The 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 burst onto the scene at EICMA. The bike gets plenty of new equipment and a bigger engine. This should make it even more of a formidable force in its segment.
The first thing you’ll notice is that the bike looks different. It has a rectangular headlight a more pronounced angle on its gas tank, a two-part seat, and updated body panels. The handlebars get some fancy new tapered aluminum and there’s a new LCD instrument panel.
Suzuki didn’t stop there. The bike also has a USB port and three riding modes on the tech side of things. In terms of power, the bike has a new 1037cc engine. The new V-twin makes more power, but Suzuki didn’t say how much more. The bike also gets Suzuki Intelligent Ride Systems which encompasses cruise control, hill hold, and a cool slope descent. The bike also gets a Motion Track Antilock and Combine Brake System that adjusts brakes depending on if you have a passenger or a lot of luggage.
Many folks were hoping this was the revival of the DR Big. It isn’t, but Suzuki did do a livery that was inspired by that bike. The color scheme is available on the V-Strom 1050XT. It’s an orange and white option. There’s also a yellow, black, or grey option.