Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT For Sale

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Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT
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Current Prices: £12,000–£9,600
Insurance Costs: 9 of 10

What Is It?

The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 XT is an off-road focused premium adventure bike and is powered by a Euro 5 compliant liquid cooled 1,037 cc V-Twin engine, producing 105.9 bhp at 8,500 rpm and maximum torque at 6,000 rpm.

Features include:

  • Aluminium frame and swingarm
  • Dual 310 mm discs up front with Tokico four piston calipers
  • 250 mm disc at the rear with single piston caliper
  • Cornering ABS
  • Adjustable KYB upside down fork
  • Adjustable KYB rear shock with remote adjustment
  • Ride modes: Rain, Road, Sport
  • 850 mm / 870 mm adjustable seat
  • Easy start
  • Low RPM assist
  • Slip and assist clutch
  • 12V socket near the dash
  • Luggage rack
  • 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator

Compared to the outgoing V-Strom 1000 XT there's a power hike of 7 bhp just 500 rpm higher up the rev range, Euro 5 tweaks, new styling, a new screen, new LCD dash and full LED lighting but it weighs 19 kg more and maximum torque is now 2,000 rpm higher.

It builds on the £10,000 base spec 1050 with the electronics package, wire-spoked wheels, handguards, engine bars, Aluminium under cowling, LED indicators, a hand adjustable screen over 50 mm, the height adjustable seat, centre stand and 12V socket although it's 11 kg heavier. The additional electronics include the IMU powered braking systems, hill hold and cruise control.

The big improvements can be found in the plethora of electronic rider aids, such as two level cornering ABS, front to back load adjustment while braking, hill hold control, cruise control, three ride modes and three level traction control.

The wire-spoked 19" front wheel takes a Bridgestone Battlax Adventure 110/80 tyre and the rear 17" a 150/70.

Accessories include the 55 litre top box, chain guard, silver or black bash plate, plastic downpipe protection, fog lights, heated grips, 30 mm lower seat, larger pegs, panniers and black or silver Aluminium hard cases.

  • 2020: Red/white, yellow/blue, black
  • 2021: Red/white, yellow/black/blue, grey/blue/black, black/orange

Specs

Launch RRP: £11,300

Capacity: 1,037 cc (high)

Power: 106 bhp / 79 kW (high)

Red Line: 9,200 rpm (average)

Top Speed: 130 mph / 209 km/h (high)

Economy: 45 mpg / 6.3 L/100km (average)

Range: 200 miles / 322 km (high)

Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres / 4.4 gallons (high)

Seat Height: 850 mm / 33.5 inches (average)

Wet Weight: 247 kg / 545 pounds (heavy)

Power to Weight: 0.429 bhp/kg / 0.320 kW/kg

Road Tax (VED): £96 / Year (Very High)

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Review In A Few

What's Good?

  • Loads of riding aids with a simple interface
  • Great value for money
  • Good all rounder
  • Accessory bar
  • Sounds great
  • Handling
  • Brakes

Any Downsides?

  • Screen is only hand adjustable from the front
  • Looks divide opinion
  • Hard high seat

Read the full real world review

Updates

2021: £12,800 V-Strom 1050 XT Tour includes black Aluminium luggage with 112 litres of storage. 

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Price Guide

Year
Dealer
Private
Part Ex
Mileage
2020
£12,000
£9,600
£8,400
2,100
Dealer: The typical price paid at a dealer after haggling.
Private: The typical private sale value of a bike in good condition.
Part Ex: The typical price offered by a bike buying service or dealer in part exchange.
Regional variations have been averaged out and we work out the price guide in-house.

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