Little by little the big brands are coming out of their lethargy after the hardest moments of the world economic crisis. Thus, in Suzuki new ideas are beginning to emerge, such as this Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Concept 2013 that has been presented in the Cologne Hall 2013, the Intermot. The most remarkable thing as we can see is its bodywork, reminiscent of the old DR's of bygone times when we were all happier.
Contrary to what we all thought, the future V-Strom 1000 It will not resemble the little sister of the saga that has been recently renewed, but will resume the path left by its predecessors, that DR family that was so admired long ago. A short and high fender, in the purest duckbill style, will be the one that identifies the motorcycle more easily and combining that style with the new trends in the market we have a very complete asphalt trail of the latest generation.
The search for similarities is mandatory, and as expected we are going to the one that is a reference in the current market, the BMW R 1200 GS seems to have influences on this new V-Strom with those hindquarters, but there the similarities end. The engine is a 1000 cubic centimeter twin cylinder whose base is the well-known that mounted the TL of the beginning of the century but conveniently redesigned and adopting the trends in terms of performance and safety, such as traction control.
The chassis is a aluminum double beam which gives the motorcycle a much more robust plant than the previous model, on it is a generously sized seat, adjustable aerodynamic screen to make our stay in Hamamatsu's suite cozy. The asphalt component is provided by forged aluminum wheels, inverted front fork and multi-adjustable rear monoshock and radially mounted brake calipers with ABS included.
Now all that remains is for this concept to materialize in reality and attack the cake that is currently being shared between the large manufacturers of trail bikes.
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