Kawasaki Versys 1000 KTM 1050 Adventure and Suzuki V-Strom 1000


It is not easy to classify the test takers in a category. The V-Strom 1000 placed itself quite consciously between the usual 800’s and 1200’s class. It is similar to the 1050 adventure.  The Versys 1000 is the series of four cylinders.

Why do we need to categorize each. The fact is that 1000 cubic and the 100 hp range all for fun. Especially since this class of motorcycle is constantly growing in popularity.



Last year came the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 . They did not want to compete only with the top dog GS, but deliberately placed between the categories. The confident statement: a 1000 V2 with 100 hp and good torque is sufficient. But that is V-Strom lighter and tends of the ride ability rather towards 800cc class.


The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 is the most balanced participant compared to us. The V2 has got more than enough power, but could be more courageous. The comfort is very good, the chassis excels with good precision. The long-legged KTM 1050 Adventure is the Suzuki on the heels. The engine is exactly what is missing the V-Strom: acrimony. These playful handling and joyful swallow suspension. Unfortunately, it falls short in the steering precision, so the Suzuki has the nose forward. The Kawasaki Versys 1000 trumps with the brawny, but rough at high engine speeds.The moves in the low engine speed like a bull and shows the competition how switching lazy driving works. However, the original equipment brings some unrest into suspension, which should reconsider Kawasaki.


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