Suzuki has increased the service intervals to 12 months or 7500 miles for the new V-Strom 1000 and announced it will be in dealers next month.
The new V-Strom 1000 has been very well received and MCN rates it as a highly accomplished adventure bike, great value and it was only the initial prospect of 3500 mile service intervals that MCN found was of concern to owners at an open day held late last year.
The new V-Strom boasts an all-new chassis, heavily revised engine, ABS and three-way traction control system, the bike is priced at £9999 and is set to arrive in showrooms from February 17 with deposits already being taken.
Suzuki’s press release states: “Extensive engine development has also led to an increase in service intervals for the V-Strom 1000. While the first service remains at 600 miles, subsequent service intervals have been confirmed at 12 months or 7,500 miles, making the V-Strom an even more affordable and practical proposition.”
Suzuki GB General Manager Paul de Lusignan said: "We were delighted with the feedback the new V-Strom 1000 received at its worldwide press launch last month, and even more importantly, we've been really encouraged by feedback from potential customers who have been able to take advanced test rides on our recent nationwide dealer tour.
"This is clearly a highly anticipated and eagerly awaited bike, not just for customers but for Suzuki, too, and we're looking forward to customers being able to get their hands on it from next month."