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Suzuki DL 1000

2014 Suzuki V-Strom ABS Review

What do you think of you think, “Suzuki?” Ten years a GSX-R probably popped your head. It was the sharpest, sportbike out there. Nowadays?

if recent successes from the are any indication, what you should be is “value.” Read why in this Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

2014 Suzuki V-Strom ABS (side)

What’s New

It’s to write the new V-Strom off as simply an of the old model, released way back in And, despite Suzuki’s that it’s, “all it technically is an update. However, it is a very thorough one.

with the 1 st generation’s TL-based Suzuki has redesigned the cylinders, heads, pistons, piston piston pins, connecting crankshaft, crankcase, magneto, fly clutch, transmission and spark See what we mean by thorough?

changes have taken the from 996 to 1,037cc, added a clutch (with assist to reduce lever effort) and twin-sparkplug heads. That add up to a lot more power — now 99.2 of 95.5 — but rather it moves the curve down the rev range and it fatter. Maximum torque of 76 now arrives at 4,000 rpm.

The old model made 74.5 but at 6,400 rpm.

2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS (turn)

So is the new frame visually similar to the old even if it is a totally new item enhanced rigidity, lower and new geometry. Now, the swingarm has been moved closer vs 963mm to the front axel) and from the rear. The swingarm is now longer. Those changes make steering faster, accomplishing the seemingly divergent of adding both stability and

 Rake and trail are a little aggressive and the steering angle considerably from 36 to 40 degrees. All further speeds steering.

curb weight is down lbs to just 503 lbs.

For the first on a Suzuki, the V-Strom 1000 is with traction control. switchable between two levels of and off. The standard ABS is not switchable, but can be by pulling its fuse.

The Ride

We spent two days and 500 on the bike in and around the Southern desert, riding the bike on freeways, city surface fun mountain roads, the open and even a few miles on a dirt

Out of the parking lot on the first morning, the impression was in how easily controllable the feels. You can’t detect any weight, size or challenge its uber-popular 650cc little The 1000 is actually slimmer your legs than the 650 — and it.

But, also immediately over that bike is a quality suspension set up considerably and sportier. Spring rates are but the damping controls it well, to a responsive, controlled, capable

2014 Suzuki V-Strom ABS (top)

Stand up on the bike and try and the parking lot at a walking pace and the dual-throttle valve (one’s one’s manual) arrangement throws some herks and in your way below 3,000rpm. disappears totally in higher and at higher revs.

Suzuki much of its new, easily-adjustable There’s three height (10mm apart) you need an Allen wrench to alter and — this is the neat part — you on the screen to move it through ratcheting locations. Starting in the you push it up one notch for medium and up for high. Push it further and it to the start.

This is the kind of simple, successful solution that the spirit with which the of the bike was designed. Why go through the and complication of electric adjustment a manual system like works equally well?

screen is remarkably effective its size, but ultimately isn’t to keep the wind fully off shoulders or helmet, if you’re like me.

Suzuki DL 1000
Suzuki DL 1000

We weren’t able to try the model which packages a “touring screen” and several accessories like the much-needed guards into one cost-efficient All 1000s shipped come a lock-set under the seat, to be the same as the bike’s ignition. you later buy hard luggage, be able to key it easily.

2014 Suzuki V-Strom ABS

Suzuki is eager to push the new accessory range and has gone so far to specially designed bags fit narrower than the handlebars and looked to the aftermarket — SW Motech in case — for important protection like the available sump That part will be in demand, the front cylinder’s and the oil filter are both incredibly

Even without total protection, the 1000 cruises at speeds remarkably comfortably. 70 mph in 6 th to that 4,000rpm torque a point at which the motor is smooth and totally capable of passing other vehicles. If it for the too-hard seat, you could sit all day as well as you would on any big touring

One of the areas Suzuki targeted for was stability. With Southern Santa Ana winds in full that’s something we tested each and every one of the 500 miles. And it is; and totally stable no matter how the cross wind or how significant vehicle buffets you.

The 33.5-inch seat height is but both higher and lower are available and the area where the meets the seat is so slim even the short of leg will be to flat foot the 1000. V-twins.

2014 Suzuki 1000 ABS (rear)

Standing up in to ride off-road is also comfortable. The bars are high, the low and the seat/tank slim enough you have good control, and plenty of room to move

The dirt road we attempted was than first thought, an actual challenge for the road-tire-equipped we were on. Three other wiped out in the deep sand. We actually surprised at what a dirt partner this road-focused bike turned out to be. Its ABS remarkably effective in the soft as you’d expect, but is at least of keeping the front from if you stand on the front brake.

The control works better, the rear from spinning out of while (in the lower level 1) you to apply enough power to progress. Level 2 gets in the way but at least there’s no chance get into trouble with it

Suspension, which feels and responsive on the road, actually gentle dirt roading than you’d expect. not dirt bike soft, but it at gives you good feel to your riding and won’t you out of the seat. With Continental fitted, the 1000 will be a fairly capable dirt tool.

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