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V-Strom 1000 Four Year Report Photo Gallery

Frank Melling continues to enjoy his Suzuki V-Strom 1000, which is now going on its fifth year. Check out photos of his ride in the V-Strom 1000 Four Year Report photo gallery.

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While trying to show off for his wife Carol, Melling dropped the V-Strom at extremely low speed, resulting in minimal bike damage but a bruised ego.
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Apart from a few minor dings that were easily fixed, the V-Strom 1000 remains in near mint condition.
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Melling's big trailie does a huge range of tasks very well, making it a difficult bike to beat.
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Distinct from making a fashion/status/lifestyle statement, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 provides a comfortable, enjoyable ride in almost any conditions.
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The V-Strom 1000 is superb on lonely back roads.
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The V-Strom has been Melling's dependable, go-anywhere motorcycle and will remain such for the foreseeable future.
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The V-Strom 1000 is even capable of some minor off-roading.
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Fluid in the clutch master cylinder slowly dropped, the culprit was a microscopic crack found in the master seal.
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Most of the up-spec upgrades offered on newer bikes are irrelevant and unnecessary for a smooth, fun ride, as this V-Strom 1000 has proven time and again.
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The V-Strom remains a true do-it-all bike.
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The V-Strom is in its element on minor roads.
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The V-Strom is immaculate and remains as handsome as ever...in a V-Strom sort of way.
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Melling happily reunited with his beloved 'Strom.