Suzuki V-Strom 1050 Highlights
Suzuki has just unveiled its new V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT models at EICMA in Milan. The standard 1050 is more street-focused and gets alloy wheels, while the more off-road oriented XT rides on wire-spoke wheels. In terms of styling, the 1050s features an all-new design with LED lights, a short front beak, a tall front screen and a full-digital instrument console. The V-Strom 1050 draws inspiration from the old Suzuki DR Big. The Suzuki 1050s are powered by the same 1037cc V-twin motor seen on the current V-Strom 1000. It gets ride-by-wire technology as standard and produces 107.4PS of power and 100Nm of peak torque. The engine is slightly more powerful than before and also complies with Euro 5/BS6 emission norms. The V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT receive a host of electronic rider aids including traction control, riding modes and load-dependent ABS. Cruise control and hill-hold control is offered at standard on the XT variant. Other notable features exclusive to the XT are an adjustable seat and windscreen. Both variants feature a fully adjustable upside-down fork from KYB and a preload-adjustable monoshock at the rear. Braking duties are handled by twin 310mm discs mated to radially mounted Tokico Monobloc calipers up front, while the rear gets a single disc. Wheels sizes measured in at 19-inches up front and 17-inches at the rear on both variants. We expect Suzuki to introduce the V-Strom 1050 in India sometime next year. The current V-Strom 1000 in India costs Rs 13.45 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). So, we could expect a price hike of approximately Rs 1 lakh for the standard variant, and an additional Rs 50,000 to 1 lakh for the XT variant.