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V-Strom 1000: Three Year End of Term Report Photo Gallery

After logging three years in the saddle with Suzuki's V-Strom 1000, our Memorable Motorcycles columnist evaluates the merit of the popular adventure touring mount. Read more in the V-Strom 1000: Three Year End of Term Report.

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After purchasing the V-Strom 1000 three years ago our contributor considers the bike a top-end tourer.
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The topcase held two Arai helmets, two pairs of gloves and a few assorted bits and pieces without difficulty.
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Modifications consisted of new EBC race pads up front to increase stopping power and road oriented Michelin Pilot tires.
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The V-Strom requires little maintenance. The only service needed over the past three years has been oil changes and tire pressure checks.
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The V-Strom is a jack-of-all-trades in the motorcycle world, capable of filling numerous roles in one bike.
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Suzuki V-Strom 1000
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While the V-Strom's engine may lack the character of other touring mounts, it has proven a consistent performer.
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Fuel economy is only getting better as it currently achieves more than 50 miles to a British gallon - which is just over 1.2 U.S. gallons.