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2014 Suzuki V-Strom First Look Photo Gallery

See photos of the revamped V-Strom 1000 in the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Look photo gallery. Read about the updated mount in the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Look article.

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The 2014 V-Strom 1000 has a twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame and extended wheelbase.
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Optional side-cases fit to the mounting brackets without the need for tools.
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The optional top-case has a 35-liter capacity.
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The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has a redesigned engine and exhaust system to improve low- to mid-range power.
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The V-Strom 1000's instrument cluster was updated and includes analogue tachometer and a host of digital information including fuel, speed, range on remaining fuel, traction control mode, battery voltage, coolant temperature, trip meter and gear indicator.
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The windscreen is three-way height and three-way angle adjustable.
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The 2014 V-Storm 1000 comes with a preload adjustable rear shock.
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The Suzuki Advanced Traction Control system monitors front and rear wheel speeds, has a throttle position sensor, crank position sensor and gear position sensor to regulate engine output.
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Radial-mount four-piston Tokico monobloc calipers handle braking out front.
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A 12-volt DC socket is included on the dash of the 2014 V-Strom 1000.
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The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 represents the long-awaited update to a mount first introduced in 2002.
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Suzuki is targeting the ever-growing adventure touring segment with its 2014 V-Strom 1000.
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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000.
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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000.
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The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom comes in four colorways; seen here in Glass Desert Khaki. Candy Daring Red, Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Glacier White are also available.
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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is expected to arrive at dealer sales floors starting in March.
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The Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) provides slipper functionality to smoothing downshifts with the assist function lightens lever pull, with Suzuki claiming 13% less pulling effort.
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The stacked headlight assembly features a high beam that’s 18% brighter than the previous model. Meanwhile the taillight is LED.
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The angle of the V-Strom 1000 screen can be set at three positions from standard down 7.5 degrees and then 15 degrees.
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The engine’s cooling system reduces weight by 2.8 pounds, as a larger capacity radiator allowed engineers to ditch the older bike’s oil-cooler.
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The 2014 V-Strom 1000 Adventure doesn’t have an MSRP yet, though Suzuki reps promise the Adventure’s accessory package will be a bargain compared with adding the same accessories piecemeal.
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The new DL1000 also features standard ABS from Bosch. Suzuki claims only 2.3 pounds (1050 grams) are added by the control unit and sensors, which monitor wheel rotation 50 times per second.
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The TC works by monitoring the input of five sensor inputs: front and rear wheelspeed, throttle position, crank position and gear position. Every four milliseconds those inputs are analyzed by the ECU, which controls engine output by cutting ignition and modulating fueling via the SDTV’s secondary throttle valve.
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The 2014 V-Strom sports a 43mm Kayaba inverted fork, which replaces conventional, non-adjustable sticks from Showa.
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The stacked headlight assembly features a high beam that’s 18% brighter than the previous model.
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The more compact exhaust also nets a 10.4 pound weight reduction and lowers the center of gravity.
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Suzuki bumped displacement on the Strom’s 90-degree V-Twin from 996 to 1037cc via 2mm wider bore.
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Suzuki claims 99.2 horsepower at 8000 rpm, up from 95.5 at 7600 rpm. The new Strom’s 76 lb-ft of torque mark a 1.5 lb-ft increase, but that peak torque now comes in at 4000 rpm instead of 6400.
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Overlaying dyno charts shows how much the V-Strom 1000 has improved off the bottom in particular, with an extra surge up top after the previous model signed off producing the extra 3.7 ponies.
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The new V-Strom's boost on the bottom end is dramatic when interposed against its predecessor.
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At 502 pounds, the new V-Strom claims an 18 pound weight reduction thanks to the aforementioned exhaust and cooling system changes combined with a redesigned chassis.
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The yellow parts in this illustration are the revisions for the V-Strom's 90-degree V-Twin.