Suzuki DL1000GT K-6 V-Strom Review

2006 Suzuki DL1000GT K-6 V-Strom from United Kingdom

Model year2006
Year of manufacture2006
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance16000 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB750


Brilliant machine. Does all I ask of it


Two rear punctures.

Leaking clutch slave cylinder (repaired under warranty)

General Comments:

I have had this bike from new, and it's the most comfortable bike I have owned.

It's now 32 months old, and it's been to Ireland, France and Germany on three separate trips.

I have now got 16000 miles on it, and I hate getting off, I just want to keep on riding, even in the worst weather conditions.

The bike itself has more performance than I will ever use, it handles very well, and has more than enough power to out perform a lot of sports bikes, and yet will carry all my gear and my passengers gear, and can still make some of them look silly.

Although compared with other giant trailie tourers, it's not a fashion icon. For value for money, you won't beat it.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th October, 2008

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review