2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

– 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Review

You need two things for an unforgettable sport-adventure. The first is a road with twists and turns that lead from one spectacular view to another. The second is a bike with the performance to make the most of every mile – and there’s no better machine to do that than the V-Strom 1000. It has a Suzuki fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine tuned for incredible low-end and mid-range torque, so you can tap into thrilling acceleration in every gear. It has a lightweight rigid chassis and advanced suspension to provide remarkably crisp handling even on the tightest back roads. When you reach the open highway, the V-Strom 1000 excels. Its smooth engine performance, aerodynamic windshield and ergonomic riding position provide a level of comfort that makes it one of the finest sport-touring machines available. With the Suzuki V-Strom 1000, the sport-adventure is yours for the taking.

Choose your own adventure. For those who love carving corners and the call of the wild, our DualSport machines deliver comfort on the street, control off the beaten path, and full command everywhere in between. Get ready for an ideal combination of lightweight agility and crisp handling.


All-Round Revolution

Presenting a bike so revolutionary it opened the door on an entirely new motorcycle category: Sport Enduro Tourer. City road, open road, it has the cornering clearance of a sportsbike, the cruising capability of a tourer.

A powerplant based on the proven TL1000, a textbook example of advance design that houses a pulsing 90° V-twin. A performance package rich in refinements, the aluminium twin-spar frame is lighter than steel frames. An upright seating position ensures optimum visibility, the 22-litre fuel tank gives you the riding range of a touring machine.

Engineered to have no limits, this all-rounder lets you live the adventure in your mind.

 


 

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Key Features

Upright, relaxed riding position, well-padded seat and aerodynamic fairing provide all-day-long comfort

Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range, work together with hand guards designed for maximum wind protection.

996cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin engine provides strong and accessible power throughout the rpm range for exhilarating performance.

Advanced digital engine management system featuring Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV), delivers optimum combustion efficiency for linear response, fuel economy and superior low-end torque, along with low emissions.

Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plated cylinder bores and lightweight forged pistons both provide maximum efficiency. Compact cylinder heads, short crankshaft and staggered transmission shafts for light compact design.

Auto fast idling system brings smooth starting operation.

Suzuki Pulsed-secondary AIR-injection (PAIR) system effectively keeps emissions low.

Broadly spread gear ratios yield both sparkling low-range acceleration and effortless high-speed cruising. Light clutch-lever for smooth gear shifts.

Carefully shaped 3-step manually adjustable windscreen with total 50mm of vertical movement range to suit a variety of riders.

Lightweight aluminium twin-spar frame and swingarm keep the dry weight to be at almost sportbike level.

Chassis dimensions including wheelbase confidently deliver high-speed stability while keeping sporty and sharp steering response.

Long-travel front and rear suspensions deliver a comfortable ride over a wide range of surface conditions. Well-damped suspension provides superb feedback for sporty riding.

Large 22 litre fuel tank, combined with an overall low weight and high fuel efficiency, makes for a long riding range.

Dual floating front disc brakes and single rear disc brake provide strong stopping power.

Easy-to-read instrument cluster includes a dual trip meter, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge and LED indicator lamps.

Integral rear luggage carrier comes with a rubberized surface to facilitate transporting luggage; high-mounted mufflers leave fitting space for pannier cases.

Easily adjustable rear spring preload compensating for varying luggage or passenger loads.

 

 


2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Features and Benefits

Transmission Features

Upright, relaxed riding position, well-padded seat and aerodynamic fairing provide all-day-long comfort

Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range, work together with hand guards designed for maximum wind protection.

 

Engine Features

996cc Liquid-cooled, Suzuki fuel-injected, 90-degree V-twin engine with four valves per cyclinder, dual-overhead cams and oil provides exceptional low-end and mid-range torgue for exhilarating performance.

Advanced digital engine management system featureing Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV), delivers optimum combustion efficiency for linear response, fuel economy and superior low-end torque along with low emissions.

Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS) automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature.

Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with seperate maps for each cyclinder to provide outstanding performance and smooth throttle response.

Semi-gear driven valve system simplifies maintenance and minimizes cam sprocket size and engine height for optimum engine placement. A short crankshaft and staggered transmission shafts further contribute to the light and compact design.

Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 36mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, with valve timing designed to enhance low-RPM power.

SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material) plated cyclinders for durability, weight reduction and superior heat transfer, working together with a high-efficiency liquid cooling system includes a compact oil cooler for optimum engine operating temperature.

High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum mufflers are tuned to enhance engine torque.

PAIR (Pulsed-AIR) system injects fresh air into the exhaust port after the exhaust valves open to ignite unbunred hydrocarbons, further reducing emissions.

 

Transmission Features

Smooth-shifting six-speed transmission with sixth gear overdrive features a hydraulic clutch for light pull at the lever improving rider comfort.

Lightweight magnesium valve and ignition covers are complemented by a sound deadening plastic outer clutch cover.

 

Chassis Features

Lightweight, compact and rigid aluminum twin-spar frame and swingarm provide agile handling. A bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance.

Cartridge-style 43mm front forks with adjustable preload provides 6.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride.

Link-type rear suspension features 6.3 inches of wheel travel and a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster.

Multi-reflector 60W/55W headlights.

Easy-to-read instruments include a large speedometer and tach dials, plus LCD display for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, tripmeters and clock.

Engine undercover panel is designed for ample ground clearance and sleek appearance.

Large rear luggage rack features a rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place.

Rugged seat cover material enhances comfort and durability.

Dual front dist brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus a single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper provide strong stopping power.

Lightweight cast aluminum wheels with DualSport-style tires for optimum traction.

Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation.

Pearl Mira Red/Pearl Nebular Black and Pearl Nebular Black



 



 

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price:
$10,399 USD

Chassis
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Color Pearl Mira Red/Black
Curb Weight 238 kg (525 lbs)
Final Drive RK525 SMOZ7, 112 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 L (5.8/4.8 US/Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
Overall Length 2295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width 910 mm (35.8 in)
Seat Height 840 mm (33.1 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1535 mm (60.4 in)

Engine
Bore Stroke 98.0 mm (3.858 in) x 66.0 mm (2.598 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Engine 996 cc (60.8 cu. In), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric

Warranty
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.





 

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $11,499 CDN

Chassis
Brakes Front Disc brake, twin
Brakes Rear Disc brake
Colour Pearl Mira Red/Pearl Nebular Black and Pearl Nebular Black
Curb Weight 238 kg (525 lbs)
Final Drive RK525 SMOZ7, 112 links
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 L (5.8/4.8 US/Imp gal)
Ground Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
Overall Length 2295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width 910 mm (35.8 in)
Seat Height 840 mm (33.1 in)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Wheelbase 1535 mm (60.4 in)
Engine
Bore Stroke 98.0 mm (3.858 in) x 66.0 mm (2.598 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Engine 996 cc (60.8 cu. In), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin
Fuel System Fuel injection
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication Wet sump
Starter Electric
Warranty
Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty

 


 

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australian MSRP Price:
See dealer for pricing.

ENGINE
996cc, 2 cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90 degree V-twin
STARTER
Electric
TRANSMISSION
6-speed constant mesh
FRONT SUSPENSION
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
REAR SUSPENSION
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
FRONT BRAKES
Disc brake, twin
REAR BRAKES
Disc brake
WHEELBASE
1,535mm
SEAT HEIGHT
840mm
LENGTH
2,295mm
WIDTH
910mm
HEIGHT
1,395mm
WET WEIGHT
236kg includes 22 litres of fuel
FUEL CAPACITY
22 litres
COLOURS
Red / Black
WARRANTY
2 year unlimited kilometre


 


 

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 – UK Specifications/Technical Details
RRP Price: £TBA GBP

Model not available in Europe

 

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