New Suzuki V-Strom 1000 price and specs announced

Suzuki GB have just announced new details of its hotly anticipated V-Strom 1000 adventure bike which will retail for £9,999 plus on the road charges, making it a very serious contender for those in the adventure bike market.

Confirming the final specs for the new adventure bike, Suzuki announced that new technology including its MotoGP developed traction control system will be included on the new bike.

Planned to be the company’s most advanced adventure model ever made, the V-Strom will feature a new 1037cc V-Twin engine, developed to deliver impressive low-mid range power and torque. Power will be 100PS @ 8,000rpm with torque at 103Nm @ 4,000rpm, demonstrating that the new bike is designed for real-world riding conditions. The V-Twin engine layout also aids the bike’s slim design and nimble handling.

Motorcycle News: Suzuki announce new V-Strom 1000 pricing at £9,999

To keep riders safe on all types of road surface, the new V-Strom features a one of the most advanced Traction Control systems ever seen on an adventure bike. The new unit analyses readings from five sensors on the bike, helping to deliver optimum traction and multi-function settings.

The V-Strom’s new chassis provides great manoeuvrability thanks to a Twin Spar Aluminium frame which helps the bike weigh in at an overall kerb mass of 228kg, the lightest in its class. As well as reduced weight, the new bike features a 19-inch front wheel – providing stability and agility.

Suzuki’s lightweight  ABS system is combined with new radially mounted brake calipers, providing controlled braking performance. Along with the increased power, the V-Strom returns class-leading fuel economy, with a great 59MPG and a range of 259 miles from the 20 litre tank.

Suzuki GB General Manager, Paul de Lusignan, commented, “We’ve all been eagerly anticipating the final specification of the new V-Strom 1000, so to get some hard facts as we approach the launch period is great. Crucially this has been a model development process driven by customers. We’ve consulted and conversed with existing and future riders to see what they want on the new bike. Agility and manoeuvrability came back loud and clear, and I believe potential customers will see that we’ve listened and delivered a bike that’s not just about bigger capacity, but strikes the perfect balance between lightweight handling and real-world performance.

“Pricing is naturally a crucial question that’s been asked of us in the run-up to the launch of the new V-Strom and I’m pleased to announce that the new model will be priced around the £10,000 mark, making it one of the most competitively priced models available. We look forward to confirming an exact price soon.”

The company also revealed that a comprehensive catalogue of accessories will be available early next year, including a three-piece luggage set and much more.

For more details check out www.suzuki-gb.co.uk

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