Suzuki V-Strom DL1000...

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 £10742.00 on the road.


Optimally Balanced Frame

The V-Strom 1000 is built on a slim, twin-spar aluminium frame, providing a smooth ride, and a sporty riding experience when pushed hard, and also contributing to fuel economy thanks to its light weight structure. The aluminium swing arm is set to a length to provide straight line stability and cornering stability at a high level.


Excellent Flow

The effective windscreen on the V-Strom 1000 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.


Comfortable and Forgiving Riding Position

The upright and relaxing riding position will fit any terrain or adventure, and most individual riders. Not just comfortable but giving the rider the sense of confident control for riding from towns to long distant adventure touring. The longer the ride becomes the more the rider will notice the lack of fatigue, and the brilliance of the V-Strom 1000.



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


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 system 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.


Clean and Clear

The easy to see and easy to operate/understand instrument cluster provides rich information to the rider. It incorporates a big analogue tachometer and large digital readouts for the gear position and speedometer. The digital section below displays the odometer, twin-trip meter, clock, fuel level, coolant temperature, ambient temperature, battery voltage, range on remaining fuel, average and instantaneous fuel consumptions, and traction-control modes.

What Suzuki says…

More than a decade ago, Suzuki developed the V-Strom 650. The motorcycle offered incredible versatility, comfort, and a fun to ride character. The well-balanced package included an incredibly versatile V-twin engine and lightweight aluminium chassis. Sharing the spirit of the globally successful V-Strom 650 ABS, the all-new, V-Strom 1000 will deliver fun, excitement and versatility to the open class rider who seeks a new world of motorcycling adventure.

Glass Sparkle Black

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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
74.57kW @ 8000rpm (100.00hp)
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
Inverted 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...

PCP Deposit includes £500 Deposit Contribution Offer

*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