Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014 vs. BMW F 800 GS 2008

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014

BMW F 800 GS 2008

BMW F 800 GS 2008

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Overview - Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014 vs BMW F 800 GS 2008

When comparing the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 model year 2014 and the BMW F 800 GS model year 2008, there are several factors to consider.

In terms of engine power, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has a more powerful engine with 100 HP compared to the BMW F 800 GS's 85 HP. This gives the Suzuki an advantage in terms of acceleration and overall performance.

Both motorcycles have chain transmissions, which are known for their durability and efficiency. This means that maintenance and upkeep for both bikes will be similar in this aspect.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014

In terms of engine displacement, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has a larger engine with a displacement of 1037 ccm compared to the BMW F 800 GS's 798 ccm. This means that the Suzuki will have more torque and potentially better off-road capabilities.

When it comes to dimensions and weights, the BMW F 800 GS has a slightly longer wheelbase at 1578 mm compared to the Suzuki V-Strom 1000's 1555 mm. This may result in slightly better stability for the BMW. However, the Suzuki has a larger fuel tank capacity at 20 liters compared to the BMW's 16 liters. This means that the Suzuki will have a longer range and require fewer fuel stops during long rides.

BMW F 800 GS 2008

BMW F 800 GS 2008

In terms of strengths, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has a more powerful engine, traction control as standard, very good brakes, a taut yet comfortable chassis, great touring capability, and complete instrumentation. On the other hand, the BMW F 800 GS has a lower price, positive ride comfort, beginner-friendly features, low weight, and relatively luxurious amenities.

In terms of weaknesses, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 has a windshield that creates turbulence on the head, an engine that runs out of breath in the upper speed range, and a potentially confusable look. The BMW F 800 GS has an annoying background noise in the high rev range and lacks optional extras found on the larger GS models.

Overall, both motorcycles have their strengths and weaknesses. The Suzuki V-Strom 1000 offers a more powerful engine and better touring capabilities, while the BMW F 800 GS provides a lower price point and a more beginner-friendly riding experience. Ultimately, the choice between the two will depend on the rider's preferences and priorities.

Technical Specifications Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014 compared to BMW F 800 GS 2008

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Engine and Drive Train

Engine powerEngine power100 HPEngine power85 HP
TransmissionTransmissionChainTransmissionChain
StrokesStrokes4-StrokeStrokes4-Stroke
DisplacementDisplacement1037 ccmDisplacement798 ccm

Dimensions and Weights

WheelbaseWheelbase1555 mmWheelbase1578 mm
Fuel Tank CapacityFuel Tank Capacity20 lFuel Tank Capacity16 l
License compliancyLicense compliancyALicense compliancyA

Pros and Cons in comparison

Pros and Cons in comparison

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014

Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014

In the large enduro segment, the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 occupies the position of the best value for money, yet you don't have to do without anything - even traction control and ABS come as standard. Excellent brakes, great comfort and a wonderfully powerful V-twin engine are ingredients that should appeal to almost everyone. The fact that it doesn't play in the top league with 100 hp is made up for by the wonderful power delivery, which ensures a relaxed climate on long journeys. Only the wind protection is not optimal with the original windshield; one should invest in the affordable, somewhat larger windshield.

Powerful engine

traction control as standard

very good brakes

taut yet comfortable chassis

great touring capability

complete instrumentation

Windshield creates turbulence on the head

the engine runs out of breath in the upper speed range

confusable look

BMW F 800 GS 2008

BMW F 800 GS 2008

For us, the 800 GS is not a small GS, but a GS for non-BMW fans. So in principle it combines the virtues of the 1200 without its quirks, as newcomers would say.

Low price

positive ride comfort

beginner-friendly

low weight

relatively luxurious.

Annoying background noise in the (necessary) high rev range

no optional extras of the big GS

Price Comparison Avarage Market Price Suzuki V-Strom 1000 vs BMW F 800 GS

There are a few key differences between a Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014 and a BMW F 800 GS 2008. In terms of price, the actual average price of a Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014 is about 19% higher. A Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014 experiences a loss of 20 USD in one year and 290 USD in two years of ownership. This is offset by a loss of 480 USD and 1,630 USD for a BMW F 800 GS 2008. Compared to BMW F 800 GS 2008 there are more Suzuki V-Strom 1000 2014 bikes available on the 1000PS.de Marketplace, specifically 23 compared to 5. It takes less time to sell a BMW F 800 GS with 47 days compared to 90 days for the Suzuki V-Strom 1000. Since model year 2005 1000PS.de editors have written 40 reviews for the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 22 reviews for the BMW F 800 GS since model year 2008. The first review for the Suzuki V-Strom 1000 was published on 7/23/2002 and now has more than 6,300 views. This compares to more than 32,600 views for the first review on BMW F 800 GS published on 11/7/2007.

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