Those who enjoy motorcycles off-road motorsports will enjoy owning the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (2014+) which has an aluminum twin spar frame and a six-speed transmission. Its compact design gives riders greater freedom and the ability to navigate narrow paths that run through flat or steep paved or dirt roads, mountains, rocks, water, and other terrains. When Suzuki designed this model, it was aiming for a lighter and more manageable version of its earlier model, the previous Suzuki V-Strom 1000 that was introduced in 2002. This newer model weighs 503 pounds with a 5.3-gallon tank of gas.
This is a great bike for someone who likes to ride long distances. The rider can adjust the height of the padded seat while staying in a comfortable upright position due to the tall, steel handlebars and a taller sixth gear that makes for a more steady and safer ride. This model has a longer swingarm to help the rider take quick turns comfortably and expertly.
The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has many safety features, including TC lights, traction control, an easy switch to change from TC 1 to TC2 to make riding in wet weather. This powerful V-Strom can go up to 130-mph and can do up to 49 miles per gallon making it 16 percent more fuel efficient than the original 2002 model. This bike is Euro 3 compliant, meaning that its O2 sensor helps decrease O2 emissions, therefore, reducing air pollution during the ride.
More about power, the Suzuki V-Strom has a four-stroke, 90-degree V-twin engine that is liquid-cooled and has four valves per cylinder. The compression ratio is 11.3:1. The electronic ignition and Suzuki dual throttle valve fuel injection make it user-friendly to the average tourer. The dual front and single rear brakes have a ABS system you can remove with the front brake having four-piston monobloc calipers and the rear brake having single-piston calipers. The front and rear tires are Bridgestone. It costs less than $12,700 and comes with a 12-month warranty. Available color options include Glass Desert Khaki, Glass Sparkle Black, and Candy Daring Red.