First showcased in India at the Auto Expo 2014 and launched first back in 2014, the V-Strom is an adventure tourer motorcycle from Suzuki. The new Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is an upgrade over its predecessor in terms of an all new onboard electronic and a five-axis IMU called Motion Track Braking System sourced from Bosch which calculates lean angles and combines ABS to make braking more effective and secure. The 2017 V-Strom also follows BS4 and Euro 4 emission norms.
The V-Strom signatures a 4-Stroke, Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin engine that churns out 98 bhp of power and 103 Nm of torque. This adventure motorcycle is mated to a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox and comes equipped with an all new aluminium made; twin-spar frame.
There are three rides modes incorporated in this adventure tourer; modes (1, 2, and off). Modes 1 and 2 differ in terms of sensitivity and when compared Mode 1 has lower sensitivity; it allows a certain degree of rear wheel spin. Mode 2 has higher sensitivity; the system affects traction control sooner.
The advanced traction control from Suzuki continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position sensor, the crank position sensor, and the gear position sensor, the combination of these technologies make the V-Strom a real treat for an excellent off-road experience.
The V-Storm also features Antilock Brake System (ABS), a Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) which works as a slipper clutch on downshifts, 43mm KYB inverted front forks and a state-of- the art 32-bit engine control module.
The new units may hit the Indian market in September 2017 and the current version of the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is priced at 13.45 Lakhs (ex-showroom Delhi) in India.