Suzuki has been making the V-Strom in Japan since 2002, although it introduced the model in global markets only by 2009. The V-Strom is a dual purpose adventure bike which incorporates design elements from other Suzuki models. It even borrows the fuel injection system from the track-bred GSX-R models.
Suzuki launched the V-Strom 1000 in India in February, at the 2014 Auto Expo. The brand also makes a smaller-engined version – the V-Strom 650. The latter, however, is not in the offering for the Indian market at present due to customs regulations.
The V-Strom 1000 is powered by a 1037cc, V-twin, four stroke engine. This big displacement liquid cooled engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The dual purpose model offers an adjustable windscreen, inverted telescopic front forks, a rear monoshock and dual disc brakes at the front.
Even the India-spec model comes with ABS as standard. Suzuki is currently selling the V-Strom in two colours only: Candy Daring Red and Pearl Glacier White.