V-Strom concept headlines Cologne Show launch.
Japanese two-wheeler giant Suzuki is putting up quite a show for biking enthusiasts in the International Motorcycle Show (Intermot) this year, with as many as five model announcements to talk about. The centre-stage, however, was grabbed by the V-Storm Concept, Suzuki’s new 1000-cc adventure concept. Other bikes that were unveiled at the show were- Intruder C1500T, Burgman 650, the famous Hayabusa GSX 1300R now with ABS, and one millionth GSX-R 1000 special edition model.
Suzuki has always given bike enthusiasts just what they need from their bike and what special do they offer with these new showcases, let’s take a look.
Inspired by the legendary DR Big Dakar racer, Suzuki claims that the V-Strom 1000 Concept will be their most advanced adventure style machine ever. Powered with a 1000-cc liquid cooled, V-twin engine, this go-getter machine with its aluminum frame promises agility on all kinds of terrains. It comes with traction control and integrated luggage as a standard feature. The V-Strom 1000 will be part of Suzuki’s 2014 line-up.
Talk of meaty cruisers and you can’t but miss the Suzuki Intruder. Promising power-packed mile munching, and practicality hand-in hand, the Intruder displayed came with new styling (black detailing carried throughout the length of the bike), and integrated luggage and windshield as a standard feature.
The Burgman 650 takes the concept of convenience of a scooter a bit towards the ‘luxury’ side. Celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, Suzuki shares the joy with their customers as they offer an even more fuel efficient Burgman 650, using the new ‘Eco Drive Indicator’. Features like light-weight ABS, a powered height adjustable screen electrically tractable mirrors, even heated grips and rider and passenger seats.
The legendary Hayabusa GSX 1300R just gets Brembo monoshock calipers and lightweight ABS as a standard feature. The one millionth special edition of GSX-R comes with special paint scheme and Brembo monoshock calipers. The Intruder C1500T, Burgman 650, Hayabusa GSX 1300R ABS, and GSX-R special edition will be a part of the company’s 2013 line-up. But how many of these would come to India? No word on that yet.