Faithful to the concept statement last year, the new V-Strom 2014 Suzuki landed in the range with a tortured style, and traction control, a first for the Japanese brand.
Maximum return trail
Continuing the career model released in 2002 and arrested in 2008, this new generation of V-Strom comes in time for the 2014 range. Aesthetically, not surprising when unveiled in Cologne in October 2012, confirming the tortured look and “beak” recalling his ancestor DR750S (1988) and concept, or current BMW GS is known as desired.
Vis-a-vis its predecessor, the big trail Suzuki team unsurprisingly ABS and especially a novel in the Japanese manufacturer, adjustable in two modes via a simple traction control system.
Technically, the V-Strom 2014 hosts an aluminum perimeter frame, an inverted front fork 43 mm adjustable, and a rear swingarm swing and two exhaust one. At the front, 19-inch wheels, dual disc brakes (4-piston radial caliper) at the rear, 17 inch wheel, single disc brakes (with single-piston caliper).
The twin engine 1037 cm3 derived from TL and SV but completely revised to a higher power (about 100 hp), and a higher torque available (103 Nm) and low power consumption (4.8 l/100 km), all through a 6-speed gearbox. And other important data, the weight would be reduced from 236 to 228 kg.
Another nice change is the instrumentation, with three different sections very legible. First, the tachometer overcome indicators flashing, indicating LEDs receives put into action traction control, ABS, the high beam, injection and even a frost warning (3 ° C or less).
The second part, digital, indicates what gear and speed shown, while the third houses odometer, temperature, time, mode traction control, engine temperature, battery voltage / consumption / autonomy and fuel level.
For the moment, no fee for this Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014, but we would like to see it located close to 12,000 euros to fight with equal arms against the most powerful BMW R 1200 GS, Aprilia Caponord 1200 Honda or KTM 990 CROSSTOURER Adventure.