We’ve been eyeing the new 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT and 2018 V-Strom 1000XT ever since they were announced last fall, and now we know when we will start seeing them in dealerships, as well as all the other recently debuted Suzuki models.
2017 V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT
The restyled “Wee-Strom” is now powered by the stronger, revised 645cc V-twin from the 2017 SV650 (read our review here), and now features a 3-mode TCS (traction control), Low RPM Assist and Easy Start System. A new vertically stacked headlight, new rear cargo rack and the ability to use accessories from the V-Strom 1000 models add safety and versatility. The off-road focused XT variation also includes spoked wheels with tubeless adventure-ready tires, hand guards, larger bar end weights and a lower engine protector.
The 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650 will be available in February in Pearl Glacier White, with an MSRP of $8,799. The 2017 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT will be available in March in Champion Yellow No. 2 and Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $9,299.
2018 V-Strom 1000 and V-Strom 1000XT
The Big V-Strom got a host of updates for this year, including a taller, easier to adjust windscreen, a new 3-axis, 5-direction IMU that works with Suzuki’s Motion Track Anti-Lock Combined Brake System and 3-position traction control to aid chassis stability when braking in corners. The 1000XT also includes spoked wheels, tubeless adventure tires and a large diameter, tapered handlebar designed to reduce vibration.
The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 will be available in April in Pearl Glacier White, with an MSRP of $12,699. The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT will be available in May in Champion Yellow No. 2 and Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $12,999.
Inspired by the venerable Katana, the new GSX250R features a twin-cylinder, fuel-injected engine and GSX-R bodywork. The little Gixxer should appeal to new riders and commuters, with a fairly low 31.1-inch seat height and big 4-gallon fuel tank that Suzuki claims will be good for 250 miles.
The 2018 Suzuki GSX250R will be available in April in Pearl Glacier White and Pearl Nebular Black, with an MSRP of $4,499.
2018 GSX-S750 and GSXS-750Z
California riders, rejoice, you can now buy the GSX-S750! With significant engine and chassis changes, including a bump in horsepower and 50-state emissions compliance, the GSX-S750 should be a contender in the middleweight naked bike category. We also like its new, edgier styling, which is reminiscent of its big brother, the GSX-S1000.
The 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750 will be available in April in Metallic Triton Blue/Glass Sparkle Black and Pearl Mira Red, with an MSRP of $8,299.
The ABS-equipped 2018 Suzuki GSX-S750Z has Metallic Matte Black No. 2 body work that also features a blacked out exhaust system and other components. The GSX-S750Z will be available in May, with an MSRP of $8,899.
2017 GSX-R1000 and GSX-R1000 ABS
The big Gixxer is all-new this year, with class-exclusive VVT (variable valve timing), compact cassette gearbox, a 32-bit dual-processor ECM and 10-level traction control. The new lighter and stronger aluminum, twin-spar frame features quality components like the Showa BPF fork and rear shock, Brembo Monobloc calipers, T-drive rotors and a large LCD display.
The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 will be available in April in Metallic Triton Blue, Pearl Mira Red and Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $14,599.
The 2017 Suzuki GSX-R1000 ABS will be available in April in Pearl Mira Red and Metallic Matte Black No. 2/Glass Sparkle Black, with an MSRP of $14,999.
Serious sport riders, trackday aficionados and club racers might be interested in the new “Ultimate GSX-R,” the GSX-R1000R. It features advanced rider aids like Suzuki’s Motion Track ABS, a quickshifter for clutchless up- and down-shifts, and a launch control system. It also has a compact competition battery, lightweight upper fork clamp and LED position lights above the big ram air ducts.
The 2017 GSX-R1000R will be available in May in Metallic Triton Blue MotoGP livery and a Glass Sparkle Black finish that features Suzuki racing heritage striping and color-coordinated suspension components, with an MSRP of $16,999.