Suzuki have done the right thing upgrading the V-STROM rather than reinventing it. Now the most technically advanced Suzuki model, the 'STROM is more digital than analogue... Review: Jeff Ware

The Suzuki V-STROM first appeared in 2002 and 18-years later has been developed into one of the most refined and reliable motorcycles on the planet. It was already good but Suzuki have upped the level for 2020 with a host of improvements. We put the 1050XT to test.



For the full rundown on the new 2020 Suzuki V-STROM 1050 models click here


The 2020 Suzuki V-STROM 1050XT is now on sale in Australia for $20,990 R/A. The Voyager Pack is $2,599 extra.


2020 Suzuki V-STROM 1000XT Specifications

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Price: $20,990 Ride Away (standard XT)
Warranty: Two years/unlimited kilometre

Colours: Glass Blaze Orange, Glass Sparkle Black, Champion Yellow No 2
Claimed power: 79kW [106hp]@8500rpm
Claimed torque: 103Nm [77ft-lbs]@6000rpm
Wet weight: 247kg
Fuel capacity: 20L


Engine: 90-degree V-Twin, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, DOHC, four-valves, 1037cc, EFI
Gearbox: Six speed
Clutch: Wet multiplate
Final drive: Sealed chain


Chassis: Alloy frame
Rake: 25.3 degrees, 109mm trail
Suspension: Fully adjustable 43mm KYB USD, shock KYB remote preload, rebound, 160mm travel
Brakes: Dual Tokico radially mounted four-piston calipers, 310mm rotors, single 260mm rear rotor and Nissin caliper, combined braking system, cornering ABS
Wheels & Tyres: 17in tubeless spoked alloy rims, 110/80-19 – 150/70-17 tyres.


DIMENSIONS:
Wheelbase: 1555mm
Seat height: 850mm (+-20mm)
Overall length: 2265mm
Height: 1465mm
Width: 940mm

Instruments: LED display


RE 650 Twins


2020 Suzuki V-STROM 1050XT Gallery

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