Suzuki refreshed their adventure bike with new electronics, a new design and a couple of features to make it more appealing
The Hamamatsu guys are offering a new V-Strom and for 2020 their philosophy is the same – keep it simple! It sounds good and makes you think of making an adventure ride.
The adventure bike segment is becoming more competitive every year. And to stay on top the manufacturers have to come up with the best solutions to make their bikes appealing to customers.
Suzuki revived the V-Strom for 2020 and now it sits at €12.890 for the standard version and €14.590 for the XT model.
For that price you get a 1037cc V-twin engine making 107 hp @ 8,500 rpm and 100 Nm of torque @ 6,000 rpm. The power plant is Euro 5 complied.
2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 features a new design, new ride-by-wire, new electronics and three riding modes to name a few. There is also a new LCD dash and an adjustable screen.
The Hamamatsu guys wanted to keep up with the rivals and fitted the bike with Suzuki Intelligent Ride System, Multi-Axis IMU, cruise control and electronic assisted combined braking system. To increase safety the 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 has four-level traction control. The XT version offers hill assist. We can also find an adjustable Kayaba fork.
Curb weight sits at 236 kg on the standard bike and 247 kg on the XT. The tank has 20 litres and the saddle is 855 mm standard and 850 mm on the XT.
The rivals price list:
BMW F850GS – €12.800
Ducati Multistrada 950 – €14.490
KTM 790 Adventure – €12.990
Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin – €14.990
Triumph Tiger 900 – €11.800
*prices may be different in other markets