Powered by Suzuki’s highly acclaimed 1037cc, 90° V-twin, DOHC engine which has further evolved for MY20, boasting increased top-end power whilst also conforming to Euro 5 emissions standards.
Thanks to new camshaft profiles and timing, peak horsepower has increased considerably from 74kW / 8,000rpm to 79kW / 8,500rpm (106hp).
The highly refined engine begins with a deep rumble low in the rpm range, then progresses through the mid-range along a strong and linear torque curve then keeps building through the high rpm range in a smooth yet enjoyable manner.
[A] Motion Track Brake System
This updated system combines information of the posture of the vehicle with the front and rear wheel speeds. This allows the ABS to activate not only in a straight line but also when the vehicle is leaning.
[B] Hill Hold Control System
Automatically applies the rear brake when the motorcycle is stopped on an upward slope to prevent rollback when the brakes and clutch are released.
[C] Slope Dependent Control
Constantly monitors posture and if required controls brake pressure to prevent rear wheel lift during downhill braking.
[D] Load Dependent Control
Supports optimal braking by compensating for varying load conditions such as the difference between riding solo or with a pillion and loaded luggage vs unloaded.
[E] Cruise Control System
Works in conjunction with the new ride-by-wire throttle system to maintain the set vehicle speed without the rider needing to operate the throttle, a welcomed feature for long-distance touring that assists in reducing rider fatigue.
[F] Suzuki Drive Mode Selector
Offers riders the choice of three difference output characteristic modes. A-mode provides the sharpest throttle response, B-mode provides a slightly softer throttle response and C-mode provides the softest response of the three modes.
[G] Traction Control System
Features three modes of control inspiring greater confidence in diverse riding conditions. Mode 1 is for spirited riding with minimal level of intervention. Mode 2 is ideal for commuting and regular riding conditions and Mode 3 is best suited for poorer riding conditions such as wet or cold roads as it offers the highest level of intervention.
Full LCD Screen
Presents all required information using a clean and intuitive layout with information displayed in order of priority.
Aluminium Tapered Handlebars
New tapered handlebars are constructed from aluminium to reduce weight whilst maintaining high rigidity.
The seat can easily be adjusted 20mm higher than the standard position to suit taller riders.
Protect the rider’s hands from wind, rain, and flying stones.
The screen can be finely adjusted without tools to within a 50mm vertical range to one of 11 notch positions.
The new high-performance 6-direction IMU from Bosch combines a 3-axis angle rate sensor (gyrometer) and a 3-axis acceleration sensor in a single compact unit.
12V DC Outlet
Located underneath the pillion seat. This convenient outlet can be used to charge or power a range of devices.
USB port is located left side of the screen. It can be used as a power source for a smartphone, navigation system, or other similar device.
The factory-fitted centre stand is light and offers excellent front/rear balance, making it convenient for use during maintenance or when loading baggage.
The new headlight produces bright light that clearly illuminates road surfaces and shoulders for excellent visibility.
The V-STROM 1050XT model uses DID aluminium wire-spoked wheel rims, while the V-STROM 1050 model is equipped with 10-spoke aluminium cast wheels.
ENGINE90° V-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC
TRANSMISSION6-Speed constant mesh with back-torque-limiting clutch
FRONT SUSPENSION43mm KYB inverted forks with adjustable compression, rebound and spring preload
REAR SUSPENSIONLink type, KYB shock with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
FRONT BRAKESTokico radial-mount, four-piston calipers, 310mm floating discs
REAR BRAKESNissin single-piston caliper, 260mm disc with ABS
WARRANTY2 Year Unlimited Kilometre