Suzuki reveals updated V-Strom 1000

V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT get upgrades including cornering ABS – and a bigger beak

Suzuki reveals updated V-Strom 1000

SUZUKI has revealed these updated versions of its V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT adventure bikes, with technical upgrades and more rugged styling.

Probably most impressive of the updates is the addition of a ‘Motion Track Brake System’ – Suzuki’s version of cornering ABS, with a five-axis inertial measurement unit measuring lean angle to allow safe braking while banked over.

Both the V-Strom 1000 (pictured above) and the V-Strom 1000XT get Suzuki’s ‘Easy Start System’, which means you push and release the start button once and the start motor takes care of the rest.

They also get the firm’s novice-friendly ‘Low rpm assist’ which automatically increases revs slightly when the clutch is released to prevent stalling.

The screen has been reshaped, with height and angle adjustment, and handguards and ‘engine-under-cowling’ have become standard equipment on the standard model and the XT - the more adventure-styled of the two.

Styling changes include an ‘emphasised beak’, which Suzuki says ‘more strongly’ associates the bikes with the firm’s classic Dr Big.

New accessories include a bigger 55-litre top case.

The 1037cc V-twins also now comply with latest Euro4 emission limits.

The 2017 V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT were revealed today at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne, Germany, in black, white and yellow colour schemes.

The 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT