What are your final thoughts from your involvement in this project?
It was new challenge for Suzuki. I have a strong determination to build a bike only Suzuki can make. During the survey in Europe, I felt a big expectation for Suzuki’s adventure touring bike from dealers, customers and existing V-Strom owners. With that in mind, we had many internal discussions about what bike Suzuki should build for those customers.
In addition, from my own touring rider’s point of view, I kept proposing new ideas to make the touring experience more fun and exciting.
The target customer of the V-Strom is an experienced motorcycle enthusiast. As enthusiasts, we have made no compromises on the development.
Each member of the team had a strong determination during the development process.
For me, it is a great opportunity and I had many happy days during my involvement in the V-Strom project.
For current V-Strom 650 owners, V-Strom 1000 owners, as well as every rider who loves long distance touring, I want all of you to try new V-Strom 1000. Please experience the fun and exciting world of V-Strom, I believe you will love it.