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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS: Ridden & Rated

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When Suzuki introduced the V-Strom DL1000 for 2002, the adventure touring landscape was much more barren than it is today. BMW’s big GS had a cult following, but liter-class dual-sports hadn’t yet caught on here in the U.S. With a retuned version of the 996cc, 90-degree V-twin from the TL1000S sportbike, long-travel suspension and a 19-inch front wheel, Suzuki called ...

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Four Ferries on Two Wheels—Tour Testing the 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650 ABS

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“Wow, that’s a big scooter you’re on. I ride a Honda 1800 Goldwing, myself,” said Captain Rick Turner, pilot of the Ohio River ferry Loni Jo. “See all the motorcycles on here? It’s like this most weekends. Motorcycle riders love a ferry.” Indeed. Chugging towards the Kentucky shore, the barge’s deck was packed with motorcycles and trikes—plus a single 2013 ...

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Scooter Shootout: 2014 BMW C 650 GT / 2013 Honda Silver Wing / 2013 Suzuki Burgman 650

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Scooters are often seen as something less, something that one learns and practices upon until he or she is ready for a real machine. You know, one that has at least two cylinders, liquid cooling, double-overhead cams, four valves per cylinder, fuel injection, anti-lock brakes (ABS), a respectable amount of displacement, etc. Well, the scooters you’re perusing here all happen ...

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Retrospective: Suzuki GSX1100G: 1991-1993

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It was big at 1,100cc, good for 130-plus mph, and comfortable. You could spend all day on this bike, easily racking up a few hundred miles. And it was cheap—or at least relatively so at $6,000 in 1991 dollars. But who was the intended buyer for this Gixx-Gee? Not the sport rider, who would opt for the GSX-R1100 gixxer. Nor ...

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2013 Suzuki SFV650 – First Ride Review

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When it was introduced for 2009, the Suzuki Gladius was a sharp little handler powered by a 645cc, 90-degree V-twin engine. It was named for a sword said to have been used by the gladiators of ancient Rome, which was shorter and lighter than the one used by soldiers in battle. And in motorcycle terms, we found the Gladius to ...

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New-for-2014 Suzuki First Look Review

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Suzuki Motor of America held its annual dealer meeting in Orlando, Florida, in October during the inaugural American International Motorcycle (AIM) Expo, where it announced the all-new 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, offered first rides on the 2013 Suzuki GW250 and revealed several other new models. 2014 Suzuki Burgman 200 ABS In 2002, Suzuki introduced the Burgman 150, Burgman 400 and ...

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2013 Suzuki GW250 – First Ride Review

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After years of bigger-is-better expansion drove displacement, weight and price to new heights, we’re in the midst of a small bike renaissance. For 2014, there are at least 20 street-legal motorcycles available with engines displacing less than 500cc. Suzuki now offers five—its TU250X retro standard, three DR-Z dual-sport/supermoto models and the all-new GW250. Curiously, the GW250’s styling is based on ...

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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 First Look Review

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Although word leaked out weeks ago when Suzuki Japan went live with a website for the all-new 2014 V-Strom 1000 ABS, Suzuki Motor of America waited until its annual dealer meeting this week, held in Orlando, Florida, during the inaugural American International Motorcycle (AIM) Expo, to disclose details about the bike, which we’re told will arrive in the U.S. in ...

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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Website Up

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As of a few days ago Suzuki Japan finalized the specs for the all-new 2014 V-Strom 1000 on the special website for the bike at suzuki-vstrom.com/en/index.html. An extensive photo gallery, feature details, interviews and specifications can all be found on the expansive website, though keep in mind that colors, specs and equipment for the U.S. won’t be finalized until the ...

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Retrospective: Suzuki GS750E/ES: 1983

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The alphanumeric system that defines many Japanese motorcycles has never been very instructive, and the bike we are writing about here was only a one-year model…but it was a good one. Suzuki was the last of the Big Four to get into the four-stroke game. Seeing the EPA’s handwriting on the engineering wall, the Hamamatsu-based company came out with its ...

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