This is the Suzuki V-storm 1000. The difference in this Japanese bike is that is now re-engineered and also re-designed so that is the reason why you should expect better bike and I can tell you everything is in a different level. The bike back in December had good reviews from the road editor Justin Dawes and he explained a few important things about the performance of this bike.
The hardware of this bike is completely changed and everything is new and better. For example the chassis is lighter and also stiffer. The engine is a bit bigger and also more economic because as we know that is an important improvement for many people. This also adds in power of the bike. About the torque curve it is also brand new. The only thing remaining from the previous bike is the gearbox.
Also, this Suzuki now has adventure style, and about the riding style now is more upright and also it has a lot of technology involved. This was on purpose so it can stand up with its European rivals. The biggest innovation on this bike is that for a first time they included a traction control and also standard ABS. All the new style was inspired by the adventure bike that is older that means it’s from 80s. It is very fast indeed and it has the break as well as aluminum paneling and also LED tail light.
One very important thing that we can say about this bike that it has great performance in many environments. It is good on the road, freeway, and also it is good in the dirt. Everyone who had a chance to run some tests on this bike confirmed the same. Also, it is very easy with this bike to stand on the ground because they also made important changes on the seat, and also some changes in the leg length, all these changes make it to be very friendly and comfortable for you and the passenger.
The engine is very smooth, the power runs in the top and in the mid part also the torque flattens and that is the moment when you know that you have to change gear. It is very easy to change gear and that is what makes it enjoyable. Very comfortable is also that it doesn’t vibrate much. You will find amazing how consistent it when it comes to twisty roads. And people who like bikes and know a thing or two about them, they will be happy to know how stable this bike is in the corners, and that is maybe one of the most important thing when in comes to bikes. Compared with other adventure bikes it has a very solid suspension. Another thing about the suspension, it has amazing balance. This bike also has an impeccable electronic package. The prize combined with all the power is balanced well, so you will not be disappointed. You just need to read this and have a wonderful ride with us because this Suzuki will make your day.
Model: Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure
Category: Super motard
Price as new (MSRP): US$ 13999. Prices depend on country, taxes, accessories, etc.
Engine and transmission
996.00 ccm (60.78 cubic inches)
Engine type: V2, four-stroke
Engine details: 90-degree V-twin
Bore x stroke:
98.0 x 66.0 mm (3.9 x 2.6 inches)
Valves per cylinder:
Fuel system: Injection
Fuel control: DOHC
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication system: Wet sump
Cooling system: Liquid
final drive: Chain
Driveline: RK525 SMOZ7, 112 links
Chassis, suspension, brakes and wheels
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
237 mm (9.3 inches)
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension travel:
125 mm (4.9 inches)
Front tyre dimensions: 110/80-R19
Rear tyre dimensions: 150/70-R17
Front brakes: Double disc. ABS.
Rear brakes: Single disc. ABS.
Physical measures and capacities
Weight incl. oil, gas, etc: 228.0 kg (502.7 pounds)
Seat height: 840 mm (33.1 inches) If adjustable, lowest setting.
Overall length: 2,295 mm (90.4 inches)
Overall width: 910 mm (35.8 inches)
Ground clearance: 165 mm (6.5 inches)
1,535 mm (60.4 inches)
Fuel capacity: 22.00 litres (5.81 gallons)
Factory warranty: 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Color options: Glass Sparkle Black