2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Designer Talks Details

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In the run up to the release of the highly anticipated 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, its designer has sat down to talk details on its inspiration, goals and abilities. Is this the next big thing in Adventure Touring?

  • Jason 848

    Any word on off-roadability?

    • Jai S.

      Since the 2012+ 650 VStrom and the 2014 1000 will be built off of the same platform, I’d say comparable. The Stroms are built for roads. That includes rough dirt roads, but roads nonetheless.

    • http://RideApart.com/ Wes Siler

      It’s not going to be the most off-road focussed ADV bike. There simply isn’t a huge sales number to chase by going in that direction.

  • Jai S.

    No!! Not The Beak!!

    • Chester Nodier

      It looks like a deranged Cyclops roadrunner or a character from the next Angry Birts game.

  • Tuscan Foodie

    Hearing the long answers he gives, and reading the short English translations that appear, I cannot stop thinking of this: http://youtu.be/FiQnH450hPM

    As an ex owner of the previous 650 V strom model I am very excited about this bike. It looks better than the new (ugly) 650 model. And if the long distance touring capabilities promises are kept, this may be what I am looking for. My recent 3800 miles in 12 days on my XR1200X left me wondering about the future…