The V-Strom 800DE is powered by an all-new 776cc DOHC 270° crank parallel twin engine, with four valves per cylinder and a long-stroke configuration it delivers a balance of punchy low-down grunt, usable mid-range drive and a free-revving pull, all the way to the top-end.
The V-Strom 800DE features wire-spoked wheels, with a 21-inch aluminium front rim for greater stability and better control off-road, and a 17-inch rear. The new 90/90-21 front and 150/70R17 rear Dunlop Trailmax Mixtour tyres feature a semi-block tread pattern with long, straight diagonal grooves that achieve both solid traction on unpaved surfaces and reduce noise when riding on-road. The tread also features wider, deeper grooves exclusive to the V-Strom 800DE that achieve the optimal balance between on-road handling and longevity, and positive grip and agile handling when the rider decides to explore the trails.
The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS) is a collection of advanced electronic rider assist systems, which allow the rider to choose the settings for each system to best suit their preference or to suit the conditions. SIRS helps enhance an already exciting riding experience that inspires confidence and frees riders to concentrate on enjoying the ride.
The anti-lock braking system1 on the V-Strom 800DE offers two mode settings. Mode 1 provides minimal intervention, so is suited for riding on looser surfaces. Mode 2 is ideal for city riding and regular road conditions.
The V-Strom 800DE uses a 5-inch colour TFT display. Clearly legible high-quality information displays keep you fully aware of all the bike’s systems and settings, and supply vital real-time operating status information. The tachometer doubles up as a programmable rpm indicator light that blinks when the engine reaches a pre-set speed, and adds a function that lets you display large pop-up alerts and reminder. Manual or automatic switching settings for the day (white) and night (black) display modes let you maximise visibility at any hour and in any riding situation. A USB port is built into the left side of the cluster. It can provide up to 5V output and 2A maximum current.