Suzuki’s legacy of premium adventure touring performance and reliability is revitalized for 2020, making a bigger and bolder statement for riders around the world with the all-new V-STROM 1050 series. In conjunction with Suzuki Motor Corporation’s (SMC) stunning unveiling at the EICMA Motorcycle Show in Milan, Italy, Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) is excited to announce each model in the series including the V-STROM 1050, V-STROM 1050XT, and V-STROM 1050XT Adventure. This new adventurer provides riders the ability to go beyond limits with sharper styling, a more aggressive design, and advanced technological updates.
Inspired by the legendary DR-Z800 Dakar Rally bike that proved Suzuki could take on the planet’s most rigorous off-road event and the DR800S, also known as the DR-Big, that was powerful and nimble for its size, the new generation of V-STROM 1050 models share similar characteristics with its distinct design and electrifying colors that hearken back to its historical race livery. The V-STROM 1050XT model comes coated in the Championship Yellow color that resembles the legendary DR-Z rally bike while the orange and white combination pays respectful homage to the DR-Big. Whether on-or-off road, commuting, or sport-riding, the all-new V-STROM is poised to help riders master their own adventure.
For 2020, riders can also experience the joy of the open road on the V-STROM 1050XT Adventure with travel-ready capabilities including a set of aluminum panniers and heated grips that help keep them prepared for any conditions. Suzuki’s strong, established community of V-Strom riders are sure to seek new territory with its wide array of accessories and improved technology.
2020 V-STROM 1050
Riding on cast aluminum wheels, the new V-STROM 1050 arrives in trim, new black and gray bodywork. The updated 1037cc V-twin engine has more horsepower than ever before, retaining its strong pull in the lower RPM range with good fuel economy while complying with worldwide emissions standards.
The V-STROM 1050 can take on diverse road conditions, or adjust to the rider’s preference through its advanced electronic aids including new Ride-by-Wire dual electronic throttle assemblies, refined traction control with four sensitivity modes, a new three-mode Drive Mode Selector to select power delivery characteristics, and a new Easy Start System that make start-ups quick and easy.
Above the new, vibration-damping tapered aluminum handlebar is the V-STROM’s all-new, multifunction instrument panel that presents all required information and rider necessities on a full LCD screen via a clean and intuitive layout. Overhead of the instrument panel is a mounting bar that’s ideal for putting accessories like a GPS in the rider’s forward vision. Located near the left side of the instrument panel and mounting bar is a new USB port is that can power a GPS, smartphone or other accessories.
2020 V-STROM 1050XT and V-STROM 1050XT Adventure
In addition to the upgrades found on the V-STROM 1050, additional features have been integrated into the V-STROM 1050XT and the V-STROM 1050XT Adventure models through the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.). These new V-STROM’s now lead the Adventure category in technology as this advanced suite of features is interconnected to a new ECM via a Controller Area Network (CAN) wire harness that quickly transmits information from a new six-direction, three-axis IMU.
The S.I.R.S. includes Cruise Control that effectively maintains road speed though the new Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies. The updated Motion Track Antilock & Combined Brake System now includes a Hill Hold Control system to aid the rider when stopped uphill while the Slope Dependent Control System helps manage braking force to avoid rear wheel lift when riding downhill. The Motion Track Brake System also includes a Load Dependent Control System that monitors and retains braking force information to optimize braking force when riding with a passenger or heavy cargo. Each element of S.I.R.S. provides V-STROM 1050XT riders stress-free use and convenience during long distance adventures, commuting, or pleasure riding.
The V-STROM 1050XT comes with a new adjustable, wind-tunnel developed windscreen, redesigned handguards and mirrors, a new height-adjustable two piece seat, plus a rugged accessory bar and center-stand, and much more. The 1050XT has two exciting color schemes; the Championship Yellow color that resembles the legendary DR-Z rally bike while the Orange and White combination pays respectful homage to the DR-Big.
The 2020 V-STROM 1050XT Adventure has a deep Glass Sparkle Black color and adds to the 1050XT’s impressive standard equipment list with a set of Suzuki’s quick-release aluminum panniers and heated hand grips.
The new Master of Adventure has arrived and each V-STROM 1050 is ready for any adventure a rider can imagine. Suzuki has a wide range of accessories specially developed so riders can personalize their V-STROM. This includes side and top cases, high or low seats, engine protectors, LED fog lamp set and turn signals, aluminum chain guard, and a side stand extension plate, plus tanks bags that clip on and off of the fuel tank mount in seconds.
Source: Suzuki Motor Corporation