Suzuki has unveiled their next-generation V-Strom 1050 vary, which drops the earlier XT for a brand new DE mannequin with extra off-road prowess and extra options. The host of revisions embody modifications to the engine, transmission, suspension, chassis, plus new tech has been added to broaden its versatility.
First up, the 2023 V-Strom 1050DE swaps the outdated 19-inch entrance wheel for a extra off-road pleasant 21-incher. The DE additionally positive factors 0.4-inches (10mm) of suspension journey within the entrance and 0.3 inches (8 mm) within the rear, plus 1.2-inches of floor clearance over the earlier XT mannequin. Due to the DE’s taller stance, the bike is supplied with longer, model-specific side- and center-stands. A brand new engine protector, constructed of three mm (0.12 in.) aluminum plate, shields the entrance and backside of the body, exhaust header, and engine from path particles.
Chassis revisions additionally embody an extended swingarm with 10% extra torsional rigidity, which together with the larger entrance wheel and elevated suspension journey contribute to a bigger rake and wheelbase for extra stability within the filth. Bigger metal foot pegs in addition to a 1.57-inch wider and thicker handlebar additional improves rider management when negotiating tough terrain. The V-Strom 1050DE additionally makes use of a brand new sub-frame with stronger seat rails and rear fender brackets for improved impact-resistance throughout off-road use. And an up to date seat with a brand new backside form is designed to higher accommodate enter load when driving on unpaved surfaces, whereas providing a 34.6-inch seat top.
The 2023 bike additionally positive factors a brand new 5” color- TFT show in addition to an expanded Suzuki Clever Experience System (SIRS) which incorporates the already present six-axis IMU and an all-new ‘Gravel Mode’ that retards ignition timing to assist the rider higher negotiate gravel roads by permitting some slip when driving on unpaved surfaces. Additionally new is the flexibility to modify off rear ABS in addition to the addition of a bi-directional Fast Shift System (QS) which permits the rider to shift up or down rapidly and simply, with out working the clutch or throttle.
Whereas the 1037cc engine nonetheless churns out 107 ponies, the engine has been tweaked to make use of hole sodium-filled exhaust valves —- a primary for Suzuki bikes. These valves assist scale back temperature within the combustion chamber, enhancing move effectivity and sturdiness.
The Engine Management Module has additionally acquired new programming to effectively function the EFI system. As well as, the Experience-by-Wire digital throttle is up to date to higher steadiness the connection between throttle motion and engine output traits. The grip return power can be recalibrated to supply higher really feel and management to the rider.
The cruise management system has additionally been revised and now maintains the chosen highway pace with out the rider having to carry the throttle open. Extra superior than the system used on the earlier V-STROM 1050XT, cruising pace could be set when driving in second gear or larger at engine pace of two,000 to 7,000 RPM or when driving between 30 MPH to 100 MPH in fourth gear or larger. This interprets to cruising pace vary choices of roughly 15 to 100 MPH (25 to 160 km/h). Plus, a button on the fitting handlebar management could be pressed to place cruise management into standby, and a rocker-style selector swap on the left handlebar management lets the rider set the cruising pace, modify the pace up or down, or resume to the preset pace. Cruise management operate icons and indicators are positioned on the TFT instrument panel.
The 2023 V-Strom 1050DE additionally advantages from a revised transmission with larger gear ratios in first and sixth gear that clean the shift motion into second and better gears. This additionally will increase the feeling of acceleration to the rider when opening the throttle. The flagship adventurer additionally includes a new stronger and longer O-ring model drive chain (RK525 x 120L) which incorporates lubrication pre-packed between the pins and rollers for quiet, dependable operation.
Becoming a member of the DE mannequin for 2023 would be the cast-wheeled normal V-Strom 1050, which shares a number of the DE updates such because the revised transmission, up to date TFT, engine tweaks, revised ride-by-wire system, up to date cruise management and new bi-directional fast shifter. What it doesn’t share are the extra off-road targeted modifications equivalent to the rise in floor clearance, taller suspension, 21-inch entrance wheel, Gravel mode, longer wheelbase, shorter windscreen, elevated rake, wider handlebars, and bigger footpegs. A 3rd variant referred to as the V-Strom 1050 Journey may even be part of the lineup which is supplied with all of the DE updates plus journey equipment equivalent to aluminum panniers and LED fog lights.
Suzuki has not launched pricing for the brand new 2023 V-Strom 1050 vary. For extra data go to suzukicycles.com
2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 Specs
|V-Strom 1050||V-Strom 1050DE (inc. Journey)|
|Engine:||1037cc (63.3 cu. In.), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin||1037cc (63.3 cu. In.), 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke:||100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.937 in. x 2.598 in.)||100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.937 in. x 2.598 in.)|
|Gas System:||Gas injection, Experience-by-Wire geared up||Gas injection, Experience-by-Wire geared up|
|Lubrication:||Moist sump||Moist sump|
|Clutch:||Moist, multi-plate kind||Moist, multi-plate kind|
|Transmission:||6-speed fixed mesh||6-speed fixed mesh|
|Closing Drive:||Chain, O-ring kind, RK525SMOZ8, 116 hyperlinks||RK-supplied O-ring kind drive chain (525 x 120L)|
|Suspension, Entrance:||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Suspension, Rear:||Hyperlink kind, single shock, coil spring, oil damped||Hyperlink kind, single shock, coil spring, oil damped|
|Suspension Journey, Fr:||160 mm (6.3 in.)||170 mm (6.7 in.)|
|Suspension Journey, Rr:||160 mm (6.3 in.)||168 mm (6.6 in.)|
|Rake / path:||25O 40’ / 110 mm (4.33 in.)||27O 30’ / 126 mm (4.96 in.)|
|Brake, Entrance:||Tokico, 4-piston calipers, twin disc||Tokico, 4-piston calipers, twin disc|
|Brake, Rear:||Nissin, 2-piston, single disc||Nissin, 2-piston, single disc|
|Tire, Entrance:||110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless||90/90-21 M/C (54H), tube kind|
|Tire, Rear:||150/70R17 M/C (69H), tubeless||150/70R17 M/C (69H), tubeless|
|Gas Tank Capability:||20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)||20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)|
|Colour:||Metallic Reflective Blue / Metallic Matte Black No. 2||Pearl Vigor Blue / Pearl Sensible White (DE); Champion Yellow No. 2 / Metallic Matte Sword Silver (DE Journey)|
|Ignition:||Digital ignition (transistorized)||Digital ignition (transistorized)|
|General Size:||2265 mm (89.2 in.)||2390 mm (94.1 in.)|
|General Width:||940 mm (37.0 in.)||960 mm (37.8 in.) with out included equipment mounted|
|General Peak:||1515 mm (59.6 in.)||1505 mm (59.3 in.)|
|Wheelbase:||1555 mm (61.2 in.)||1595 mm (62.8 in.)|
|Floor Clearance:||165 mm (6.5 in.)||190 mm (7.5 in.)|
|Seat Peak:||855 ~ 875 mm (33.7 ~ 34.5 in.) relying on seat top setting||880 mm (34.6 in.)|
|Curb Weight:||242 kg (534 lb.)||252 kg (554 lb.) with out included equipment mounted|
|Guarantee:||12-month limitless mileage restricted guarantee. Longer protection durations with different advantages obtainable by way of Suzuki Prolonged Safety (SEP).||12-month limitless mileage restricted guarantee. Longer protection durations with different advantages obtainable by way of Suzuki Prolonged Safety (SEP).|