2022 V-STROM 1050XT

2022 V-STROM 1050XT Overview

Be ready for adventure with help from the new generation 2022 V-STROM 1050XT. Adding to the V-STROM legend, the 1050XT is poised to help you escape everyday concerns and explore to your heart’s content. The V-STROM’s sleek, distinctive look with effective mechanical and electronic features delivers a smooth, comfortable, and worry-free ride. Limitless potential is engineered in so you can continue your adventure without pause.

Distinctive styling incorporates elements from Suzuki’s legendary DR-Z Dakar racer and the large DualSport DR-Big. The characteristic...


Brash styling retains Suzuki’s original rally-beak look with a stacked, rectangular LED headlight while paying homage to past Dakar Rally bikes and the DR-Big large-displacement DualSport.

The 1037cc, V-twin engine has more horsepower than ever before but retains its strong pull in the lower-rpm range and good fuel economy while complying with worldwide emissions standards.

Effective rider assists features include Ride-by-Wire dual electronic throttle assemblies, cruise control, traction control* with four sensitivity modes, a three-mode Drive Mode Selector, and the Easy Start System that makes start-ups quick and easy.

The large format multifunction instrument panel presents all required information on a full LCD screen using a clean and intuitive layout with information displayed in order of priority.

The six-direction, three-axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) provides vehicle spatial information to the innovative, adjustable Motion Track Anti-lock** and Combined Brake System.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

The liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1037cc, 90-degree V-twin engine delivers more horsepower than the prior generation powerplant with the same level of torque and fuel economy while achieving worldwide emissions compliance.

The perfect primary balance provided by the 90-degree L-twin design negates the need for any balancer shafts or rubber mounting, as the engine has smooth power pulses.

The large-bore, high-compression pistons were engineered with the use of FEM analysis to achieve ideal rigidity, weight, and improved durability.

These pistons move within Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)–plated cylinder bores that are integrated into the upper crankcase for low weight, increased durability, reduced friction, and excellent heat dissipation.

Both the exhaust and intake camshafts have increased valve lift timing with less overlap to boost engine power while reducing fuel consumption.

The Ride-by-Wire throttle system is simpler, lighter, and more compact than the previous mechanical throttle. Each cylinder is fed by a larger bore electronic-controlled throttle body (49mm compared to 45mm of the previous model).

Each throttle body has a single butterfly valve that is opened and closed by its own independent motor for precise throttle control. Since the Ride-by-Wire system does not use mechanical cables, the throttle feel to the rider is light, smooth, and linear. With no cables connected to the throttle grip, installation of a Suzuki accessory heated grip set is simplified.

Each cylinder has a 10-hole fuel injector, located downstream of the throttle body on the intake manifold, that creates good fuel atomization for superior combustion efficiency and low fuel consumption.

Compared to the V-Strom 1000, the V-STROM 1050’s Engine Control Module (ECM) has a faster processor and new programming to efficiently operate the fuel-injection system, Ride-by-Wire throttle bodies, ignition, cruise control, and other electrical features.

The transistorized digital ignition system independently fires the dual spark plugs in each cylinder head for more complete combustion by igniting the mixture at the ideal moment.

Four iridium-type spark plugs are used in the Dual Spark Plug System to deliver a more condensed and hotter spark, yet they last longer than conventional plugs.

The Suzuki Easy Start System allows the rider to easily start the engine with a single, momentary press of the starter button. In any weather conditions or with any engine temperature, there is no need to hold down the starter button until the engine fires. Easy Start is managed by the ECM so that the starter motor automatically stops once the engine has started.

The V-STROM includes Automatic Idle Speed Control (ISC), which maintains a stable engine idle under all conditions.

The ISC is key to the V-STROM’s Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during takeoff and low-speed riding to smooth the power delivery and to help reduce the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.

The refined, single-silencer exhaust configuration reduces weight and has a lower center of gravity to aid handling, maneuverability, and luggage mounting.

The V-STROM’s exhaust uses a large, higher-efficiency catalyzer to achieve an effective level of emission control while providing good flow to match the improved engine performance.

Matched to the efficient exhaust, the Suzuki Pulsed Secondary Air Injection (PAIR) system injects fresh air into the exhaust ports to satisfy a variety of US and international emission standards without sacrificing performance.

The V-STROM 1050XT’s radiator has 15% more cooling capacity than the prior generation V-Strom to accommodate the higher engine output. Coolant temperature is stabilized via a thermostatically controlled cooling fan.

A compact, liquid-cooled oil cooler is located where the oil filter is attached to the engine. This cooler takes up less space that a radiator-style cooler and is both lightweight and compact, providing lower temperature lubrication for the more powerful engine.

The output of the six-speed, close-ratio transmission is managed by the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS). This system works like a slipper clutch by allowing a small amount of clutch slip to enable smooth downshifts. It also works as an assist clutch, making the clutch lever pull light and precise.

To accent the engine, a unique bronze finish was applied to the cylinder head covers, clutch cover, magneto cover, and water pump case for a striking contrast with the black crankcase.

Replaceable plastic shields protect engine parts, such as the clutch cover, from scuffs from the rider’s boots.

Integrated into the 2022 V-STROM 1050XT is the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) that includes the Motion Track Anti-lock** and Combination Brake System with rider-selectable ABS sensitivity, Hill Hold Control System, Slope Dependent Control System, and Load Dependent Control System that assists braking performance in a variety of conditions.

Ready for adventure, S.I.R.S. also includes a cruise control system and Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS), and an updated Traction Control System*. Each element of S.I.R.S. provides V-STROM 1050XT riders stress-free use and convenience during long-distance adventures, commuting, or pleasure riding.

CAN (Controller Area Network) Technology

  • Key to the operation of S.I.R.S., the V-STROM 1050XT employs an interconnected information network instead of a conventional wiring harness.
  • Because it requires fewer wires, this CAN-wiring lets the vehicle be lighter and simpler, and provides a way for the advanced components – such as the cruise control – on the motorcycle to have faster data transmission with the ECM.
  • The CAN-wiring also provides a single connection point for diagnosing any errors that may occur throughout the entire network.

Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)

  • Essential to S.I.R.S., the V-STROM 1050XT’s IMU measures six directions of movement along three axis (as compared to the five directions measured by the previous system). The IMU detects pitch, roll, and yaw movement based on the motorcycle’s position, movement, and acceleration.
  • This high-performance six-direction IMU supplied by Bosch combines a three-axis angular rate sensor (gyrometer) and a three-axis acceleration sensor in a single compact unit.

Cruise Control System

  • The standard cruise control system maintains the selected road speed without the rider having to hold the throttle open – a welcome feature for long-distance riding that can reduce rider fatigue.
  • The V-STROM 1050XT’s array of features and technology, such as the Ride-by-Wire throttle system and the 32-bit ECM, permit the addition of this easy-to-use cruise control.
  • Cruising speed can be set from approximately 30 MPH to 100 MPH in fourth gear or higher. A button on the right handlebar control can be pressed to put cruise control into standby, and a rocker-style selector switch on the left handlebar control lets the rider adjust the speed up or down. Cruise control function icons and indicators are located on the new instrument panel.

Motion Track Anti-lock and Combination Brake System (ABS)

  • The Motion Track Anti-lock** and Combination Brake System combines IMU-measured, spatial information of the motorcycle’s posture in conjunction with front and rear wheel speeds. This allows the ABS** to not only activate in a straight line but also when the vehicle is leaning or turning.
  • Riders can select between two levels of ABS activation sensitivity. ABS function and modes are displayed on the multifunction instrument panel.
    • ABS mode 1 provides minimal anti-lock brake intervention.
    • ABS mode 2 provides more anti-lock brake intervention than Mode 1.
    • The ABS system cannot be switched off – it is always active.

Suzuki Drive Mode Selector (S-DMS)

  • The V-STROM 1050XT includes a three-mode S-DMS system that lets the rider select the engine’s power delivery characteristic to match riding ability and conditions. Working in concert with the Traction Control System*, S-DMS permits peak power in each mode while changing the nature of the power delivery.
    • A Mode – provides sharp throttle response.
    • B Mode – provides a moderate throttle response.
    • C Mode – provides the softest throttle response of the three modes.

Traction Control System

  • Suzuki debuted its first motorcycle Traction Control System* on the 2014 V-Strom 1000, and the four-mode system on the 2022 V-STROM 1050XT lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence by limiting rear wheel spin in a variety of riding conditions.
  • The Traction Control System* continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle opening, engine speed, and transmission gear. It quickly reduces engine output when it detects wheel spin by adjusting ignition timing and air delivery.
  • The rider can select one of four modes (1, 2, 3 and OFF). The three modes differ in terms of rear wheel spin sensitivity.
    • Mode 1 is the lowest sensitivity – it allows a certain degree of rear wheel spin and is best suited for good road conditions.
    • Mode 2 is a moderate sensitivity level – the system engages traction control sooner than Mode 1 and is for average road conditions.
    • Mode 3 is the highest sensitivity level – the system engages traction control sooner than the other modes to virtually eliminate wheel spin, and is for poor or slippery road conditions, like wet and cold gravel surfaces.
    • OFF disengages all traction control features – the rider has sole control of the engine’s throttle and any resulting rear wheel spin.

Hill Hold Control System

  • When stopping upward on a hill and applying the brakes, this system automatically operates the rear brake for around 30 seconds to prevent the motorcycle from rolling back down the hill even if the rider releases the brake lever or pedal. This allows the rider to focus on a smoother takeoff when on the hill side.
  • When the rider releases the brake lever or foot pedal, the ECM detects the rider’s intention to ride forward and releases the rear brake pressure smoothly.
  • The rider can also disengage the Hill Hold System by squeezing the front brake lever twice or use the left handlebar control and the instrument panel to switch the system off.

Slope Dependent Control System

  • The Slope Dependent Control System constantly monitors the posture of the vehicle even when the vehicle is traveling downhill. When the rider operates a brake lever or pedal when riding downhill, the electronic control unit adjusts brake pressure to prevent rear wheel lift.

Load Dependent Control System

  • This system helps the rider to achieve optimal braking in response to the load on the motorcycle (passenger and/or cargo).
  • Through continual measurement of IMU information and hydraulic brake pressure, the system constantly learns about braking deceleration as the load’s weight increases or decreases when riding with cargo or a passenger.
  • The system retains this information to improve braking performance as the load on the motorcycle increases.

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider's throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

The 2022 V-STROM 1050XT’s trim, distinctive styling incorporates elements of both Suzuki’s legendary DR-Z Dakar racer and the large DualSport DR-Big. Since its introduction by Suzuki, the characteristic off-road beak design has become an integral feature of a modern Adventure-style motorcycle. The V-STROM’s beak is augmented with a vertically stacked LED headlight with a unique rectangular shape. The headlight effectively illuminates the road surfaces and surrounding areas, so the rider has an excellent view of what’s ahead.

The height-adjustable windscreen was developed through extensive wind-tunnel testing to reduce wind noise and buffeting to the rider. The windscreen can be adjusted by hand to 11 different positions within a two-inch height range.

A mounting bar just below the rider’s eye level is part of the windscreen mount, providing a good place to position accessories like a GPS for navigation.

The high rise, large-diameter tapered aluminum handlebar provides the rider good steering control while promoting a distinctive off-road appearance. The lightweight, high-strength handlebar also damps vibration to the rider.

The handlebars have handguards with large damper weights for ergonomic comfort and reduced vibration.

The specially designed mirrors improve the rear view for the rider while matching the V-STROM 1050XT’s rally-based styling.

Both the clutch and front brake levers have adjustment knobs so the rider can quickly set the levers to a comfortable reach. The shifter and rear brake pedal can also be adjusted to the rider’s preference.

Wide footrests help the rider maneuver the motorcycle on different types of road. Rubber inserts damp vibration but can be removed so the rider’s boots have good grip of the pegs.

The V-STROM’s advanced chassis is the foundation of a compact, lightweight adventure-ready package that provides comfort and enjoyment for a variety of riders.

The fuel tank has a generous 5.3-gallon capacity. Its shape and protective cover have been designed for a slim junction with the seat for rider comfort.

The two-piece seat provides separate comfort for the rider and passenger. The rider’s section is height-adjustable (20mm higher option).

The sides of the seats are covered with high-grip texture material to help the rider and passenger stay connected to the motorcycle.

The slender chassis, thanks to the narrow V-twin engine design, fuel tank, and trim seat, helps the rider’s legs reach the ground more easily than other models in the class.

A V-Strom legacy is its durable, twin-spar aluminum frame that balances weight and rigidity for optimal handling on all types of roads.

The 43mm KYB inverted front fork provides a sporty, yet plush ride in diverse conditions. The fork legs have adjustable spring preload plus compression and rebound-damping force adjusters.

Movement of the cast aluminum swingarm is controlled by a single rear shock with remote, hydraulic spring preload adjustment so adjusting for cargo or a passenger takes just seconds. The single-shock, link-style rear suspension also features rebound-damping force adjustment.

Radial-mounted Tokico four-piston front brake calipers are mated with 310mm floating-mount dual discs. These efficient calipers are connected to the Motion Track Anti-lock** and Combination Brake System for strong stopping performance.

Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A41 tires are fitted to D.I.D-supplied spoke-style wheels with aluminum, tubeless-style wheel rims.

Ready for mounting auxiliary lights, or reducing damage in a tip over, a sturdy accessory bar is mounted to the V-STROM 1050XT.

An aluminum under cowling, with a smooth finish and alumite treatment, shields the front of the engine from mud and other debris.

A sure-footed center-stand is a standard feature on the V-STROM 1050XT to help the rider when servicing the motorcycle or loading luggage.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

The V-STROM 1050XT features a multifunction instrument panel that presents all required information on a full, blacked-out Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) screen with adjustable LED backlighting. The information is displayed in order of priority via a clean and intuitive layout.

  • Included in the LCD display are the speedometer, tachometer (full pixel digital display), gear position indicator, odometer, dual trip meters, instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, driving range, fuel level indicator, engine coolant temperature indicator, ambient air temperature indicator, clock, voltage meter, service reminder, S-DMS mode, and traction control mode.
  • The instrument panel also displays information about the V-STROM 1050XT’s special features such as the cruise control, Hill Hold System, Slope Dependent Control System, Load Dependent System, and the Motion Track Anti-lock** and Combination Brake System’s two levels of ABS sensitivity.
  • Around the perimeter of the LCD are LED indicators that include the neutral indicator light, high beam indicator light, turn signal indicator light, traction control alert icon, ABS alert icon, and freeze indicator icon. This alert, together with the air temperature display, warns of possible icy road conditions.
  • The rider can use the instrument panel display and the rocker switch on the left handlebar control to change the menu and rider-aid settings.
  • The left handlebar switch can also reset the trip meters plus raise and lower the road speed when the cruise control is being used.

The charging system uses a durable, three-phase stator with an open-style regulator/rectifier that reduces mechanical drag and heat while producing higher output at lower engine speeds. A high-capacity, maintenance-free style battery and fuses are easily accessible under the rider’s seat.

A USB-type accessory slot is conveniently located to the left of the instrument panel. This fused slot can provide up to 5.0 VDC at a maximum current of 2.0A. The slot is ideal for powering a GPS unit or charging mobile devices.

A SAE 12-volt, 36W DC socket is located under the passenger seat (electrical accessory wattage should not exceed 12W when the engine is operated a low speeds). This convenient outlet can be used to charge or power a range of electrical devices.

The V-STROM 1050XT’s fairing features a stacked, rectangular LED headlight for excellent road and trail illumination while matching the Dakar Rally bike styling.

The rear running and brake combination taillight is an LED type with a clear lens that offers high visibility, low electrical draw, and excellent durability.

The V-STROM 1050XT has lightweight and low-draw LED turn signals that are brighter than the signals used on the prior V-Strom models.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

A wide variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories for V-STROM 1050XT owners are available, including luggage, heated grips, high- and low-profile seats, auxiliary lights, and a large selection of Suzuki logo apparel.

Additional lock tumblers that match the bike’s ignition key are included, so you can add Suzuki accessory luggage and have the convenience of one-key operation***.

12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*

*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.

***Does not apply to Suzuki accessory aluminum top case or pannier set.


  • Engine1037cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
  • Bore x Stroke100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.9 in. x 2.6 in.)
  • Compression Ratio11.5:1
  • Fuel SystemFuel injection, Ride-by-Wire equipped
  • StarterElectric
  • LubricationWet sump
  • ClutchWet, multi-plate type
  • Transmission6-speed constant mesh
  • Final DriveChain, O-ring type, RK525SMOZ8, 116 links
  • Suspension FrontInverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension RearLink type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes FrontTokico, 4-piston calipers, twin disc
  • Brakes RearNissin, 2-piston, single disc
  • Tires Front110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless
  • Tires Rear150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless
  • Fuel Tank Capacity20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
  • ColorMetallic Oort Gray No. 3 / Glass Sparkle Black
  • IgnitionElectronic ignition (transistorized)
  • HeadlightLED
  • Tail LightLED
  • Overall Length2265 mm (89.2 in.)
  • Overall Width940 mm (37.0 in.)
  • Overall Height1465 - 1510 mm (57.7 - 59.4 in.). Depending on windshield setting.
  • Wheelbase1555 mm (61.2 in.)
  • Ground Clearance160 mm (6.3 in.)
  • Seat Height850 - 870 mm (33.5 - 34.25 in.). Depending on riders seat setting.
  • Curb Weight247 kg (544.6 lb.)
  • Warranty12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
  • ExtensionLonger coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)


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