The 2023 Suzuki V-STROM 800DE has broken cover at EICMA 2022. We have all the spec's, tech & Australian pricing. The V-STROM 800DE will be landing is Australia in July of 2023....

Taking maximum advantage of engineering benchmarks on the recently announced V-STROM 1050DE, Suzuki’s now set its focus on the mid-capacity adventure category with the all-new V-STROM 800DE. Check out all the tech below… Price from $16,980 + ORC…

Suzuki’s now set its focus on the mid-capacity adventurecategory with the all-new V-STROM 800DE.

Suzuki’s now set its focus on the mid-capacity adventure category with the all-new V-STROM 800DE.

Boasting the longest suspension travel and highest ground clearance of any model in the history of the V-STROM lineage, the V-STROM 800DE will also make its way to Australia in mid-2023 powered by a new 776cc parallel-twin engine and boasting a rugged steel frame, aggressive styling, Showa suspension, wide tapered aluminium handlebars, and a 21-inch front wheel.


Check out the recently revised V-STROM 1050DE here…


The upgraded electronics package adds further off-road credibility. Electronic rider aids include a special gravel traction control mode in addition to three standard settings, and the ability to switch off ABS at the rear. The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System incorporates multiple riding modes, an electronic throttle, bi-directional quick-shifter, a quick-press easy start system and Suzuki’s low rpm assist to maintain engine idle speed for smoother and easier starts.



Engine
The parallel-engine has a 270-degree crankshaft configuration with a patented Suzuki Cross Balancer – two balancers positioned at 90 degrees to the crankshaft – contributing to even smoother operation. The Euro5 engine, which is also used in the all-new GSX-8S naked roadster unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show in Milan, has maximum output of 62kW@8500rpm and peak torque of 78Nm@6800rpm. Wet weight is just 230kg, including 20 litres of fuel.



The bike has a highly efficient cooling system, two-into-one exhaust system with dual-stage catalytic converter, and clutch assist which helps to reduce fatigue on long rides and contributes to smoother shifting. The air cleaner, positioned under the seat, is a massive six litres and is optimised to maximise torque production at low rpm. The V-STROM 800DE is also the first member of the V-STROM series that comes fitted with a radiator guard.


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V-STROM 800DE Engine Highlights:

  • Newly developed 776cc parallel twin DOHC engine delivers a fine balance of smooth, controllable power from low rpm and the pleasant feeling of free-revving performance through to the high end.
  • The 270-degree crankshaft configuration helps maintain a pleasant feeling in common with the model’s V-twin brethren.
  • Suzuki Cross Balancer, the first of its type on a production motorcycle, contributes to smooth operation and a compact, lightweight engine design.
  • Cooling system inlet control helps maintain consistent engine temperature and eliminate rough idle while warming the engine in cold weather.


  • The electronic throttle-bodies help achieve faithful response and a linear feeling to throttle action.
  • The 2-into-1 exhaust system features a dual-stage catalytic converter inside the collector that helps satisfy Euro 5 emissions standards, and a long, upswept muffler.
  • The six-speed transmission realises smooth shifting and improved controllability.
  • Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) helps reduce fatigue on long rides and contributes to smoother shifting. 

Suspension travel from the fully adjustable Showa suspension is 220mm at the front and rear.

Suspension travel from the fully adjustable Showa suspension is 220mm at the front and rear.

Chassis
Suspension travel from the fully adjustable Showa suspension is 220mm at the front and rear, which is the same measurement for the ground clearance – another fresh Suzuki adventure benchmark. Made from sturdy steel pipe, the V-STROM 800DE’S steel frame is engineered to provide all the strength needed for negotiating even the toughest terrain, and that also holds for the seat rails which feature a narrow profile that helps riders better control the bike with their legs.



Suzuki chose front brake calipers that best match for the V-STROM 800DE’s fork pitch and wire-spoked tires. These are mated with 310mm outer diameter floating-mount dual discs to provide sure stopping power and controllable braking performance. The rear brake has a 260mm outer diameter disc and uses a single-piston pin-slide caliper.



The front and rear suspension spring rate, valve, and piston settings are custom-tuned to maximise performance and comfort when riding on all surfaces, paved or gravel. The front and rear suspension realise a long 220mm front fork suspension stroke and 220mm of rear wheel travel.



Spring preload is conveniently adjustable by hand on the rear, and dual front disc brakes with 310mm floating-mount discs provide excellent stopping power and feel. There’s a sizeable 20-litre fuel tank, and the wire-spoked wheels – 21in at the front and 17in at the rear – have a corrosion-resistant coating. The V-STROM 800DE is shod with Dunlop Trailmax dual-purpose rubber.

There’s a sizeable 20-litre fuel tank, and the wire-spoked wheels – 21in at the front and 17in at the rear – have a corrosion-resistant coating.

There’s a sizeable 20-litre fuel tank, and the wire-spoked wheels – 21in at the front and 17in at the rear – have a corrosion-resistant coating.


Chassis Key Features

  • A rugged new steel frame developed for the V-STROM 800DE contributes to comfort, straight-line stability, and nimble handling.
  • The seat rails are engineered to withstand the rigours of riding on unpaved surfaces, even with the optional top and side cases mounted, and also feature a narrow profile.
  • Fully adjustable Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) inverted front forks featuring a long 220mm stroke deliver a smooth, controllable ride.
  • Adjustable Hitachi Astemo (SHOWA) rear suspension with link, with its 220mm of travel contributes to agility and stability. The spring preload can be adjusted easily by hand, which is beneficial when preparing to ride tandem or carry a load.
  • The longest front and rear suspension stroke on any V-STROM model enhances performance on unpaved surfaces. Its 220mm ground clearance is the tallest of any V-STROM model.
A rugged new steel frame developed for the V-STROM 800DE contributes to comfort, straight-line stability, and nimble handling.

A new steel frame developed for the V-STROM 800DE contributes to comfort, straight-line stability, and nimble handling.

  • Dual front disc brakes with 310mm floating-mount discs provide sure stopping power and controllability.
  • Wire-spoked wheels with corrosion-resistant coating on the spokes.
  • Large 21-inch front and 17-inch rear Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR adventure tires feature a new semi-block pattern and custom-engineered internal structure.
  • Adopts a uniquely shaped lightweight aluminium swingarm with enhanced torsional rigidity to support the increased suspension travel and contribute to straight-line stability.
  • The fuel tank features a large 20L capacity that helps deliver superior touring range.
  • Wide tapered handlebars use a strong yet flexible aluminium that absorbs shocks on rough surfaces.


  • The solid-mount rider seat is designed to withstand the input load of riding on unpaved, surfaces to be comfortable and to allow the rider freedom of movement.
  • The riding position is designed for comfort and to offer the rider plenty of room, even when riding tandem with the optional top and side cases mounted. The design also enables the rider to shift their weight forward for greater control on unpaved surfaces.
  • Wide rubber-covered steel footpegs feature a textured surface that prevents slipping.
  • The short windscreen is designed to maximise visibility when exploring gravel roads or trails, and also to protect the rider from buffeting when touring at higher speeds.
  • Fitted with a plastic under cover as standard equipment.
  • Rear carrier makes it easier to load gear or mount the optional top case.

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Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.)

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) features a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems. The rider can freely choose the settings for each system to best suit their level of skill and experience, and to optimise performance characteristics for the riding conditions and road surface at any given moment.

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) features a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems.

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) features a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems.

These settings in turn help make the V-STROM 800DE more controllable, predictable, and less tiring to operate. With each system designed and thoroughly tested to operate the way the rider expects, S.I.R.S. helps realise a more exciting riding experience that inspires confidence and frees riders to concentrate on enjoying their adventures.

The robust collection of advanced S.I.R.S. electronic systems employed by the V-STROM 800DE include the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Suzuki Traction Control System (STSC) with G (Gravel) mode, Ride-by-Wire Electronic Throttle System, Bi-directional Quick Shift System, Suzuki Easy Start System, and Low RPM Assist.



Most of the V-STROM 1050DE assists (read our comprehensive tech talk here) systems were carried onto the 800DE. The highlight being the Gravel mode. G (Gravel) mode retards ignition timing to help the rider better negotiate gravel roads by allowing some slip when riding on unpaved surfaces. When selected, G mode activates when a slight degree of spin is detected, taking effect almost as quickly as the traction control system’s Mode 3 setting. However, because G mode’s maximum level of intervention is set to be less than that of Mode 1, spin is suppressed only enough to help prevent excessive wheel spin, so power continues to be delivered to the rear wheel with minimum interruption. As a result, the rider gets the consistent power output they want, the bike remains controllable, and it is less likely to try to push itself upright or lose traction while cornering.



The V-STROM 800DE’s custom 5in colour TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel features a clearly legible display of a rich variety of information. Not only does it keep the rider fully aware of all the bike’s systems and settings, it also supplies critical real-time operating status information.


V-STROM 800 Assist Highlights

  • Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) better supports the rider in matching performance to the conditions of the riding scene, road conditions, or preferred riding style.
  • In addition to its 3 standard mode settings (+ OFF), Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS) for the V-STROM 800DE introduces G (Gravel) mode as a fourth setting designed to help riders better negotiate gravel roads and flat trails.
  • Suzuki’s ride-by-wire electronic throttle control system realises throttle action that responds faithfully to the rider’s every intention.
  • Suzuki’s Bi-directional Quick Shift System (with ON/OFF settings) provides quicker, smoother, more assured shifting, without operating the clutch lever while in motion.
  • The ABS system features a choice of two mode settings for differing road conditions, as well as Rear ABS OFF mode, which offers more control over braking on gravel by letting the rider switch off rear ABS.
  • The Suzuki Easy Start System starts the engine with one quick press of the starter button.
  • Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist function helps maintain engine idle speed for smoother and easier starts.

Suzuki has maintained the distinctive V-STROM ‘beak’ on the 800DE, this style has become the staple of the V-STROM line-up.

Suzuki has maintained the distinctive V-STROM ‘beak’ on the 800DE, this style has become the staple of the 2023 V-STROM line-up.

Suzuki has maintained the distinctive V-STROM ‘beak’ on the 800DE, but it’s now positioned higher which they say is to convey the model’s exceptional ability to handle gravel roads and tough trails. The short – but three-way adjustable – windscreen is designed to maximise visibility off-road, as well as protecting the rider from buffeting at higher speeds.



Grab bars and a rear carrier provide passengers with a firm grip, and the latter is also used as a mount for the optional top case – or simply as an avenue to strap on gear. The V-STROM 800DE also has a five- inch colour TFT screen with night and day modes, and there’s a USB port in the meter cluster. The lighting and indicators are all-LED, including the vertically stacked headlights.


V-STROM 800 Styling Highlights

  • Styling for the V-STROM 800DE aims to set a new trend and usher in a new era of functional beauty that symbolises the future of Suzuki design, even as it pays full respect to the distinctive features of its V-STROM heritage.
  • Stays true to the Suzuki design ethos of creating unique styling expressions that gave birth
    to the distinctive character of the V-STROM series.
  • The distinctive V-STROM “beak” is positioned higher to visually convey the extended suspension stroke and the model’s ability to handle gravel roads and flat trails.


  • The bodywork features flatter surfaces with sharp lines that emphasise the model’s look of
    toughness.
  • The headlight, rear combination light and long muffler accentuate the image of readiness to
    perform on unpaved surfaces.
  • Dynamic decals create an iconic presence that is instantly recognisable.
  • Riders can choose from trio of body colours carefully chosen to convey the appeal of the V-STROM 800DE’s distinctive character and accentuate its functional beauty.

Owners can customise their V-STROM 800DE by selecting options from the wide range of Suzuki Genuine accessories available for this model via the Build Your Bike online tool on Suzuki Motorcycles Australia. Items include three-pieces of branded hard luggage with optional locks which can be fitted for simultaneous use, engine and bodywork protection, heated grips, brake pedal height adjuster, side stand extension plate, centre stand and variable height seat units (+/- 30mm).



The V-STROM 800DE will arrive in Australia in July 2023 in a choice of three liveries: Champion Yellow No. 2, Glass Mat Mechanical Gray, or Glass Sparkle Black. The MSRP is $16,980 ($18,590 Ride Away*). Meanwhile, the existing V-STROM 650XT V-twin will continue to be sold locally, in both full-power and LAMS configurations.



As a gesture of Suzuki’s appreciation for customer commitment, online pre-order customers who pre order via the Build Your Bike on Suzuki Motorcycles will receive a bonus 38-litre alloy top case and bracket valued at over $1000 AUD.


2023 Suzuki V-STROM 800DE Specifications

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Price: From $16,980 (+ORC)
Warranty: Two-years unlimited km
Colours: Champion Yellow No. 2, Glass Mat Mechanical Gray or Glass Sparkle Black
Claimed Power: 62kW@8500rpm
Claimed Torque: 78Nm@6800rpm
Wet Weight: 230kg
Fuel capacity: 20L
Fuel Consumption Claimed: N/A
Fuel Consumption (measured): N/A


Engine: Four-stroke, two-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 84.0mm x 70.0mm bore x stroke, 776cc, 12.8:1 compression, two-into-one exhaust Gearbox: Six speed Clutch: Wet, multiple disc


Chassis: Frame: Steel Frame
Rake: 28 degrees Trail: 114mm
Suspension: Showa inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped, adjustable (f), travel 220mm, Showa Link type, coil spring, oil damped (r), travel 220mm.
Brakes: Twin 310mm discs(f), Single 260mm disc (r)
Wheels & Tyres: Wire-spoked wheels, 90/90-21M/C and 150/70R17M/C 69H Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR tyres.


Dimensions:
Seat height: 855mm
Ground clearance: 220mm
Overall width: 975mm
Overall Length: 2345mm
Overall height: 1310mm
Max lean: N/A


Instruments & Electronics: Full-colour TFT dash, Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.), LED light all round.


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