Rumor: Suzuki V-Strom Update Imminent

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Suzuki has sent out to the European press a teaser invitation to an unnamed launch event, which many are speculating to be Suzuki DL650 V-Strom. Simply stating that is was going to release a new middleweight model by the end of June, best guesses suggest that the new motorcycle will be an updated version of the V-Strom line, that sees a new look, chassis, brakes, and motor.

Unchanged since 2004, the 650cc v-twin is expected to borrow heavily from the Gladius platform, which may reduce costs at the risk of angering the V-Strom loyal. Seen in the invitation are panniers and an updated fairing and headlight style (thus ruling out the SV650 as some rumors had suggested). Expect more details to come forth in the coming days, and for the bike to be launched later this month.

Source: MotoRevue