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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 breaks cover at Intermot

Last weeks International Motorcycle Show (Intermot) in Cologne featured the debut appearance for Suzuki’s new 1000cc liquid cooled derivative of their adventure bike, the V-Strom.

New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Concept unveiled at Intermot

The V-Strom 1000 concept was one of the more spectacular new bikes launched at the show, with an impressive spec sheet including an all-new 1000cc liquid cooled V-twin engine, traction control and integrated luggage as standard, this bike looks more than ready to take up the legendary Suzuki V-Strom mantle.

Those of you who remember the old V-Strom 1000 will know that it was a hell of a bike and it’s departure in the early naughties left a big gap in the reasonably priced big block adventure market. The V-Strom range has continued since then with the equally popular 650 model, the latest version launched successfully just a couple of years ago.

We imagine then that the return of a 1000cc V-Strom will be greatly welcomed, whilst details are still to be confirmed, Suzuki have confirmed that the new concept will be part of their 2014 range in the UK. So those looking for a reliable and highly capable adventure bike should bear this in mind.

The new styling is undeniably eye-catching and whether you love it or hate it, it’s a bold step for Suzuki away from their more conventional design for bikes such as the Bandit and GSX-F. There are obvious hints of BMW GS and Ducati Multistrada in the bike’s stance and detailing, but Suzuki claim to have taken their inspiration from their famous DR Big Dakar racer.

Make sure you check back regularly to follow the development of this exciting new concept bike from Suzuki.

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