Suzuki Motorcycles Australia has confirmed pricing for its incoming V-Strom 1050 adventure bike range, which is set to hit local dealerships from August 13, 2020. 

The new-generation V-Strom will launch in two variants, with the entry-spec bike priced from $17,990 rideaway, while the top-spec 1050XT will be available from $20,990 rideaway.

Three colours will be available for the XT, including Pearl Briliant White/Glass Blaze Orange, Champion Yellow and Glass Sparkle Black, however, the base 1050 will be exclusively offered in Glass Sparkle Black.

Styling has been updated across the range, and a new ride-by-wire system affords the 1050XT cruise control (between 50km/h – 160km/h), three rider modes and four levels of traction control.

Also distinguishing the XT is a number of upgrades including wire-spoked wheels and a technology suite that includes hill hold, which applies the rear brake automatically when the bike is stopped on an incline.

The XT also benefits from slope dependent and load dependent control systems, which autonomously stabilise the bike using brake pressure, while cornering ABS with two levels of intervention and LED indicators are also equipped.

Suzuki Motorcycles Australia says that 70 per cent of V-Strom customers are experienced motorcyclists aged from 45 and above.

Other XT specific upgrades include a height adjustable windscreen, a height adjustable seat, centre stand, accessory bar, handguards, a side case attachment and a bash plate. Notably, these parts will be offered optionally on the base V-Strom as part of a significant factory-fit accessories catalogue.

The V-Strom carries over its 1037cc 90-degree twin, however, the engine has been tuned up to meet Euro5 emissions standards and produce an extra 5kW, to a total output of 79kW.

Key details are shown on an LCD instrument panel.

Other creature comforts include a USB charging point on the instrument panel and a 12V charging point under the seat, however, the V-Strom misses out on modern features like a TFT display and smartphone connectivity.

The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 uses a 43mm KYB forks which are adjustable for preload, compression and rebound damping, while the rear KYB shock can be adjusted for preload.

Braking is managed by Tokico monobloc calipers grabbing 310mm rotors, and Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tyres are fitted as standard.

The range-topping Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT is priced from $20,990 rideaway.
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