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2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050/DE/DE Adventure [Specs, Features, Photos]


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The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is Ready for Anything


Suzuki’s top-of-the-line adventure model, the V-Strom 1050, is back for another year. Fundamentally this iteration is very similar to previous years except for two new upgrade packages – the 1050DE and the 1050DE Adventure, which replace the XT models from last year. The V-Strom line is well known for its extreme versatility, and this very well may be the most versatile model yet.

The 2023 V-Strom 1050 retains its 1037cc V-twin heart, which makes 106hp and 74 lb-ft of torque. Suzuki says this engine platform has been engineered for linear torque in the mid-rpm range and max power in the high-rpm range. An interesting feature of this powerplant is that its the first Suzuki to have hollow sodium-filled exhaust valves. This serves to help reduce temperature in the combustion chamber. While the bike is largely the same as previous years, it does have a few new features for the 2023 model year, including a bi-directional quick shifter, a new 5” LCD gauge screen, and a revised cruise control system.

The 2023 V-Strom 1050 comes standard with some extremely handy tech that has been inherited from throughout the excellent 2023 Suzuki Lineup, including the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System. This system is designed to make life with the V-Strom 1050 easier and includes features like cruise control, ABS, and a load-dependent control system, which calculates and executes optimal braking according to the load onboard the bike.

The 2023 V-Strom 1050 can be purchased in one of three packages – the basic model, which Suzuki claims is focused on comfortable touring riding, the DE package, which is geared more at exploring gravel roads and country trails, and the DE Adventure, which is the Japanese manufacturer’s ultimate adventure bike. The DE upgrade package includes a longer wheelbase, longer suspension stroke, wider handlebars, and an aluminum engine protector, among other offroad upgrades and goodies. The DE Adventure gets everything the DE has and also adds a set of aluminum side cases.

There are truly too many features packed into this line of bikes to list here, and needless to say, this bike is an insanely capable machine no matter what type of adventure rider you are.

The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 starts at $15,199 USD / $17,899 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc., so you can read up on the new 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050/DE/DE Adventure in one place.

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Motorcycle Overview​

General Info​

  • Price: $15,199 USD / $17,899
  • Key Features:
    • Extremely Capable 1037cc V-Twin
    • Optional Upgrade Packages
    • Suzuki Intelligent Ride System
    • Full LED lighting

Main Specs

  • Engine: 1037cc V- twin
  • Power: 106hp
  • Torque: 74 lb-ft
  • Weight: 534 lbs (242 kg)
  • Seat Height: 33.7 inches (855mm) – Basic Package


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2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050/DE/DE Adventure Specifications​


Engine1037cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin
Bore x Stroke100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.9 in. x 2.6 in.)
Compression Ratio11.5:1
Fuel SystemFuel injection, Ride-by-Wire equipped
LubricationWet sump


Transmission6-speed constant mesh
ClutchWet, multi-plate type
Final DriveChain, O-ring type, RK525SMOZ8, 116 links


Suspension FrontInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontTokico, 4-piston calipers, twin disc
Brakes RearNissin, 2-piston, single disc
Tires Front110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless
Tires Rear150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)


IgnitionElectronic ignition (CDI)
Spark Plug
Traction ControlSuzuki Traction Control System
ABSSuzuki Antilock Braking System


Overall Length2265 mm (89.2 in.)
Overall Width940 mm (37.0 in.)
Overall Height1515 mm (59.6 in.)
Ground Clearance
Wheelbase1555 mm (61.2 in.)
Seat Height855 mm (33.7 in.)
Curb Weight242 kg (534 lbs)


Warranty12-month limited warranty

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2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050/DE/DE Adventure Features​


Suzuki Protection Plan is a comprehensive plan that covers all mechanical, electrical and computer systems on your Suzuki Motorcycle or ATV. Ask your local Authorized Dealer about Suzuki Protection Plan for extra peace of mind.Suzuki Protection Plan is a comprehensive plan that covers all mechanical, electrical and computer systems on your Suzuki Motorcycle or ATV. Ask your local Authorized Dealer about Suzuki Protection Plan for extra peace of mind.


V-STROM 1050 lets you freely escape into the wilderness and explore to your heart’s content. A sleek look with the latest features allows for a smooth and comfortable ride. Limitless potential to continue your adventure. Ride on, my friend. The latest generation of V-STROM is always by your side.

V-STROM 1050 has features that let you go the distance:

A comfortable, upright riding position, with cast-aluminum wheels shod with a 19″ front and 17″ rear tire
Large touring windscreen with handy quick-release height adjustment
Convenient mounting bar for accessories like GPS plus USB port
Two-piece seat built for comfort for rider and passenger
Aluminum tapered handlebars provide good steering control plus vibration dampening
Adjustable clutch and brake levers and shifter and rear brake pedal adjustments for an easy reach


V-STROM 1050 features a proven design with 1037 cm3 V-twin engine with a deep rumble in the low rpm range, strong and linear torque in the mid rpm range and maximum power in the high rpm range. Other performance-enhancing technologies:

New hollow sodium-filled exhaust valves to help reduce temperature in the combustion chamber – NEW!
Updated six-speed transmission realizes smoother shifting and improved controllability – UPDATE
Dual Spark Technology to maximize combustion efficiency


Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) is a system that better supports the rider in matching performance to the riding conditions, surface or preferred riding style. For the V-STROM 1050, emphasis is on riding distance in comfort, so SIRS offers a range of features to make riding more pleasurable.

Bi-directional Quick Shift system (with ON/OFF) provides quicker and smoother operation without the need to operate the clutch lever – NEW!

Suzuki Traction Control System (STCS)​

Ride-by-wire electronic throttle to respond faithfully to the rider’s intentions with a slightly stiffer grip action when opening the throttle to deliver greater controllability and an even more natural feel – UPDATE
Cruise Control System is updated to allow for a broader range of speed and gear settings – UPDATE
3 mode settings + off allow the rider to control the performance characteristics
Motion Track Brake System allows ABS activation when the bike is leaning into a corner
Hill Hold Control System helps ensure smoother restarts after stopping on an incline
Slope Dependent Control System provides more stable braking when travelling downhill
Load Dependent Control System supports optimal braking when carrying a load
Suzuki Easy Start System starts the engine with a quick press of the starter button
Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS) realizes a light touch to Clutch lever operation that helps reduce fatigue on long rides and contributes to smoother shifting
Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist function helps maintain engine idle speed for smoother and easier starts


The V-STROM 1050 features fully adjustable KYB inverted front forks and adjustable link-type rear suspension, the ride is smooth, controllable, agile and stable. For sure stopping power and controllability, V-STROM 1050 has four-piston radial-mount front brake callipers mated with 310mm floating-mount dual discs.

V-STROM 1050 features a new 5-inc colour TFT LCD multi-function instrument panel with both day and night visibility features for easy operability in all light conditions. A USB port is built into the left side of the meter cluster and a 12V DC outlet is supplied under the seat to charge devices.


It also features full LED lighting with both the front stacked headlight for a clear view of what’s ahead, along with compact LED position lights, turn signals and tail light to ensure visibility.

2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050/DE/DE Adventure Photos​

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2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050/DE/DE Adventure Videos​

New 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE: Everything You Need To Know! by MOTOBOB:

Old but Gold(ish) – 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 and 1050 DE ridden by MCN:


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