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2009 suzuki v-strom changes

the 2009 models have just started appearing on suzuki’s product website.

here’s the scoop:

colors:
– 2009 V-Strom 650 ABS comes only in gray, 2008 is flat black (here’s mine!)
– ’09 WeeStrom non-ABS comes in orange and gray, ’08 in flat black and wasp yellow.

cosmetic changes:
– gray version has matching gray rims.
– all have clear signals. (might have to pick these up an’ stick em on my ’08..)

cost:
– 2009 models are universally MSRP $300 USD higher than the 2008 models.

spec changes:
– no technical changes (!)
I compared the ’08 vs. ’09 specs side by side both ABS and non, and the only differences are how weight and dimensions are listed :

2008 (both): Bore Stroke: 81.0 x 62.6mm
2009 (both): Bore Stroke: 81.0 mm (3.189 in) x 62.6 mm (2.465 in)

2008 (ABS): Dry Weight: 197 kg (434 lbs)
(no ABS): Dry Weight: 194 kg (427 lbs)
2009 (ABS): Curb Weight: 220 kg (485 lbs)
(no ABS): Curb Weight: 217 kg (479 lbs)

lastly, the 2009 v-strom DL1000 has not (yet?) been announced..

>> be sure to check out the rest of my v-strom / motorcycle posts, in the motorcycle category.

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