Suzuki V-Strom 1000 priced at Rs 14.5 lakh for India

In continuation to our earlier report on Suzuki’s stall at the Auto Expo 2014, Suzuki have priced the V-Strom 1000 at 14.5 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. At that price it is one of the cheapest adventure touring motorcycle second only to Triumphs Tiger 800 XC which is at 12 lakh ex-showroom Delhi. The Suzuki V-Strom is the 6th CBU from Suzuki for India and compared to the prices of say something like the GS1200 from BMW which costs almost double, the V-Strom seems like a sweet deal for those who want a machine that pretty much can do it all. The 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 produces 99.2 HP @8000 RPM and 103 Nm of torque at 4000 RPM.

Suzuki had termed the segment as “Sport Enduro Touring” while introducing the V-Strom 1000 in 2002. In 2003 they introduced lesser capacity versions as well. Over the years the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has seen a lot of minor updates but the core has essentially remained the same quite simply because Suzuki got it almost perfect the first time. The only real grouse we have the Suzuki V-Strom is in the design department, and being very specific, the front headlights. But then again looks are subjective. Below is a list of updates and changes the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has received over the years followed by the specifications.

  • Larger 1037 cc engine
  • Traction Control (two modes, with off), a first on any Suzuki motorcycle
  • ABS-equipped brakes with new radial-mount Tokico monobloc calipers
  • Fully adjustable 43mm KYB inverted forks
  • Better ergonomics
  • 6-way adjustable windscreen
  • Vertical headlights
  • Styling inspired by 1988 DR750S
  • Revised cluster layout

2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 specifications and price

  • Overall Length: 2285 mm
  • Overall width: 865 mm
  • Overall height: 1410 mm
  • Wheelbase: 1555 mm
  • Ground clearance: 160 mm
  • Seat height: n/a
  • Curb mass: 228 kg
  • Engine type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90-degree V-Twin
  • Bore x stroke: 100.0 mm X 66.0 mm
  • Engine displacement: 1037 cc
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Fuel system: Fuel Injection
  • Starter system: Electric
  • Lubrication system: Wet Sump
  • Transmission: 6-Speed Constant Mesh
  • Primary reduction ratio:1.838 (57/31)
  • Final reduction ratio: 2.411 (41/17)
  • Front Suspension: KYB 43mm Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Rear Suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
  • Rake/Trail: 25 ÌŠ30’ / 109mm
  • Front Brakes: Twin Disc
  • Rear Brakes: Single Disc
  • Front Tire: 110/80R19M/C 59V
  • Rear Tire: 150/70R17M/C 69V
  • Ignition System: Electronic
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 20 litres
  • Oil Capacity: 3.5 liters
  • Price: 14.5 lakh