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2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure Review
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure on www.Totalmotorcycle.com
A reliable machine that is All Adventure, No Compromises…
With the V-Strom 1000 ABS* Adventure, you can conquer city traffic as easily as you scale mountains. It has a fuel-injected, V-twin engine tuned for incredible low-end and mid-range torque. It is also the first Suzuki to come equipped with traction control*, a key to its versatile performance. It’s loaded with accessories that help you tackle any terrain, including hand-guards, a touring windscreen and side-mounted cases. A reliable machine that is All Adventure, No Compromises.
More than a decade ago, Suzuki developed the V-Strom 650. The motorcycle offered incredible versatility, comfort, and a fun to ride character. The well-balanced package included an incredibly versatile V-twin engine and lightweight aluminum chassis. Sharing the spirit of the globally successful V-Strom 650 ABS, the all-new, V-Strom 1000 will deliver fun, excitement and versatility to the open class rider who seeks a new world of motorcycling adventure.
*Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.
**The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
Go your own way on a road less traveled. Open a map, close your eyes, and point a finger. Then saddle up. Command every highway and byway with cargo and comfort that bring distant horizons well within your reach.
The V-Strom 1000 Adventure comes with a high specification as standard, this includes: knuckle guards, accessory bars, lower cowling, decal set (1000 V-Strom), tank pad and integrated side cases.
Strong, rider-friendly Engine:
A totally redesigned, liquid-cooled 1000cc V-twin engine produces effortless acceleration along with a strong V-twin rumble.
Lightweight, well-balanced Chassis:
Slim and lightweight aluminum frame, thickly padded seat and an adjustable windscreen provides an easy, comfortable, and fun to ride character.
Brake and Suspension:
Performance-inspired radial mount front brake caliper with Antilock Brake System provides riders confidence in braking on various road conditions. The V-Strom 1000 ABS also features an inverted front fork and an easy to adjust single shock style rear suspension.
Distinctive Styling Design:
Inspired by the 1988 DR750S—Suzuki’s first big on/off-road machine—the V-Strom 1000 features bold and distinctive styling to create an unmatched presence.
Advanced Traction Control System:
Suzuki’s advanced traction control system is equipped for enhanced sport riding, performance, and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.
An all new luggage system was designed and tested in harmony with the big V-Strom’s overall development. The luggage system provides easy installation, a narrow overall width when installed, and a clean look when detached.
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
The four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1037cc 90-degree V-twin engine is designed to deliver outstanding performance across the entire powerband. This broad capability is necessary to take on the road surfaces that riders encounter during long-distance tours, such as congested urban streets, stone-strewn roads, high-speed highways and twisting, winding roads.
Pistons were engineered with use of FEM analysis to achieve ideal rigidity and weight.
The EFI system employs 10-hole injectors on each throttle body to improve fuel atomization for superior combustion efficiency and frugal fuel consumption.
State-of-the-art transistorized digital ignition system contributes to a more complete combustion by igniting the mixture at the ideal moment.
The aluminum, twin-spar frame was designed with the latest FEM analysis technology. It is stiffer and 13% lighter than that of the previous generation V-Strom.
The single-shock, link-style rear suspension features rebound damping force adjustment plus remote, hand-operated spring pre-load adjuster.
Tokico mono-block front brake calipers are mated with 310mm floating-mount dual discs for strong braking performance.
Lightweight 10-spoke cast-aluminum wheels (manufactured for Suzuki by Enkei) combine nimble handling with sporty looks.
Taller and wider than the standard model, the touring height- and angle-adjustable windscreen was carefully shaped through extensive wind-tunnel testing to reduce wind noise and rider fatigue. The angle is easily adjusted by hand.
The instruments include an analogue tachometer and a brightness-adjustable LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include an odometer, dual trip meters, the gear position, the coolant and ambient temperatures, the voltage, the riding range, the average fuel consumption, the instantaneous fuel consumption, the traction control mode, a fuel gauge, and a clock.
The rider can switch between traction control modes and LCD readings using the left handlebar switch.
12V DC outlet is conveniently located below the instrument panel. The SAE socket is ideal for powering a GPS unit or charging mobile devices.
To emphasize Suzuki’s heritage, the bike’s front fairing and beak reflects design cues from the 1988 DR750S, Suzuki’s first adventure touring motorcycle.
The bright, halogen headlights have the distinctive vertical configuration seen on the Hayabusa and GSX-R sportbikes.
Rear tail and brake light uses LEDs, which offer higher visibility and greater durability than bulbs.
The seat is shaped for comfort and to allow riders to easily put their feet on the ground. The side walls of the seat have a high-grip texture for strong hold.
Matching, quick-release side cases have lock tumblers that match the bike’s ignition key so you have the convenience of one-key operation.
Strong, steel accessory bars also offer an excellent mounting point for other optional items, like driving lights.
Hand guards offer additional element protection for the rider’s hands.
Under cowl not only adds style but keep road grime away from the bottom of the engine (and oil filer service area).
12-month limited warranty.
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13999 USD
Engine 1037cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin
Bore x Stroke 100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.937 in x 2.598 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain drive
Suspension Front Invetered telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc, twin
Brakes Rear Disc
Tires Front 110/80R-19 M/C 59V, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70R-17 M/C 69V, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 US
Color Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Dimensions and Curb Weight
Overall Length 2285 mm (89.96 in)
Overall Width 865 mm (34.05 in)
Wheelbase 1555 mm (61.22 in)
Ground Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
Seat Height 850mm (33.4in)
Curb Weight 228 kg (503 lbs) Weight without Adventure standard equipment
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ CDN
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Adventure – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £9999 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Dimensions and Weights
Overall length: 2285mm (90in)
Overall width: 865mm (34.1in)
Overall height: 1410mm (55.5in)
Wheelbase: 1555mm (61.2in)
Seat height: 850mm (33.5in)
Kerb Mass: 228.0kg (502.7lbs)
Fuel capacity: 20.0litres (4.4 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 165mm (6.5in)
Engine capacity: 1037cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin
Bore: 100.0mm x 66.0mm
Compression ratio: 11.3 : 1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Power: 74.57kW @ 8000rpm (100.00hp)†
Torque: 103.00N.m @ 4000rpm (75.97lb.ft)†
Front suspension: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc, twin
Rear brakes: Disc
Front tyres: 110/80R19M/C 59V
Rear tyres: 150/70R17M/C 69V
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