Unveiled as a concept quite a long time ago at the 2012 INTERMOT in Cologne, Suzuki has recently released some details and photos of the production-ready 2014 V-Strom 1000 adventure-touring bike. Apart from a new engine, the V-Strom will be the first Suzuki bike to be fitted with a traction control system.
The engine, said to be originally built around the TL V-Twin motor, is the same 90 degree V-Twin engine but has been bored out by 2 mm, bringing it to a full 100 mm bore. It’s now a 1,037 cc mill producing a peak 99 hp at 8,000 rpm and pushes out 103 Nm of torque at 4,000 rpm.
Suzuki also claims that there has been changes to the V-Strom’s pistons, cylinders, cylinder heads, crankshaft, con-rods, radiator, and clutch, to aid the superbike-class engine to its new role as an Adventure bike. It, supposedly, gives better power and control at low and mid-rpm ranges.
The new bike is said to weight about 228 kg which is 8 kg lighter than the outgoing previous generation V-Strom. The lighter weigh as well as the the new engine, gives it a 4 litre per 100 km fuel economy and said to be able to cover 483 km on its 20 litre fuel tank. It has a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels to complete it rugged-looking adventure outlook.