New Suzuki V-Storm 1000 gets Motion Track Braking System and wire spoke wheels; retains the same engine
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd is gearing up to launch the new V-Storm 1000 dual-sport adventure touring bike in India in September this year during the upcoming festive season. The bike will come equipped with some new technologies making the riding experience more exciting. It sports new electronic package that include the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer’s Motion Track Braking System (MTBS).
Other technologies available in the bike include traction control, standard ABS, combined braking system etc. Available in two different variants in the global market, the India-spec model is expected to be the V-Strom 1000XT. Also, it comes with wire-spoke 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel that are wrapped with the new Bridgestone Battlewing dual-sport tubeless tyres.
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This bike comes with five-axis Bosch IMU that calculates leaning angles helping the rider with better cornering. Power source for the bike is the same 1,037 cc liquid-cooled, 90-degree v-twin engine that works in the previous model. The engine is capable of churning out 98 bhp of peak power and 103 Nm of peak torque that is generated at 4,000 rpm. This bike uses ride-by wire technology and the engine gets twin catalyzers.
Along with the new technologies, the 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 also comes with slightly tweaked design. It gets larger diameter handlebars that offer the rider greater control over the machine. Apart from that, the windscreen is adjustable at three different angles according to the rider’s convenience. The aggressive looking adventure tourer also dons new colour scheme and new fairing.
Despite these little changes, the bike is built on the same old chassis and the suspension system is unchanged too. As the current Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is priced at Rs. 13.45 lakh (ex-showroom, New Delhi), the new model is likely to be priced slightly premium over the present model. Suzuki is expected to offer some single-key function enabled accessories with this bike as option.
2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT Gallery
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