2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XA : INTRODUCING THE NEW GENERATION 2020 V-STROM 1050.
Introducing the 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XA…
The latest entry into the V-STROM legend is here to help you escape into the wilderness and explore to your heart’s content. A sleek look with the latest features allows for a smooth and comfortable ride. Limitless potential is engineered in so you can continue your adventure without pause. Distinctive styling incorporates elements of both Suzuki’s legendary DR-Z Dakar racer and the large DualSport DR-Big. The characteristic beak design first adopted by Suzuki stays true to its heritage while being more aggressive and bolder for the new generation V-STROM.
The V-STROM’s 1037cc, 90-degree V-twin engine has more peak power than ever before while maintaining its strong pull off the bottom and superb fuel economy while complying with emissions standards worldwide. New camshafts and pistons are fed by a pair of large, 49mm, Ride-by-Wire electronic throttle bodies that deliver smooth, light, and precise throttle grip action. An updated Traction Control System*, now with four modes of adjustment, is joined by a new Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS) that lets the rider choose from three different engine power delivery characteristics. Regardless of weather conditions the Suzuki Easy Start System fires the V-STROM’s engine up with just a momentary press of the starter button. Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist system returns, making it easier for a V-STROM rider to avoid stalling the engine when pulling away from a stop or maneuvering through heavy traffic.
The V-STROM’s durable, twin-spar aluminum frame balances weight and rigidity for optimal handling on all types of roads. The cast aluminum swingarm is controlled by a single rear shock with remote, hydraulic spring preload adjustment so adjusting for cargo or a passenger takes just seconds. Up front, the inverted KYB fork has spring preload adjustment plus both compression and rebound damping force adjustment for easy tuning. In popular 19- and 17-inch sizes, Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tires are fitted to the V-STROM’s 10-spoke, cast aluminum wheels. Like every V-Strom before it, the style, performance, and value of the 2020 V-STROM 1050 will be instantly recognized by experienced and enthusiastic riders.
No other bike in its class delivers trouble-free adventure like the V-STROM 1050.
2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XA Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XA Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
EXPLORATION HAS NO LIMITS
Lets you freely escape into the wilderness and explore to your heart’s content. A sleek look with the latest features allows for a smooth and comfortable ride. Limitless potential to continue your adventure. Ride on my friend. The new generation V-STROM 1050A/XA is always by your side.
The distinctive styling incorporates elements of both Suzuki’s legendary DR-Z desert racer and the large off-road model DR-BIG. The characteristic beak design first adopted by Suzuki stays true to Suzuki’s heritage while also further evolving the design to be more aggressive and bolder for the new generation V-STROM.
The new height-adjustable windscreen was developed through extensive wind-tunnel testing to reduce wind noise and buffeting to the rider. The windscreen can be adjusted by hand to 11 different positions within a two-inch height range.
A mounting bar just below the rider’s eye level is part of the windscreen mount, providing a good place to position accessories like a GPS for navigation.
The new, higher riser and large-diameter tapered handlebar provides the rider good steering control while promoting a distinctive off-road appearance. The lightweight, high-strength handlebar also damps vibration to the rider. The handlebars have hand guards with large damper weights for ergonomic comfort and reduced vibration.
Both the clutch and front brake levers have adjustment knobs so the rider can quickly set the levers to a comfortable reach. The shifter and rear brake pedal can also be adjusted to the rider’s preference.
The new, two-piece seat provides separate comfort for the rider and passenger. The rider’s section is height-adjustable (20mm higher option)
A new USB-type accessory slot is conveniently located to the left of the instrument panel. This fused slot is ideal for powering a GPS unit or charging mobile device
KYB INVERTED FRONT FORKS
The 43mm KYB inverted front fork provides a sporty, yet plush ride in diverse conditions. The fork legs have adjustable spring preload plus compression and rebound-damping force adjusters.
MULTI-FUNCTION INSTRUMENT CLUSTER
The instrument panel presents all required information on a full LCD screen using a clean and intuitive layout with information displayed in order of priority. Included in the display are the speedometer, tachometer (full pixel digital display), gear position indicator, odometer, trip meter (A, B), instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, driving range, fuel level indicator, engine coolant temperature indicator, ambient air temperature indicator, clock, voltage meter, service reminder, SDMS mode, traction control mode, cruise control indicator, ABS mode, hill hold indicator, engine rpm indicator light, freeze indicator light, turn signal indicator light, high beam indicator light, traction control indicator light, ABS indicator light, and neutral indicator light.
Movement of the cast aluminum swingarm is controlled by a single rear shock with remote, hydraulic spring preload adjustment so adjusting for cargo or a passenger takes just seconds. The single-shock, link-style rear suspension also features rebound-damping force adjustment.
Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tires are fitted to D.I.D-supplied spoke-style wheels with aluminum, tubeless-style wheel rims
Ready for mounting auxiliary lights, or reducing damage in a tip over, a sturdy accessory bar is included with the V-STROM 1050XA. A sure-footed center-stand is a standard feature on the V-STROM 1050XA to help the rider when servicing the motorcycle or loading luggage
Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S) The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S) includes the Motion Track Brake System, Hill Hold Control System, Slope Dependent Control System and Load Dependent Control System that assist in braking, and the Cruise Control System, Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS), and Traction Control System that assist in driving. The system provides users with intelligent controls to enhance ease of use and convenience in touring and daily life.
MOTION TRACK BRAKE SYSTEM
The updated Motion Track Brake System combines information of the posture of the vehicle with the front and rear wheel speeds. This allows the ABS to activate not only in a straight line but also when the vehicle is leaning.
Note: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. Please always ride at a safe speed for road and weather conditions, including while cornering.
HILL HOLD CONTROL SYSTEM
When the vehicle stops on an upward slope and applies the brakes, this system automatically operates the rear brake for around 30 seconds to prevent the vehicle from backing down the hill even if the rider releases the brake lever/pedal. This allows the rider to focus on a smooth start on a hill.
- When hill-hold mode is ON.
2. When stopped completely on an incline.
3. When the gear is not in the “N” position.
4. When the side stand is stowed.
5. When the brakes are applied
SLOPE DEPENDENT CONTROL SYSTEM
The new Slope Dependent Control System constantly monitors the posture of the vehicle even when the vehicle is traveling downhill. When the rider operates the brake lever or pedal on a downhill, the electronic control unit controls brake pressure to prevent rear wheel lift
LOAD DEPENDENT CONTROL SYSTEM
This system supports optimal braking in response to load conditions. The system constantly learns changes in the braking deceleration through the input of hydraulic pressure as the load increases or decreases when riding with a load or in tandem.
CRUISE CONTROL SYSTEM
The newly equipped cruise control system maintains the set speed without the rider having to operate the throttle-a feature for long-distance touring that helps reduce rider fatigue. The new model features a range of technology such as ride-by-wire throttle system and the newly programmed ECM, which result in an easy-to-use cruise control. Crusing speed can be set from approximately 50km/h to 160km/h at fourth gear or above. A switch on the right handlebars can be pressed to put cruise control into standby, and a selector switch (up/down) on the left handlebars allows the rider to adjust the speed.
SUZUKI DRIVE MODE SELECTOR (SDMS)*
Suzuki Drive Mode Selector is a system that allows the rider to select from three different output characteristic modes (A, B, and C).
*Not available for 35kw specs.
A – Provides Sharpe Throttle Response
B – Provides Softer Throttle Response
C – Provides Softest Response of the Three Modes
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
An updated traction control system is used to let the rider be in control with more confidence in diverse conditions with less stress and fatigue. The traction control mode is increased to three modes plus off mode for diverse road conditions, or to match the rider’s preference more. The traction control system continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speed, throttle position, crank position and gear position. When wheel spin is detected, the system quickly controls power output by managing ignition timing and air delivery.
Note: Traction control system is not a substitute for rider’s throttle control under the various conditions, and traction control cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when entering turns, or while braking, and it does not control front wheel traction
RIDE-BY-WIRE ELECTRONIC THROTTLE SYSTEM
Much simpler, lighter and more compact than the previous mechanical throttle. There are no mechanical cables used and one is independently installed to both the front and rear cylinder. Ride-by-wire electronic throttle control system offers a light feeling of control that is natural and linear like a conventional throttle.
INERTIAL MEASUREMENT UNIT (IMU)
The new inertial measurement unit (IMU) works on 6-direction along 3-axis rather than the 5-axis of the previous system. This allows it to detect pitch, roll, and yaw movement based on the angular rate and acceleration. The new high-performance 6-directions IMU from Bosch combines a 3-axis angular rate sensor (gyrometer) and a 3-axis acceleration sensor in a single compact unit.
THE REFINED V-TWIN ENGINE
The liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1037cm3 90° V-twin engine further evolved. It meets new Euro 5 emission control standards while achieving high power of 79.0kW / 8,500rpm while maintaining low fuel consumption (4.9L / 100km). Also, a 35kW version has been added for the European Driving License Directive. The engine delivers deep rumble in the low rpm range, strong and linear torque in the mid-range and a maximum horsepower in the high rpm range with a smooth run up. This refined engine will support the rider to enjoy various situations such as city and rural roads, winding passes, flat dirt roads and highways.
Note: Actual fuel economy may differ owing to differences in conditions such as the weather, road, rider behavior and maintenance
SUZUKI CLUTCH ASSIST SYSTEM (SCAS)
The Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) works as an assist clutch to make the lever easier to pull while transmitting the power output, reducing fatigue on long touring.
ELECTRONICAL THROTTLE BODY
Now, ride-by-wire throttle system is simpler, lighter and more compact than the previous model, with a larger bore (49mm compared to 45mm of the previous model). The throttle body is independently installed to both the front and rear cylinder. Each throttle body has a single butterfly valve, allowing each to be opened and closed using its own independent motor for precise control.
DUAL SPARK TECHNOLOGY
Each cylinder head is equipped with two iridium spark plugs. The ignition timing is controlled independently contributing to high combustion efficiency, higher power output, a more linear throttle response, easier engine startup and a more stable idle.
LIQUID-COOLED OIL COOLER
Uses a new liquid-cooled oil cooler. Located where the oil filter is attached, it takes up less space and is both lightweight and compact. The liquid-cooled oil cooler provides flawless lubrication for a more powerful engine.
2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XA – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
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Canada MSRP Price: $16099 CDN
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2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XA – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details
Type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
Bore x Stroke 100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.9 in. x 2.6 in.)
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Fuel System Fuel injection, Ride-by-Wire equipped
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Traction Control Suzuki Traction Control System
ABS Suzuki Antilock Braking System
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type
Final Drive Chain, O-ring type, RK525SMOZ8, 116 links
Length 2265 mm (89.2 in.)
Width 940 mm (37.0 in.)
Height 1465 mm (57.7 in.)
Wheelbase 1555 mm (61.2 in.)
Seat Height 850 mm (33.5 in.)
Curb Mass 247 kg (544.6 lb.)
Suspension Front Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Tokico, 4-piston calipers, twin disc
Brakes Rear Nissin, 2-piston, single disc
Tires Front 110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless
Fuel Tank 20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XA – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
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