Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 | World Press Launch Video Review

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 | World Press Launch Video Review

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Video

Besides a few minor updates in 2007, the Suzuki V-Strom DL1000 “sport enduro touring” motorcycle remained unchanged since its introduction in 2002.

But this all changes for the 2014 V-Strom 1000 (DL was dropped from the name in 2012). The bike was completely redesigned from bottom up, receiving a larger 1037cc engine, ABS, fully-adjustable 43mm KYB inverted forks, and Traction Control – a first for any Suzuki motorcycle.

Suzuki recently held its world press launch in Almeria, Spain, where 60 journalists got some initial testing on the new V-Strom. Following the December launch, Suzuki released the attached video.

In the video, Suzuki’s Naoki Hirooka says the company’s focus was getting the power/weight ratio directly in the middle of the 1200cc and 650cc classes of adventure motorcycles.  This occurred, helping Suzuki create a platform that caters to both riders of the larger and smaller adventure bikes.

Much was said about the 2014 V-Strom 1000 during this initial launch, which looked to occur mostly on paved roads. Check it out above.

For a preview of the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, including full specs and MSRP, click here.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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