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2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

Nick Zarras | Managing Editor

The Suzuki V-Strom been around since Suzuki used the old Suzuki TL1000S series as a base in 2002 with the original V-Strom 1000. They were great road bikes and could pass for a weekend adventure bike, but upgrades in the competition significantly diminished sales. Suzuki decided instead of stopping production they would upgrade this platform with the 2014 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS. This platform has many upgrades to almost new status. Even though the 1037cc engine is based on the DOHC 996, 90-degree V-Twin predecessor they upgraded it with increases in bore, dual-plug heads, 10-hole fuel injectors, upgraded radiator redesign ( and removed oil cooler) , a slipper clutch, new exhaust, along with a more powerful alternator and heavier flywheel. The frame is 13% lighter, has a fully adjustable KYB 43mm inverted fork, adjustable rear shock and radial-mounted monoblock front brakes tied to a refined ABS and traction control system. There is also a 12VC DC outlet for your navigation devices. Tie that to the $12,699 MSRP and it is a motorcycle to consider for the rider who wants an “adventure” bike but is not scheduling a serious worldwide trip into the wilds.

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Kawasaki Ninja 1000

Dianne Park | MSTA Media and Public Relations Director | Florida

This is absolutely not a technical article. I was asked how I selected my bike, how I like it and why, so here is what I know after the first 13,000 miles.

Want to really have fun? Go ride a Ninja 1000!

Vertically challenged, then try out a Ninja 1000!

Want a bike that is faster than your husband’s? You got it, the Ninja. But those are his words. I would never say that!

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Dianne Park – MSTA PR Director – Ninja 1000 ABS

I chose my Ninja 1000 ABS primarily because it is one of the few sport touring bikes that has the capability of being lowered enough so that I can reach the ground! It was first lowered as much as possible, but we have raised it UP a couple of times, getting much closer to original manufacturers specs! It feels so light weight and it is um … quick! Just put the first 1000 miles on, and I LOVE it!!! And it has ABS and traction control! So far it seems like a wonderful solution for “short” riders!