The Big V-Strom: Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050
The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is one of the most versatile models in the 2021 Suzuki line-up. In the US, it’s the same model as the one from 2020. However, across the border in Canada, it’s a 2021 model. Now, if you’re looking for an adventure-focused Japanese motorcycle that can take you across rough terrain or across the city in equal measure, then the V-Strom 1050 is for you. It has adventure ergonomics but urban practicalities too.
The heart of the V-Strom 1050 is a burly 1,037 cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-twin engine. It’s a powerful unit that produces a claimed 106 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. Despite the engine’s performances, it’s still compliant with global emissions standards. For 2021, the V-Strom boasts a refined ride-by-wire system, along with a number of exciting riding aids.
The most notable of these include an updated Traction Control System, which includes four levels of adjustment. Other top features include a Drive Mode Selector that offers three engine power modes, an Easy Start System, and a Low RPM Assist feature.
But like with most Suzuki motorcycles, there’s plenty more on offer. The V-Strom 1050 also features the Suzuki Clutch Assist System for smoother gear changes, KYB suspension, 10-spoke cast-aluminum wheels, and Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tires as standard.
For 2021, the V-Strom 1050 is available in Glass Sparkle Black with Solid Iron Gray in the US. Canada gets the same, but with an additional Candy Daring Red with Glass Sparkle Black option.
The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 starts from $13,999 USD / $14,399 CAD.
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- Price: $13,999 USD / $14,399 CAD
- Key Features:
- DR-Big Dakar-inspired styling
- Ride-by-Wire dual electronic throttle assemblies
- All-new, multifunction instrument panel
- Engine: 1037 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin engine
- Power: 106 HP
- Torque: 74 lb-ft
- Kerb Weight: 520.4 lbs (236 kg)
- Seat Height: 33.7 in (855 mm)
2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 Specifications