Suzuki has revealed its new V-Strom 800DE, a new middleweight adventure bike set to land around the same time as the new Honda XL750 Transalp, priced from $18,590 rideaway.

While the parallel-twin-powered V-Strom 800DE is likely to eventually succeed its V-twin-motivated V-Strom 650XT sibling, both will remain on sale in 2023 with the latter offered in both LAMS and full-power configurations from $14,990.

Meanwhile, the larger-capacity V-Strom 1050DE is expected to launch in March from $24,690, before the 800DE hits showrooms in July.

The new V-Strom 800DE was unveiled at the EICMA motorcycle show this evening alongside the new GSX-8S, with both bikes drawing power from a new 62kW/78Nm 776cc parallel-twin motor, signalling the discontinuation of the brand’s ageing V-twin powerplant.

The bike takes on familiar, yet refreshed styling, with dirt-focussed components like a 21-inch front hoop, Showa suspension (220mm travel), wide tapered handlebars and switchable ABS (rear only).

2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE

Other key features include hand adjustable preload for the rear suspension, twin 310mm front brake discs, a 20-litre fuel tank and Dunlop Trailmax dual-purpose tyres on the 21- and 17-inch wire spoked wheels (front-to-rear).

The bike also benefits from a special ‘gravel’ traction control mode, a 5.0-inch TFT screen, full LED lighting, three-way adjustable windscreen, a USB port as well as an up/down quickshifter fitted as standard.

As well as the current middleweight adventure bike heavy hitters like the Yamaha Tenere 700 and KTM 890 Adventure, the new Suzuki V-Strom 800DE will surely compete with the incoming Honda Transalp which was revealed today with a new 755cc parallel twin engine making 67.5kW and 75Nm.

2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE

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Drew
Drew
1 year ago

Call a spade a spade. And call a heavyweight a heavyweight. It’s the same weight as an Africa Twin and not in the same league as the T7 or TA.

Thiago
Thiago
Reply to  Spencer Leech
1 year ago

Exactly. Some people just want a comfortable bike capable of crossing some unpaved roads.

Mark
Mark
Reply to  Thiago
1 year ago

I totally agree