Suzuki GB has now made available the new V-Strom 1000 and has confirmed service intervals for the new adventure bike. The new V-Strom 1000 features an all-new chassis, an overhauled engine, ABS and three-way traction control system. It comes with a starting price of £9,999 when it is rolled out to dealers starting February 17.
Dealers are already taking deposits on the V-Strom 1000. Thanks to extensive engine development, the service intervals for the V-Strom 1000 have been increased.
The first service remains at 600 miles, while the subsequent service intervals will be 12 months or 7,500 miles. Suzuki launched the new V-Strom 1000 in the mountains around Almeria, Spain, and journalists praised its light weight and ease of handling.
It also received praises for its 76 ft-lbs of torque at just 4,000rpm. Matt Hull, a journalist, quipped that the V-Strom 1000 is one of the “most comfortable long-range bikes” he has ridden with “one of the smoothest” V-twin engines he has tried.
Tony Carter of Motorcycle Sport and Leisure stated in his summary, "Suzuki has made something that might just be one of the best adventure bikes we’ve ever seen." Some units of the V-Strom 1000 have been involved in a nationwide dealer tour in the United Kingdom, allowing customers to take test rides and place deposits.
Customers could also take advantage of Suzuki's seat exchange program, allowing them to select either a higher or lower option seat for no extra cost at point of sale. The new V-Strom can be availed with a comprehensive range of Genuine accessories like integrated luggage designed during the development process.
Suzuki GB General Manager Paul de Lusignan announced the bike's availability, commenting, "We were delighted with the feedback the new V-Strom 1000 received at its worldwide press launch last month, and even more importantly, we've been really encouraged by feedback from potential customers who have been able to take advanced test rides on our recent nationwide dealer tour. This is clearly a highly anticipated and eagerly awaited bike, not just for customers but for Suzuki, too, and we're looking forward to customers being able to get their hands on it from next month." [source: Suzuki]