2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 – First Ride and Review

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 1000
Photo Credit To suzuki-gb.co.uk

More than a decade ago, Suzuki developed the V-Strom 650. The motorcycle offered incredible versatility, comfort, and a fun to ride character.

The well-balanced package included an incredibly versatile V-twin engine and lightweight aluminum chassis. Sharing the spirit of the globally successful V-Strom 650 ABS, the all-new, V-Strom 1000 will deliver fun, excitement and versatility to the open class rider who seeks a new world of motorcycling adventure.

Strong, rider-friendly Engine:

A totally redesigned, liquid-cooled 1000cc V-twin engine produces effortless acceleration along with a strong V-twin rumble.

Lightweight, well-balanced Chassis:

Slim and lightweight aluminum frame, thickly padded seat and an adjustable windscreen provides an easy, comfortable, and fun to ride character.

Brake and Suspension:

Performance-inspired radial mount front brake caliper with Antilock Brake System provides riders confidence in braking on various road conditions. The V-Strom 1000 ABS  also features an inverted front fork and an easy to adjust single shock style rear suspension.

Distinctive Styling Design:

Inspired by the 1988 DR750S—Suzuki’s first big on/off-road machine—the V-Strom 1000 features bold and distinctive styling to create an unmatched presence.

Advanced Traction Control System:

Suzuki’s advanced traction control system is equipped for enhanced sport riding, performance, and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.

Luggage System:

An all new luggage system was designed and tested in harmony with the big V-Strom’s overall development. The luggage system provides easy installation, a narrow overall width when installed, and a clean look when detached.

Dimensions and Weights

Overall length: 2285mm (90in)
Overall width: 865mm (34.1in)
Overall height: 1410mm (55.5in)
Wheelbase: 1555mm (61.2in)
Seat height: 850mm (33.5in)
Kerb Mass: 228.0kg (502.7lbs)
Fuel capacity: 20.0litres (4.4 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 165mm (6.5in)

Engine Specifications

Engine capacity: 1037cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
Bore: 100.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio: 11.3 : 1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Drive: Chain
MPG: 59.04*
Power: 74.57kW @ 8000rpm (100.00hp)
Torque: 103.00N.m @ 4000rpm (75.97lb.ft)

Chassis Specification

Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc, twin
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 110/80R19M/C 59V
Rear tyres: 150/70R17M/C 69V

Power and torque conversions to imperial units (in brackets) are approximate and included as a guide only.

Sources: chaseontwowheels / www.suzuki-gb.co.uk

Post source : suzuki-gb.co.uk

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