At the ongoing EICMA 2019, Suzuki has unveiled the Suzuki V-Strom 1050 and Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT. The Japanese motorcycle manufacturer had been teasing the adventure-tourer since last month. The motorcycle is not only Euro-V compliant but also promises towards giving the rider a more focused off-roading experience.
The 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is powered by a 1,037 cc liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin engine. This engine produces 107 PS of power at 8,500 rpm and 100 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. Besides that, the engine gets low rpm assist. It also gets a ride by wire system, switchable traction control with three modes and three rider modes. The XT variant also gets hill hold control, slope descent control system and cruise control. Suzuki claims a fuel efficiency (WTMC) of 20.4 km/l.
Designed on the lines of the DR Big and DR-Z rally machines, the 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 gets a more prominent beak. The headlamp draws inspiration from the Suzuki Katana. The windshield is height adjustable (3 levels) with tools. The XT variant’s windshield though can be adjusted through 11 notches, that too without any tools. Besides that, the standard V-Strom 1050 gets cast alloy wheels and misses out on the 12-volt DC socket, knuckle guards, protective engine under cowl, accessory bar, wire-spoke wheels and centre stand. Also, the standard variant weighs 236 kg, while the XT weighs 247 kg.
The instrumentation console of the new 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is an LCD unit. The suspension system includes upside-down telescopic fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Both the bikes get a 20-litre fuel tank. The XT variant has a height-adjustable (850-870 mm) seat. The standard variant’s seat height is fixed at 855 mm. Also, the V-Strom 1050 has a ground clearance of 165 mm, which gets reduced by 5 mm in the V-Strom 1050XT.
The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 and Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT will be manufactured at Suzuki’s Hamamatsu Plant in Japan with deliveries beginning in Spring 2020 (Europe and North America initially). Launch plans for India at present are unknown.