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ADV NewsSuzuki Unveils Two New V-Strom 800 Models For 2024

Suzuki Unveils Two New V-Strom 800 Models For 2024

The V-Strom 800DE gets two new road-going siblings.

Published on 10.09.2023

Suzuki has expanded the V-Strom 800 range with the introduction of two new street-oriented models for the American market. Dubbed the V-Strom 800 and V-Strom 800 Touring, the new variants leverage the engine and chassis of the more dirt-focused DE model, yet are equipped to provide comfort and performance for commuting, sport or long-distance touring.

Using the same new-generation 776cc parallel- twin engine as the DE, the V-Strom 800 and 800 Touring each get cast aluminum 19”/17” wheels shod with Dunlop’s new D614F/D614 tubeless ADV tires. With those road-focused changes also comes a new 43mm SHOWA SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) inverted front fork and a SHOWA rear shock tuned to maximize straight-line and cornering performance for street riding as well as light-duty off-road use. In addition, the rear shock absorber employs a remote, hand-operated hydraulic spring preload adjuster so suspension tuning for a passenger or cargo takes just seconds.

Suspension travel is also reduced from 8.7″ (220mm) to 5.9” (150 mm) front and rear, contributing to a lower ground clearance of 7.3” (185 mm) and a more accessible seat height of 32.5” (825 mm); down from 33.7’ (855 mm). For a more commuter-friendly experience, the 5.3-gallon (20L) V-Strom 800 tank is shaped to be thin at the rear to flow into the slim seat, which aids the rider in touching the ground at stops.


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The two models boast a steel frame, steel sub-frame, and an aluminum swingarm. The front fork supports radially mounted NISSIN four-piston brake calipers that grasp a pair of 310 mm stainless steel brake rotors, while the rear wheel features a single 260 mm disc. Both the front and the rear calipers  are monitored by a compact ABS system, which offers a choice of two different mode settings the rider may choose for differing road conditions. The ABS system’s mode 1 provides minimal anti-lock brake intervention, while mode 2 provides more anti-lock brake intervention.

For comfort on the road the V-Strom 800 and V-Strom 800 Touring feature a tall and wide adjustable windscreen, a wide, vibration-damping, tapered handlebar, a supportive seat, and rubber-padded footpegs. The Touring variant adds handguards and a 35-liter plastic top case that operates with the bike’s ignition key as standard equipment.

Like the V-Strom 800DE, a full-color, 5-inch TFT LCD multifunction instrument panel provides the rider access and on-the-fly control over the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) suite of advanced electronic features that include the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, the Suzuki Traction Control System, and Suzuki’s Bi-Directional Quick Shift system Bi-directional Quick Shift System (QS) which allows the rider to shift up or down quickly and easily, without operating the clutch lever.. 

A wide variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories are available for the V-Strom 800 and V-Strom 800 Touring. Accessories include plastic side cases, several top case options, engine guards, a center stand, low- and high-profile seats, heated hand grips, fog lamps, and more. The available Genuine Suzuki Accessory aluminum side cases and top cases have a sturdy locking system that uses a unique style key different from the motorcycle’s ignition key. 

Pricing and Availability

The new models are expected to hit dealer floors in Spring 2024. Pricing for the V-Strom 800 starts at $9,899 while the Touring variant will set you back $10,499. Each model will have its own dedicated color, with the V-Strom 800 offered in Metallic Matte Steel Green while the V-Strom 800 Touring will arrive in Glass Sparkle Black.

V-Strom 800 & V-Strom 800 Touring Specs

Engine:776cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC parallel-twin
Bore x Stroke:84.0 mm x 70 mm (3.3 in. x 2.8 in.)
Compression Ratio:12.8:1
Fuel System:Fuel injection
Starter:Electric
Lubrication:Force-fed circulation, wet sump
Clutch:Wet, multi-plate type
Transmission:6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive:O-ring style chain, D.I.D. 525
Suspension, Front:Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped; 5.9 in. suspension travel
Suspension, Rear:Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped; 5.9 in. suspension travel
Rake / Trail:26˚ / 124mm (4.9 in.)
Brake, Front:Nissin, 2-piston calipers, dual 310mm discs, adjustable ABS-equipped
Brake, Rear:Nissin, 1-piston, single disc, adjustable ABS-equipped
Tire, Front:110/80R19M/C (59V), tubeless type
Tire, Rear:150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless type
Fuel Tank Capacity:20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
Ignition:Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plugs:Long-reach Iridium type x 2
Headlight:Mono-focus LED x 2
Tail Light:LED
Turn Signals:LED
Overall Length:2,255 mm (88.8 in.)
Overall Width:905 mm (35.6 in.)
Overall Height:1,355 mm (53.3 in.)
Wheelbase:1,515 mm (59.6 in.)
Ground Clearance:185 mm (7.3 in.)
Seat Height:825 mm (32.5 in.)
Curb Weight:223 kg (492 lb.)
Warranty:12-month, unlimited mileage limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).

Author: ADV Pulse Staff
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RobGD
RobG
October 11, 2023 10:04 am

So… no cruise control? Just as well; they’re insanely ugly. Ever since they changed the look a few years back, it’s been a bike I wouldn’t touch. I’ll stick with my Tiger 900GT.

Joe John
Joe John
October 20, 2023 3:16 pm

I don’t know why anyone would buy one of these over a Tenere 700.

michael
michael
November 3, 2023 2:35 pm
Reply to  Joe John

maybe because they just want ugly, not extra ugly

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