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Suzuki Announce New V-STROM 1050

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Photo of the 2023 New Suzuki V-STROM 1050 adventure motorcycle

Suzuki’s raised the adventure bar yet again with a more diversified Suzuki V-STROM 1050 platform that includes – for the first time – a ground-breaking flagship model dedicated to maximising off-road performance with a 21-inch front wheel, switchable ABS and a special gravel traction control mode.

The two new-generation models are the V-STROM 1050 and the harder-edged V-STROM 1050DE, which will go on sale in Australia by March 2023. For customers who pre-order, there’s also a hard luggage bonus offer.

Photo of the 2023 New Suzuki V-STROM 1050 adventure motorcycle

With its 19-inch (front) and 17-inch cast aluminium wheels and height-adjustable seat and screen, the V-STROM 1050 is aimed at the adventure-touring segment by maximising comfort and performance over long distances, while the ‘tougher’ V-STROM 1050DE goes further with a set of distinctive features aimed specifically at enhancing off-road capability.

Photo of the 2023 New Suzuki V-STROM 1050 adventure motorcycle

In addition to the 21-inch front wire-spoked wheel, Gravel traction control mode and the means to switch off ABS at the rear, the V-STROM 1050DE further differentiates itself from the V-STROM 1050 with a longer wheelbase, wider handlebars, steel footpegs, less aggressive steering geometry, a stronger drive chain, solid-mount seat, aluminium engine protection, new front fender and a standard-equipment protection bar.

The V-STROM 1050DE also has longer suspension travel and more ground clearance than its sibling, as well as a smoke sports windscreen for maximum visibility.

Photo of the 2023 New Suzuki V-STROM 1050 adventure motorcycle

The Gravel mode retards ignition timing to allow slip when riding on unsealed surfaces, promoting not only greater confidence but also ratcheting up the enjoyment factor.

The traction control can also be switched off, which is the same function available on the V-STROM 1050.

Standard seat heights are 855mm (V-STROM 1050) and 880mm (V-STROM 1050DE).

Universal V-STROM 1050 family features include a new bi-directional quickshifter and five-inch TFT screen, updated cruise control, a slightly stiffer twist action on the ride-by-wire electronic throttle for a more natural feel, and revised ratios for first and sixth gears. There’s also vertically stacked LED lighting and USB/12V charging portals.

Photo of the 2023 New Suzuki V-STROM 1050 adventure motorcycle

Other electronics employed on the V-STROM 1050s under the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) umbrella are the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Easy Start System, Low RPM Assist, Combined Brake System and Hill Hold Control.

The duo is powered by Suzuki’s venerable 1037cc 90-degree V-twin (79kW/100Nm) carried over from the outgoing V-STROM 1050XT, but now with hollow sodium-filled exhaust valves to help reduce combustion chamber temperatures.

The V-STROM 1050 will be available in a single livery – Metallic Reflective Blue/Metallic Matt Black – and retail for $22,990 ride away.

Photo of the 2023 New Suzuki V-STROM 1050 adventure motorcycle

There’s a choice of three two-tone liveries on the V-STROM 1050DE – Champion Yellow/Metallic Matt Sword Silver, Pearl Vigor Blue/Pearl Brilliant White or Glass Sparkle Black/Metallic Matt Black – and the premium model will go on sale for $24,690 ride away.

Genuine accessories include aluminium hard luggage, heated grips, a high screen, tank bag, mirror extensions, fog lamps, protection foil, frame protection and larger footrests.

Photo of the 2023 New Suzuki V-STROM 1050 adventure motorcycle

Australians can reserve their V-STROM 1050/DE in a special on-line pre-order campaign – and score big! V-STROM 1050DE customers will receive a free genuine aluminium luggage kit (hard panniers and top box), while the V-STROM 1050 will come with a free genuine aluminium top box.

Interested customers are encouraged to build and reserve their new V-STROM 1050 by visiting suzukimotorcycles.com.au and experiencing the ‘Build Your Bike’ feature.

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