If you prefer not to receive postal communication from other companies, you may choose to remove yourself from any postal mailing lists that we provide to third parties for marketing purposes by sending us an e-mail at , or writing us at P. Mine will hang with any other adventure bike until the road turns turns to goat trail. This isn't an engine that demands close attention to the tachometer. If you do not wish for your e-mail or postal address to be shared with companies not owned by Bonnier who want to market products or services to you, you have the opportunity to opt out, as described below. Over time, this appreciation of function turns into an appreciation for form — at least it does for me. In fact, despite all the years, the bigger pistons and the tighter fuel injection, the darned thing produces almost exactly the same horsepower as the original. Ive not had this issue on any other bike.
Again, the V-Strom took everything we threw at it — mud, hard-pack, loose gravel, dirt, sand, felled trees, slippery clay-lined water hazards and even snow. The brakes are more than good enough to haul such a lump to a halt even from Autobahn speeds. The system has three settings; 1, 2 and off. Regardless of minor quibbles there is a reason that the V-Strom has remained a perennial bestseller for Suzuki. It is but ugly, but I bought it to ride, not look at. It got rid of 95% of the problem with the screen as low as possible and on the most laid back angle. The bike protects most of your body well, only my shoulders could feel the wind but it wasn't an issue.
There have been many instances where people have the factory engine guards and still split the valve covers open. The suspension is excellent over pot holes and road imperfections. On the freeway and open roads the bike really performs, as the engine performance is perfect for this type of riding and is really just ticking over at 3500rpm at freeway speeds, with effortless overtaking potential. You do have to be a little more positive with your counter steering to lean it over but it's by no means laborious. Comfy position with a great view over most London cages, even the black cabs. For comparison, the more-dirt-worthy Africa Twin has roughly 9 inches front and rear.
Our partners use this information to recognize you across different channels and platforms over time for advertising, analytics, attribution, and reporting purposes; any information collected is stored in hashed or non-human-readable form. Not too big, not too small. On the other hand, when you get to the wide open flowing corners then the big Suzuki comes into its own and really shines, and whatever your preference the V-Strom is super stable and well planted even on the worst of roads. All in all, avery good bike and I've met many people that have 650's and 1000's and they are generall y very pleased with them. The V-Strom is just enough bike to deliver big adventures at a price where you can still on those adventures.
Ran good for a while, then did same thing a couple of times, though not as bad as first time. Test: Tony Wilding, Photography: Heather Ware Suzuki are on a real winner with the new 1000cc V-Strom, there is not much to dislike about the V-Strom and the more time I spent in the saddle, the more fond I became of it. We may also use, transfer, sell, and share aggregated, anonymous data about our users for any legal purpose, such as analyzing usage trends and seeking compatible advertisers and partners. Only problem i can think of is the wind buffeting off the screen. I put it in the highest setting and it worked well. The other, more important changes include a lighter, stiffer frame, better brakes and a switchable three-position electronic module.
The mirrors offer great vision and like I said before, the ride position is spot on for long distance riding, and my only gripe was the screen. The other big improvement, perhaps an even greater boon than the increased torque, is how much smoother the new V-Strom is than the old in precisely the same rev range. In fact, the one down side to adventure bikes is their seat height. There have been many different versions of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000, and this is the best one. The bike opens up beautifully now that it's not restricted to 4,500 rpm. I got decent marks in my high school and made it to a good college. Both run a 19-inch hoop up front and a 17 out back.
Hills riding; I'm mid 40's and I don't ride like I stole it. While I'm on the engine one of the real positives for this bike is the engine has a strong and long track record for reliability, low maintenance and low cost. That means you have to figure out a way to lug broken bits back to civilization or jettison your gear until you can come back and retrieve it. I think sometimes reviews overlook that sort of thing in favour for the new sexy toy on the block. For your protection, we may require that you authenticate your identity before we provide you with any information. Pixel tags may also be used to deliver cookies.
Handles competently, and even the worst weather won't phase it. Up to 400kms on a tank load if cruising. Plus que ca change, plus que ca reste le meme, goes the French axiom — and Lord, it applies here. In heavy traffic, the torque curve allows for minimal shifting between the lower gears, and power to pass and squirt through traffic is always on tap. Very happy with my purchase and highly recommend this model. It looks massive but is infact light and agile, weighing less than a Honda 800 Vfr. The wheels are large enough to offer good stability and are wrapped with thick and sticky tyres that can grip the road pretty well and not skid.
Two frame-mounted exterior steel loops primarily protect the radiator and tank plastic. The enhanced model of the V-Strom made its way to the Intermot 2016 and had a lot of improvements inside out. Liquid cooling helps in keeping the engine cool even when you have been riding in scorching heat for a very long period of time. This is a public forum presenting user opinions on selected products and businesses, and as such the views expressed do not reflect the opinion of ProductReview. An overview of the information that Bonnier may collect You are able to take advantage of many Bonnier products, services, and websites without providing any information that personally identifies you by name, address, or other personally-identifying information.