The Powerful V-Twin
Plentiful power to conquer the steep mountain passes with a pillion rider, yet still putting a grin on your face with its exciting sportiness. Suzuki V-Strom 1000X GTA is a state-of-the-art technology, always there to support a difficult task. Comfort to go on and on, and on.
The V-Strom 1000X GTA 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. The 101PS maximum output at 8,000rpm will give the rider an exciting riding experience.
Go Far, Go Big
The four-stroke, liquid cooled, DOHC, 1037cc 90-degree V-Twin engine is designed to perform optimally on various roads that riders will face during long distance touring. Supported by the plush torque which reaches its maximum at only 4000 rpm, this extremely usable and flexible engine will support the rider to enjoy situations such as congested city roads, stone-paved roads, highways, rural roads, and winding passes.
Light and Easy
With a unique capacity of 1037cc, Suzuki V-Strom 1000X GTA has achieved an optimum balance of plentiful power and a light weight character. The light weight contributes to the ease of manoeuvrability and a sportier ride while also supporting low fuel consumption. Touring with 1200cc adventure models will make the rider realise not only that the V-Strom 1000X GTA has no difficulty managing the pace, but also the advantages of its light weight character.
Suzuki Clutch Assist System
Equipped with the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS), the clutch acts as a slipper clutch system when changing down rapidly, while always providing light use of the lever. SCAS is an advanced clutch system supporting both sporty riding and less fatigue on long rides.
As standard the Suzuki V-Strom 1000X GTA is fitted with genuine 3 piece aluminium luggage for the ultimate adventure, including a top case (38L capacity), and side cases (37L capacity each case).
With two V-Strom 1000 variants available, as standard the V-Strom 1000X GTA is fitted with wire spoke wheels for better shock absorption and comfort, as well as tapered handlebars for a more off-road look.
Optimally Balanced Frame
Suzuki V-Strom 1000X GTA is built on a slim, twin-spar aluminium frame, providing a smooth ride, and a sporty riding experience when pushed hard. The aluminium swingarm 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.
Suspension and Wheels
A 19 inch wheel on the front and 17 on the rear provides a premium balance of stability and nimbleness to cope well with all riding situations. The V-Strom 1000X GTA adopts tubeless tyres with wire-spoke wheels. The wire-spoke wheels absorb shock from the road better due to the flexible character of spokes, and resulting in a softer riding feel, providing the rider with further comfort and exhilarated riding pleasure. Black anodised 43mm inverted front forks and a dial adjustable rear shock absorber help to ensure great road holding and a smooth, comfortable ride.
The effective windscreen on the V-Strom 1000X GTA 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. The new screen has an improved design 49mm taller and with a smaller curve on the tip section, resulting in less wind blast, turbulence, noise to the helmet, and a clearer view.
Standard on your Adventure
Reducing the wind blast to the hands of the rider and providing comfort especially in the rain or cold weather, the once optional Knuckle Covers are now standard to support harsh condition riding. Comfort and accurate control to the levers shall further improve by installing the optional Grip Heaters for long distance rides in severe conditions. The Under Cowling is also standard to give the rider that extra adventure feel.
Advanced Rider Technology
The V-Strom 1000X GTA is equipped with some of the most advanced rider technology available, including a Motion Track Brake System, Advanced Traction Control System, Low RPM Assist and Suzuki Easy Start System.
Motion Track Brake System
The radial mounted four piston monobloc Tokico brake calipers and twin 310mm diameter discs on the front, and a 260mm diameter single disc with a single piston caliper on the rear, provide strong and controllable braking performance. The Bosch ABS system has been upgraded to the “Motion Track Brake System” 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.
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. The traction control system can be switched to either of two modes, or off. Modes 1 and 2 differ in the timing and levels of intervention. Mode 1 has a lower level of intervention applied at a later timing allowing a certain degree of rear wheel spin, not to interrupt a sporty ride. Mode 2 has a higher level of intervention applied at an instant, controlling and preventing the slightest amount of spin, more actively supporting the rider in situations such as in the rain or on slippery road surfaces.
Low RPM Assist
By adopting the new Low RPM assist system, the concern of an unexpected engine stall has been relieved. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, assisting frequent clutch work in congested town rides and preventing sudden engine stall sometimes known to happen when running large capacity twins in the low rpm range.
Suzuki Easy Start System
Conventional starter switches needed to be pressed by the rider until the engine starts, but the V-Strom 1000X GTA has adopted the Suzuki Easy Start System enabling the engine to start with one push of the button. A computerised ECM checks the status and disengages the starter motor immediately after start.
By adding the new design concept “Tough Gear” to the existing “Wild and Smart”, the new V-Strom 1000XT now has an updated look, mainly in the upper cowling, in kin to its 645cc brother bringing the V-Strom family together. Suzuki’s original “Beak” style has been further emphasised by making it a straight line from the tip to the top of the tank, expressing the DNA from the DR-BIG and the desert racer DR-Z. The newly designed double stitched seat has a sense of quality, and the tandem area is parallel with the rear carrier providing a large flat space to securely strap large baggage when needed. Champion yellow is a new colour for the V-Strom 1000X GTA, relating to the off-road racing scene of Suzuki.
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.