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Suzuki V-Strom DL 1000

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Manufacturer Suzuki
Model V-Storm DL 1000
Price 6,999
Top Speed 130mph
Insurance Group 12
Engine Size 996cc
Engine Type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 90 degree V-twin
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
BH Power 96bhp
Torque 101Nm
Gears 6
Seat Hight 840mm
Ground Clearance 165mm
Fuel Capacity 22 Litres
Dry Weight 208kg
Front Suspension Conventional 43mm inner tube telescopic
Rear Suspension Link type, preload and rebound adjustable
Front Tyre Size 110/80 - 19
Rear Tyre Size 50/70 - 17
Brakes Front Dual-piston calipers, 310mm dual disc
Brakes Rear Single-piston caliper, 260mm disc

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User reviews

Average user rating from: 3 user(s)

Overall rating: 
 
8.1
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.3   (3)
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0   (3)
Around Town:
 
6.7   (3)
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
8.0   (3)
Reliability:
 
9.7   (3)
Handling:
 
8.0   (3)
Engine:
 
9.0   (3)
Value for Money:
 
10.0   (3)
 
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absolute best all rounder

Overall rating: 
 
8.4
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
9.0
Off Road Capability:
 
3.0
Around Town:
 
10.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
7.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
10.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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Reviewed by Rob Brown
April 10, 2011
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful

I have owned this bike for 3 years, previously rode sport bikes. I have been very impressed with the handling of this very tall bike. The 19" front limits the flick, but stability is incredible. Throw it in a curve and roll the throttle, touch the brakes, change your line, hit bumps grooves or holes, it's all OK. The bike just goes through it and asks what you want next. The engine is the best twin for the buck. Tons of torque, and goes forever on a tank of fuel. I did the Bear Tooth Hwy with a buddy on a Goldwing, 5 day 2up (with the wives)trip, last summer. All he wanted to do was ride my bike. I out accelerated, braked, wheelied, and when we refueled I had more in my tank left and beat him by $3 at the pumps every time. He has been bragging up that Wing for the past 6 years and now he says he wants to sell the Sofawing and get a Strom.

The bad is small. 19" front limits your tire choices. The brakes are adequit but not great. I can still get it todo a stoppie. A Mastiff bracket is a must for adjusting your airpocket. It's a tall motorcycle so the wind can throw you around a bit. Off road is limitted to what tires you brave to ride on and the rims getting chipped.

I love this bike, perfect for the aging sportrider. I probably won't buy another....this one seams to be indestructible, I won't need to.

 

2005 DL1000 V-Strom

Overall rating: 
 
8.1
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0
Off Road Capability:
 
7.0
Around Town:
 
6.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
8.0
Reliability:
 
9.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
9.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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Reviewed by Mark
January 13, 2011
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful

I have owned this bike for 5 years. I ride 90% of the time 2 up with my wife. We ride 80% street and 20% off road - from sandy washes to mountain trails with rocks. Always reliable and has always performed as asked to.

 

3 years on a strom

Overall rating: 
 
7.8
As a Long Distance Tourer:
 
8.0
Off Road Capability:
 
5.0
Around Town:
 
4.0
Additional Equipment Availability:
 
9.0
Reliability:
 
10.0
Handling:
 
8.0
Engine:
 
8.0
Value for Money:
 
10.0
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful

bought on the bounce after the 1200 gs
cheap 4800 qid 900miles ..
worst features ..rear suspension pushy front loaded weakish brakes ...curable

best very cheap to buy bomb proof entertaining motor comfy

had this guy a while and loved improving it
raising links on rear and decent tyres make it feel much better than standard
the madstad brakets for the front screen are brilliant ..must purchase befor playing screen roullette
hagon shock on rear was really good i rate this product on the strom

16 tooth [1 down] made it really move and got the gears closer to gether ..helped the really long 6th o/d too

i got hangars from sv racing parts in the usa and converted the front stoppers to k1 gsxr ....huge improvement

keep it clean ..fender extender and belly pan ..dont allow salt to stay and they hold up better tan some would sugest ..mine was very tidy 25k up
not a lot of negatives on this bike enjoyed it and would lap up vee strom 2 if it ever came to pass
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Review Information Motorcycles

Time owned 3 years
I liked comfort raw engine
I Disliked trailwings rear shock
Would you buy again Yes
In one line capable road tourer
Grin Factor (0=crap 10=I loved it) 8
 
 
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great motor
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I once had the same motecycle, it is really great, it is once my lovings.
inner tube , December 15, 2010 | url
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edge
Love my strom had in everywhere from outback australia to twisty Tassie roads it does it all for me and at a realistic price
edge , April 21, 2011
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stromtrooper
I had one of these, a great bike ruined by the worst most rubbish clutch on the planet
stromtrooper , December 17, 2012
Fantastic all-rounder
stevee112
I bought my strom in 2005 after a test ride that changed my perceptions of twins after owning a triumph triple. It has been on 10 European tours, numerous UK jaunts, to work and back for years. Carried me, wife and luggage without complaint. It is a supremely capable bike that does everything I ask of it. The best tyres have been Metzeler Tourance. I can easily work on the bike and do the minor servicing myself. Positives - Engine, riding position & comfort, pillion & luggage haulage, lights, easy maintenance, fuel economy, adaptability. Negatives - Clutch chudder, paint finish, brakes, rear suspension, original screen. Fixes - uprated clutch, braided brake hoses, MRA screen, uprated rear spring, strict washing routine. Accessories - Garmin 550 mounting, gel seat, Krauser hard luggage, MRA screen, baglux tank cover, exhaust tweak. Every year I look at the strom and say I'll replace it and then pause, think and say with what as nothing comes close.
stevee112 , April 26, 2013

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