Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom Adventure




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Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom Adventure




Four stroke, 90°-V-twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


1037 cc /  63.2 cu-in

Bore x Stroke 100 x 66.0mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 11.3:1
Lubrication Wet sump
Oil capacity (Overhaul) 3.5 Litres / 7.4 US pts /  6.2 Imp pts


Suzuki Fuel Injection


Electronic ignition

Starting Electric

Max Power

73.9 kW / 99.2 hp / @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque

103 Nm / 10.5 kgf-m / 76 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, hydraulic


6 Speed 

Final Drive Chain
Primary Reduction Ratio 1.838 (57/31)
Final Reduction Ratio 2.411 (41/17)
Frame Aluminium, twin spar

Front Suspension

40mm Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Front Wheel Travel 160 mm / 6.3 in

Rear Suspension

Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Rear Wheel Travel 160 mm / 6.3 in

Front Brakes

2 x 310 mm discs, 4 piston radial calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 265 mm disc, 2 piston caliper, ABS

Front Tyre

110/80R19M/C 59V

Rear Tyre

150/70R17M/C 69V

Rake 25°
Trail 109 mm / 4.3 in

Length 2285 mm / 89.96 in

Width     865 mm / 34.05 in

Height 1410 mm / 55.5 in

Wheelbase 1555 mm / 61.2 in
Ground clearance 165 mm / 6.5 in
Seat Height 851 mm / 33.5 in

Wet Weight

228 kg / 502.6 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20 Litres / 5.3 US gal / 4.4 Imp gal

Average Consumption

5.7 L/100 km / 17.4 km/l / 41 US mpg / 49 Imp mpg

Top Speed

225 km/h / 140 mph


The 2014 V-Strom 1000 is powered by a new 1037cc V-Twin engine, replacing the previous generation model’s 996cc powerplant. The new engine has a 100.0 mm bore, a 2 mm increase from the previous engine, though Suzuki says the pistons are no heavier than the previous ones. In fact, Suzuki says the entire engine is lighter yet more powerful and more controllable at low- and mid-range rpms.
Suzuki claims an output of 98.6 hp at 8000 rpm and 76.0 ft-lb. at 4000 rpm. Suzuki also claim fuel economy of 49.2 mpg. With a 5.3-gallon fuel tank, this translates to a range of about 260 miles.

The six-speed transmission has also been redesigned, with new gear ratios optimized for touring. The Suzuki Clutch Assist System helps makes shifting easier, acting as both a slipper clutch and lightening the clutch lever pull.

The new V-Strom also comes equipped with new electronics, including the first application of traction control on a Suzuki motorcycle. Suzuki’s TC system monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position and gear position, using that information to control engine output by managing ignition timing and air delivery. The traction control system offers two sensitivity modes, and can be disabled completely, all from controls on the left switchgear.

Anti-lock brakes are standard equipment, balancing stopping power and traction with wheel speeds. The V-Strom is equipped with a Tokico four-piston monobloc caliper gripping the twin 310 mm front discs while a single-piston caliper appliespressure to the 260 mm rear disc. Suspension is provided by a fully-adustable upside-down fork and preload-adjustable linked monoshock.

Styling-wise, the V-Strom has a prominent beak, a trendy element of modern ADV design but with a lineage that traces back to the 1988 Suzuki DR750S. The headlights are in a stacked configuration over the beak, leading up towards the windscreen which is adjustable via a patent-pending ratchet-gear mechanism that allows for changing the windscreen angle with one hand.

Other highlights include an LED tail light, optional removeable side cases, a top case, a 12V DC socket for electronic accessories and a claimed curb weight of 502.6 pounds. For 2014, Suzuki will offer four color options: Candy Daring Red, and Glass Desert Khaki and for the Adventure in Glass Sparkle Black.