Suzuki V-Strom 1050 a winner for Andrew

The new Suzuki V-Strom 1050 has proved to be a winner for one customer.

Andrew Hodds won one of three Suzuki V-Strom 1050-inspired Arai Tour-X4 helmets after trying out the new adventure bike during a national test-ride weekend in September.

For a chance of winning one of the helmets, riders had to share a picture of themselves on social media, tagging Suzuki, after a test ride on the new V-Strom 1050 or 1050XT.

Andrew, 50, has been riding motorcycles for more than 30 years and is a fan of Suzuki. He’s owned several and currently has a GSX-R 750 SRAD, which he bought new in 1999, and an original 1985 GSX-R 750F.

Andrew, a plant fitter in the construction industry, also tested the Suzuki Katana as well as our V-Strom 1050XT.

“I really enjoyed both bikes and am now seriously considering adding one, or even both, to my collection,” he said.

“The V-Strom would suit me very well as my sports bike riding is getting less and I’m doing more touring with my wife. The comfortable riding position, luggage and touring capabilities seem excellent for my needs.”

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