It must be the turning economy for the manufacturers to be putting out new motorcycles. BMW is producing a water-cooled boxer engine and now, when everyone thought the Suzuki DL1000 was history and they were just cleaning out inventory, the company announces a concept bike for 2014 … with pictures at the German motorcycle show Intermot.
Here is their press announcement and photos from Global Suzuki.
Concept model V-Strom 1000 Concept
The V-Strom 1000 Concept is a reference exhibit model based on the spirit shared with the Sport Enduro Tourer, the V-Strom 650 ABS which is favored especially in Europe and North America. It is equipped with a newly designed 1000cm3 V-twin engine, aluminum chassis, radial mount front brake caliper, ABS, traction control, and specially designed side and top cases. The styling design of the V-Strom 1000 Concept is inspired by the 1988 DR750S, Suzuki’s first big on/off-road machine. With plan to launch it as a 2014 model, it will offer some of the best parts of the adventure bike such as the versatility, the fun of riding, and comfortable long distance travel.
Intermot is one of the biggest global motorcycle shows. It will be followed next month by EICMA held in Italy. All the new models show up at these shows, whether the motorcycles come to North America or not.
Is the 2014 V-Strom 1000 a game changer?
See you on the highway.
2 Replies to “Oh, oh! A 2014 V-Strom DL1000 concept”
If Suzuki is smart, the new DL1000 will be priced thousands less than the R1200GS, the Stelvio, and the Tenere. I thinking around $12,900. It will be the bargain of the year.
I’m sorry Brent, but that bike looks like a rider should be wearing a Chicken Man costume when he’s on it. Repeat after me: Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi Moto Guzzi…