2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Concept Review
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Concept Review, For the meantime KTM Adventure and the 1190 BMW R1200GS has grabbed all the headlines of the day INTERMOT, we think the real news of the adventure-touring is the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 concept bike is almost ready for production which will debut in 2014. While the Suzuki V-Strom owners preached from the mountain-road prowess off their bikes, the truth is that Suzuki did not have an adventure-tour in mind when building the V-Strom 1000 (or 650 in this case), with more emphasis on the appointment of the tour that, of the adventure.
A quick look at the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Concept for the 2014 model, and that has clearly changed. A bit late to the party, Suzuki has finally put together what looks like a serious ADV bike, which will likely rival other Japanese ADV bikes like the Yamaha Super Ténéré, and give BMW, Ducati, KTM, and Triumph buyers some serious pause before they plop down the extra cash on those premium market bikes. Originally built around the TL v-twin motor, Suzuki has built a whole new 1,000cc v-twin engine for the new “Strom” bike, and has added other features like traction control and ABS to the mix. With 17″ wheels front and aft, the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 looks to be still a very road-oriented machine, though it is possible that Suzuki could produce the bike as two models, each with different wheelsets for road and off-road usage. Seeing the traction and growth in the adventure-touring segment, Suzuki has clearly noticed how imperative it is for the company to have a competent machine to the growing number of ADV riders. With this concept said to be coming into production in 2014, the question is then whether if Suzuki is too late to the party. We imagine pricing will play a huge part in this equation, as the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 could be a serious contender if Suzuki can get the price low enough in the North American and European markets.