V-STROM 1050


V-STROM 1050 2023

$22,990 Ride Away

Calculate OR FROM $122p/w*


V-STROM 1050DE 2023

$24,690 Ride Away

Calculate OR FROM $131p/w*

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What Real Living Feels Like

Since its inception in 2002, the V-STROM brand has attracted massive global fan-fare by providing owners with consummate comfort, convenience, reliability and enjoyment for money.

The latest generation V-STROM model line-up; the V-STROM 1050 and flagship V-STROM 1050DE   convey Suzuki’s commitment to satisfying the needs of modern adventure riders, who want  motorcycles built to take them wherever they wish to go.

The  V-STROM 1050 is  designed for maximising comfort and performance for long-distance adventure touring, primarily on paved surfaces.  Featuring  19-inch front and 17-inch rear cast aluminium wheels   and a large touring windscreen with  tool-less height adjustment.  

In contrast, the V-STROM 1050DE introduces several new features aimed at  optimising performance on unpaved surfaces.  These include the adoption of a 21-inch wire-spoked wheel, longer rake and wheelbase enhancing controllability on gravel and flat dirt, increased suspension travel for better bump absorption, wider handlebars, wider steel footpegs, aluminium engine protection and  an accessory bar as standard equipment. Also newly introduced  Gravel [G] mode to the Suzuki Traction Control System and the ability to switch OFF rear ABS.

An engine that aims to please 

Suzuki’s highly acclaimed 1,037cc, 90° V-twin, DOHC engine features strong linear torque in the mid RPM range, and free-revving nature that maximises power output in the high RPM range. 

The outstanding characteristics of  a  90° V-twin engine make it the perfect fit for the V-STROM 1050.   Its design provides perfect primary balance, with each of the two cylinders cancelling each out the vibration of the other. This eliminates the need for any balancer shafts, preventing the mechanical losses associated with them, and this connects to improving thermal efficiency for higher power output. 

The layout of the V-twin engine allows for a slimmer chassis design with a lower centre of gravity, contributing to nimbler handling and greater manoeuvrability.

  • Transmission

    Optimised Ratios

    The six-speed transmission features updated gear ratios. The revised ratio for first gear makes shifting from first through to fifth smoother and improves acceleration. Sixth gear was also optimised for greater comfort at highway speeds.

  • Clutch

    Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS)

    The advanced slipper clutch delivers a light clutch lever pull, reducing rider fatigue. It also ensures positive power transfer when accelerating and smoother deceleration when downshifting, preventing rear-wheel hopping.

  • Engine

    Forged Pistons

    The V-twin engines employs highly-rigid, lightweight forged pistons. The heads are anodized and conical machining inside the wrist pin holes transfer load and mitigate stress transferred to the crowns for enhanced durability.

  • Fuel System

    Electronic Throttle Bodies

    Each of the two cylinders is fed by independent 49mm large-bore electronically-controlled throttle bodies. The butterfly valve of each throttle body is open and closed independently to achieve precise throttle control.

  • Valve Train

    Sodium-Filled Exhaust Valves

    Hollow sodium-filled exhuast valves help reduce the temperature in the combustion chamber. This not only results in better loading efficiency and improved feeling, it also contributes to improving the durability of the valves themselves.

  • Ignition

    Suzuki Dual Spark Technology

    Each cylinder utilises two iridium spark plugs. The primary plug fires throughout the engine's rpm range, while the secondary plug helps improve combustion efficiency and power delivery at low rpm.

Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S)

The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S) features a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems. The rider can freely choose the settings of each system to best suit their level of skill and experience, and to optimise performance characteristics for the riding conditions and road surface at any given moment.

These systems  help make the V-STROM 1050 more controllable, predicable, and less tiring to operate.  Each system has been designed and thoroughly tested to operate the way a rider expects, providing an exciting riding experience that inspires confidence.

  • Suzuki Traction Control System

    Designed to prevent the rear wheel from slipping, this sytem reduces stress and fatigue whilst instilling greater confidence. The rider can select from 3 modes of control or can opt to turn the system off altogether.

  • Cruise Control System

    This system maintains a set speed without operating the throttle. Available in 2nd gear and above at engine speeds between 2,000rpm and 7,000rpm, which roughly translates to vehicle speeds of 25km/h to 160km/h.

  • Hill Hold Control System

    Automatically applies the rear brake for 30 seconds after coming to a stop while facing uphill on an incline, even when the brake lever or pedal is released. This helps to prevent rollback.

  • Slope Dependent Control

    Constantly monitors posture and angle, and if required controls brake pressure to prevent rear wheel lift and help achieve confident braking, even when riding downhill.

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (SDMS)

SDMS is designed to offer the rider a choice between three different modes that change output characteristics to match riding conditions or preferences. 

Mode A  (Active) provides the sharpest response at low to mid-range speeds and reaches the top of its power curve at lower rpm. Settings for torque characteristics are finely tuned to deliver the exciting acceleration and fully leverage the V-twin engine’s power.  It is well suited for enjoying spirited runs on winding roads in good weather.

Mode B  (Basic) reaches the same level of maximum output, but features  a more linear curve with slightly softer throttle response at low to mid-range speeds. Labelled as the perfect setting for touring, this mode aims to make the motorcycle more controllable  and instil confidence when accelerating, and to make it a good fit for a wide range of rider styles and road conditions in everyday riding.

Mode C  (Comfort) provides the softest throttle response and more gentle torque characteristics, delivering power in smoother linear fashion while still reaching the same level of maximum power output. The gentler throttle response and limited torque production as the throttle is opened makes more obedient and controllable when riding on wet or otherwise slippery surfaces, when road conditions are bad, or even when the rider wants to relax and enjoy a ride home after a long outing.

  • 6-Axis IMU

    Integrating accelerometers and gyroscopes into a single compact package, the 6-axis Bosch IMU measures angular rate and acceleration to constantly monitor pitch, roll, and yaw.

  • Bi-directional Quick Shift System

    Allows the rider to shift up or down without needing to operate the clutch or throttle. The system delivers clean, silky-smooth upshifts with uninterrupted acceleration. Downshifts are also quick and smooth, thanks to the automatic hands-free blipping function.

  • Gravel Mode (DE Only)

    The V-STROM 1050DE features an additional G (Gravel) traction control mode that allows a certain amount of rear-wheel slip when riding on unpaved surfaces. Not recommended for use on paved surfaces.

  • Rear ABS Deactivation (DE Only)

    For improved controllability on gravel and other unpaved surfaces, the rear ABS can be turned off on the V-STROM 1050DE. The system is also optimised to work in conjunction with the new 21-inch front wheel.

Radial  mount brake calipers

Tokico radial mount monobloc four-piston front brake calipers are mated with 310mm floating dual discs to provide sure stopping power and controllable braking performance.  The rear brake sports a 260mm disc and matched with a single-piston pin-slide caliper. 

Motion Track Brake System

This system enhances control by allowing ABS activation not only when travelling in a straight line, but also when the bike is leaning whilst cornering. Intervention is determined by monitoring input from the front and rear wheel speed sensors along with vehicle posture data from the IMU.  The compact hydraulic ABS unit controls brake pressure in response to the data received. The bike is therefore less likely to try to push itself upright or lose traction, instead maintaining its radius and lean angle to better trace the rider’s intended line through the corner.  Even if the rider panics and brakes heavily in a corner, the system assists in maintaining stability while slowing or stopping the motorcycle. 

Combined Brake System

Braking confidence is further enhanced via the Combined Braking System which provides braking power to the both front and rear brakes when operating the front brake lever.

Two-mode ABS

This system allows the rider to select between two levels of ABS intervention. Mode 1 provides minimal intervention, while Mode 2 intervenes more proactively. 

Breakout Performance Backed by Solid Core Strength 

The V-STROM 1050’s compact, lightweight aluminium chassis is engineered to maximise agility, comfort, utility and reassuring riding pleasure.  Every aspect reflects a focus on great handling and control in a broad range of real-world conditions. 

The latest generation offers riders the choice between optimisations geared towards their preferences for pursuing different types of adventure riding. 

The V-STROM 1050 is engineered with a stronger focus on maximising comfort and riding pleasure on  sealed surfaces whereas the V-STROM 1050DE aims to  enhance performance and control when exploring off the beaten track. 

Features Comparison | V-STROM 1050 vs V-STROM 1050DE

Cast-aluminium wheels and adventure tyres 

The V-STROM 1050 rides on 10-spoke cast aluminium wheels shod with Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 radial tyres. The 110/80R19 front and 150/70R17 rear  tyres contribute to nimbler handling and positive grip, while providing a smooth ride and greater comfort when touring  for long distances.

Wire-spoked wheels and semi-block pattern tyres

The V-STROM 1050DE rides on wire-spoked wheels and adopts a 21-inch aluminium front rim for greater stability and better control when tearing up gravel roads. The 90/90-21 Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR tyre in the front and 150/70R17 Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR in the rear feature a semi-block pattern and an internal structure  designed exclusively for the V-STROM 1050DE. These new adventure tyres are built to provide solid performance on the road , as well as good grip and nimble handling when exploring gravel roads and trails.

Height-adjustable touring screen 

The height-adjustable windscreen for the V-STROM 1050 helps reduce fatigue on long rides by cutting wind noise and preventing buffeting. With its shape and size defined by extensive wind  tunnel testing, the screen can be adjusted by hand using a quick release handle providing the choice between 11 positions that cover a 50mm vertical range. 

Tinted sports screen 

The V-STROM 1050DE features a smaller, sporty  tinted screen designed to maximise visibility when adventuring down country trails and on gravel roads. While 80mm shorter and slightly narrower than the V-STROM 1050 windscreen, it has been extensively tested to assure rider comfort and prevent wind buffeting. 

Seats designed for comfort and performance 

The rider and pillion seats are designed to achieve a comfortable upright riding position  that reduces fatigue, even when touring for long distances. The height of the V-STROM 1050 rider seat can be adjusted upward by up to 20mm. Adjustment is performed using the included tool and the height riser stored beneath the pillion seat.  

Lightweight seat designed for  performance 

The V-STROM 1050DE seat features a fixed-height design with a new bottom shape that not only reduces weight by 706g (37%), it also achieves greater rigidity. This durable new seat better stands up to input load when riding on unpaved surfaces, as well as to weight shifts as the rider changes position. rider and pillion seats are designed to achieve a comfortable upright

Rubber-covered aluminium footpegs

The V-STROM 1050 is fitted with rubber-covered aluminium footpegs that are designed to withstand whatever punishment adventure riding dishes out, while at the same time providing comfort when touring for long distances. 

Wider steel footpegs

The V-STROM 1050DE is fitted with wider, tough-looking steel footpegs designed to offer greater stability when standing on the pegs while riding. The rubber-covers can also be removed for even more grip in slippery conditions. The bank sensors are also lengthened to compensate for the increased size of the front wheel. 



Plastic under cover

The V-STROM 1050 is fitted with a plastic under cover that matches its tough yet refined image. 

Aluminium engine protector 

The V-STROM 1050DE adopts a rugged looking aluminium engine protector to match its tough image, as well as new side and centre stands designed to match the taller ground clearance of the 1050DE’s custom chassis geometry. 


Heavy-duty drive chain

To achieve greater durability when riding on gravel roads and trails, the V-STROM 1050DE boasts a stronger drive chain with sturdier links and large diameter pins. 


Optimised Suspension 

43mm KYB inverted fully adjustable front forks  deliver a smooth, controllable ride and feature stable damping characteristics well  suited to adventure touring.   The link-type KYB rear shock contributes to agility and stability, and its preload can be adjusted by simply turning the dial by hand.  This is particularly beneficial when preparing to ride two-up with a pillion or when carrying a load.

Aluminium Swingarm 

The  V-STROM  1050DE adopts a new longer version of the proven rugged and  lightweight swingarm design from the V-STROM 1050.  While retaining the same level of vertical and lateral rigidity that provides nimble handling, it also increases torsional rigidity by approximately 10% to support straight-line stability. 


5-inch TFT LCD Multi-information Display 

A new custom 5-inch full-colour TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel features clearly legible information displays, keeping the rider fully informed on the motorcycle’s systems and settings, and supplying real-time operating status information. 

The tachometer doubles as a programmable RPM indicator light that blinks when the engine reaches a preset speed. 

The display setting can be manually switched between  Day (white) and Night  (black) displays or this can be done automatically, ensuring visibility is maximised at any hour and in any riding situation. 



USB Port

A USB port built into the left side of the multi-function instrument panel allows for smartphone recharging. 

12V DC Outlet

A 12V DC outlet located under the pillion seat  can be used to charge or power a variety of devices. 

  • Lighting

    LED Lighting

    Vertically stacked LED headlights provide the rider with a clearer view of the road ahead.

  • Lighting

    LED Indicators & Tail Light

    LED indicators and LED tail unit unit ensure clear visibility and practical durability.

  • Ergonomics

    Intuitive Handlebar Switches

    The ergonomic switch layout maximises operating ease and efficiency, allowing the rider to access controls while remaining focuses on the road ahead.

  • Styling

    Body Graphics

    Decals for the V-STROM 1050 are designed to appear as the wings of a phoenix-like apparition, while the stripes used on the V-STROM 1050DE express speed and a sense of forward motion.

  • Intake

    Air Cleaner Box

    The elongated intake pipe for the air cleaner box contributes to increasing torque production at low rpm and helps achieve the V-twin engine's unique power output characteristics.

  • Ergonomics

    Aluminium Handlebars

    The aluminium handlebar flex characteristics have been optimised for paved surfaced (V-STROM 1050) and unpaved surfaces (V-STROM 1050DE). The 1050DE bars are also wider by 20mm per side to provide greater control when traversing rough surfaces.

  • Fit & Finish

    Stylish Mirrors

    The mirrors compliment the V-STROM 1050's tough-looking styling with a design that also provides excellent visual confirmation of following traffic.

  • Protection

    Accessory Bar

    By helping protect the frame and other vulnerable parts in the event the bike is dropped, the standard-equipment accessory bar lends the rider greater confidence when riding on gravel and flat dirt.


Explore the full range of Genuine Suzuki  Accessories  available for the latest-generation V-STROM 1050.



  • Displacement

  • 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
  • Length

  • Width

  • Height

  • Wheelbase

  • Seat Height

  • Fuel Capacity

  • Wet Weight

  • Warranty

    2 Year Unlimited Kilometre
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  • Displacement

  • 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
  • Length

  • Width

  • Height

  • Wheelbase

  • Seat Height

  • Fuel Capacity

  • Wet Weight

  • Warranty

    3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)
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Bonus 12-month Warranty Extension

Boulevard, GSX-R, GSX-S, Hayabusa, SV and V-STROM road registered models 250cc and above purchased after 1st July 2021 are eligible for an additional bonus 12-month warranty extension. (3 Years / 36 months in total)

To qualify, owners simply need to ensure their applicable Suzuki motorcycle is serviced and maintained in accordance with the product service scheduled as outlined in their owner’s manual based on time or mileage, whichever occurs first.

Service inspections must also be performed exclusively by an authorised Suzuki Motorcycle dealer or appointed Suzuki Service agent using only genuine Suzuki parts and ECSTAR oil.

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