2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT First Ride Review

Your base model V-Strom 1000 makes do with lighter, 10-spoke cast wheels. With an MSRP of $12,699, it’s $600 less than the base Honda Africa Twin and $300 less than a Kawasaki Versys 1000 LT. Suzuki says FEM analysis allowed the new twin-spar frame to be 13% lighter than before, while a subtle restyle gives a cleaner look.