Motorcycles unveiled two V-Strom models -- V-Strom 1050XT and V-Strom 1050 at the 77th edition of
the Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori
(EICMA 2019) in Milan, Italy. The company displayed its entire range of
motorcycle at the show.
V-Strom 1050XT is equipped with a comprehensive electronics package and uses
the new Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), which is aimed at enhancing
everything from rider comfort to performance and practicality. Riders can
select from two ABS modes, depending on the surface and riding conditions.
V-Strom 1050XT’s Motion Track Brake System also includes slope-dependent
control, which optimises pressure across the front and rear brakes to maintain
control and avoid rear wheel lift under heavy braking downhill, and
load-dependent control, where the ABS unit constantly learns changes in
deceleration through the input of hydraulic pressure as the load increases or
decreases, when riding with luggage or with a pillion. The system remembers the
optimal relationship between the deceleration and hydraulic pressure. The
system also features hill hold control, which means the brake is automatically
applied when stopped on an upward slope to prevent roll-back and aid easier
starts, especially when laden with pillion and luggage, and rider comfort
during long-distance touring is further taken care of with the addition of
cruise control. A three-mode traction control system replaces the previous
two-mode system. It can also be turned off. Riders can also select from one of
three engine modes, which alter throttle response while still delivering the
same peak power. The new V-Strom also gets the latest versions of Suzuki’s low
RPM assist and easy-start function.
unmistakably V-Strom, the new design is a thoroughly modern take on the styling
of the legendary DR-Z race bike and DR Big production machine. Careful thought
went into the finish of the V-Twin engine, with new bolts completing a look
that sees the cylinder heads, clutch cover, alternator cover, and water pump
case finished in a classy bronze. Completing the striking new look is a new
vertically stacked rectangular LED headlight plus LED tail light and LED
new Euro 5-compliant 1037cc, 90° V-Twin engine in the V-Strom 1050XT puts out
more power than the outgoing V-Strom 1000, with peak power up by 7% to 107 PS,
while it maintains its easy-to-use, flexible character and strong linear drive.
This is achieved with reprofiled intake and exhaust cams, with increased lift
duration and less overlap. Twin-plug heads remain, along with lightweight
three-ring-type forged pistons. A new radiator increases cooling capacity by
15%, and there is a new oil cooler. A slipper clutch aids smoother downshifts
and lighter lever action. Wheels are lightweight DID aluminium, wire-spoked
rims, with a 19” front and 17” rear for dependable performance on a variety of
surfaces and in different riding conditions. They wear Bridgestone Battlax
Adventure A41 radial tyres.
1050: The V-Strom 1050 shares many of
the features of the flagship V-Strom 1050XT but with some differences to enable
a lower price. The V-Strom 1050 shares the same engine and chassis platform as
the XT model but replaces spoked wheels with cast aluminium items. Whilst
keeping the same three-mode traction control system and three selectable engine
power modes, the V-Strom 1050 loses the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System and its
cruise control and Motion Track Brake System with linked brakes, hill hold,
slope and load control and switchable ABS modes.
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