Suzuki have confirmed that their highly anticipated 1,000cc adventure-touring motorcycle, the V-Strom, is all set for its grand unveil soon. Ever since officials at Suzuki first showcased its concept back at the 2012 INTERMOT, many enthusiasts were eager to get their hands on this masterpiece.
The V-Strom features a radical 90°, 1,037cc V-twin engine producing 99 PS and 103 Nm of torque. There are due changes to the pistons, cylinders, cylinder heads, crankshaft, con-rods, radiator and clutch to aid the 1,037cc superbike-class engine for its new role in performing off-roading duties with ease. Under the skin is also a company-first traction control system on a production motorcycle, along with ABS. What will likely really tickle your touring fancy is the bike’s 25 km/l claim, and new 480 km range on a single tank, with its 19.7 litre capacity.
Although Suzuki officials have not yet revealed any information regarding the pricing of the 2014 V-Strom, the adventurer-tourer is expected to be priced around the $12,500 (Rs 7.8 lakh) mark in the US and £10,000 (Rs 10 lakh) in the UK. We hope Suzuki India gets the V-Strom to our shores soon.
Story: Sayem Syed