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At least when it’s with aftermarket crash The three crashes all occurred at low speed and all resulted in broken and missing pieces of bodywork. guard and crash bars, if you plan on keeping your in tip-top shape.

Back on the where the 1000 was designed to best, things are much The relatively lightweight and firm make it responsive and willing at riding, if not all that outright It’s the pegs with inch-long feelers that touch down first earlier than a dedicated rider would want), by the exhaust canister.

Having that, you can trail the 1000 a corner very hard, on the feedback given by the excellent and the strong-feel, radial brakes to perfectly with the easy of the slipper clutch. Steering is than you’d expect a bike with such bars, but they ultimately do you you the leverage to really crank it a corner. It’s also how early you can get on the power, aided by the traction of a big V-twin, the road-only Battlewings and the traction control. last component may not sound as as the multi-mode systems used by the manufacturers, but it works with effect, allowing you a little and seamless safety

2014 Suzuki V-Strom ABS (rear)

The biggest limitation on 250-mile days, to me, was in the comfort of the Where the V-Strom 650 comes the world’s most comfortable, the is harder. Other riders complain as much and it should be that that big accident a ago has left me with a terminally rear end.

By throwing out the of the ADV-class’s traditionally dirty Suzuki has instead given an excellent, practical, capable bike. Think of it as a performance that also happens to be comfortable, easy to ride in and which gives you a respectable of speed.

It accomplishes the same as its 650cc counterpoint at being the competition at on-paper specs peak horsepower and whizz-bang but delivering such solid, rideablity that it works in the real world than the more capable stuff. If using a bike everyday to do you’ll appreciate what the gives you.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom ABS

What’s Good

This does every (on-road) well — scratching, touring, whatever you need it to do.

Surprisingly on a dirt road, given its focus. If your riding the occasional fire road or trail, the V-Strom will no trouble tackling those

The engine delivers solid character combined with and smoothness at highway speeds. No vibrations here.

While not powerful, once you get over to see just how fast the V-Strom go, the motor makes rapid smooth and easy.

The gearbox is Suzuki — slick and positive.

The new tachometer/digital speedo is easy and to read night or day and includes a gauge, external thermometer, consumption readout and more.

A power jack in the dash — and center — is ideally located to your GPS or smart phone.

The traction control may not sound but it works smoothly and seamlessly to you more confident in using the

Averaging around 40 mpg and fitted a 5.3-gallon fuel tank, is over 200 miles.

2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS

What’s Bad

in its tallest, most forward the screen doesn’t totally a tall rider’s helmet buffeting. A “touring” screen is from Suzuki and comes on the Adventure model. Consider it if you’ve over 5’10”.

The is supportive, slim and just in every way, except in how it is. This … was able to it for 30 minutes before getting

The brakes are powerful, but can be abrupt in initial application. Combined the long fork travel, can lead to an unexpected dive all you want is to slow down a

Very low in the rev range, 1 st gear can be jerky. Not a huge problem on a bike, but if you did want to take one this would get in the way of walking it challenging obstacles.

Crash is non existent. Even 10 mph topples in sand resulted in broken and broke off pieces of the plastic

In keeping the cost down, the misses out on modern features LED or projector headlamps or the latest, versions of Traction Control. It does without luxury like heated grips or control.

Suzuki SV 1000 S ABS

2014 Suzuki 1000 ABS

The Price

This is the V-Strom 1000 comes it’s own. At $12,699 it an exceptional amount of ability a price tag significantly lower that of the competition. There’s it can’t do better than the $14,790 Yamaha Super or the $15,690 Triumph Tiger including outright performance. not nearly as awesome off-road as the KTM 1190 Adventure. as gee-whizz as the BMW R 1200 GS nor as fast as the $16,995 Multistrada 1200.

However, we should also add as a Suzuki, the V-Strom will lower service needs and service rates from a that’s likely much to you than its European competition. in Suzuki’s 0% APR and you have a bike easy to put in your garage.


This new V-Strom isn’t the or fanciest bike out there. the latest competition from there’s a gap there, too. it is affordable, easy to buy, from a wide dealer and gets its job done with efficacy.

Look at this new next to other Suzuki like the V-Strom 650 and GW250 and seeing a re-consideration of what brand represents. Of those bikes, none are headline none boast more than their competitors and are going to win any races with bikes in their class, but all are excellent value, comfortable and capable in a way which defies motorcycle convention. Exciting? A

Sensible? Eminently. Good Arguably the best there is.

Rating: 8/10

What do you Would you pay more for electronic larger motors and more or do you value broad capability?

Helmet: AGV AX-8 Dual Evo (Recommended, very fit dependent)

Dainese Teren (Highly

Pants: Dainese Teren Recommended)

Gloves: Racer (Highly Recommended)


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