V Strom 800 DE – This just in from Suzuki Motorcycles
Suzuki V-Strom 800 DE Features
FirstlyJourney without limits, with a rugged steel frame. Fully adjustable 220mm travel suspension. A 21” front wheel and 220mm ground clearance. Additionally
Conquer new ground with an all-new, torque loaded 776cc 270° crank parallel twin engine.
Equipped with a bi-directional quickshifter, 5” colour TFT display. Traction control with gravel mode and switchable ABS the V-Strom 800DE is ready for anything. Furthermore
V Strom 800 DE Parallel Twin
Second 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. Further
V Strom 800 DE Wheels
Third 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. Moreover
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.
V Strom 800 DE Suspension
The front and rear suspension spring rate, valve, and piston settings are tuned to maximise performance and comfort when riding on all surfaces. They provide 220mm of travel in harmony with the V-Strom’s 220mm ground clearance. Consequently
The Showa inverted front forks deliver a smooth, controlled ride and feature stable damping characteristics that make them suitable for adventure riding.
Spring preload, compression and rebound damping can be adjusted, allowing the suspension to be set to best match the rider’s preference or the usage conditions. Equally important
The Showa mono-shock rear suspension with a piggyback remote gas reservoir contributes to agility and stability.
Not only can the spring preload and compression and rebound damping be adjusted, but the spring preload can be adjusted by simply turning the dial by hand.
This is particularly beneficial when preparing to ride with a pillion or luggage.
V Strom 800 DE Chassis
A compact, lightweight chassis engineered to maximise performance and comfort, to create a chassis that contributes to comfort when riding on the road.
But also to great performance off it, and to providing sure and stable handling in both these environments.
The all-new chassis delivers reassuring straight-line stability when riding at motorway speeds, even when carrying a passenger. And when the bike is fitted with the genuine-accessory luggage, loaded with gear.
The compact front-to-rear dimensions of the slim new parallel twin engine contributes to achieving optimum weight distribution, riding position. And the ability to move the rider’s hip point forward.
This makes it easier for the rider to use their body weight to ably negotiate tight corners. Or to place more weight on the front wheel when standing on the footpegs to explore rougher trails.
Prices starts at £10499
Colours: Glass Matt Mechanical Grey, Champion Yellow No. 2, Glass Sparkle Black
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS
|Overall length||2345 mm (92.3 in)||Overall width||975 mm (38.4 in)|
|Overall height||1310 mm (51.6 in)||Wheelbase||1570 mm (61.8 in)|
|Ground clearance||220 mm (8.7 in)||Seat height||855 mm (33.7 in)|
|Kerb mass||230 kg (507 lbs)||Fuel capacity||20.0 L (4.4 UK gallons)|
|Engine capacity||776 cc||Engine||4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC|
|Bore||84.0 mm x 70.0 mm (3.3 in x 2.5 in)||Compression ratio||12.8 : 1|
|Lubrication||Wet sump||Ignition||Electronic ignition|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection||Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Power||62.0 kW @ 8,500rpm (84.3 PS)||Torque||78.0 Nm @ 6,800rpm (57.52 lb. ft)†|
|Front suspension||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped||Rear suspension||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Front brakes||Disc, twin||Rear brakes||Disc|
|Front tyres||90/90-21M/C 54H (tube type)||Rear tyres||150/70R17M/C 69H (tube type)|
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