2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure

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2012 Suzuki VStrom 1000 Adventure

Model Overview:

2012 VStrom 1000 Adventure

Bodystyle Sport-Touring
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year 2012
Displacement (cc) 996
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Adventure


The 2012 Suzuki V-Strom is an adventure touring motorcycle that was first introduced in 2003. With the exception of adding ABS in 2006 not much has changed in terms of both design and performance. Some slight minor changes have been made over the years to ensure that the V-Strom keeps its share of the market and to stay current with the latest in technological advances. This bike is more than capable of handling the demands of the urban city or venturing off to the sandy beaches and grabbing some adventure along the way. After all, this is considered to be an adventure bike and when push comes to shove, the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom delivers with superior performance and handling capabilities.

The 2012 models feature some minor changes that have helped to improve the overall handling and performance of this sleek and fun adventurous bike. For starters the engine has been redesigned to increase overall power as well as provide instant throttle power. Transmission is a six speed clutch that has also been revamped to deliver an increase in the way the bike handles and now delivers impeccable shifting. Down shifting has never been easier and one does not have to worry about stalling with the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom. By using the latest in cutting edge technology ti improve on an already powerful bike has made this adventure bike even more of a beast.

The fact that this bike can be ridden on and off road has always been one of the main key features of the V-Strom. Choose from using this motorcycle as your means of daily transportation or choose to explore the open roads/ No matter what you do choose there is one thing for sure and that is this bike will deliver on thrilling ride.

New For 2012
  • Adjustable three position windscreen gives the rider a clear view and also adds increased safety. Windscreen keeps wind, dirt, and debris away from both the rider and the passenger.
  • Engine has been revamped to increase the power. All engine parts working together to form a smooth, reliable and produce a tremendous amount of power. Anti-lock brake system (ABS) is now standard on the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom. The ABS ensures that one can brake whenever they need to and also ensures that the brakes do not lock up. Ideal when driving in conditions that are not less than ideal. Upgraded suspension system that helps to deliver a smooth ride. Raised foot pegs

2012 Suzuki V-Strom Specs

  • Model: V-Strom 650 ABS
  • Engine Type: 645cc, four-stroke Bore and Stroke: 81.0mm x 62.6mm Compression ratio: 11.5:1 Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC), eight-value Induction: Liquid Ignition: Electric Transmission: Six-speed Final Drive: Chain Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gallons Estimated Fuel Economy: TBD Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc Brakes (Rear): single hydraulic disc Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork with adjustable pre-load Suspension (Rear): Aluminum twin sided swing arm with a single adjustable rebound damping and adjustable spring pre-load shock absorber Wheelbase: 61.4 inches Rake: N/A Trail: N/A Seat Height: 32.9 inches Curb Weight: 472 pounds Tires (Front): 110/80 R19 59H Tires (Rear): 150/70 R17 69H


  • Heated grip seat to help keep the riders hands warm. Helps to ensure smooth riding and ease of driving even in the worst weather conditions
  • Center stand that comes in black and helps to balance the bike when it is parked. Center stand helps to balance the weight of the bike and ensure stability of the parked bike Gel seats that provide additional comfort. This seat is built for the demands of the open road and for being on the bike for an extended period of time. Ensure that the rider is comfortable no matter how long the tour may be. Hand guards that come in black and are designed to add an extra level of protection from dirt and debris. Also provides protection from the wind and other elements. Adjustable rack bags in a variety of colors. Increases storage capacity and attaches securely to the luggage rear rack.

Key Competitors For The 2012 Suzuki V-Strom

  • 2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883
  • 2012 Triumph Bonneville Base 2012 Yamaha FZ8 2012 Ducati Monster 696 2012 Aprilia Shiver 750

Available V-Strom Sub Models

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