Suzuki Motorcycles Australia is gearing up to release its new V-Strom 1050XT priced from $20,990 rideaway.
The 1050XT sits atop the range, however, Suzuki has yet to reveal pricing for the standard 1050 variant.
Distinguishing the XT is a number of upgrades including wire-spoked wheels and a technology suite that includes hill hold, slope dependent and load dependent control systems.
The XT is also available in Champion Yellow, Glass Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black: the latter of which is the only option for the standard bike.
As reported, the new-generation V-Strom features a 1037cc 90-degree twin, which has been tuned up to meet Euro5 emissions standards and produce an extra 5kW.
Styling has also been updated, and a new ride-by-wire system allows for cruise control, rider modes and traction control.
Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT specifications
ENGINE: 90° V-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC
TRANSMISSION: 6-Speed constant mesh with back-torque-limiting clutch
FRONT SUSPENSION: 43mm KYB inverted forks with adjustable compression, rebound and spring preload
REAR SUSPENSION: Link type, KYB shock with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
FRONT BRAKES: Tokico radial-mount, four-piston calipers, 310mm floating discs
REAR BRAKES: Nissin single-piston caliper, 260mm disc with ABS
FUEL CAPACITY: 20.0L
SEAT HEIGHT: 850mm
WET WEIGHT: 247Kg
WARRANTY: Two-year, unlimited kilometre
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