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2013 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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The Suzuki C-Storm 1000 is a modern sport-adventure bike that loves twisty roads and long journeys.

Jump on its comfortable seat and you’ll be met by an ergonomically designed handlebar with handguards, a small windscreen and a modern instrument panel.

As you fire up the 996 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin engine you are assaulted by an impressive amount of power which is kept in leash by a 6-speed constant mesh transmission. The engine is mounted on a lightweight yet rigid aluminum twin-spar frame which is paired with a modern swingarm.

The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 sits on front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H and rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless tires that are paired with an advanced suspension system for a sharp steering and first class stability.

The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is offered with a starting price of $10,399.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 1000.

Overview

Suzuki V-Strom 1000

You need two things for an unforgettable sport-adventure. The first is a road with twists and turns that lead from one spectacular view to another. The second is a bike with the performance to make the most of every mile - and there’s no better machine to do that than the V-Strom 1000. It has a Suzuki fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine tuned for incredible low-end and mid-range torque, so you can tap into thrilling acceleration in every gear. It has a lightweight rigid chassis and advanced suspension to provide remarkably crisp handling even on the tightest back roads. When you reach the open highway, the V-Strom 1000 excels. Its smooth engine performance, aerodynamic windshield and ergonomic riding position provide a level of comfort that makes it one of the finest sport-touring machines available. With the Suzuki V-Strom 1000, the sport-adventure is yours for the taking.

Key Features

Suzuki V-Strom 1000
  • Upright, relaxed riding position, well-padded seat and aerodynamic fairing provide all-day-long comfort.
  • Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range, work together with hand guards designed for maximum wind protection.

Engine Features

  • 996cc Liquid-cooled, Suzuki fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, dual-overhead cams and oil provides exceptional low-end and mid-range torque for exhilarating performance.
  • Advanced digital engine management system featuring Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV), delivers optimum combustion efficiency for linear response, fuel economy and superior low-end torque along with low emissions.
  • Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS) automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature.
  • Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with seperate maps for each cylinder to provide outstanding performance and smooth throttle response.
  • Semi-gear driven valve system simplifies maintenance and minimizes cam sprocket size and engine height for optimum engine placement. A short crankshaft and staggered transmission shafts further contribute to the light and compact design.
  • Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 36mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, with valve timing designed to enhance low-RPM power.
  • SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) plated cylinders for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer, working together with a high-efficiency liquid cooling system includes a compact oil cooler for optimum engine operating temperature.
  • High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum mufflers are tuned to enhance engine torque.
  • PAIR (Pulsed-AIR) system injects fresh air into the exhaust port after the exhaust valves open to ignite unbunred hydrocarbons, further reducing emissions.

Transmission Features

Suzuki V-Strom 1000
  • Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with sixth gear overdrive features a hydraulic clutch for light pull at the lever improving rider comfort.
  • Lightweight magnesium valve and ignition covers are complemented by a sound deadening plastic outer clutch cover.

Chassis Features

Suzuki V-Strom 1000
  • Lightweight, compact and rigid aluminum twin-spar frame and swingarm provide agile handling. A bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance.
  • Cartridge-style 43mm front forks with adjustable preload provides 6.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride.
  • Link-type rear suspension features 6.3 inches of wheel travel and a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster.
  • Multi-reflector 60W/55W headlights.
  • Easy-to-read instruments include a large speedometer and tach dials, plus LCD display for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, tripmeters and clock.
  • Engine undercover panel is designed for ample ground clearance and sleek appearance.
  • Large rear luggage rack features a rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place.
  • Rugged seat cover material enhances comfort and durability.
  • Dual front dist brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus a single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper provide strong stopping power.
  • Lightweight cast aluminum wheels with DualSport-style tires for optimum traction.
  • Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation.
  • Pearl Mira Red/Black, Black

Specifications

Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Engine996 cc (60.8 cu. In), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin
Fuel SystemFuel injection
IgnitionElectronic ignition (Transistorized)
LubricationWet sump
MPG40
StarterElectric
Brakes FrontDisc brake, twin
Brakes RearDisc brake
ColorPearl Mira Red/Black, Black
Curb Weight238 kg (525 lbs)
Final DriveRK525 SMOZ7, 112 links
Fuel Tank Capacity22 L (5.8/4.8 US/Imp gal)
Ground Clearance165 mm (6.5 in)
Overall Length2295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width910 mm (35.8 in)
Seat Height840 mm (33.1 in)
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Transmission6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase1535 mm (60.4 in)
Bore Stroke98.0 mm (3.858 in) x 66.0 mm (2.598 in)
Compression Ratio11.3 : 1
Warranty12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
MSRP$10,399


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