Suzuki announces pricing for 2023 V-Strom 1050DE adventurer

Suzuki has announced the pricing for the V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050DE, with the latter gaining off-roading capabilities over the standard model.

2023 V-strom 1050 DE annoucned

THE adventure motorcycle sector gains a new alumnus 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 ability!

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

Looking outwardly much the same as the previous generation Suzuki V-Strom 1050, most of the updates for the 2023 DE version centre around the electronics and suspension of the newly announced machine. Much of the work done is to bolster the bike’s off-road ability, with tweaks to the suspension, chassis and electronics helping to do this.

First up, the new DE features more suspension travel at the front (170mm instead of 160mm) and rear (169mm instead of 160mm). The extra travel has helped to increase the bike’s ground clearance also, raising the bike from 165mm in stock trim to 190mm in this new DE guise. The new bike now also gains an extra Gravel traction control setting, taking the total number to four and off, and it also gives riders the ability to disable the machine’s rear ABS altogether.

The chassis of the bike is also revised, with the seat on the DE losing its adjustability and gaining steel footpegs over the standard bike’s aluminium items. It also gains a more off-road biased 21” front wheel, something that should make the V-Strom a much more capable machine to ride on the dirt. A quickshifter is standard fitment on the DE, along with an aluminium sump guard, engine bars and 40mm wider tapered handlebars.

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

The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050DE will cost £13,699 when it arrives in dealers in the spring. On the other hand, the standard 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 will cost £12,999.

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2023 Suzuki V-Strom 1050 specs

V-Strom 1050DE

V-Strom 1050

Overall length

2,390mm (94.1in)

2,265mm (89.2in)

Overall width

960mm (37.8in)

940mm (37in)

Overall height

1,505mm (59.3in)

1,515mm (59.6in)


1,595mm (59.3in)

1,555mm (61.2in)

Ground clearance

190mm (7.5in)

165mm (6.5in)

Seat height

880mm (34.6in)

855mm (33.7in)

Kerb weight

252kg (554lbs)

242kg (534lbs)

Engine type

Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90° V-twin

Bore x stroke

100mm x 66mm

Engine displacement


Peak power

107PS (79kW) / 8,500rpm

Peak torque

100Nm / 6,000rpm

Compression ratio

11.5 : 1

Fuel system

Fuel injection

Starter system


Lubrication system

Wet sump


Six-speed constant mesh

Suspension - front

Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Suspension - rear

Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Rake / trail

27° / 126mm

25° / 110mm

Brakes - front

Disc, twin

Brakes - rear


Tyres - front

90/90-21M/C 54H tubed

110/80R19M/C 59V tubeless

Tyres - rear

150/70R17M/C 69H tubeless

150/70R17M/C 69V tubeless

Ignition system

Electronic ignition (transistorised)

Fuel tank capacity

20 litres (/ 4.4 Imperial gallons)

Fuel efficiency / range

54.2mpg / 238 miles


115 g/km

Emissions standard

Euro 5

Oil capacity (overhaul)

3.5 litres

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