The 2013 DL-1000 was first displayed in the 2012 Cologne Intermot Motorcycle show, as a concept bike.

Press Release

"More than a decade ago, Suzuki developed the V-Strom 650. The motorcycle offered incredible versatility, comfort, and a fun to ride character. The well-balanced package included an incredibly versatile V-twin engine and lightweight aluminum chassis. Sharing the spirit of the globally successful V-Strom 650 ABS, the all-new, V-Strom 1000 “Concept” will deliver fun, excitement and versatility to the open class rider who seeks a new world of motorcycling adventure.
The riding experience will be further enhanced with these new features to satisfy even the most savvy adventure motorcyclists.
Strong, rider-friendly Engine:
A totally redesigned, liquid-cooled 1000cc V-twin engine produces effortless acceleration along with a strong V-twin rumble.
Lightweight, well-balanced Chassis:
Slim and lightweight aluminum frame, thickly padded seat and an adjustable windscreen provides an easy, comfortable, and fun to ride character.
Brake and Suspension:
Performance-inspired radial mount front brake caliper with Antilock Brake System provides riders confidence in braking on various road conditions. The V-Strom 1000 Concept also features an inverted front fork and an easy to adjust single shock style rear suspension.
Distinctive Styling Design:
Inspired by the 1988 DR750S —Suzuki’s first big on/off-road machine—the V-Strom 1000 Concept features bold and distinctive styling to create an unmatched presence.
Advanced Traction Control System:
Suzuki’s advanced traction control system is equipped for enhanced sport riding, performance, and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.
Luggage System:
An all new luggage system was designed and tested in harmony with the big V-Strom’s overall development. The luggage system provides easy installation, a narrow overall width when installed, and a clean look when detached." [1]

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Suzuki introduces the long awaited new V-Strom 1000 as The Ultimate Adventure Sports originated in Suzuki's first major off-road motorcycle: the DR750S 1988. Equipped with a completely newly developed 1,000 cc V-twin engine, the V-Strom unprecedented power and torque for effortless acceleration in every gear. The lightweight aluminum frame provides a pleasant and comfortable seating position for the rider and also ensures perfect handling. The new V-Strom has beautiful 10-spoke wheels and features the latest Tokico radial-mount calipers.

Besides the electronic anti-lock system, the V-Strom is also equipped with an electronic traction control system, for optimum control, including when starting. The gold inverted fork legs give the V-Strom a refined appearance and also ensure, in conjunction with the adjustable rear shock, has excellent stability and unrivaled comfort. The new Adventure Sports is perfect for riding longer distances and fully integrated suitcase emphasizes the perfect touring properties of the V-Strom 1000." [4]

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1. http://www.suzuki-gb.co.uk/bike/dl1000l4/
2. http://www.vstrom.gr/forum/viewtopic.php?f=87&t=3831
3. http://www.stromtrooper.com/dl-1000-%5B-vee%5D/79740-2013-dl1000-v-strom-v-strom-concept-%5Bmerged%5D.html
4. http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&layout=2&eotf=1&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.nieuwsmotor.nl%2Fmotornieuws%2F11618-suzuki-toont-dl-1000-concept.html