RIDEAPART Websites review of the new 1000:
2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Review | RideApart
This new V-Strom isn’t the fastest or fanciest bike out there. Considering the latest competition from Europe, there’s a gap there, too. But, it is affordable, easy to buy, available from a wide dealer network and gets its job done with remarkable efficacy. Look at this new 1000 next to other Suzuki models like the V-Strom 650 and GW250 and we’re seeing a re-consideration of what this brand represents. Of those three bikes, none are headline grabbers, none boast more power than their competitors and none are going to win any races with other bikes in their class, but all three are excellent value, comfortable and broadly capable in a way which defies current motorcycle convention. Exciting? A little. Sensible? Eminently. Good value? Arguably the best there is.
RideApart Rating: 8/10