Is Suzuki updating the V-Strom?

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Update 6/15: Suzuki GB is now saying to check back on its website on June 22 for more information.

Dealernews is hearing rumors about a new model push from Suzuki for 2012, and the first new machine is now being teased on the OEM’s website.

A simple, flash-based teaser video portrays rugged landscapes with text proclaiming a “Middle-Class New Motorcycle” and “Time for Real Adventures.” A simple silhouette shows a machine that resembles the lines of the current DL-series V-Strom motorcycle.

Given that the GSX-Rs, Suzuki’s bread and butter vehicles, have now been redesigned, should we expect the OEM to start giving some much-needed love to its other models?

The current V-Strom lineup has been mostly unchanged since the 1000cc was introduced back in 2002 (the 650cc version launched in 2004). A favorite with owners, the V-Strom is certainly due an update after 10 years.

According to UK Suzuki, more will be announced on June 11. Check back with Dealernews on updates.

Posted by Bruce Steever

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