2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)

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2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)
2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)

2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)
2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)

2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)
2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)

2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)
2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)

– 2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)

2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000)

The V-Strom 1000 is dedicated to the simple concept that every road should be open for adventure. With its one-of-a-kind combination of features, the V-Strom is engineered to perform with style and comfort across town – or help you enjoy the excitement of a tight, twisty two-lane country road. With its outstanding overall performance and versatility, the V-Strom is the perfect choice for the sport-adventure rider.

Wherever you ride, you’ll appreciate the V-Strom’s 90-degree V-twin engine, providing incredible low-end and mid-range torque for thrilling acceleration. Its rigid chassis and advanced suspension combine for outstanding handling on a variety of roads. At the same time, it’s designed for smooth, comfortable highway cruising, so every weekend you’ll be looking for a new adventure.

With the 2008 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, the excitement is just beginning.


Engine Features

– Liquid-cooled, 996cc, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC 8-valve, engine – tuned for strong low & mid-range torque

– Electronic fuel injection features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) – maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and improved engine torque

– Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS), automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature

– Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with separate maps for each cylinder

– Semi-gear driven valve system simplifies maintenance and minimizes cam sprocket size and engine height for optimum engine placement

– Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 36mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, plus valve timing with emphasis on low-rpm power

– SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation

– Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission with 6th gear over-drive and wide-diameter hydraulic clutch for a light pull at the clutch lever

– High-efficiency liquid cooling system for optimum engine operating temperature – includes compact oil cooler

– Lightweight magnesium valve covers, ignition cover, and sound-deadening plastic outer clutch cover

– High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum mufflers tuned to enhance engine torque output

– PAIR – air injection system reduces CO and HC emissions – California model equipped with catalyst in exhaust to further reduce emissions


Chassis Features

– Black-painted frame and swingarm for stylish appearance

– Sport-styled front fairing for wind protection, plus large comfortable seat, engine guard, and hand guards – fairing includes large multi-reflector 60/55W headlights

– Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort – can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range

– Easy-to-read instruments with large speedometer and tach dials, plus LCD display for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, tripmeters and clock

– Standard hand guards designed for maximum wind protection

– Engine undercover shaped for ample ground clearance and sleek appearance

– Large rear luggage rack with rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place

– Aluminum twin-spar frame and aluminum swingarm are lightweight, compact and rigid – bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance

– Cartridge-style 43mm front fork with adjustable preload provides 6.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride

– Link-type rear suspension features a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster – 6.3 inches of wheel travel

– Dual front disc brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper

– Lightweight cast aluminum wheels – F: 2.50 x 19 with 110/80R-19 radial tire, R: 4.0 x 17 with 150/70R-17 rear tire

– Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation

MSRP: $8,999

Model Number DL1000K8
Type DualSport
Warranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty.
Suggested Retail $8999
SEP $550
Engine 996cc, four-stroke, liquid cooled, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC, 8-valves, TSCC
Bore & Stroke 98.0 x 66.0mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital/Transistorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 6-speed
Final Drive #525 chain
Overall Length 2295mm (90.4 in.)
Overall Width 910mm (35.8 in.)
Overall Height N/A
Seat Height 840mm (33.1 in.)
Ground Clearance 165mm (6.5 in.)
Wheelbase 1535mm (60.4 in.)
Dry Weight 208kg (458 lbs.); 210 kg (462 lbs.) CA. model
Suspension Front Telescopic, cartridge-type, oil damped, adjustable preload
Suspension Rear Link-type, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Brakes Front Dual hydraulic disc
Brakes Rear Single hydraulic disc
Tires Front 110/80R-19
Tires Rear N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 liter (5.8 gal.)
Color Gray/Black, Black/Silver


MSRP: $11,999

Engine Type Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 90º V-twin, DOHC, 8-valves, TSCC
Displacement 996 cc
Bore/Stroke 98.0 x 66.0 mm
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Lubrication Wet sump
Ignition Digital/Transitorized
Starter Electric
Transmission 6 speed
Final Drive #530 chain
Overall LxWxH (mm) 2,295 x 865 x 1,335 (mm)
LxWxH (in) 90.4 x 34.1 x 52.6 (in)
Seat Height 840 mm (33.1 in)
Wheelbase 1,535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight 207 kg (456 lbs)
Front Suspension Telescopic, cartridge-type, oil adjustable preload
Rear Suspension Link-type, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
Front Brakes Dual hyrdraulic disc
Rear Brake Single hydraulic disc
Front Tire 110/80R-19
Rear Tire 150/70R-17
Fuel Tank Capacity 22 liter (4.8 imp. gal)
Colour Black/Gray, Black/Silver

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