Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom ABS Highlights

Looking sporty and cool, the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom ABS has a big comeback in the world of motorcycling. The V-Strom has impressive mid-range power and torque now that will ensure a remarkable riding experience. Its reliable V-twin engine, improved chassis and nimble handling sets it apart from other bikes in its class. It is also geared up with the ABS system along with the traction control for worry-free rides – it’s definitely a complete package. The revised fuel-injected V-Twin 1037 cc displacement engine now delivers unequaled stability at high speed, excellent low-to-mid range power, reduced weight and made it capable of carrying pillions for long tours. Its improve engine performance is achieved by increasing the bore x store and making the displacement larger, in which Suzuki engineers worked on it. The result is astonishing! Helping the bike handle its curb mass and improved handling is an improved single exhaust system by replacing the old dual muffler. Switching the traction control modes is made accessible on the left handlebar. Unlike the traction control system, the ABS system of the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom ABS is non-switchable but it supplies ample stopping power when braking under high speed. Boosting the rider’s comfort, handlebar are made closer, longer seat-to-peg distance with enough leg room for extra driving movements. Seat height is 34 inch, slightly rigid but still comfortable for longer travels. Suzuki offers reducing and increasing seat height for optimum comfort.

Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom ABS Technical Details


Engine Type:1037cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin
Bore And Stroke:100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.937 in x 2.598 in)
Compression Ratio:11.3 : 1
Fuel System:Suzuki Fuel Injection
Ignition:Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Lubrication:Wet sump
Transmission:6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive:Chain


Front Suspension:Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear Suspension:Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front Brake:Disc, twin
Rear Brake:Disc brake
Front Tire:110/80R19M/C 59V, tubeless
Rear Tire:150/70R17M/C 69V, tubeless
Ground Clearance:165 mm (6.5 in)
Wheelbase:1555 mm (61.22 in)
Seat Height:850mm (33.4in)
Fuel Capacity:5.3 US
Curb Weight:228 kg (502.65 lbs)

Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom ABS Review

Taking Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom ABS for a Ride

Appreciating the good weather, we went out to test our pick from the adventure tourers of Suzuki. We tackle street, canyons and freeways to test V-Strom’s ride quality and stability under different road conditions. Upon starting the engine, we noticed that off-idle throttle is a bit tricky, it should be squeezed smoothly to avoid a shaky start but gladly we get used to it quickly. Riding in heavy city traffic, the Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom ABS we are able to pass and draw a line through the traffic that only required us minimal shifting and power inputs. The engine is peppy that’s why we cannot complain when it delivered smooth and easy ride. We never experienced difficulties on approaching corners and twists though footpegs are in low position. The bike’s lively spirit encouraged us to lean into corners and we didn’t failed to perform it smoothly. Going on rough unpaved roads and city bumps doesn’t disappoint because its soft suspension and durable tires takes all the pressure for a smooth feeling. Riding the V-Strom on longer tours, seating position is just fine and comfortable with us not to mention our fair height. We never had fatigue and leg cramps because of its roomy ergonomics and comfortable seat. We tried with a passenger on board, the bike surprisingly handled the all the weight and its tires are did a good job too. Cruising is fun, the bike is still ready to roll after a long day of road test.

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