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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Details Emerge

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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







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