Suzuki V-Strom DL1000XT...

The Adventure Bike Rule Book, Re-Written...

What we say…

An Adventure Bike designed with the "riding Experience" at its core.

And it is a superb ride.

Lighter, lower & far more nimble handling in the real world, than all its competitors. If you've ridden sports bikes all your life & you're getting in to this scene, you have certain standards.

You want a slick gearbox - The V-Strom delivers. You'll hate needless weight - The V-Strom carries none and you just wont settle for lardy handling and sloppy "will it - wont it" brakes.

Now you don't have to. The V-Strom handles stupidly well for an adventure bike. And the brakes...well they're just outrageous.

Also available as a GT version, fitted with genuine 3 piece luggage for the ultimate adventure, including a top case (25L capacity), and side cases (21L right, 18L left capacity) for £11142.00 on the road.


Motion Track Brake System

The Bosch ABS system has been upgraded to the “Motion Track Brake System¹” by installing a 5-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and by combining the information of the posture of the vehicle with the front and rear wheel speeds, riders benefit from optimal vehicle stability not only in straight line braking but also when braking while cornering.


Irresistible Power

The V-Strom 1000XT is driven by a powerful and versatile 90-degree, DOHC, V-Twin. The strong, rider-friendly nature of this engine gives effortless acceleration no matter what the riding situation or the presence of a pillion rider.


Advanced Traction Control System

This system enables the rider to control the throttle with more confidence in difficult riding situations such as stone paved roads, two-up riding or when with a heavy load to minimise the stress and/or fatigue on long distance rides. The traction control system² continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position, and gear position with various sensors, and controls the engine output by managing the ignition timing and air delivery.


Optimally Balanced Frame

The V-Strom 1000XT is built on a slim, twin-spar aluminium frame, providing a smooth ride, and a sporty riding experience when pushed hard. The aluminium swing arm is set to a length to provide straight line stability and cornering stability at a high level. The bike feels reassuringly steady at high speeds even when it’s fully loaded with luggage and a pillion.


Excellent Flow

The effective windscreen on the V-Strom 1000XT uses a ratchet gear mechanism allowing the rider to easily choose from three angles. No tools are necessary and the ideal position can be selected by simply pushing the windscreen by one hand, even with gloves on. The height of the screen can also be set to three pre-set positions using four bolts.



Inheriting the Beak from the original DR-BIG, the V-Strom soars high, out of the city, over the mountains, and over all borders. The heritage from DR-BIG, is now ready to support your adventures, either BIG or daily. DR-BIG being the first Adventure model to have a “Beak”, the V-Strom brand has inherited that distinctive look.

What Suzuki says…

Plentiful power to conquer the steep mountain passes with a pillion rider, yet still putting a grin on your face with its exciting sportiness.

State-of-the-art technology, always there to support a difficult task. Comfort to go on and on, and on. combining the premium experience with real world usability, the relaxing luxury will let you soar out on your adventures.

All you need. V-Strom 1000XT.

Glass Sparkle Black

If we haven't got the colour you want - let us know and we'll try & get it...

Overall Length
2285 mm
Overall Width
865 mm
Overall Height
1410 mm
Wheel Base
1555 mm
Minimum Ground Clearance
165 mm
Seat Height
850 mm
Wet Weight
228 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity
20 litre
Engine Type
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin
Number of Cylinders
100 mm
66 mm
1037 cc
Compression Ratio
Maximum Power
74.00kW @ 8000rpm (100.61ps)
Maximum Torque
101.00N.m @ 4000rpm (74.49lb.ft)
Fuel System
Fuel injection system
Lubrication System
Wet sump
Clutch Type
Wet, Multi-plate
Transmission System
6-speed constant mesh
Drive system
Front Suspension System
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear Suspension System
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front Travel
160 mm
Rear Travel
160 mm
Caster Angle
109 mm
Front Brake
Disc brake, twin
Rear Brake
Disc brake
Front Tyre
110/80R19M/C 59V, tubeless
Rear Tyre
150/70R17M/C 69V, tubeless
Here's what the pro's think…
The Telegraph - Roland Brown

The latest Suzuki V-Strom 1000 marks the Japanese firm’s re-entry into the booming adventure bike class...


MCN - MCN Staff

Never going to electrify with thrills, but easy to ride, manageable, looks good and good value...


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Here are a couple of representative finance examples for this bike...

*The Representative PCP Example is based on 6000 miles per annum.

Suzuki RRP on the road
Deposit / Part Exchange
Total Amount of Credit
Purchase Fee
Acceptance Fee
Total Amount Payable
Initial Payment
No. Monthly Payments
34 months
35 months
Monthly Payment
Final / Optional Payment
Duration of Agreement
36 months
37 months
Representative APR
Interest Rate Fixed
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However they're just that… examples…
Our current stock…
Bike Stock Number: 133805
Bike Stock Number: 134205
Bike Stock Number: 133581