Suzuki is tipped to unveil a revamped V-Strom range with an updated and maybe bigger engine with a cosmetic makeover to match the reborn Katana.
The company’s latest teaser video clearly shows the flagship 1037ccc model in all its glory with a squared LED headlight to reflect the more angular styling of the Katana model.
Does this mean more models in their range will follow this new design philosophy?
There is a clear shot of an updated tablet-style fully digital instrument panel which could mean updated connectivity and electronic wizardry.
It’s a blank screen and it looks like it doesn’t handle glare very well!
The windscreen looks taller, the seat is now split, it appears to have LED indicators, there’s an engine guard and is that a bigger fuel tank?
We also note different engine casings and a fatter exhaust pipe in the video which means they have likely updated the engine for next year’s tougher Euro5 emissions requirements.
That could also mean a bigger engine than the current 1037cc twin.
We won’t have long to wait to find out as the bike will be unveiled on Tuesday at the EICMA motorcycle showing Milan.
V-Strom 650 update?
This video only shows the flagship model, but we suspect the three 650 models will also get an update.
Because Suzuki Australia is currently offering great runout deals on both the 1000 and 650.
Check out the ride-away price bonuses:
- V-Strom 1000XT $17,990 with free $3000 alloy top box and panniers;
- V-Strom 650 ABS $11,990, 650XT $12,990 and 650XT Learner Approved (LAMS) $12,990 all with a free $1000 38-litre alloy top box.
The 250 “baby-strom” might also be in line for similar updates.
There may be some other treats from Suzuki at EICMA.
After years of teasing, Suzuki might unveil a turbo model, perhaps even a turbo Hayabusa or Katana. More likely it will be something in the mid-range engine capacity.
There will probably be a concept bike and an electric.
Some have even suggested a smaller version of the recently released Katana.