Suzuki dealerships are set to host a V-Strom 1050 launch weekend on 14-15 March, as the new adventurer arrives in showrooms.
Retailers up and down the country will mark the arrival of the DR-Z-inspired V-Strom 1050 as part of a nationwide launch weekend, with demo bikes available for test rides and dealers taking deposits.
Both the V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT machines use an updated version of Suzuki’s proven 1037cc V-Twin engine, which produces 7% more power than the outgoing V-Strom 1000 while meeting Euro5 regulations. Peak power is now 107PS. They also get a three-mode traction control system, that can be turned off, and three selectable engine maps.
The V-Strom 1050XT’s electronics package is enhanced thanks to Suzuki’s Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which features an inertial measurement unit (IMU), lean-angle sensitive ABS with two settings, linked brakes that can detect and adapt to load and inclines, plus hill hold control and cruise control.
The XT also swaps the V-Strom 1050’s cast aluminium wheels for spoked items, and boasts hand guards, engine bars, and a centre stand as standard.