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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Second Ride Photo Gallery
The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has ditched nearly all the hardware from the old bike. This means a new stiffer and lighter chassis, a slightly bigger Twin-spark engine and more upright ergonomics, resulting in a bike that is substantially lighter and a tiny bit more powerful.
See photos from MotoUSA's second ride aboard the new V-Strom 1000 in the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Second Ride photo gallery. Read the full review in the
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Second Ride
In the twisty roads, the V-Strom was surprisingly good.
Off road, the little V-Strom is also surprisingly relaxed.
It isn’t not bad by any stretch, the standing position is good, the power delivery smooth and the bike will be more than comfortable on dirt roads. It could stretch a little more, it just needs the optional sump guard.
More surprising is the balance that Suzuki have achieved with the suspension, despite being responsive and stable on twisty roads, it’s very comfortable too and doesn’t bounce or skip around.
The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 tips in without any substantial effort and is easy to change direction on. The most pleasing characteristic however, is how nicely it holds its line in the corner.
For the first time ever, Suzuki includes a Traction Control system on its V-Strom 1000.
The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom is a lot of bike for the price - with base models starting at $12,699.
The V-Strom is a very good bike to ride, it’s efficient, is well setup and doesn’t do anything wrong, but at no point was I thrilled riding it.
The 2014 V-Strom 1000 makes all its torque between 3500 and 6000 RPM and it’s extremely nice to ride.
Suzuki have opted to go with a fully adjustable fork on the 2014 V-Strom 1000.
Out back the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has a preload adjustable shock.
The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 proved fully capable of light off-road duty.
Suzuki updated the V-Strom 1000’s adventure-bike styling, giving it a front beak and a more upright riding style.
After two days of decent saddle time, the bike proved it was more than proficient at keeping you happy over a few days of riding.
All up the 2014 V-Strom 1000 is a very strong effort and Suzuki has done a good job of producing a bike that is solid, dependable, capable and extremely comfortable.
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