Few surprises in the presentation in Le Mans the new Suzuki V-Strom 1000, and it took several months hearing about it and seeing pictures of the final version. The Japanese firm confirms that reach the market in early 2014.
To start its cubes 1,037cc engine and its power is 100hp at 8,000 rpm. Weight: 228 kilos counting its 20 liter tank is full. Also only has traction control and electronic control of suspensions. There are some details that give us clues about its price will be one of the lowest in the segment, definitely a good purchase with the argument that “it is falling”. It iss said to be between 12 to 13,000 euros.
Nothing remains of the previous version, chassis mounted twin-spar aluminum similar but new. A slightly longer swingarm makes for increased wheelbase to 1,555 mm. Its asphalt trail is represented by a 19-inch front wheel, the rear being 17. The KYB inverted fork is fully adjustable and has 160mm of travel. Of course, ABS.
Suzuki will offer a long list of optional accessories such as side cases and trunk, aluminum skid plate, fog lights and much more.