Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom Desert Edition




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Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom Desert Edition




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 V-Strom 1000 Desert keeps all the fantastic qualities of the V-Strom 1000 Adventure but with a number of additional extras including a Garmin 590 sat nav, and comes in Glass Desert Khaki.

This model comes complete with:

  • LED fog lights

  • Side cases

  • Engine bars

  • Hand guards

  • Heated grips

  • Lower cowling

  • Centre stand

  • Garmin 590 sat nav system

More than a decade ago, Suzuki developed the V-Strom 650. The motorcycle offered incredible versatility, comfort, and a fun to ride character. The well-balanced package included an incredibly versatile V-twin engine and lightweight aluminum chassis. Sharing the spirit of the globally successful V-Strom 650 ABS, the all-new, V-Strom 1000 will deliver fun, excitement and versatility to the open class rider who seeks a new world of motorcycling adventure.

The riding experience will be further enhanced with these new features to satisfy even the most savvy adventure motorcyclists.

Strong, rider-friendly Engine:

A totally redesigned, liquid-cooled 1000cc V-twin engine produces effortless acceleration along with a strong V-twin rumble.

Lightweight, well-balanced Chassis:

Slim and lightweight aluminum frame, thickly padded seat and an adjustable windscreen provides an easy, comfortable, and fun to ride character.

Brake and Suspension:

Performance-inspired radial mount front brake caliper with Antilock Brake System provides riders confidence in braking on various road conditions. The V-Strom 1000 ABS  also features an inverted front fork and an easy to adjust single shock style rear suspension.

Distinctive Styling Design:

Inspired by the 1988 DR750S—Suzuki’s first big on/off-road machine—the V-Strom 1000 features bold and distinctive styling to create an unmatched presence.

Advanced Traction Control System:

Suzuki’s advanced traction control system is equipped for enhanced sport riding, performance, and the peace of mind to negotiate slippery surfaces with confidence.

Luggage System:

An all new luggage system was designed and tested in harmony with the big V-Strom’s overall development. The luggage system provides easy installation, a narrow overall width when installed, and a clean look when detached.