Adventure-Ready: The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT
The V-Strom 1050XT joins the 2021 Suzuki line-up, depending on what side of the border you’re sitting on. In the US, it remains the same as the previous 2020 model. However, in Canada, it’s a new model for 2021. Though, it’s called the V-Strom 1050XA instead. This is a more adventure-focused version of the successful V-Strom 1050, equipped with plenty of extra Suzuki Motorcycles accessories to make adventure touring even more exciting.
Like the base model V-Strom 1050, the XT version draws power from Suzuki’s powerful 1,037 cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, V-twin engine that offers up a hearty 106 horsepower and 74 lb-ft of torque. Naturally, the engine is complemented with a full suite of riding aids, including IMU-controlled ABS, traction control, cruise control, drive mode selector, and more.
What separates the 1050XT from the base model is the addition of a number of adventure-touring features. These include handguards, fully spoked wheels, a height-adjustable windshield, and more. The balance of performance, practicality, and price make the V-Strom a worthy rival to similarly designed Japanese motorcycles on the market, such as the Versys 1000 or Africa Twin.
For 2021, the V-Strom 1050XT is available in a number of color options depending on your locale. In the USA, it’s available in Champion Yellow No. 2, or Pearl Brilliant White with Glass Blaze Orange. In Canada, the 1050XT is available in Champion Yellow with Glass Sparkle Black, plain Glass Sparkle Black, or Metallic Oort Gray with Glass Sparkle Black.
The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT starts from $14,799 USD / $16,099 CAD.
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- Price: $14,799 USD / $16,099 CAD
- Key Features:
- DR-Big Dakar-inspired adventure styling
- Ride-by-Wire dual electronic throttle assemblies
- Advanced IMU controlled ABS
- Engine: 1037 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin engine
- Power: 106 HP
- Torque: 74 lb-ft
- Kerb Weight: 544.6 lbs (247 kg)
- Seat Height: 33.5 in (850 mm)
2021 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Specifications