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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS and 1000 ABS | First look

2015 Suzuki V-Strom Lineup Preview

Suzuki recently unveiled its 2015 V-Strom lineup, which includes the all-new 650XT ABS. The biggest improvement on the 650XT is the additional of spoke rims, which likely will be available soon on the V-Strom 1000.

The 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS evolves from a top seller in the 650cc to 800cc dual-sport class – the V-Strom 650 ABS – and expands its versatility with Suzuki’s unique reverse spoke rims, a wider range of accessories and new adventure styling.

Its distinctive front end incorporates a beak-like front cowl that extends into the front fender resembling its 1000cc big brother. The new V-Strom 650XT ABS is available in a Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray color, for a suggested retail price of $10,399.

The 2015 V-Strom 650 ABS continues to be a top seller with its powerband-friendly 645cc V-twin engine and functional styling, the V-Strom 650 ABS is an environmentally friendly vehicle that has excellent fuel economy for daily commuting and weekend touring.

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure returns for 2015, featuring hard saddlebag luggage making it a good choice for any getaway. The V-Strom 650 ABS is available in two colors: Pearl Bracing White, Metallic Triton Blue, both for a suggested retail price of $8,549. The V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure, with bags, is available in Metallic Fibroin Gray for a retail price of $10,049.

Returning for 2015 is the V-Strom 1000 ABS. With its Traction Control System, it handles city traffic as easily as a rough dirt road. The three-mode system continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, and gets information from the throttle position sensor, the crank position sensor, and the gear position sensor. It quickly reduces engine output when it detects wheel spin.

This V-Strom is powered by a 1037cc, 90-degree V-Twin thoroughly updated for 2014 to deliver balanced power for varied riding conditions. Also improved for 2014 were the fuel injectors, magneto, idle speed control, radiator, clutch, transmission, exhaust, suspension, and more.

The 2015 lineup also features the V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure, which takes the standard V-Strom 1000 ABS and adds the following key accessories: Under cowl, hand guards, touring windscreen, side cases and mounting brackets and accessories bars.

The V-Strom 1000 ABS model is available in Glass Sparkle Black for a retail price of $12,699. The Adventure model with hard luggage bags comes in Pearl Glacier White for a retail price of $13,999.

Major features of the new 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS:

  • Versatile, dependable 637cc V-twin engine
  • Finely tuned Fuel injection system
  • Lightweight, compact Aluminum frame
  • Newly equipped, spoke wheel rims and tubeless tires
  • Lightweight digital ABS
  • Comfortable, upright riding position
  • Informative, multi-function instrument
  • Three-way adjustable windscreen
  • Tool-less adjustable rear suspension
  • Low seat height
  • Newly designed, distinctive beak design
  • Narrow and compact bodywork
  • Newly designed top case and side cases

For additional information, visit Suzuki.

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