Motorcycle insurance bargains: Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom.                           

Insurance group: 12
Engine: 90-degree 4v V-twin, 6 gears
Power: 105bhp
Top speed: 130mph
Weight: 207kg           

The Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom is a far better bike than its subdued manner and slightly anonymous styling suggests. It’s heart is the excellent V-twin motor from the TL series, the chassis is top notch road-trailie and it's excellent value, too. Plus it's only group 12 to insure.     

The Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom is the acceptable face of the old TL1000 motor. Detuned for greater low-down grunt the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom will drive you hard out of corners or past caravans on long distance jaunts. And apart from the glorious noise, you would be hard-pushed to recognise that the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom is a V-twin, it's that vibe-free. 

The Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom's wide, high bars and low pegs have you adopting a sit up and beg posture that makes comfortable sense in the long run. The suspension is plush to soak the bumps and ruts of British roads. That plush suspension can mean the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom wallows a little, but only if you push it.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

4/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

5/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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