2014 V-Strom 1000 specifications

It has been almost a year since the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 was first unveiled in concept form. Now, with the bike’s launch date scheduled for February next year, some technical specifications have been confirmed.

Powering the V-Strom is a new liquid-cooled, 1,036 cc, V-twin engine which sits inside a twin-spar aluminium frame. It develops 98 bhp (74 kW / 100 PS) at 8,000 rpm but, perhaps more importantly for this type of machine, 103 Nm (76 lb/ft) of peak torque is available at just 4,000 rpm.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (2014) Front Side 1

An anti-lock braking system is going to be fitted as standard, along with traction control and an adjustable windscreen. Buyers will also be able to choose from a wide selection of cost options, including a three-piece hard luggage set, hand guards and extra spotlights.

While an exact UK price has yet to be announced, Suzuki has said the V-Strom 1000 is likely to cost around £10,000.

That kind of figure would make it slightly more expensive than rivals such as the £9,599 Kawasaki Versys 1000, but significantly cheaper than benchmark adventure bikes like the £11,199 Triumph Tiger Explorer, £11,650 BMW R 1200 GS and £12,595 KTM 1190 Adventure.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (2014) Front Side 2Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (2014) Headlight Detail

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (2014) InstrumentsSuzuki V-Strom 1000 (2014) Front Side 3

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1 comment:

  1. They WILL NOT sell in anywhere near enough numbers due to a few main things:
    1.100bhp- are they taking the piss??
    2.With only 100bhp it should be 8000 not 10k and therefore people like me will decide like I have now to spend an extra 1500 and get a powerful ADV
    3.Who are their designers?? Seriously like what a bunch of tools!
    No wonder euro manufacturers are cleaning up. Shame on you suzuki- I have bought 3 GSXR 1000, 1 1200 bandit and I can tell you I am finished with this manufacturer.

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