V-Strom 1000 takes centre stage at Motorcycle Live

Suzuki’s hotly anticipated V-Strom 1000 will take centre stage at this year’s Motorcycle Live, with the new adventure bike making it’s UK show debut in full production-ready trim.

The new big capacity adventure machine from the Japanese brand was first unveiled in concept trim at the UK’s biggest motorcycle show last year, but show-goers will now be able to view the production-ready bike close up and try it for size.

A new 1037cc V-twin engine makes a healthy 103Nm of torque at just 4,000rpm for great low to mid-range output, exactly where the rider wants it, while a new chassis means new the V-Strom boasts the lightest weight in the big adventure bike class. It also benefits from a new, five sensor controlled traction control system born out of competition in MotoGP, the first time traction control has featured on a production Suzuki. The system, which has two selectable modes or can be switched off, coupled with the inclusion of a versatile 19-inch front wheel as standard, also means the V-Strom 1000 can tackle the rougher terrain when the road ends.

Suzuki GB General Manager, Paul de Lusignan, said, "We’re really looking forward having the new V-Strom 1000 with us at Motorcycle Live. We had the concept version here last year and it gave people the chance to see, and also help shape, the direction the bike would take toward final production. Now visitors can get up close to that production-ready bike and we’re delighted to have all three of the UK colour options on display too. We’re also very much looking forward to the launch next month and the bike’s arrival in the UK early next year."

All three UK colour options will be on display throughout the course of the show along with a selection of available accessories, too.

Launch of the new V-Strom 1000 to the world’s motorcycling press is scheduled for the first week in December, with the bike arriving in authorised Suzuki dealers in early 2014.

For more information on the V-Strom 1000, visit www.suzuki-gb.co.uk, and to follow progress of the bike’s launch, ‘like’ Suzuki Bikes UK on Facebook and follow @SuzukiBikesUK on Twitter.

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