suzuki V Strom 1050 DE



Conquer new terrain, explore new horizons and experience new adventures. A new 21” front wheel, switchable ABS, longer travel suspension and substantial ground clearance provide true off - road ability. Bespoke ergonomics, electronic rider aids, cruise control, bi-directional quickshifter and full-colour TFT display offer long-haul comfort, 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 1050 sounds more like your kind of bike, rather than the 1050DE please click the link below, otherwise please scroll down to discover all the amazing features and benefits of owning a V-Strom 1050DE. 


The new V-Strom 1050DE 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 sound-track 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 1050DE takes advantage of wire-spoked wheels with aluminium rims to better endure the potential pounding when exploring trails and other rough surfaces. It also adopts a larger 21-inch front rim for greater stability and better control on gravel and flat dirt. Both wheels are shod with Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR tyres, which feature a semi-block tread pattern and custom-designed internal structure that delivers the solid traction and performance you want when exploring varied terrain and trails.


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 1050DE suspension adopts a longer stroke, with 170mm of front and 169mm of rear travel. The suspension’s spring rate, valve, and piston settings are custom tuned for riding on unpaved surfaces.


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 1050DE 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. It also features updated seat rails that better support the input load from unpaved surfaces, as well as different rake, trail and 25mm greater ground clearance  than the V-Strom 1050 to better suit more varied terrain. 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. The V-Strom 1050DE also adopts a new, longer version of the rugged and light swingarm found in the V- Strom 1050. While retaining the same level of vertical and lateral rigidity that provides agile handling, it also increases torsional rigidity by approximately 10% to support straight line stability in keeping with the model’s chassis geometry and longer wheelbase.


Dedicated chassis geometry is designed to deliver greater stability and controllability on gravel or flat dirt, while providing a comfortable riding position and well-balanced front/rear weight distribution. The V-Strom 1050DE also adopts a fixed-height seat design that reduces weight while also achieving greater rigidity. This durable seat better stands up to input load when riding on unpaved surfaces, as well as to weight shifts as you change position to master the terrain. Optional higher (30mm) and lower (30mm) seats are also available from the Genuine Accessories range. 


The tapered aluminium handlebars for the V-Strom 1050DE are shaped to be comfortable to hold and engineered to offer the right degree of rigidity and optimal grip width to provide positive control, whether riding on or off paved roads. The V-Strom 1050DE handlebars specifically use thicker tubing and a softer grade aluminium so they flex just the right amount and better absorb bumps to make exciting runs on rough ground easier on your hands and arms. They also feature an even wider grip, 40mm total, that enhances controllability, particularly when standing on the pegs to negotiate rough surfaces. On the 1050DE those are wider,  tougher steel footpegs designed to offer greater stability when standing while riding.


By helping protect the frame and other vulnerable parts in the event the bike is dropped, the standard-fit engine bar lends the rider greater confidence when riding on gravel or dirt. It is also useful for mounting the Genuine Accessory fog lamp set or other accessories. The V-Strom 1050DE adopts a rugged aluminium engine sump guard protector to match its tough image. 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. 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.


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 1050DE also features linked brakes, lean-angle sensitive ABS, and switchable ABS. The ability to turn off rear ABS for off-road riding and a host of other breaking technologies supported by the 6 axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU). 


The V-Strom 1050DE adopts a smaller smoke-tinted screen designed to maximise visibility on country trails. 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. However, if preferred a rider can also buy from the Genuine Accessory range the 80mm taller high screen and an adjuster kit with 50mm range of adjustment. 

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

2,390mm x 960 mm x 1505 mm


1595 mm

Seat Height

880 mm

Ground Clearance

190 mm

Kerb Weight

252 kg

Tyre Size Front

90/90-21M/C 54H tube type

Tyre Size Rear

150/70R17M/C 69H tubeless

Brakes Type Front

Disc, twin

Brakes Type Rear