Suzuki has let out two more tantalising images of its new adventure bike, the all-new V-Strom 650. The illustrations are scarcely more informative than the Sound of Music-style mountain scene in the first release, but their drip-drip release at least shows how excited Suzuki is about the new bike. Which in turn leads us to expect more than a refresh of the capable but aged DL650.
The current bike has been around since 2004 and been a consistently good seller – 426 sold in the UK alone last year. But when Triumph has sold 700 of its new Tiger 800 models in the first four months of 2011 there's clearly head-room for a renewed Suzuki adventure middleweight.