Suzuki V-Strom 1000

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The Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom is a motorcycle enduro category of the Japanese car manufacturer Suzuki, which was produced from 2002 to 2007 ( for the U.S. market until 2009).


The bike has a V-engine with two cylinders and a displacement of 996 cc with a power rating of 72 kW ( 98 hp ), which also drives the Superbike Suzuki TL1000. The four-valve four -stroke engine has a transverse crankshaft with two overhead, chain-driven camshafts and gear. The handling and straight-line stability is neutral at high speeds, the sixth gear is designed as a speed -reducing overdrive. The primary drive via cogwheels on a hydraulically actuated multi- disc wet clutch to a six-speed gearbox. The chassis structure consists of a bridge aluminum frame with a bolted rear subframe.

The fuel tank holds 22 liters and allows for an average fuel consumption of 6.5 liters per 100 km, a range of 350 kilometers. The V-Strom accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 3.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 200 km / h

Sister models

The Suzuki V-Strom sold since 2004, with a less powerful engine than DL 650 V-Strom. The Kawasaki KLV 1000 was created by a collaboration between Suzuki and Kawasaki and is almost identical to the V-Strom.


In 2012 was presented by Suzuki, a concept study of the possible successor, the V-Strom 1000 Concept. The design is inspired by the first enduro of Suzuki, the DR750s. The well-known V-2 engine has been completely reworked it. Furthermore, the concept has an adjustable anti - skid control, anti -lock brakes and radial-mount calipers. End of September 2013 Suzuki introduced the V-Strom Konzepträger now as in 1000 the ABS, which is sold from model year 2014.

Workshop Books

  • Matthew Coombs & Phil Mather ( transmitted and processed by Udo Stünkel ): Maintenance and repair Suzuki TL 1000 S / R, DL 1000 V-Strom. Delius Klasing Verlag, Bielefeld 2006, ISBN 978-3-7688-5231-9 (Hardcover).
  • Suzuki TL1000S / R and DL1000 V-Strom: Service and Repair Manual: 1997 to 2003 ( Haynes Service & Repair Manuals ). Haynes Publishing Verlag, 2004, ISBN 1-84425-083-0, pp. 320 ( Hardcover).
  • Repair Manual Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom. 1 edition. Bucheli Verlag, 2004, ISBN 3-7168-2054-7, pp. 172 ( paperback ).