GO FAR, GO BIG
Plentiful power to conquer the steep mountain passes with a pillion rider, yet still putting a grin on your face with its exciting sportiness. State-of-the-art technology, always there to support a difficult task. Comfort to go on and on, and on. Combining the premium experience with real world usability, the relaxing luxury will let you soar out on your adventures. All you need. V-Strom 1000XA.
The V-Strom 1000XT is driven by a powerful and versatile 90-degree, DOHC, V-Twin. The strong, rider-friendly nature of this engine gives effortless acceleration no matter what the riding situation or the presence of a pillion rider. The 101PS maximum output at 8,000rpm will give the rider an exciting riding experience.
The four-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, 1037cc 90-degree V-Twin engine is designed to perform optimally on various roads that riders will face during long distance touring. Supported by the plush torque which reaches its maximum at only 4000 rpm, this extremely usable and flexible engine will support the rider to enjoy situations such as congested city roads, stone-paved roads, highways, rural roads, and winding passes.
LIGHT AND EASY
With a unique capacity of 1037cc, the V-Strom 1000XT has achieved an optimum balance of plentiful power and a light weight character. The light weight contributes to the ease of manoeuvrability and a sportier ride while also supporting low fuel consumption. Touring with 1200cc adventure models will make the rider realise not only that the V-Strom 1000XT has no difficulty managing the pace, but also the advantages of its light weight character.
SUZUKI CLUTCH ASSIST SYSTEM
Equipped with the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS), the clutch acts as a slipper clutch system when changing down rapidly, while always providing light use of the lever. SCAS is an advanced clutch system supporting both sporty riding and less fatigue on long rides.
CLEAN AND CLEAR
The easy to see and easy to operate/understand instrument cluster provides rich information to the rider. It incorporates a big analogue tachometer and large digital readouts for the gear position and speedometer. The digital section below displays the odometer, twin-trip meter, clock, fuel level, coolant temperature, ambient temperature⁴, battery voltage, range on remaining fuel, average and instantaneous fuel consumptions, and traction-control modes.
SUSPENSION AND WHEELS
A 19 inch wheel on the front and 17 on the rear provides a premium balance of stability and nimbleness to cope well with all riding situations. The V-Strom 1000XT adopts tubeless tyres with wire-spoke wheels. The wire-spoke wheels absorb shock from the road better due to the flexible character of spokes, and resulting in a softer riding feel, providing the rider with further comfort and exhilarated riding pleasure. Black anodised 43mm inverted front forks and a dial adjustable rear shock absorber help to ensure great road holding and a smooth, comfortable ride.
OPTIMALLY BALANCED FRAME
The V-Strom 1000XT is built on a slim, twin-spar aluminium frame, providing a smooth ride, and a sporty riding experience when pushed hard. The aluminium swingarm is set to a length to provide straight line stability and cornering stability at a high level. The bike feels reassuringly steady at high speeds even when it’s fully loaded with luggage and a pillion.
MOTION TRACK BRAKE SYSTEM
The radial mounted four piston monobloc Tokico brake calipers and twin 310mm diameter discs on the front, and a 260mm diameter single disc with a single piston caliper on the rear, provide strong and controllable braking performance. The Bosch ABS system has been upgraded to the “Motion Track Brake System¹” by installing a 5-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and by combining the information of the posture of the vehicle with the front and rear wheel speeds, riders benefit from optimal vehicle stability not only in straight line braking but also when braking while cornering.
ADVANCED TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
This system enables the rider to control the throttle with more confidence in difficult riding situations such as stone paved roads, two-up riding or when with a heavy load to minimise the stress and/or fatigue on long distance rides. The traction control system² continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position, and gear position with various sensors, and controls the engine output by managing the ignition timing and air delivery. The traction control system can be switched to either of two modes, or off. Modes 1 and 2 differ in the timing and levels of intervention. Mode 1 has a lower level of intervention applied at a later timing allowing a certain degree of rear wheel spin, not to interrupt a sporty ride. Mode 2 has a higher level of intervention applied at an instant, controlling and preventing the slightest amount of spin, more actively supporting the rider in situations such as in the rain or on slippery road surfaces.
Suzuki Easy Start System
Conventional starter switches needed to be pressed by the rider until the engine starts, but the V-Strom 1000XT has adopted the Suzuki Easy Start System enabling the engine to start with one push of the button. A computerised ECM checks the status and disengages the starter motor immediately after start.
|Engine type||4-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC , 90° V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||100.0 mm x 66.0 mm|
|Engine displacement||1037 cm³|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Suspension||Front||Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|