Suzuki announces pricing for the advent of the 2023 V-Strom 1050DE…

THE adventure motorcycle sector gains a new oldie in the form of the 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE. The bike continues the V-Strom theme for this year, now with added off-road capability!

This article was originally published on September 5, 2022, but was updated on November 17, 2022 with pricing information for the V-Strom 1050 2023 and V-Strom 1050DE 2023.

Outwardly looking much the same as the previous generation Suzuki V-Strom 1050, most of the updates for the 2023 DE version focus on the electronics and suspension of the newly announced machine. Much of the work done is to bolster the bike’s off-road capability, with tweaks to the suspension, chassis and electronics to achieve this.

First, the new DE features more suspension travel in the front (170mm instead of 160mm) and rear (169mm instead of 160mm). The extra travel also helped increase the bike’s ground clearance, taking the bike from 165mm in stock trim to 190mm in this new DE guise. The new bike now also gets an additional Gravel traction control setting, bringing the total count to four and off, and it also gives riders the option to turn off the machine’s rear ABS completely.

The bike’s frame is also revised, with the DE’s seat losing its fit and gaining steel footpegs over the standard bike’s aluminum ones. It also gains a more off-road oriented 21-inch front wheel, which should make the V-Strom a much more dirt-crushing machine. A quickshifter is standard equipment on the DE, along with an aluminum skid plate, engine bars and a wider 40mm tapered handlebar.

The new bike’s electronics are also upgraded, with a new TFT dash installed along with an IMU to govern both the bike’s ABS and traction control systems.

The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE will cost £13,699 when it hits dealerships in the spring. By contrast, the standard 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 will cost £12,999.

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2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 Specifications

V-Strom 1050DE

V-Strom 1050

Total length

2,390 mm (94.1 in)

2,265 mm (89.2 in)

Total width

960 mm (37.8 in)

940mm (37 in)

Total height

1,505 mm (59.3 in)

1,515 mm (59.6 in)


1,595 mm (59.3 in)

1,555 mm (61.2 in)

Ground clearance

190mm (7.5 inches)

165mm (6.5 inches)

Seat height

880 mm (34.6 in)

855mm (33.7 in)

Unloaded weight

252 kg (554 lbs)

242 kg (534 lbs)

Type of engine

Liquid-cooled, 90° DOHC, four-stroke, V-twin

bore x stroke

100mm x 66mm

Engine displacement


peak power

107 hp (79 kW) / 8,500 rpm

Maximum torque

100 Nm / 6,000 rpm

Compression ratio


fuel system

fuel injection

Starting system


Lubricating System

Wet sump


Six-speed constant mesh

Suspension – front

Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Suspension – rear

Linkage type, coil spring, oil damped

Rake / track

27° / 126mm

25° / 110mm

Brakes – front

Disc, dual

Brakes – rear


Tires – front

90/90-21M/C 54H cased

110/80R19M/C 59V tubeless

Tires – rear

150/70R17M/C 69H tubeless

150/70R17M/C 69V tubeless

Firing system

Electronic ignition (transistorized)

Fuel tank capacity

20 liters (/ 4.4 imperial gallons)

Energy efficiency / autonomy

54.2 mpg / 238 miles



Emission standard

5 euros

Oil capacity (overhaul)

3.5 liters

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