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MORE CONVENIENCE, MORE COMFORT, SIMPLY MORE V-STROM...
Introduced in 2002, the V-Strom 1000 expanded the popularity of motorcycles in the adventure-category. When a more proficient V-Strom 1000 debuted in 2014, it was also embraced by riders around the world. To reemphasize the V-Strom’s leadership in this category, Suzuki applies new technology and practical experience to the new 2018 V-Strom 1000XT.
Always a good citizen, this new V-Strom has refined systems to maintain engine performance and great fuel economy while achieving world-wide emission standards. To emphasize Suzuki’s adventure heritage the V-Strom’s exterior has undergone a transformation giving the motorcycle a hint of its lineage and a renewed call for adventure. That fresh styling also contributes to functionality and joins the new Motion Track Anti-lock* & Combined Brake System and other features to bring rider assist technology to a new group of adventure riders.
Like every V-Strom before it, the appeal and value of the 2018 V-Strom 1000XT will be recognized by experienced and enthusiastic riders. If you want to enjoy a trouble-free adventure as well, join them on a V-Strom.
* The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.
* The ABS is a supplemental device for brake operation, not a device for shortening stopping distance. Always remember to reduce speed sufficiently before approaching curves.
2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
History of V-Strom series
First introducing the V-Strom 1000 in 2002 and attracting a wide variety of riders with its comfortable and enjoyable nature, the new generation adventure-tourer widened its lineup by releasing the V-Strom 650 in 2004, further gaining reputation and fans all over the world.
Although undergoing an update in 2004, the V-Strom 1000 momentarily was dropped from the European lineup due to the Euro 3 regulations in 2008. However, the V-Strom 650 continued to be present and in 2011, received a full-model change revising the engine, fuel supply, suspension, brake system, and updated its style with the newly designed cowling.
In 2013, the fully model changed V-Strom 1000 was re-introduced. Expressing the heritage from the desert racer DR-Z in its design by inheriting the Suzuki-original gBeakh style, the new V-Strom 1000 had largely evolved also with the installation of Suzukifs first traction control system. By this time, the growing adventure-category had roughly formed two classes, the 1200cm3 class and the 650cm3 class. Although increasing the engine capacity to 1037cm3 from the previous 996cm3, the V-Strom 1000 kept its unique capacity to provide the optimum adventure-model balance of ample power, light weight, high fuel economy and maneuverability, earning a reputation especially from experienced riders due to its characteristics. Proving its dependability, durability and its
ability for long distance touring, the UK magazine gBikeh completed a tour from Peterborough, UK to Hamamatsu through Eurasia continent.
As the market for large capacity motorcycles mature, the popularity and demand for models in the adventure-category has grown steadily, and is expected to continue to do so. The V-Strom 650 has been a large success achieving top sales in the 650-800cm3 class, and when the V-Strom 1000 made its return in 2014, it was also welcomed by fans around the world. However, with this category becoming more and more popular with strong competition, the V-Strom series decided this model change for both the 650&1000, updating and renewing the V-Strom brand to further appeal its personality. To emphasize the heritage of adventure models by Suzuki, the exterior has undergone a major change giving the V-Strom a hint of its ancestors and an exhilarated feel for
adventure. The new up to date styling also contributes to functionality, and a new feature for the V-Strom 1000 is the new gMotion Track Brake Systemh system. Both models now correspond to the new Euro 4 regulations while succeeding in heightening the attractions of the brand, appealing to the growing number of experienced and enthusiastic riders.
More Convenience, More Comfort, simply More V-Strom
As this large capacity adventure category evolves, some models have become larger, heavier, and to an extent, radical, putting off some riders from wanting to enjoy these motorcycles. Among these rivals, the V-Strom 1000 has proposed the gSports Adventure Tourerh approach with its 1037cm3 engine size and optimal balance of power, lightness and maneuverability along with a high level
of comfort and a total ease of use. The chassis and engine was engineered focused for on-road long-distance touring use, and has a forgiving character for real life use and even daily commutes. Its comfortable, high-performance, light weight and easy-to-get-on-with character has widely attracted many genuine riders in various riding situations. In this latest model change, the V-Strom 1000
has a new seat and cowling/windscreen design for improved comfort, while adopting the up to date technology gMotion Track Brake Systemh, all resulting in enhancing the convenient and comfortable V-Strom character, which now has a reputation globally. Additionally, a wire-spoke wheel equipped V-Strom 1000XT has joined the lineup, offering another option for the enthusiastic
Powerful yet forgiving V-Twin engine with ample and usable torque from low RPMs.
Light weight and compact chassis.
Low seat height and upright handlebars offer a relaxing riding position.
Fully adjustable suspension on both front and rear.
3 mode (2modes and off) Traction Control system.
Newly adopted Motion Track Brake System. NEW
Smart and easy to attach/detach integrated three-luggage system (optional).
Understandable and easy to read instrument panel with rich information.
Newly shaped wind screen with height and angle adjustments. NEW
12V DC outlet positioned directly under the instrument panel.
Knuckle covers and engine under cowling now as standardequipment. NEW
Light operation Suzuki Clutch Assist System equipped with slipper-clutch function.
Suzuki Easy Start System enabling to start the engine with only one-push of the starter button. NEW
Low RPM Assist to support clutch engaging and low rpm riding. NEW
Features for pride of ownership
A new design with an emphasized gbeakh strongly associating with the DR-BIG. NEW
New tough bodywork by the concept of gTough Gearh. NEW
Vertically positioned headlights associating with the GSX-R and Hayabusa models.
Tapered handlebars standard for the V-Strom 1000XT. NEW
A rich variety of genuine accessories.
The four-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, 1037cm3 90-degree V-twin engine is designed to perform optimally on various roads that riders will face during long distance touring. Supported by the plush torque which reaches its maximum at only 4000 rpm, this extremely usable and flexible engine will support the rider to enjoy situations such as congested city roads, stone-paved roads, highways, rural roads, and winding passes. By changing the inner components of the exhaust system and matching various engine settings, updating the evaporator and the air injection system, this model change has succeeded in corresponding to the Euro 4 regulations while maintaining the attractive performance character of the V-Strom 1000.
2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT - www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $13299 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $14099 CDN
Engine 1037cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90-degree V-Twin
Bore x Stroke 100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.937 in x 2.598 in)
Compression Ratio 11.3 : 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection, SDTV-equipped
Lubrication Wet sump
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Tokico 4-piston calipers, Disc, twin
Brakes Rear Nissin, 2-piston, Disc single
Tires Front 110/80R-19 M/C 59V, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70R-17 M/C 69V, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L (5.3 US gallons)
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Headlight 12V 65W (H9 high-beam) & 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
Tail Light LED
Overall Length TBA
Overall Width TBA
Ground Clearance TBA
Seat Height TBA
Curb Weight TBA
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Coverage extension and additional benefits are available.