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2017 - 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 & 1000XT

2017 - 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 & 1000XT
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  • Suzuki V-Strom 1000 & 1000XT
  • Year:
    2017- 2018
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  • Engine:
    L-Twin
  • Displacement:
    1037 cc
  • Price:
    12999
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The No-Fuss-No-Hassle Adventure Bike

Suzuki hits MY18 with a shiny new V-Strom 1000 after a one-year hiatus, and it seems the factory spent that time wisely. The range retains the V-Strom 1000 and adds the off-road-tastic 1000XT to the adventure mix for the folks who favor the road (or non-road) traveled by few. Power remains the same at the 100-pony mark, but the mill upped its emissions game to meet the current requirements with a new exhaust system. Electronics received a buff as well with a new Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit that refines the ABS system to include lean-sensitive intervention for an extra layer of protection for those times when the available traction is split between steering and braking forces. Overall, the new V-Stroms look to be a little more capable and user friendly than the previous gen with more top-shelf goodies even if the top-end is currently showing a flat growth curve.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT.

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2018 Suzuki V-Strom 250

2018 Suzuki V-Strom 250

The Quintessential Entry-Level Bike

After a race to find the ideal maximum displacement for the adventure-bike genre, Suzuki has now turned its attention toward seeking out the bottom of the effective envelope with the new-in-2017 V-Strom 250. This A2 license-compliant ride is bound for the entry-level market with much the same look as its bigger brothers in spite of its diminutive powerplant and a similar affinity for long-distance trips. The mill is tweaked for the purpose with 25 ponies on tap and a smooth delivery, and of course, the “250” sports plenty of secure storage and storage options for your cargo, so you can actually do some proper touring with it, right off the showroom floor. What else has Suzuki got going on with its mini-adv? Let’s find out.

Continue reading for my look at the Suzuki V-Strom 250.

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2017 - 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 & 1000XT

2017 - 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 & 1000XT

The No-Fuss-No-Hassle Adventure Bike

Suzuki hits MY18 with a shiny new V-Strom 1000 after a one-year hiatus, and it seems the factory spent that time wisely. The range retains the V-Strom 1000 and adds the off-road-tastic 1000XT to the adventure mix for the folks who favor the road (or non-road) traveled by few. Power remains the same at the 100-pony mark, but the mill upped its emissions game to meet the current requirements with a new exhaust system. Electronics received a buff as well with a new Bosch Inertial Measurement Unit that refines the ABS system to include lean-sensitive intervention for an extra layer of protection for those times when the available traction is split between steering and braking forces. Overall, the new V-Stroms look to be a little more capable and user friendly than the previous gen with more top-shelf goodies even if the top-end is currently showing a flat growth curve.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT.

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2017 - 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 / V-Strom 650XT

2017 - 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 / V-Strom 650XT

The 2017 Update Made It A Contender

Adventure bikes are definitely a ’thing.’ They aren’t showing any sign of going away anytime soon, and Suzuki’s V-Strom (Deutsch for ’stream’) is definitely one of the major players advancing the cause, as it were. A few years ago, Suzuki made the decision to drop the V-Strom 650 Adventure, and focus its energies on the base model 650 and 650XT. The result is palpable with a number of improvements made in the 2017 model year that will likely endear these rides to their fans even more. Now we have more power, plus a traction control system to help manage said power as well as some nifty aesthetic tweaks and more.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT.

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2015 - 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS / V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure

2015 - 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS / V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure

Suzuki continues strong in the adventure market for 2016 with the V Strom family. The 1000 and 1000 Adventure share the stable with their 650 cc counterparts for fun on-road and off-road in grand touring style.

If you’re looking at an adventure bike for the first time, understand that this isn’t a sport bike with off-road capabilities. Don’t look at that 1000 cc engine and get a chubby like you would with a crotch rocket. These V Strom 1000s are adventure bikes – tall seat, tall tank and suspension squishier than a street bike, but not as much travel as a proper off-road bike. Is that a bad thing? No, as long as you know what you’re looking at.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki V Strom 1000 and V Strom 1000 Adventure.

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2015 - 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS / 650XT ABS

2015 - 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS / 650XT ABS

Around since 2004, the V-Strom 650 launched its second generation in 2012. For 2016, it carries forward in a class of mid-weight sport-tourers offering a standard riding posture for long-distance comfort.

With the introduction of the 650XT in 2015, the V-Strom keeps a toe in the adventure pool, having lost the 650 Adventure in 2016. The base model V-Strom 650 is adaptable for whatever you want to do, be it a little adventure touring, commuting or even a little bar-hop cruising.

Continue reading for my review of the Suzuki V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT.

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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE

The spirit of adventure beckons you to new destinations. To new sights, sounds and sensations. The V-Strom 650 ABS is built to get you there with more enjoyment and excitement, in greater comfort. Time for real adventures.

The V-Strom 650 ABS SE builds on the comfort, flexibility and performance of the standard model with Touring Side Cases and Top Case. This unrivaled combination of performance, specifications and value provide what’s needed for high mileage, two-up adventure touring.

*The ABS is a supplemental device for brake operation, not a device for shortening stopping distance. Always remember to reduce speed sufficiently before approaching curves.

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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS EXP

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS EXP

The spirit of adventure beckons you to new destinations. To new sights, sounds and sensations. The V-Strom 650 ABS is built to get you there with more enjoyment and excitement, in greater comfort. Time for real adventures.

The V-Strom 650 ABS EXP builds on the comfort, flexibility and performance of the standard model with Aluminum Side Cases & Top Case, Vario Windshield, Engine Guard, Under Cowling and Hand Guards. This unrivaled combination of performance, specifications and value provide what’s needed for high mileage, two-up adventure touring.

*The ABS is a supplemental device for brake operation, not a device for shortening stopping distance. Always remember to reduce speed sufficiently before approaching curves.

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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650X ABS EXP

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650X ABS EXP

The V-Strom 650 model line is developed to provide maximum fun of long touring with versatile, comfortable, and friendly character. The standard V-Strom650 is already known as great touring machine. The V-Strom 650X EXP expands its versatility with standard equipped Black Aluminum Side Cases & Top Case, Vario Windshield, Engine Guard, Under Cowling, Hand Guards, Wire-Spoked Aluminum wheels and standard ABS.*

The V-Strom 650X EXP is fully equipped to handle long distance riding on all roads with comfort, control and excitement.

*The ABS is a supplemental device for brake operation, not a device for shortening stopping distance. Always remember to reduce speed sufficiently before approaching curves.

Continue reading for more information on the Suzuki V-Strom 650X ABS EXP.

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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Sport

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Sport

Suzuki product planner Tomohisa Ichimaru explained that his group wanted to build a bike with "big bike" power and performance but easy to maneuver and comfortable to ride. They wanted smooth performance at low-to-mid range for touring, while maintaining the free-revving nature at high rpm. Having owned a previous-generation V-Strom 650, Tomohisa went into the project with the experience of a long-distance touring rider. He brought with him ideas on how to improve the next generation from both an engineering standpoint and from a rider’s point of view. For the 2015 model year, Tomohisa and the folks at Suzuki bring you the V-Strom 1000 Sport, available outside the U.S. market.

Continue reading for my review of the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Sport.

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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS SE

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS SE

The phrase “Jack of all trades” usually comes with the unspoken implication that the subject is also a “master of none.” Suzuki makes significant inroads toward combating that assertion with its 2015 V-Strom 1000 ABS SE. Built for the Canadian “sport-adventure” bike market, the factory added features normally seen only in upper-middle to top-of-the-line, single-purpose bikes (ie sport, tour, offroad et cetera) to give this ride options and abilities beyond the norm for a dual-purpose bike. Join me as I look into how this Jack (Jacques?) challenges the second half of that phrase.

Continue reading for my review of the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS SE.

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Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Arrives in Dealerships

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Arrives in Dealerships

Identifying a specific bike based on its trim is often confusing as the nomenclatures are usually identical to one another, except for a few interchangeable letters. Suzuki is one brand that has this kind of issue, specifically with its line of popular V-Strom tourer models. Such is the case with the new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT, which has finally made it to dealerships, adding yet another model to an already stout V-Strom 650 range.

Don’t be confused by their names because the V-Strom 650 XT offers a wide range of unique features that are different from other V-Strom 650 models. While it is based on the 650, the 650 XT has a new front beak inspired by the much bigger V-Strom 1000. It also has new hand guards, an aluminum sump protector, new engine bars, and lightweight DID wire-spoked wheels that offer improved strength and stability when the tourer is ridding unpaved roads.

It’s essentially a recrafted and highly more sophisticated version of the 650 range, which is probably what Suzuki was going for in the first place. With the V-Strom 650 XT now in dealerships, Suzuki can begin offering the bike to interested customers. The price tag for one has been set at £7,499 in the UK. Fortunately, the bike is priced a little bit cheaper in the uS at just $10,399.

Additional accessories will also be part of the model, but as always, availing these add-ons will come at an added cost.

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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650

Built with comfort, practicality and efficiency in mind, the 2014 Suzuki V-Storm is ready to follow you in your wildest adventures every time you jump on its saddle.

The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 650 sports a 645 cc, fuel injected, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin engine which is mated to a six speed constant mesh transmission.

The engine is mounted on a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame which is paired with a similarly light swingarm to deliver first class handling performances.

As far as suspensions are concerned, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 is equipped with 5-way spring-preload-adjustable 43mm-telescopic front forks and a link-type rear suspension with 6.3 inches of travel, stepless rebound damping adjuster and 5-way spring preload adjuster. You also get 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels shod in 110/80R19M/C 59H and 150/70R17M/C 69H tubeless tires.

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2013 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

2013 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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.

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

The high and mighty always seem to have a way of reinventing themselves in a way that takes their name to a new level. If there was ever a bike that could lay claim to that, it’s the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000. It’s got one of the most powerful engines on the market and, with that, has made a name for itself for itself as one of the most popular Suzuki bikes on the market today.

A lot of the cruiser’s popularity can be attributed to its 996cc liquid-cooled, Suzuki fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine with four valves per cylinder, dual-overhead cams, and oil. This set-up not only provides exceptional low-end and mid-range torque for exhilarating performance, but also does it in a manner that makes every one of its competitors wince in terror. The V-Strom 1000’s impressive credentials allow riders to tap into an unspeakable power in every gear.

Joining the V-Strom 1000’s mighty powertrain is its impeccable handling capabilities, thanks in large part to a lightweight, compact, and rigid aluminum twin-spar frame and swingarm. Cartridge-style 43mm front forks with adjustable preload provides 6.3" of wheel travel allow for a comfortable ride while a link-type rear suspension featuring 6.3" of wheel travel and a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster add to its handling capabilities.

As far as accessories are concerned, the V-Strom 1000 gets its fair share, including nylon Givi-style panniers, a top box, aluminum side cases large enough to fit a full-coverage helmet, a rugged accessory engine bar, and an adjustable windscreen.

Find out more about the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 after the jump.

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

The 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS was built with the idea of being the "Comfortable Adventure Tourer." Thanks to across-the-board improvements done on the bike by Suzuki, you could make a case that it’s become more than what it was being described to be.

Of the many new elements given to the 2012 model of the V-Strom 650 ABS, the most notable is arguably its new 645cc V-Twin engine that features broad torque delivery, signature V-Twin power pulses, and sporty quick-revving high rpm range power surges for full-range riding enjoyment. The V-Strom’s new engine also comes with a high-speed 32-bit ECU that controls Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system, contributing to enhanced low-to-mid rpm range torque, a linear throttle response and lower emissions for a bike that performs as well as it does. Joining the V-Strom 650’s impressive new powertrain is a six-speed transmission that’s been tailored for active sporty rides with a tighter 1st through 5th gear ratios.

Meanwhile, handling is also a key ingredient in the V-Strom 650 ABS concoction, beginning with a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame and swingarm, all of which contribute to smooth handling performance and excellent stability at high-speeds. The bike also features 5-way spring-preload-adjustable 43mm-telescopic front forks with 5.9" of travel working with a link-type rear suspension with 6.3" of wheel travel, stepless rebound damping adjuster, and a 5-way spring preload adjuster that can be adjusted by simply turning a knob, allowing the rider to set the ride depending on his taste and preferences.

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

It’s been quite the weekend for Suzuki, hasn’t it? On the same day that Nobuhiro “Monster” Tajima broke his own record at the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb while driving a Suzuki SX4 Hill Climb Special, the Japanese auto and motorcycle builder also went ahead and unveiled their latest product: the 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS.

Among the changes made on the new V-Strom 650 include a bevy of aesthetic and aerodynamic improvements that should get fans of the bike up and excited over the 2012 version.

For starters, the bike’s windscreen is now adjustable in three positions and the new V-Strom-embossed logo now sits 15mm higher than its predecessor, improving rider comfort by giving them the chance to stretch their legs a little more. Likewise, the air outlets on the both sides of the cowlings further improves the bike’s cooling and wind protection, while also giving it a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Even the muffler and the rear luggage rack each sport new designs with the latter now made out of resin material, as opposed to the aluminum make of the existing model.

The new V-Strom 650 also gets a new liquid-cooled oil cooler, which should help in stabilizing oil temperatures, thus improving the bike’s engine reliability.

As for the engine, Suzuki also gave the 2012 V-Strom 650 a new V-Twin, 645cc engine that further improves the bike’s overall performance, especially in the low-to-mid rpm range.

All in all, the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 takes all the elements of its predecessor and completely improves them. The new model is even 13 lbs lighter than the previous version, making for a lighter, more powerful, and more rounded bike.

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650

About three weeks ago, Suzuki revealed the first teaser images of a new "Middle-class Motorcycle." And while the car won’t make its public debut until EICMA show in Milan this November, the company has decided to reveal the first images and details on their new "mystery" bike. It will indeed be the updated version of the V-Strom 650 as previously rumored.

For 2012, the V-Storm 650 will be powered by a V-twin engine that delivers a total of 68 HP at 8,800rpm and 60 Nm of torque at 6,400rpm, plus a 10% fuel consumption improvement over the previous model.

Design improvements include a reshaped and 15mm-taller seat, an updated upper fairing and three-position, a new muffler, and a height-adjustable windscreen. Three-spoke aluminum alloy wheels will be offered as standard together with a new multi-function instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer and a brightness adjustable LCD screen.

The new model will be offered in two different colors: Pearl Mirage White or Metallic Fox Orange. Prices will start at $8,099.

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2010 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XPEDITION

2010 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XPEDITION

Suzuki’s popular V-Strom 650 adventure range sees the arrival of a new flagship model this month, with the launch of the V-Strom 650 XPEDITION.

Based on the hugely capable V-Strom 650 ABS model, the new tougher XP version, boasts a host of additions, providing a comprehensive list of practical accessories at unrivalled value.

Featuring hard-wearing black aluminum panniers with a total carrying capacity of 82 liters, the XP is the tough and effective alternative, thanks to the provision of engine and hand guards, centre-stand and an aluminum sump guard as part of its unique specification.

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2010 Suzuki V-Strom 650/ABS

2010 Suzuki V-Strom 650/ABS

Suzuki doesn’t miss a year from impressing its consumers with the middleweight V-Strom model, so the bike is not only present in the 2010 lineup, but comes in three different versions: the V-Strom 650, V-Strom 650 ABS and V-Strom 650 SEA ABS Touring all get their general characteristics from their bigger siblings, the V-Strom 1000 models so there’s plenty to expect in all possible matters.

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2010 Suzuki V-Strom 1000/SE Touring

2010 Suzuki V-Strom 1000/SE Touring

Suzuki plays an important role in the dual-sport category, like always before, with the V-Strom 1000 model. A bike designed for all kinds of roads and all kinds of riders, this is without a doubt a benchmark in matters of versatility and comfort with many secrets yet to be unveiled by every rider individually. Furthermore, Suzuki also offers the V-Strom 1000SE Touring, which raises the bike’s long haul credentials.

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2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

The distress machine is now being offered with an antilock braking system so versatility, agility, power and torque can start to be used in a safer way. Good news for enduro riders and bad news for the other Japanese manufacturers.

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2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650

2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650

If you’re looking for adventure, here’s the machine to help you find it - the V-Strom 650. What really sets the V-Strom apart from other street bikes, of course, is its unmatched versatility. Its lightweight, agile handling inspires confidence, while its smooth suspension front and rear performs exceptionally well in almost any situation.

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2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

If you’re looking for adventure, here’s the machine to help you find it - the V-Strom 650. It combines the versatile performance of the V-Strom 1000 with exciting middleweight agility. Now available with the added safety and piece of mind of Suzuki’s Antilock Braking System (ABS)

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2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

The V-Strom 1000 is dedicated to the simple concept that every road should be open for adventure.

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2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650

2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650

If you’re looking for adventure, here’s the machine to help you find it - the V-Strom 650. It combines the versatile performance of the V-Strom 1000 with exciting middleweight agility.

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2006 Suzuki V-Strom 650

2006 Suzuki V-Strom 650

If you’re looking for adventure, here’s the machine to help you find it - the V-Strom 650. It combines the versatile performance of the V-Strom 1000 with exciting middleweight agility.

With its height-adjustable aerodynamic windshield and spacious riding position, the V-Strom 650 is designed for smooth, comfortable performance on the highway. In addition, it has an extra-large fuel tank for extended riding. It’s equally at home around town, thanks to its low seat height, light weight and overall crisp handling. And the V-Strom’s V-twin engine adds excitement to every ride, offering a wide powerband and strong acceleration in every gear.

What really sets the V-Strom apart from other street bikes, of course, is its unmatched versatility. Its lightweight, agile handling inspires confidence, while its smooth suspension front and rear performs exceptionally well in almost any situation.

It’s time to get in on the adventure - with the 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 650.

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