The V-STROM 1050 is designed for maximising comfort and performance for long-distance adventure touring, primarily on paved surfaces. Featuring 19-inch front and 17-inch rear cast aluminium wheels and a large touring windscreen with tool-less height adjustment.
In contrast, the V-STROM 1050DE introduces several new features aimed at optimising performance on unpaved surfaces. These include the adoption of a 21-inch wire-spoked wheel, longer rake and wheelbase enhancing controllability on gravel and flat dirt, increased suspension travel for better bump absorption, wider handlebars, wider steel footpegs, aluminium engine protection and an accessory bar as standard equipment. Also newly introduced Gravel [G] mode to the Suzuki Traction Control System and the ability to switch OFF rear ABS.