|Motorcycle News: V.I.P launch for new 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000|
The event took place at Suzuki GB’s headquarters in Milton Keynes, where the first customer event of this type allowed guests to see the brand new model in the flesh. Visitors were also given a short presentation on the features of the new bike by staff from Suzuki GB as well as a Suzuki Europe test rider.
|Motorcycle News: The display models included Red and White colour options|
Suzuki’s presentation was quite an eye-opener, as we learned that nearly 200,000 V-Stroms have been sold across the globe. When they explained the R&D process behind the new bike, which included a team of technicians from the factory spending weeks in Europe riding different bikes and talking to different customers, you can see how important this new model is to the company.
|Motorcycle News: The V-Strom 1000 is the first Suzuki with Traction Control|
The completely redesigned 1037cc engine is built for low-mid range torque and produces peak levels at just 4000rpm, making the power immensely usable. The V-Strom 1000 is also the lightest bike in it’s class by quite a way at just 228kg, this is said to make it extremely manageable and easy to ride.
|Motorcycle News: An impressive range of stylish accessories will be available|
With a price tag of just £9999 and a massive range of purpose-built accessories, this stunning and high-spec adventure bike should be a serious contender in 2014.