Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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Suzuki V-Strom 1000
V-strom 1000.jpg
Also calledDL1000
Productionsince 2002
ClassAdventure / dual-sport[1][2]
Engine996 cc (60.8 cu in) liquid-cooled 4-stroke 8-valve DOHC 90 degree V-twin
Bore / stroke98 mm × 66 mm (3.9 in × 2.6 in)
Transmission6-speed, constant mesh, final drive chain
Wheelbase1,535 mm (60.4 in)
DimensionsL: 2,295 mm (90.4 in)
W: 910 mm (36 in)
H: 1,395 mm (54.9 in)
Weight207 kg (456 lb)[3][4] (dry)
236 kg (520 lb) (wet)
Fuel capacity22 L (4.8 imp gal; 5.8 US gal)
RelatedSuzuki V-Strom 650

The Suzuki V-Strom 1000, also known as the DL1000, is a dual-sport motorcycle with a 996 cc V-twin engine and a standard riding posture. It has been manufactured in Japan by Suzuki since 2002,[3] although sales in Europe ended in 2009.[5] The name V-Strom combines "V" referring to the bike's engine configuration with the German Strom, meaning stream or power.

The V-Strom motorcycle is based on the V-twin engine initially designed for the Suzuki TL1000S and TL1000R motorcycles. It incorporates design elements from other Suzuki motorcycles including fuel injection based on the GSX-R models. A smaller-engined version, V-Strom 650 is also manufactured.

Kawasaki marketed an identical version of the bike named the KLV1000 in Europe.

Model year changes[edit]

2003 (K3) Added fork pre-load adjusters. Alternator output increased from 350 watts to 400 watts. New clutch slave cylinder dust cover, later production models.

2004 (K4) Redesigned instrument cluster. Upgrade 16-bit to 32-bit ECU, some sensors changed. New turn signals, 20 watt without reflector compared with earlier 10 watt. Belly pan redesigned. Stronger hand guards attached to end of handlebar. New adjustable windscreen design. Left handlebar switch incorporates flash-to-pass & emergency blinkers (EU models already had this). Stronger handlebars. Revised mirrors for less mirror breakage.

2005 (K5) Silver frame revised to black frame. Black rear frame covers vs previously fairing colour. New quiet clutch cover. Headlight interrupt when starting.

2007 (K7) New clear turn signal lenses and new swingarm pivot covers.

2013 (L3) Suzuki is introducing a 2014 model V-Strom 1000, based on the popular, and strong selling adventure bike category. A "Concept" bike was on display during the September 2012 Intermot Motorcycle Show.


  1. ^ Motorcylist Magazine. "Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom Roadtest". Motorcyclist Magazine. Retrieved 22 December 2011. The DL1000 V-Strom is, of course, Suzuki's newest weapon in the war against Aprilia, BMW and Triumph (and Honda in China) in the do-it-all SUV adventure-tourer class.
  2. ^ Maxx Biker. "2010 Susuki V-Strom 1000 Review". Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom (2002-current)". Motor Cycle News. Retrieved 23 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Suzuki DL1000 Roadtest". Motorcylicst Magazine. February 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2011. The DL1000 V-Strom is, of course, Suzuki's newest weapon in the war against Aprilia, BMW and Triumph (and Honda in Europe) in the do-it-all SUV adventure-tourer class.
  5. ^ "DL1000 V-Strom discontinued". Motor Cycle News. 22 March 2009. Retrieved 23 December 2010.

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