The 2011 Suzuki V-Strom is an adventure-styled bike. The middle-of-the-road weight makes it easy for riders to handle, and the impressive agility makes it ideal for curvy roads and typical street use as well. More impressively, the Suzuki V-Strom comes standard with anti-lock brakes designed specifically by Suzuki. These brakes add a level of safety not seen in all bikes this size. The smooth suspension and front end allow for plenty of versatility, which is coupled with the large fuel tank that makes it ideal for longer trips. Thanks to comfort standards, the V-Strom is even more prepared for long stints of time on the road. The low seating position also helps keep the ride comfortable, especially around town where the rider will be forced to lift and drop their legs regularly.
The Suzuki V-Strom comes equipped with a 645-cc, 90-degree V-Twin engine that produces 67 horsepower. The top speeds are as high as 85 miles per hour, which make the V-Strom a nice ride on the interstate. The powerful suspension and stout design make it no problem to stick to these speeds without too much wobble, and the acceleration is open enough to easily pass other vehicles. The large tank and riding time between fuel-ups is one of the best qualities of the V-Strom when compared to the competition. The seating and foot rests are well set for most riders, and it will provide a comfortable ride even if it lasts a long time. The V-Strom has enough torque to keep these figures relatively unchanged with some added weight. Coupled with comfortable passenger positioning, the V-Strom isn't a bad choice for a tandem ride.
The changes made to the V-Strom for 2011 look like a lot on paper, but overall, the V-Strom stays pretty much the same. This isn't a bad thing. While the engine isn't actually a new engine, but rather a slightly revamped one from the previous models, it does allow for better fuel efficiency than before. Overall, the V-Strom is an excellent bike for touring usages, and it is adequate for daily and city use as well.