2014 DL1000 Vstrom

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by The Game, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,347
    Location:
    tolland, ma
    i'm not sure if anyone has noticed, but i see what looks like some sort of exhaust valve located behind the right foot rest. i wonder what that is good for? i think the guys who have Uly's tied theirs open, but i can't remember exactly. i'm sure it's some EPA regulatory device.


    i was leaning toward and S10 mainly for passenger comfort and more leg room, but this new Vee is growing on me.
  2. mousitsas

    mousitsas Long timer

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,349
    Location:
    Athens, Greece
    Yes, it has an exhaust valve and its main function is to improve low mid torque.
  3. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    830
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Ding Ding! You nailed it. SW-MOTECH makes OEM and aftermarket for the new DL1000 and may other Suzuki models as well.
  4. browneye

    browneye PIN IT & BANG GEARS

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Oddometer:
    9,461
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Their stuff is like tinfoil as well. :cry
  5. twistedthrottle

    twistedthrottle Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2003
    Oddometer:
    830
    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Suzuki makes very clear specifications and pricing (they are willing to pay) and then asks suppliers to meet these guidelines.
  6. V-Tom

    V-Tom Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,014
    Location:
    Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
    That is true of ALL Motorcycle and Automobile Manufacturers, and likely most other businesses as well.

    No one hands a suppier a blank cheque.

    ..Tom
  7. svs

    svs Posts too much...

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2005
    Oddometer:
    28,623
    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Adventure MotoStuff makes a good plate and they don't mount to the Motor...
  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

    Joined:
    May 29, 2002
    Oddometer:
    21,843
    Location:
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  9. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    13,818
    Location:
    Tejas Hill Country
    thank you. it wasn't my bad vision...
  10. Pecha72

    Pecha72 Long timer

    Joined:
    May 5, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,235
    Location:
    Helsinki, Finland
    Has somebody actually had prolems like this with an SW Motech plate?

    I´ve got one on my -12 Wee, and its attachments look almost identical – I ride paved stuff or easy unpaved these days, so have no personal experience as to how it would survive, if bottomed out... I did notice, that on my -07 Wee the plate, can´t remember which one it is, attaches to the crashbars on the front.
  11. Zapp22

    Zapp22 ZAPP - Tejas

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2004
    Oddometer:
    13,818
    Location:
    Tejas Hill Country
    Had motech on my k4 for years. It bends but does not break and protected well. Remove, beat it with sledgehammer back in shape, reattach and go.
  12. mcmann

    mcmann Motorcycle ADV enthusiast

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    3,015
    Location:
    Jefferson, GA
    Yep . . . SW-Motech accessories are first class. Very well engineered and built.
  13. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice Fights for old DC

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3,735
    Location:
    Roanoke Valley, Virginia
    The following is about the Traction control and instrument cluster:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC8spoYptNs

    This next one talks about some other stuff that is way cool:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-sRexTpIho

    P.S. These came out today, but sometimes its the same stuff from a differnt poster. So appoligies if these are old videos.
    __

    I think if a rider was looking for a S10, but did not want to be as off road, this 1000 would get the damn job done.
    It already looks more off road than the 2012+ 650 V-strom.

    _
    Looks like a great bike! :clap
  14. NateLePain

    NateLePain Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,013
    Location:
    Central AR
    Sure does. Can't wait to see one out fitted with some knobbies.

    I did notice the front brake line looping over the top of the front fender. This caused some problems for the 800GS guys.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=667236

    nlp
  15. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice Fights for old DC

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3,735
    Location:
    Roanoke Valley, Virginia
    https://www.google.com/search?sourc..._PP4Vtxu0#q=2014+suzuki+v+strom+1000&start=10

    The 2014 V-Strom 1000 is one of the most important bikes in Suzuki's line-up for the next year and after showcasing the specs and new features of the bike, interest raised dramatically. The big Strom has already started shipping to dealerships around the world and we're got "Stromy" news from Canada.

    The standard version of the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 will be $11,999 (€8,798) and it includes the fancy new suspensions and traction control. The SE version brings in panniers, hand guards, a center stand and will retail for some extra $1,000 (€733), which is very decent. There could be some more options for the off-road game, possibly an "Adventure" package, rumor has it.
  16. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice Fights for old DC

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2013
    Oddometer:
    3,735
    Location:
    Roanoke Valley, Virginia
    <TABLE style="WIDTH: 95%" id=SpecTable cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0><TBODY><TR sizcache015548599653035122="61"><TD style="FILTER: ; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f0edee; ZOOM: 1; DISPLAY: table-cell" class=RelatedEd-0 nodeIndex="3" jQuery17209448481546248351="80"></TD><TD style="FILTER: ; BACKGROUND-COLOR: #f0edee; ZOOM: 1; DISPLAY: table-cell" class=RelatedModel-1 nodeIndex="4" jQuery17209448481546248351="104"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Overall Length
    2014 1000: 2285 mm (89.96 in) About a tie
    2014 650: 2290 mm (90.2 in)

    Overall Width
    1000: 865 mm (34.05 in) Looks like less than an 1" on each side. More wind protection?
    650: 835 mm (32.9 in)

    Wheelbase:
    1000: 1555 mm (61.22 in) Even though the wheel base is more from the old 1000, this is still less than the 650. I like a narrow wheel base. Seems to make the bike more nimble and help with going over stuff.
    650: 1560 mm (61.4 in)

    Ground Clearance:
    1000: 165 mm (6.5 in) I doubt I'll miss the 10mm... I hope. I guess the lower ground c. will help with ergos and leg room.
    650: 175 mm (6.9 in)

    Seat Height:
    TBA I wonder why this has not come out yet?
    650: 835 mm 32.9"

    curb weight:
    228 kg (502.65 lbs) For some odd reason, this really influences me. For a whole lot more performance you have to suffer with 30.65lbs. Granted, if price was a big issue, this would cause a lot more suffering.
    214 kg (472 lbs)

    I'd really like to know how much better the suspension travel will be.
    __
    I know these bikes are not seen as competition, but it seems like the 2014 1000 would take a good amount of sales away from the 2012+ 650.

    Perhaps, a similar comparison would be the F800GS taking away sales from the G650GS Sertao.

    But going from a G650GS/Sertao to a R1200GSl is a big jump.

    Do you'all follow me?
  17. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2010
    Oddometer:
    10,413
    Location:
    Canada's ocean playground
    Nice post and good info....
  18. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2001
    Oddometer:
    3,057
    Location:
    Vancouver Island, Bitchin' Columbia, Canada
    Seat height is the same as the '13 650.
    :1drink
  19. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2005
    Oddometer:
    5,683
    Location:
    Central Coast, Cal
    Source? :ear
  20. scfrank

    scfrank Old farts riding club.

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2005
    Oddometer:
    13,151
    Location:
    Upstate SC
    Loved the Old Strom. Had one years ago. Like a V-Twin, 1000cc, upright seating position. The front end is butt ugly.

    Why can't someone make a good looking ADV bike? Like the 1050 Tiger or Stelvio?

    Maybe I need the TEX and avoid walking in front of it.