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Advertised Ride Away prices include 12 months registration costs (6 months registration for NT) and dealer pre-delivery charges. Available on V-STROM 1000XT MY19 model from participating Suzuki Motorcycle dealers, during the campaign period. Please allow up to 4 weeks for delivery of bonus luggage kit.
The powerful and versatile 90-degree DOHC V-twin originated as a 996cm3 unit, and underwent a major rebuild changing various components and rising the capacity to 1037cm3 in 2014, further maturing this attractive engine to match the demands of a sports adventure tourer. The strong, rider-friendly nature of this V-twin engine gives effortless acceleration irrelevant to the riding situation or the presence of a pillion rider. The 74kW (101ps) maximum output at 8,000rpm will promise the rider with an exciting riding experience, while with the optimally weighted magneto and flywheel helps to produce a thick layer of torque of 101Nm as low as 4,000rpm, resulting in a tremendously usable character allowing the rider to always have the required output and not needing to downshift when overtaking on motorways. Furthermore, the engine’s advanced electronic control systems and the attempt to reduce various mechanical losses, achieve a low fuel consumption. Inheriting these characters from the previous model, the unit is now Euro4 standard without missing any of its appeals resulting in cleaner performance.
Advanced Traction Control System
Inheriting the favored traction control system from the previous model, this system enables the rider to control the throttle with more confidence in difficult riding situations such as gravel roads, two-up riding or with a heavy load to minimise the stress and/or fatigue on long distance rides. The traction control system 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 wheelspin, 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. The choice can be quickly and easily made by selecting the traction control mode from the left switch cluster and confirming it with a glance at the instruments.
New Generation ABS taking it to the Next Level
The radial mounted four piston mono-block 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 System” 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, realising optimal vehicle stability not only in straight-line braking but also when braking while cornering. This new sophisticated system instantly assesses the need of ABS appliance when the lever or pedal is operated by calculating the posture of the vehicle and wheel speeds. When judging the need of appliance, the ABS unit will decrease in braking pressure, and will continue to control the increase/decrease of braking pressure at an advanced level according to the traction available. With advanced ABS control, appliance of the ABS is smooth with minimum kickback to the pedal/lever resulting in a stress and panic free ride. Also a new feature is the Combination Brake which automatically applies pressure to the rear brake when the front brake pressure rises to a certain pressure. This technology, combined with the Motion Track Brake System, will support the rider to trace the intended line to a certain extent in situations such as sudden/excessive braking in corners, efficiently reducing the speed and stabilising the vehicle even when at various lean angles.
Feel the Desert
By adding the new design concept “Tough Gear” to the existing “Wild and Smart”, the new V-Strom 1000 sports an updated look, mainly in the upper cowling, in kin to its 645cm3 brother bringing the V-Strom family together. Suzuki’s original “Beak” style has been further emphasised by making it a straight line from the tip to the top of the tank, expressing the DNA from the DR-BIG and the desert racer DR-Z. The heritage and history of Suzuki’s adventure models are further expressed, giving the owners pride of ownership. The newly designed double stitched seat has a sense of quality, and the tandem area is parallel with the rear carrier providing a large flat space to securely strap large baggage when needed.