Is This the New Suzuki V-Strom 650?Wed, 01 Jun 2011
The teaser campaign, which can be seen at Suzuki’s official website, shows the image above, along with the words: “Time For Real Adventures” and “Middle-Class New Motorcycle”. These hints suggest the new model will be an updated V-Strom 650, likely using an engine similar to the one powering the Suzuki Gladius SFV650.
French website Moto-Station suggests the new V-Strom will get a new frame with different geometry from the current model (which has remained relatively unchanged since its 2004 debut). It will likely be equipped with ABS, seeing as Suzuki dropped the non-ABS version from its 2011 U.S. offerings.
We expect more information to be released soon, so check back here for updates.
[Source: Suzuki, Moto-Station via CMGOnline]
By Dennis Chung
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