2023 Suzuki V-Strom DE

2023 Suzuki V-Strom DE

Make Model

Suzuki DL 1050 V-Strom




Four stroke, 90° V-twin,
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder


1037 cc /  63.2 cu-in

Bore x Stroke 100 x 66 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Lubrication Wet sump


EFI with 49mm throttle body

Emission Euro 5


Electronic ignition

Starting Electric

Max Power

107.4 hp / 79 kW @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

100 Nm / 73.7 lb-ft @ 6000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple-plate


6 Speed 

Final Drive RK 525 O-ring chain
Final Drive Ratio 2.647 (45/17)
Primary Drive Ratio 1.838 (57/31)
Gear Ratio 1st   2.666 (32/12)
2nd 1.933 (29/15)
3rd  1.500 (27/18)
4th  1.227 (27/22)
5th  1.086 (25/23)
6th  0.913 (21/23)
Frame Aluminium, twin spar

Front Suspension

43mm KYB inverted

telescopic front forks, full adjustable, coil spring, oil damped

Front Wheel Travel 170 mm / 6.7 in

Rear Suspension

Link-type KYB
mono-shock, full adjustable, coil spring, oil damped

Rear Wheel Travel 169 mm / 6.6 in

Front Brakes

2 x 310mm discs,
radially mounted 4-piston Tokico calipers

Rear Brakes

Single 265mm disc,
2-piston Nissin caliper

ABS ABS with rear cancel mode
Wheels Wire-spoked wheels, aluminium front rim

Front Tyre

90/90-21M/C 54H
tube type

Rear Tyre

150/70R17M/C 69H tubeless
Rake 27°
Trail 126 mm / 4.9 in
Dimensions Length 2390mm / 94.1 in
Width    960mm / 37.8 in
Height 1505mm / 59.3 in
Wheelbase 1595mm / 59.3 in
Seat Height 880 mm / 34.6 in
Ground Clearance 190 mm / 7.5 in

Wet Weight

252 kg /
554 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20 Litres
/ 5.3 US gal

From a pres release issued by Suzuki:

Suzuki has revealed a new V-Strom 1050DE, which adds more off-road capability
to the firm’s adventure bike range. The DE, which replaces the XT as Suzuki’s
flagship adventure bike, gets a series of performance enhancements shared with
an updated V-Strom 1050, plus additional features, modifications, and
enhancements designed to improve its performance when the highway ends.

The V-Strom 1050DE is designed for wherever your journey takes you – on any
terrain, to any horizon, on any adventure – and builds on a proven, robust, and
reliable platform that has made the V-Strom a cult motorcycle and the choice for
many adventurers.

For 2023 both the new V-Strom 1050DE and the V-Strom 1050 feature a new,
full-colour TFT dash and a bi-directional quickshifter, plus a suite of complex
electronic features that includes:

– Six-axis IMU
– Lean angle-sensitive ABS with two sensitivity modes
– Slope-dependent control
– Load-dependent control
– Hill hold
– Linked brakes
– Cruise control
– Three power modes
– Three traction control settings

The V-Strom 1050DE also boasts a number of additional features, including:

– 21-inch front wheel with Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR tyres front and rear
– Increased suspension travel and ground clearance plus revised chassis geometry
and ergonomics
– Wider ‘bars and steel footpegs
– Two ABS modes plus the ability to disengage rear ABS
– Additional off-road ‘G mode’ traction control setting


Much like the previous generation, the new V-Strom 1050DE and V-Strom 1050
channel the design ethos of Suzuki’s iconic DR-Z800 off-road racer. While both
models embody the DR-Z with a similar silhouette, beak, and obvious design cues,
the DE goes further in its homage with a traditional yellow and white livery,
complete with gold rims, plus a blue and white colour scheme finished with blue
rims. Both are available alongside a classy all-black version.

The V-Strom 1050 will come in black and gold with gold wheels, blue and
black, a classy grey with red rims, and a red and black version with the same
red wheels.


With the V-Strom 1050DE’s more off-road focus, the most noticeable change is
the switch from a 19-inch to a 21-inch front wheel. Providing more control and
manoeuvrability on rougher terrain. The DE’s spoked wheels are also shod with
Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR tyres, with a semi-block tread pattern. The V-Strom 1050
continues to roll on 19 and 17-inch cast aluminium wheels with Bridgestone
Battlax Adventure A41 tyres.

The DE’s larger front wheel, allied to longer travel suspension –
fully-adjustable front forks and rear shock from KYB – increases rake and trail,
and also improves ground clearance, boosting it to 190mm, while contributing to
improved ergonomics when riding on looser, rougher surfaces. Its wheelbase is
also 40mm longer than the V-Strom 1050, thanks to a new aluminium swingarm that
retains the same level of vertical and lateral rigidity but improves torsional
rigidity by 10%, while tapered aluminium handlebars are 40mm wider for an
improved stance off-road.

The twin-spar aluminium frame is updated for 2023, on both the V-Strom 1050DE
and the V-Strom 1050, with aluminium castings along with extruded aluminium
sections that lend the right amount of suppleness and strength to an overall
rigid alloy frame structure. The incorporation of extruded aluminium sections
allow for the use of thinner material while maintaining a high level of
strength. The result is a lighter, stronger frame.

There are also updated seat rails that better support the input load from
unpaved surfaces, with the V-Strom 1050DE using a new seat with a fixed-height
design and a new shape that not only reduces weight by 706g (37% lighter than
V-Strom 1050’s seat), it also achieves greater rigidity. This durable new seat
better stands up to input load when riding on unpaved surfaces, as well as to
weight shifts as the rider changes position.

A smaller screen aids visibility, there’s a new, more rugged front fender,
engine bars are fitted as standard, along with a sturdy aluminium sump guard.
There are also wider, steel footpegs designed to be better suited to off-road
riding and better accommodate a rider’s off-road boots.


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