Two Visions of The Big Trail To The Adjacent

Large trails were not within the reach of every bike enthuses or financially strong. Earlier than we talk about the Kawasaki Versys and Suzuki with its with its new DL 1000 V-Strom 2014 will finally offer more economical motorcycles. This is the first enormous duel of the year on the ranks as well as THE answer to the question of the moment, should spend even more?

The gigantic trail knows no crisis. It is indeed one of the few motorbikes market categories do not display a significant decrease, and for good reason, mixing a positive image in a unique, regular, versatility, renewal and unique technical diversity, it is also “compass “by an undisputed icon. With a fresh new “liquid” base launched in year 2013, the BMW GS 1200 R has already caused a mix, the station too,  even if it still does not address the greatest number proposed from $ 21429 without options approx $ 24272for the top-selling release.

V-Strom 1000 Vs Kawasaki Versys 1000 test drive picture (620 × 465)
V-Strom 1000 Vs Kawasaki Versys 1000 test drive picture (620 × 465)

If have everything to succeed, large trails therefore lack a major argument for a successful grand bang, a popular price. Except this magical equation is exactly what we promise Suzuki in the year 2014 with his new DL 1000 V-Strom displayed. $ 17336 for the same price, to the nearest dollar, only Kawasaki has to positioned on the market with its Versys 1000 moment, a different vision of the big road trail that at a standstill struggles to find its customers, unless the first major 2014 Motorbikes match did finally propels the front of the stage by bringing the spotlight on the big road trails not too expensive?

Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom vs Kawasaki Versys 1000, which is the best?

 Here is the answer.

Wholesale classic roadster trail alongside costume?

First static observation: Kawasaki Versys 1000 cannot hide its origins. Derived from 1000 Z roadster 2010, with specific features,  rear loop, fork, suspensions and especially an inline four, she is larger than the V-Strom. Showing 10 pounds heavier on the scale bike-station, the Versys therefore requires a little more biceps during maneuvers without using the engine.

Supplied the Kawasaki seems superior made than its competitor of the day, with special intentions to better hide the wires, necklaces and other hoses around the engine Jars master cylinders or more mirrors are also treated on the Versys 1000.

If both bikes compete seat height on paper, with 845 mm to 850 mm for Suzuki and Kawasaki, the latter has an arcade crotch worked better. When we reached the seventy-five meter is installed without a problem foot flat on the ground at the edge of the Suzuki. Though, we appreciate that these two bikes have a seat two settings series. It still sees immediately the potential of imposing seat of the Kawasaki in terms of comfort. We will not delay check.

Suzuki VS kawasaki

Pullman seat and Suppleness record for the Kawasaki Versys 1000

Ergonomics two motorcycles to be significantly different if their price closer. DL Suzuki 1000 V-Strom is faithful to the traditional big kind trail: on finesse crotch through V-twin, handlebar high enough and mounted on a fork that appears above also standing quite natural position. Kawasaki Versys 1000 has more overweight and a low and wide handlebars. Across town or urban roads congested, there are other differences. Suzuki is more manageable and the approval of its controls (hydraulic clutch) is better. In addition, the two levers are adjustable while the clutch lever Kawasaki proves too strong to take and not adjustable spacing.

The boxes are generally very good, even if the selector Suzuki calls for a slightly more straightforward handling.  However, Kawasaki has surges which only transmission voltage always impeccable chain overcomes. The operation is not more complex than on any bike, but no – even as an option, center stand comes hard long term. In fact, to avoid these operations chain tension, you can bet on the flexibility of the engine of the Versys 1000.

Kawasaki Versys-1000 test ride picture (800 × 500)
Kawasaki Versys-1000 test ride picture (800 × 500)

The 4-cylinder takes effect in 1500 R/Min for 40 km / h in sixth without any disapproval, with an injection setting makes the net ultra sweet gas. With such flexibility, the maximum permitted speed on the Paris ring may fall further! Unsurprisingly, the twin Suzuki, yet very round, cannot descend so low regime last report count 2,500 rev/min for about 65 Km/h, but the flexible handling of controls does not make the city painful for all the V-Strom 2014, far-off from it.

Suzuki V-Strom DL 1000 sprightly and perceptive

The Kawasaki Versys 1000 shows its dynamism to the throttle opening from the first meters, sound melodious resonance of the air box, acceleration and tougher times. Suzuki V-Strom DL 1000 is more linear and less explosive opening of the accelerator. While our Versys borrowing over the legal power, but even at half speed and various reports, trail Kawasaki shows better performance.

However, do not bury too fast the new Suzuki. Available, the V-twin of the new DL 1000 V-Strom has a sacred chest in the midrange, even if expressed more discreetly. Highway, his breath does not disappoint and on small roads, it allows any wind strength at normal speeds. Speed is adjusted by modulating more easily than on the Kawasaki handle. Additionally, walk mode or when the road is wet, the twin is very nice with an engine brake and traction that bring a lot of enjoyment.

Suzuki VStrom 1000 test drive picture (968 × 645)
Suzuki VStrom 1000 test drive picture (968 × 645)

Well-stocked in torque and power, the Kawasaki delights of another register. With green, acceleration is more intoxicating, it draws more on the arms and it was much more often want to attack, demote just for fun prelaunch stronger. It has character trail-roadster SUV Akashi.

The Versys inducement to assault the DL wrap

In between the motorway and the sun small Burgundian roads, differences in behavior are found again. A little more agile than the Kawasaki Versys 1000 Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom shines by its neutrality. Over all, it is very regular in chains, in the pif-sausages serve, it passes from one angle to another with perfect roundness. Obviously, it requires less force than the Kawasaki swallowing turns. Overall, the Suzuki is more obvious, more “flying carpet” driving through better damping, which contributes directly to the comfort of lumbar.

Kawasaki Versys-1000 first ride photo (800 × 550)
Kawasaki Versys-1000 first ride photo (800 × 550)

In contrast, pure dynamics, Kawasaki dominates its competitor of the day in many ways. In particular, its directional stability at high speed is higher, as well as its stability curve. It suffers less from mass transfer during braking, so common among trails and marked on the DL and the wheels 19 and 17 inches. In the winding, the Versys 1000 is very lively, and also has the most precise direction: with it, we’ll be right where you aimed. Sometimes, the front wheel can be raised slightly to the passage of a bump, but security remains above suspicion on board. Braking, both bikes have enough power, but the DL 1000 V-Strom is a bit too brutal for the first five millimeters race right lever. A keep an eye on in the wet.

Electronics not too much should

At the option of flashing light, thank you to them. We lower pace. The opportunity to cross perceived comfort on motorways. Definitely, suspensions Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom 2014 have a hydraulic shock that better digested. However, provided with a “royal” saddle and better protection, the Versys 1000 offers superior comfort. It is the same for the duo, living space with two being more generous on the Kawasaki and such a big brand Seat points remain small vibrations typical of Z family that could irritate a few.

Suzuki VStrom 1000 at highway picture (968 × 645)
Suzuki VStrom 1000 at highway picture (968 × 645)

A complete electronic team both bikes in series. Their ABS brakes work very well. Twin engine mapping Kawasaki does not add much, except for a less sharp throttle response. Side traction control, we must welcome the transparency of the Suzuki system, which is heavily effectiveness, leading his crew without violence on all surfaces, in the image of its engine. For the first time in this type of driver assistance, Suzuki has not missed.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 wallpaper (1024 × 784)
Suzuki V-Strom 1000 wallpaper (1024 × 784)

Kawasaki, differences between the three drive modes are more marked. Mode first is very intrusive, allowing some early rear wheel as long fins on the wet highway during acceleration, almost exhilarating exercise. Just switch to mode 2 to limit the phenomenon, but the Versys then cuts abruptly more power than the Suzuki V-Strom.

 Review- A Suzuki to find out, rediscover- a Kawasaki.

Two visions of the big road trail for one price, USD 17,336. Therefore it is not the price that makes the difference between Suzuki and Kawasaki. Lastly, the Kawasaki Versys 1000 wins by a hair, because it dominates on crucial points for this type of motorbike saddle comfort, protection, good general rigor and demonstrates a very good versatility in use, comfortable travel, the big Kawasaki trail brings a lot of sensations in driving dynamics. Even the penalizing of a point for some legal vitality of his engine, he would win anyway.

But we must also, and above all, remember the true return of Suzuki on the segment of large road trail. The new DL 1000 V-Strom 2014 climbed immediately at a category already identified. Pleasant on all routes, efficient enough, the big new 2014 Suzuki already has a nice consistency and will be enjoyed all year: daily use to walk through the holidays. Great news for the Japanese manufacturer that starts with this bike comeback business in Europe  and it is just beginning, we are as told already.

Kawasaki Versys 1000 wallpaper (1280 × 853)
Kawasaki Versys 1000 wallpaper (1280 × 853)

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