2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 Finally Revealed In Latest "Teaser" Video

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

Suzuki has been stringing us along with short teaser videos for a new model set to debut next week at EICMA 2020. The first video was laughable, showing friends having a meal countryside – there wasn’t even a motorcycle! The second video revealed a dark, shadowy silhouette of a motorcycle. Finally in this, the third teaser video, Suzuki has revealed the new machine – the 2020 V-Strom 1000.

How do we know it’s the big Twin and not the 650cc version? The earlier teaser video revealed a frame identical to the current 1037cc V-Strom, which is different from the 650. While it’s a little hard to tell from the teaser video, it appears like the new Strom might have a slimmer profile than the outgoing model. What we can see is a redesigned headlight module with LED lighting, an adjustable windscreen, and an all-new digital dash display.

What else do you see? Watch the teaser below and make your own conclusions. All will be revealed November 5 at EICMA 2020.

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Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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  • Meaty Midrange Meaty Midrange on Oct 31, 2019

    I don't know if I should be impressed or depressed by Suzuki's ability to squeeze a third decade out of that engine. When was the last time they put out a genuinely new bike model?

    The breakthrough square headlight will pack the showrooms, no doubt.

    • Born to Ride Born to Ride on Oct 31, 2019

      The VVT GSXR was a new bike. And I’ve been patiently waiting for that slick design to trickle down into the reasonable bikes. I’m not optimistic at this point.

  • Stuki Moi Stuki Moi on Oct 31, 2019

    Riding down the road with ones elbows sticking out, is almost criminally idiotic.... Handlebar widths, and bends, which encourage, or even facilitate this, on road bikes, is just sad. The VStrom has, for an adv, traditionally been unusually good at avoiding this, making them some of the least compromised advs to ride, rather than pose on. Hopefully that does not change with this new iteration.

    • Sayyed Bashir Sayyed Bashir on Oct 31, 2019

      Adventure bikes are both on and off-road bikes. Riding off-road requires you to stick your elbows out. So it depends on how off-road oriented a adventure bike is. If it is a Adv bike in name only, it doesn't need the rider to stick their elbows out.