A recent report hints that Suzuki will launch the 2017 iteration of its flagship touring motorcycle, the V-Strom 1000 in India in September. The model, for 2017, features Suzuki’s Motion Track Brake and cornering ABS system.
The 2018 V-Strom 1000 used the same 1,037 cc, liquid-cooled, V-Twin engine as the outgoing model, which is tuned to deliver 98 bhp of power and 103 Nm of torque. The new adventure duo also features Suzuki’s easy-start system which means the clutch lever no longer needs to be pulled in to start the motorcycle. The V-Strom 1000 also gets the low-rpm assist function. The three-mode traction control system from the previous generation model remains.
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The new V-Strom 1000 gets a new windscreen, with height and angle adjustment to suit a variety of riders, while hand guards and engine cowling become standard equipment on both the V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT. While the base model features 10-spoke, cast-aluminium wheels, the V-Strom 1000XT uses wire-spoke wheels and DID rims for more absorption off-road, and also gets tapered handlebars.
We’re not sure if the V-Strom 1000XT will join the standard model but given the arrival of big adventure bikes from Ducati, BMW and Honda, Suzuki may consider its off-road spec variant for the Indian market.
We’ll keep you posted with the latest updates. Meanwhile, let us know your views about the upcoming 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 through the comments section below.