Suzuki V-Strom 800RE Tour Launched

The Suzuki V-Strom 800RE Tour variant has been launched, adding extra luggage for your er… tour.

The Suzuki V-Strom 800RE was launched last year as a road-biased variant of the V-Strom 800 lineup, while its brethern, the V-Strom 800 DE is the off-road focused adventure version.

As the name suggests, the Tour places importance of carrying everything but the kitchen sink on long distance rides. It includes a 38-liter top box and two 37-liter side cases for a total of 112 litres.

Yes, yes, these cases are not new as they are sold as separate options for the standard RE. It is just that the boxes are priced lower when you buy the V-Strom 800RE Tour package. A set side cases cost £938 (RM5,627.53) while the top case sets you back £515 (RM3,089.74), when purchased as options. Ouch.

So, Suzuki priced the V-Strom 800RE Tour at £11,199 (RM67,188.40) compared to the standard version at £9,699 (RM58,189.15). Therefore, you save £706.94 (RM4,241.29) on the cases.

In any case (no pun intended), the cases come in red or silver. The bike is still sold in the same colours called Pearl Vigour Blue, Metallic Matt Steel Green, and Glass Sparkle Black as the standard RE.

All features remain the same between the standard and Tour editions.

Only thing is: Will Suzuki sell the Tour version in Malaysia?

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