Suzuki surprised the motorcycling world by announcing several new models for the 2017 selling season, like the revolutionary 2017 GSX-R1000R and the adventure minded 2018 V-Strom 1000XT. As the pleasant shock began to subside, many enthusiasts asked the same questions: When can I get one, what colors will be available, and how much will it cost? Suzuki is very pleased to now announce availability dates, colors and MSRPs for the most anticipated new models of 2017.
2017 V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650XT
With aggressive new styling for 2017, the V-Strom 650 and 650XT are sure to be admired as you ride down the road – whether it’s paved or not. Employing the stronger, revised engine from the new SV650, this new V-Strom delivers more performance in every riding condition. Others will further admire the addition of a 3-mode Traction Control System, Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist, and Easy-start System that adds control and convenience. Changes to the chassis bring a bright, vertically stacked headlight, plus a new rear cargo rack and the ability to use accessories unitized with the V-Strom 1000 models.
Additional features found on the V-Strom 650XT include spoke-style wheels with tubeless adventure-ready tires, handguards, larger handlebar vibration damper 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 2018 V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT take riding to the next level with sharper styling and a bevy of new features aimed directly at improving your adventure. Rider comfort is improved with a taller windscreen that is easily adjusted by hand. The electronics on the V-Strom 1000 got a big upgrade for 2018 with the addition of a 3-axis, 5-direction IMU that works with Suzuki’s Motion Track Anti-Lock Combined Brake System that not only delivers superb braking performance but aids chassis stability when braking while cornering. This system, the first in the V-Strom 1000’s class, combines with the 3-position Traction Control System and torque-rich 998cc 90O V-twin engine to aid rider confidence when road conditions change.
Additional features found only on the V-Strom 1000XT include spoke-style wheels with tubeless tires and a large diameter, tapered handlebar that helps damp 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.