Suzuki 1050 V-Strom 2020

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Big V-strom has been on the market for almost 20 years. The kind of bike that convinces by its simplicity, its ease, and its price calibrated to the floor; not out of the blue. However, this is not the road trail that we think of the first. Wrong, because the machine is good and highly recommendable in many areas.

His defects? It does not have the reputation of a GS or a KTM Adventure, the escape image of an Africa Twin or a Super Tenere, the sportiness of a Ducati Multistrada – in short, it has not that little extra that changes everything.

Suzuki wants to give it balm in the heart by giving it a new face, with an inspiration drawn from an important moment in the history of its trails. The youngest will be surprised by this profile with very straight, almost cubic edges. For the oldest, the filiation will be obvious and the memories of the DR 750/800 will spring from the recesses of the memory. Nicknamed “Big”, this DR had pushed mono very far in its airspace.
With its headlight even more square than its silhouette, the machine also suggests a connection with the recent Katana.

Miss V-Strom switches a bit to retro for her design, not at all for her electronics, and maintains a certain status quo in her technique. With its facelift, it seems to become a whole different machine while it conceals the exact same part-cycle as the previous generation. New V-Strom or Evo, it’s up to everyone to make the scales think. Which takes 4 kilos in the mutation, to end in 236. It is not on the side of the perimeter aluminum frame or the inverted fork of 43 mm totally adjustable that it is necessary to look for weight. No more than in narrow rims, the damper with adjustment wheel in offset preload or on the braking side. In the engine maybe ?

Suzuki DL 1050 V-Strom 2020 No more. We find the big twin recovered from the TLS / R here is a lot of time. But, this is where the V-Strom takes its new path. It is now called 1050, as if to better stick to its airspace which has not changed by one mm3. Because 1050 is closer to 1037, its cubic capacity today, yesterday, and so since 2014.
It is not because we have not moved that we do not change. The block was supposed to pass Euro5, so the engineers got busy. By slightly increasing the compression ratio, more the diameter of the injection bodies (from 45 to 49 mm), by optimizing the profile of the camshafts, they were able to give it 6 more horsepower. So here is the strong family stronghold of 107 nags at 8,500 rpm. But this gain comes at a price. First, the maximum power is perched a little higher, 500 trs further. Then, the maximum torque is placed much higher; and it loses a little of its strength (only 1 Nm). To get the 10.2 mkg, the tachometer will display 6000 trs, 2000 more than before. Let us not forget that the whole profile of the torque curve is more convincing than its maximum. For reliability, Suz replaced the radiator for a 15% more efficient model, supplemented by a new oil cooler. For nature, it is the catalyst that we have retouched.

Faced with competition of 130 or 140 horsepower, or even a lot more powerful, this reasonable dose of watts may seem a bit tight. No problem: the twin-cylinder of the big V-Strom has always been playful, more than sufficient, and so far removed from the ego considerations of its opponents. A hypersport CV, he doesn’t care. Electronic side on the other hand, he intends to stock up on big shots.
First, adopt the ride-by-wire then install a multiplexed electrical harness. Deuzio, change the IMU inertial unit to 5 axes for a more precise 6 axis. Then, install a more advanced traction control, with 3 modes this time (can be deactivated). The pilot will also have 3 engine maps, all delivering the same power but modifying the response to acceleration. Other cool functions (cruise control, Hill Start Control, braking level control, etc.) are possible but Suzuki has reserved them for the XT version. History for the latter to gain interest; and the standard version to maintain a price advantage in its sector.
Curve modulated ABS and “Easy Start” and “Low RPM Assist” starting aids are still present. With the first, you press the starter for a moment then it works by itself until starting. With the second, the revs increase when the bike is moving to avoid stalling. The 12V socket is still on board, now hidden under the passenger seat.

Suzuki DL 1050 V-Strom 2020 We will still bitch a little on certain details. The anchors for the suitcases are always optional, as is the center stand. The hand guards and the engine guard are gone. When with the adjustable bubble without tools, it is necessary to ignore …… Except by going for the XT version to take advantage of all that.
We will console ourselves with its availability in A2 version, the use of LEDs for the front and rear lights, a classy finishing touch with bronze-colored engine parts, the renewal of a limited-slip clutch and the adoption of an LCD screen for the meter. The brand takes its time to come to TFT…

With this big refresh of the 1050 V-Strom, no race for power, refinement or technology but an adaptation to its market. She knows very well that it is useless for her to go and tease the leaders of the maxi-trails group. To its advantage, it will remain in a benevolent versatility, with a price positioning far from being funny. For the same ticket, you can treat yourself to one of the references with NASA equipment, or this V-Strom with the accessories that go well and a trip to Timbuktu.

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      Model marketed in

      2020

      Performances

      • Max speed:
        about 200 km / h
      • Consumption
        medium: 4.80 l

      The technical aspect

      Suzuki 1050 V-Strom 2020

      • Frame
      • Frame: Double aluminum beam
      • Tank: 20 liters
      • Seat height: 855 mm
      • Length: 2265 mm
      • Width: 870 mm
      • Height: 1,515 mm
      • Wheelbase: 1,555 mm
      • Weight in running order: 236 kg
      • Train before
      • Telehydraulic inverted fork Ø 43 mm, deb: 160 mm
      • 2 discs Ø 310 mm, 4 piston radial calipers
      • Front wheel:

        110/80
        – 19

      Suzuki 1050 V-Strom 2020 technical

      • Transmission
      • 6-speed gearbox
      • Secondary chain transmission
      • Rear axle
      • Mono-shock absorber, deb: 160 mm
      • 1 disc Ø 260 mm, 1 piston caliper
      • Rear wheel:

        150/70
        – 17

      • Motor
      • Twin cylinder
        in L at 90 °
        , 4 stroke
      • Cooling: by water
      • Injection Ø 49 mm
      • 2 ACT
      • 4 valves per cylinder
      • 1,037 cc
        (100 x 66 mm)
      • 107
        ch
        at 8,500 rpm
      • 10.20 mkg
        at 6,000 rpm
      • Compression: 11.5: 1
      • Crit’air:
      • Motorcycle accessible to A2 license or bridle at 47.5hp / 35 Kw

      Detached pieces

      exhaust
      motor
      fluid
      electricity

      filtration
      braking
      chain kit

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