2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000In the modern world of sportbikes, the Suzuki GSX-R 750 is in a class of its own. The model is neither a 600cc supersport or 1000cc literbike; it is a midweight that proves to be one of the most popular sportbikes for real-world riding.
Suzuki remembered this when designing the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom, a bike that remained relatively unchanged since its introduction in 2002 as the DL1000. Suzuki built the 2014 V-Strom 1000 to hold the middle ground in the Adventure Touring market. The bike is totally redesigned, and offers much at a reasonable price.Beginning with the engine, Suzuki increased displacement of the venerable 90-degree V-Twin, upping it from 996cc to 1037cc. This helped bump horsepower to just over 99 at 8000 rpm, but, more importantly, bring more torque to riders at lower rpm.It wasn’t all engine upgrades, though; Suzuki also upgraded the suspension, styling and ergonomics, and added much technology, including ABS and Traction Control, the latter a first on any Suzuki motorcycle.Attached above is a photo gallery featuring 15 images of the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000. Each pic also makes for great wallpaper; to download as wallpaper, simply right click the desired thumbnail and save to desktop background.For more on the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, including full specs and studio photography, click here.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050 DE + Scott Casey – Living with PTSD and the Rolling Barrage
byMotos and Friends by Ultimate Motorcycle
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Motos and Friends, a weekly Podcast brought to you by the editorial team at Ultimate Motorcycling.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
The new Suzuki V-Strom DE has just been announced, and Avery Innis, Training and Publications Manager from Suzuki Motor USA, is just the expert to explain its nuances to us. The V-Strom has always been a superb, yet inexpensive platform, and the new DE variant gets more serious about ADV riding. I find out from Avery whether the new upgrades are worthwhile; and the place that the new V-Strom has in the current market.
Our second segment covers a subject that’s a little more serious than usual.
Many veterans and first responders suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, aka PTSD.
Scott Casey—himself a sufferer—decided to try and help his fellow vets, and started a cross-Canada charity ride in 2016 called the ‘Rolling Barrage’. It was—and is—incredibly successful.
It’s not just a tremendous ride. The Rolling Barrage is a place for like-minded sufferers and their supporters to ride together. They get some serious “wind therapy” whether it’s on just a stop, or a leg of the ride, one day, a weekend, or even the whole ride. Scott opens up with Associate Editor Teejay Adams about his personal history, and how he came to create such a brilliant and worthy real-world event that truly helps.
The Rolling Barrage is a supportive network of brothers and sisters. To quote Scott Casey: “this is the family you never knew you had”.
It was a Nation exploding into civil war. In 1992, the collapse of the former Yugoslavia triggered an international armed conflict that would last more than 3 years and eventually see nearly 100,000 people killed. Canadians were thrown into what was declared a peacekeeping mission, but it wasn’t. They were going well beyond the rules of engagement that were provided by the UN. Told by Scott Casey, Former Canadian Peacekeeper.