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Suzuki DL 1000

Strommin’ On the Ol’ Banjo

California, May 10, 2002 — do you call those lizards are really tiny, but have the big deal that flares out an umbrella when they’re their turf? Native the Discovery Channel. When I clapped eyes upon the in the flesh, I though it looked a huge motorcycle.

Closer though, reveals that the frontal superstructure is really not more than a plastic designed apparently to ward off And the humongous battleship exhausts out aren’t all that huge what you see are aluminum heat covering a pair of stainless beneath. Lo and behold, when we the DL precariously upon our not-all-that-accurate MO the reading is a mere 528 pounds—and with 5.8 U.S. gallons of in the tank.

That’s not so heavy at all in fact it’s 30 pounds than the new Honda VFR800 (if magazine’s scales are accurate, is. the same publication has the BMW R1150GS at 586 wet, and a ’99 Triumph at 550).

Light is, surprisingly just the way the bike feels, Once in the saddle, levering the upright from the sidestand the nice handlebar requires half the effort you’d from looking at the beast, and the theme grows stronger every Taco Bell you hop in your own little Paris-Dakar world. Welcome to Suzuki’s Sport Enduro Tourer. Suzuki’s copywriter is better than me, so take it away:

. Underneath the trapping of responsible some people dream of

A place where the horizon is by tall trees instead of buildings. Where grass just grow in a park, animals don’t only in a zoo. Where the wind clear ands strong and carry the smell of a traffic

A place like Africa. meandering tracks through plateaus bordered by the Drakensburg of the coastal (sic) near South Africa. To hard-packed roads carved into the of a gorge in the Atlas Mountains of From vast savanna to towering peaks. Now there is a inspired by that dream, and for adventure.

Named for its V-twin and the stream of wind, or Strom in It is called the Suzuki V-Strom Ready to live the adventure in mind.

Theeeeere’s a plaaaace I dreamed of, oooonce in a lulllllabyyyyye. why not appeal to the same set of fantasies have made things Ford Explorers so amazingly With its relatively light and reasonably good suspension and the V-Strom actually feels it wouldn’t be too unwieldy off-piste, but in Suzuki (American Suzuki, at is careful to not imply in any way, or form that it’s a big bike.

Just as well, probably: as few sport-utes ever dirty tires, it’s unlikely the V-Strom will be a victim of the of wanderlust described by its marketeers. it is, really, is simply a cosmetic applied to what we used to to as a standard bike, an appellation sort of the kiss of … for buyers: Standard has come to be with Boring.

In any case, the DL, past the hyperbole and marketing is a nicer motorcycle than it depending of course on what you of its looks. Its 996cc L-twin, from the TL1000, has found a nice home, hanging beneath a twin-spar aluminum frame. A 43mm cartridge sees the the front 19-inch sternly through any asphaltic while a single linkage-mounted continues the long-travel-yet-controlled theme out

In between, a nice long offers quite a bit of wiggle for long, dull days in the with the ability to act the hanging-off, fool when the time to … squiggly backroads.

We’ve said it a hundred about the BMW GS series: You won’t how well such an ungainly thing attacks corners, and the assaults that concept a slightly different direction: It quite have the BMW’s but it does have a lot more Numbah One Thing is the handlebar; and wide, the ‘Strom bar gives a of complete dominance over direction, even if the stiffish end means you don’t get a lot of front-end

Number two would be low, footpeg placement. The V-Strom further in the big-dirt-bike direction, by providing a seat/fuel tank shape designed with riding in mind; ie, skinny the thighs and with plenty of to shift your bulk as you throw it into the corner, and as you wheelie out like the big juvenile you

Suzuki DL 1000

We are not sure why Suzuki stuck the front wheel on there, We can only surmise it was a style imagine how heavy the front look perched over a 17-inch wheel. You’d less grip from a tire on a 2.5-inch rim than you from the typical 17-incher, but the wheel’s contact patch is longer, at least, and in fact you can go and fling the DL into corners your classic wreckless Not that you really do.

Something about the DL feels like an overgrown dirt that you don’t ride it a sportbike so much (ie, trusting the front to grip). you find yourself sidling up to corners slower and slightly and waiting for the magical moment you whack the throttle open

If you’re leaned over or if the exit’s a little dirty, so the better; the DL spins up the rear and scoots out, bar waggling, in a inflammatory manner, and again, in complete control thanks to wide handlebar. It’s as as … with a handcuffed

Your brakes are not exactly either—two-piston slide-type calipers the front 310mm discs. Yet in finest dirt-bike style, you yourself using the rear on the DL than upon your sportbike, and with the bike’s suspension, really grabby wouldn’t be completely useful

Naturally, Suzuki’s engineers be content with just the perfectly nice TL twin and sticking it in there, that been way too easy. To make it suited to adventure touring DL intake valves were 4mm to 36, and different intake and exhaust have less duration and than the TL pieces. (Suzuki’s idler-gear cam drive system in place, which lets you the cams right out for valve without having to disturb the at all.) While they in there, the DL got forged aluminum instead of the TL’s cast and new, shot-peened rods, of which changes combined reciprocating weight by 90 grams.

The DL’s throttle bodies got too, all the way from 52 to 45mm, and them you’ll find the Suzuki Dual Throttle System used on its GSX-Rs: right paw activates the lower in each throttle body, and the 16-bit computer opens the one as it sees fit. It’s too; the bike has very power delivery from low, and Suzuki’s claim SDTV helps fuel seems borne out by the fact our averages around 44 mpg in normal giving it a range of well 200 miles.

It’s a tasty indeed, matter of fact, begins cranking out over 60 of torque down at 4000 rpm CapoNord only makes foot-pounds at its 6800 rpm peak), and on to produce a class-leading 91 horses at rpm, too. Combine power with the DL’s weight, and you’re looking at the potent adventure tourer by a ways—and yet. what been so wrong with the TL engine alone and giving the a 115-horsepower adventure tourer? We not.

In the gearbox, too, a bit of reshuffling shape: the DL has a shorter second than the TL (nice for off-road and an overdriven sixth instead of the 1:1 top gear. A 41-tooth sprocket, gives the TL an overall ratio of (4.049 engine revolutions per tire revolution) to the TL’s ratio. (Our bike than occasionally hangs on the 2-3 upshift.)

Suzuki DL 1000
Suzuki DL 1000
Suzuki DL 1000
Suzuki DL 1000
Suzuki DL 1000

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