First unveiled at the 2019 EICMA exhibition, the all-new Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT is now available for sale in Malaysia for RM81,900.
Suzuki engineered the model as a Sport Adventure Tourer that offers comforts in various riding situations expected in a long-distance motorcycle touring.
Powering the V-Strom 1050XT is a newly developed 1,037cc V-twin engine that meets the Euro5 emission control standards.
The new model features ride-by-wire electronic throttle control system and adjusts intake and exhaust cam profile to realise the best mix for balancing both higher power and lower fuel consumption.
Rider usability and convenience are enhanced with the newly-installed S.I.R.S (Suzuki Intelligent Ride System), which works for various riding scenes with electronic control systems including SDMS (Suzuki Drive Mode Selector) with three different output modes, and traction control system also with three modes selection.
The styling design is inspired by Suzuki’s adventure bike, the 1988 DR750S. Applying a more modern look, silhouette further provides more aggressive and bold image as the sport adventure tourer.
As standard, the key features include height adjustable windscreen and aluminium tapered handlebars, enhancing the off-road style image. Plus, for the V-Strom 1050XT, additional functions such as cruise control system, hill hold control system, and systems that control braking depending on downhill and load conditions are newly installed.
In addition to the wire-spoked wheel rims and knuckle covers, the V-Strom 1050XT also comes with aluminium under cowling, accessory bar, centre stand, LED turn signals, seat height adjustment, and 12V DC socket as standard equipment. For its body colour, Heritage Special, which resembles the Suzuki DR-Z, the 1988 Paris-Dakar Rally machine based on the DR750S, is available in its lineup.
Manufactured at the Hamamatsu Plant in Japan, the specifications of the Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT is as mentioned below:
- Engine: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC
- Max power:105 hp at 8,500 rpm
- Max torque:100 Nm at 6,000 rpm
- Fuel consumption: 4.9 L/100 km
- Curb weight: 247 kg
- Length: 2,265 mm
- Width: 940 mm
- Height: 1,465 mm
- Wheelbase: 1,555 mm
- Electronic aids: Multi-function instrument cluster, Low RPM Assist, Motion Track Brake System, Hill Hold Control System, Slope Dependent Control System, Load Dependent Control System, Cruise Control System, Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), Traction Control System.