2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Look Rider Magazine

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2014 Suzuki V-Strom First Look Review

16, 2013

2014 Suzuki 1000 in Candy Daring Red

word leaked out weeks ago Suzuki Japan went with a website for the all-new V-Strom 1000 ABS . Suzuki of America waited until its dealer meeting this held in Orlando, Florida, the inaugural American International (AIM) Expo, to disclose about the bike, which told will arrive in the in March or April 2014.

for the 2014 V-Strom 1000 was by Suzuki’s 1988 Paris-Dakar racer.

Introduced for 2002, the V-Strom 1000 has seen few over the past 11 years. Its sibling, the V-Strom 650 (aka Wee was introduced for 2004 and has since the 1000 3-to-1 (according to nearly 195,000 V-Stroms been sold worldwide, of which have been As the best seller, the V-Strom 650 got a overhaul first, for 2012.

Two years later, Suzuki is out an all-new V-Strom 1000.

extensive research among 1000 owners–a very vocal group if there was one–Suzuki focused on several key improving low-to-midrange power/torque, bulkiness/weight, improving high-speed updating the styling, and expanding the of factory accessories, including luggage.

Although the prominent on the new V-Strom 1000 may seem a me-too styling feature is shared by many of today’s bikes, Suzuki says it influence from its own 1988 rally racer, the DR-Z. Two models with pointy the 1988 DR-BIG and 1990 looked very similar to red-and-white, Marlboro-liveried DR-Z. the new V-Strom 1000 looks slender and angular, right in with its big-bore dualie

And its vertically stacked headlights a family resemblance with GSX-R and Hayabusa sportbikes.

The 1000′s V-twin now displaces and makes more power and

Suzuki has made many to the V-Strom’s liquid-cooled, 90-degree It has a 2mm larger bore, up from to 100mm, bumping displacement 996cc to 1,037cc. Claimed has increased from 95.5 to 99.2 horsepower and from lb-ft of torque to 76 lb-ft.

Not increases in peak output, but says the revised engine out more horsepower and torque in the low to (peak torque, for example, now at 4,000 rpm rather than where adventure touring need it the most.

The engine a DOHC, 4-valve layout and a compression ratio, but the cylinder now have dual spark and the fuel injection system Suzuki’s Dual Throttle (SDTV) with more 10-hole injectors. The flywheel inertia has increased by 15 percent for on/off throttle response, at low speeds.

Like the GSX-R and sportbikes, the V-Strom 1000 the Suzuki Clutch Assist which employs an assist to reduce clutch effort and a function for smoother downshifts. A more efficient radiator has the need for an oil cooler, saving 2.8 in the process. Replacing the previous mufflers is a single muffler a new Suzuki Exhaust Tuning that saves another 9.7

At 502 pounds, total curb is said be 18 pounds less the previous model. Fuel has been reduced from 5.8 to 5.3

The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom is longer but more slender its predecessor.

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The V-Strom 1000 is the Suzuki motorcycle ever to be with traction control, is standard along with ABS can’t be turned off). A on the left cluster allows the to select among two TC modes, or the system off. Mode 1 has sensitivity and allows some wheel spin, while 2 has more sensitivity and allows to no slip.

More weight was saved in the aluminum twin-spar frame, is 13 percent lighter yet has 33 percent torsional rigidity. The distance the front axle and the swingarm was shortened but the swingarm was made resulting in a slightly longer (61.2 inches vs 60.4 for better high-speed stability.

the Showa fork on the previous is a new KYB male-slider fork that’s adjustable; the rear shock revised settings and a remote adjuster. Radial-mount, four-piston front calipers provide stopping power than the two-piston pin-slide calipers. The 10-spoke wheels are also

Ergonomics and wind protection been improved. The windscreen has angle settings that can be by hand, as well as three settings that can be changed an Allen wrench. The handlebar and have been moved the passenger pegs have repositioned, the tank is narrower the knees, and the seat has more but is narrower in front to make it to reach the ground (seat is slightly taller at 33.5 an accessory low seat will be A new heavy-duty aluminum luggage and large passenger grab add to the look and functionality of the new V-Strom.

Windscreen is 3-way adjustable for (no tools) and for height (with

A new instrument panel pairs an tach with a multifunction LCD that can be adjusted for brightness and new functions such as a gear indicator, fuel consumption/range, temperature, a freeze warning and a voltage meter.

Accessory top case and saddlebags–was designed with the bike. The cases are no than the handlebars, and the locks can be to the ignition. A black-only Adventure will also be available special pricing on an accessory that includes hand a touring windscreen, engine a skid plate and saddlebags mounts (top case separately).

Many other factory will be available, such as grips, low/high seats, a lower cowling and fog lights.

The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS be available in Candy Daring Glass Desert Khaki or Sparkle Black. Price is

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