likely really tickle your touring fancy is the bike’s 59 mpg claim, and near 300 mile range on a single tank (5.2 gallon fuel tank).

No porker, the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 will have a class-leading curb weight of 502 lbs (roughly 18 lbs lighter than the previous generation V-Strom). Radially mounted brakes and a 19″ front wheel (17″ rear wheel) round out the package from Suzuki.

Pricing is what is really going to move units of the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 though, as the adventure-tourer has been priced at roughly £10,000 in the UK. Based off similarly priced models between the American and English markets, one can expect the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 to fetch a price tag near the $12,500 mark, which should make bargain buyers very excited about the new V-Strom. We certainly are.

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Source: Suzuki

Comment:

  1. Chaz Michael Michaels says:

    I’m starting to feel pretty good about my designs at Ducati if I’m Pierre Terblanche.

    The nose on the bike is clearly lifted from a hypermotard. Terblanche should be getting royalties.

  2. Chaz Michael Michaels says:

    There you have it. Terblanche really was a genius.

  3. ken says:

    They could have saved another couple of pounds by leaving that beak off. Maybe they’ll offer a retrofit fairing. The rest looks interesting.

  4. GR Hansen says:

    Have you people seen the Suzuki Big DRs from the late 1980s? Perhaps Ducati and others took the look from Suzuki? Me, I just want to ride the new Strom.

  5. jules says:

    Looks like they borrowed the ‘baboon-arse’ air intake from the GSXR-1000 ’1 millionth’ edition :P

    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2013-suzuki-gsxr1000-millionth-special-edition/

  6. DMC says:

    The BMW GS looks better.

  7. Ian Pinner says:

    It looks like it will be a very competitive package indeed. Suzuki did the “beak” before anyone else, by the way!

    I really look forward to seeing and riding one. Just a question mark over the durability of the finish – long a Suzuki shortcoming. If they have finally cracked that one – it will be a winner.

    Ian

  8. Mike says:

    Chase Michael Michaels, as Ian Pinner pointed out, Suzuki was doing the beak back in the 80s. Google the 1988 DR750. The brochure for this bike clearly states the DR was it’s influence.

  9. Sean says:

    Really looking forward to reading reviews of how this bike rides. If it is $12,500 it’ll be a very popular bike. Now I just have to start saving…

  10. Damien says:

    Agreed with Mike, the design goes back to 1988 with the DR-Z which became the DR 750 S. Here is the story of the big DR behind the V-Strom:
    http://www.suzuki-vstrom.com/en/history/index.html
    Every creator got inspired by someone else, even Terblanche. (not saying that he got inspired by That bike tho, I don’t know.)