Lots of people think their V-Stroms are pretty adventurous, but Suzuki is taking that idea a bit farther.
This week in the U.S., Suzuki unveiled Adventure versions of both their 650 and 1000 V-Stroms, says Dealer News magazine.
What’s so adventurous about them? Well, the 650 Wee-Strom gets aluminum saddlebags, a touring windscreen, and accessory bar, and a price hike as well. The 1000cc bike gets saddlebags and a top case, and a higher price, too.
The luggage should make it easier to pack up your bike and head across the continent, although you’ll have less money for gas after you pay the higher MSRP.
Even if the V-Stroms still don’t appear that well-suited to truly gnarly trails, this is definetely a savvy move by Suzuki. Adventure bikes are selling well these days, as well as touring bikes, and anything Suzuki does to grab a bigger piece of this pie will help their company’s outlook.