The big, fuel-injected, dohc, 90-degree V-Twin that originated in the TL1000 many moons ago appears to still be in place but lodged in a new twin-spar aluminum frame supported by a burlier, inverted fork complete with adjustment knobs on top. In general, the new bike appears less “plasticky” than the existing 650 version and more cleanly functional in the BMW GS mold. Anti-lock brake rings are visible on the wheels (a 19-inch front/17-in. rear), which leads us to conjecture that Suzuki is probably on the traction-control bandwagon, as well. The 1000 still has chain final drive, which should please some potential buyers and disappoint others. Saddlebag mounts are obvious, though not in an ugly way, and the bags themselves are tucked in much more tightly than the ultra-wide panniers on the current 650 V-Strom Adventure.