suzuki V Strom 1050



Conquer new terrain, explore new horizons, and experience new adventures. A 19-inch cast front wheel with road focused tyres, generous rider and pillion seats, large adjustable screen and dedicated handlebars and footpegs provide comfort and long-haul on-road ability. Bespoke ergonomics, electronic rider aids, cruise control, quickshifter and full-colour TFT display offer even greater confidence and excitement on every journey. ANY TERRAIN. ANY HORIZON, ANY ADVENTURE.


These new models offer you a choice geared toward your desire to explore different types of adventure. The V-Strom 1050DE has enhanced performance and control when exploring further on gravel and dirt with its 21-inch front wheel, longer travel suspension, bespoke ergonomics, greater ground clearance and gravel specific braking and traction control options and more. The V-Strom 1050 is engineered with a stronger focus on maximising comfort and enjoyment when riding long distances and on paved roads with its 19-inch front wheel, dedicated ergonomics, larger screen, bi-directional quickshifter and a host of other advanced electronic rider aids. If the V-Strom 1050DE sounds more like your kind of bike, rather than the 1050 please click the link below, otherwise please scroll down to discover all the amazing features and benefits of owning a V-Strom 1050.


The new V-Strom 1050 is powered by the latest iteration of Suzuki’s distinctive, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 90° V-Twin DOHC engine. The product of many years of development by a dedicated team of passionate engineers, this engine has long enjoyed a reputation for delivering enjoyable character, power, reliability, and a great soundtrack for your next adventure.


The 1,037cc four-stroke, 90° V-Twin, DOHC engine features strong linear torque in the mid rpm range, and a free-revving nature that maximises power output in the high rpm range. There is also a profound pleasure to its distinctive V-Twin rumble and exhaust note. Its V-Twin layout also allows for a slimmer chassis design with a lower centre of gravity, and this contributes to more agile handling and greater manoeuvrability.


SCAS delivers smooth operation and a light touch to clutch lever operation that helps reduce left hand fatigue. At the same time, it ensures positive power transfer when accelerating and smoother deceleration when downshifting, advantages it also brings to the new Bi-directional Quick Shift system as well. 


The 2-into-1 exhaust system produces a unique and enjoyable sound that befits the V-Twin engine. Better yet, the high-efficiency catalytic converter inside the collector helps comply with Euro 5 emission standards, while at the same time maximising power output and overall performance.


The V-Strom 1050 rides on 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels shod with Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 radial tyres. The 110/80R19 front and 150/70R17 rear tyres contribute to agile handling and positive grip, whether the road surface is dry or wet. They provide a smooth ride and greater comfort when touring for long distances and continue to inspire confidence even when you continue your adventure beyond where the pavement ends.


KYB inverted front forks with 43mm inner tubes deliver a smooth, controllable ride and feature stable damping characteristics well suited to adventure riding. Fully adjustable, they allow you to match settings to your preference or intended use. The link-type monoshock KYB rear suspension contributes to agility and stability, and its preload can be adjusted by simply turning the dial by hand. The V-Strom 1050 suspension adopts a stroke, with 160mm of front and 160mm of rear travel, perfect for on-road adventures or lighter use on unpaved roads. 


The pursuit of building high-performance aluminium frames has been an integral part of Suzuki’s engineering DNA for decades, and the frame for the V-Strom 1050 remains true to this heritage. It incorporates aluminium castings and extruded aluminium sections to lend the right amount of suppleness and strength to an overall rigid structure. The result is a trim, light and strong frame of tried and tested reliability that delivers excellent straight-line stability, handles brilliantly and is easy to manoeuvre, wherever your journey takes you. 


Dedicated chassis geometry is designed to deliver greater levels of comfort, stability, and control on paved surfaces. The V-Strom 1050 also features an independent rider and pillion seat design that is both visually appealing and achieves the right level of firmness to provide plenty of comfort with less fatigue on long rides. The rider seat height can be raised 20mm using an included height risers stored beneath the pillion seat. While an Optional lower (30mm) seat is also available from the Genuine Accessories range. 


The V-Strom 1050 continues to use the proven aluminium tapered handlebars of its predecessor; this extends to a different width and grade of aluminium compared to the 1050DE. These bars are shaped to be comfortable over long tours and on sportier road rides. The V-Strom 1050 is fitted with rubber-covered aluminium footpegs that provide additional comfort when touring for long distances, rather than the steel off-road orientated items of the 1050DE. 


A USB port built into the left side of the dash cluster supplies power for recharging smartphones and there is also a 12V DC outlet under the seat to charging other items too.3 Knuckle covers enhance the adventure styling of the machine while offering added protection from the weather, as well as protection from flying stones. The standard fitment centre stand brings added convenience and practicality for use during maintenance, loading, or parking on loose surfaces. At the rear, luggage mounts for the integrated accessory panniers can be found as well, in addition to the stylised plastic belly pan. The 1050 also includes rider seat adjustment (20mm higher) and screen adjustment of 50mm too as standard. 


A pair of Tokico radial mount monobloc callipers, each with four opposed pistons, act on 310mm floating-mount discs to provide reliable stopping power in the front. These work in conjunction with the rear disc brake as part of the ABS that helps prevent the wheels from locking up, for more stable braking. The advanced braking system for the 1050 also features linked brakes, lean-angle sensitive ABS, switchable ABS, and a host of other breaking technologies supported by the 6 axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). For full details of these systems and their benefits please explore the SIRS information on this page.


The V-Strom 1050 screen shape and size are designed to maximise comfort when touring for long distances. It features 50mm of vertical adjustment performed using a quick release handle. The screen was tested extensively to ensure it will effectively cut wind noise and prevent buffeting for a more comfortable and less tiring riding experience.


6 axis IMU & Motion Track Brake System. Vehicle posture data from the 6 axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) is combined with front and rear wheel speed sensor data to allow ABS activation, even when leaning into corners. This helps maintain traction and lean angle so you can better trace your intended line through the corner. Integrating accelerometers and gyroscopes into a single compact package, the 6 axis Bosch IMU measures angular rate and acceleration to constantly monitor pitch, roll, and yaw movement.


Choose between three different power output characteristic modes to best match varying riding conditions or your preferences. While all three ultimately deliver maximum engine output, finer control over the level of throttle response and torque characteristics when accelerating empowers you to ride with greater confidence and pleasure.


The V-Strom 1050 uses a new custom 5-inch colour TFT display that features clearly legible information displays. The high-quality display keeps you fully aware of all the bike’s systems and settings and supplies vital real time operating status information.  The tachometer does double duty as a programmable rpm indicator light that blinks when the engine reaches a pre-set speed, and another new function displays large pop-up alerts and warnings. Manual or automatic switching settings for the day (white) and night (black) display modes let you maximise visibility at any hour and in any riding situation.


The DR-Z800 desert racer made design history when Suzuki entered it in the 1988 Paris-Dakar Rally, introducing a unique new concept to the rally scene that remains popular with motorcyclist today. The DR-Z was compact, light and tough as nails. One of its most striking design elements was the radical new design expression of the prominent “beak” out front. As evidenced by its modern interpretation of the “beak” design, The new V-Strom 1050 remains true to this heritage.


Vertically stacked rectangular LED headlights provide you with a clear view of the road ahead, while at the same time adding stylish flair to the face of the V-Strom 1050. Compact LED position lights, LED indicators and an LED tail light ensure clear visibility and practical durability.

Engine Type

4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-Twin

Displacement CC


Bore X Stroke

100.0mm x 66.0mm

Compression Ratio

11.5 : 1

Max Power Output

79.0kW @ 8500rpm (107.4PS)

Max Torque

100.00Nm @ 6000rpm (73.76lb.ft)†

Fuel Tank Capacity

20 L

Transmission Type

6-speed constant mesh

Dimensions LxWxH

2265 mm x 940 mm x 1465 mm


1555 mm

Seat Height

850-870 mm

Ground Clearance

160 mm

Kerb Weight

247 kg

Tyre Size Front

110/80R19M/C 59V

Tyre Size Rear

150/70R17M/C 69V

Brakes Type Front

Disc, twin

Brakes Type Rear