suzuki v-strom 800de
suzuki v-strom 800de
suzuki v-strom 800de

Suzuki V-Strom 800DE

Price: £10,999 OTR

Power: 84.3 PS

Kerb mass: 230 kg

Torque: 78Nm @ 6,800rpm

Engine capacity: 776cc

Engine: 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC

Fuel capacity: 20.0 litres

Seat height: 855 mm

MPG: 64.12

  • 84.3PS parallel twin engine
  • Quickshifter, traction control, riding modes
  • Colour TFT display
  • Optional luggage & accessories
  • LED lights
  • Gravel mode & switchable ABS


Journey without limits, with a rugged steel frame, fully adjustable 220mm travel suspension, a 21” front wheel and 220mm ground clearance. 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 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE is ready for anything. ANY TERRAIN. ANY HORIZON. ANY ADVENTURE.


The Suzuki 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 adventure bike for a new era began with designing a brand-new engine. Engineered to be a slim, compact powerplant that expands the possibilities for overall bike design and help achieve the most effective chassis geometry for performance gains. Creating an optimum riding position, both for riding off-road and on long-distance tours but also deliver dynamic go-anywhere performance that riders would find easy to use and control. The new engine provides abundant torque and power in the real-world rev range for an exciting fun ride regardless of the terrain or destination.

The ignition timing of the engine’s 270° crank is the same as that on Suzuki’s renowned V-Twins. This means it produces a similar striking rumble that adds to the enjoyment of every ride. In addition, the crank revolution between cylinder firings extends the time between power pulses and gives the rear wheel time to regain traction before the next pulse. The positive traction that results is beneficial when powering out of corners or riding on roads with less grip and is especially useful when riding on unpaved or loose surfaces.


The assist function leverages precision-engineered ramps to force the clutch boss and pressure plate together and efficiently transfer torque to the rear wheel under acceleration, all while using softer clutch springs. The slipper clutch partially disengages when downshifting and decelerating to mitigate the effect of engine braking and provides smoother deceleration, which enables the rider to shift down with greater confidence and maintain better control.



This patented biaxial primary balancer positions its two balancers at 90° to the crankshaft, marking a first among production motorcycles. This patented mechanism suppresses vibration to contribute to smooth operation, and it also helps achieve a lightweight power-plant that is more compact from front to rear.

Balancer no.1 cancels the primary vibration generated by the piston (reciprocating weight) of the first cylinder, while balancer no.2 cancels the primary vibration of the second cylinder. Adopting a 270° crankshaft angle cancels secondary vibration, contributing to even smoother engine operation. Furthermore, placing the two balancers at 90° to the crankshaft with each positioned equidistant from the crankshaft cancels primary couple vibration.


The Suzuki 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 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. 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. 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.


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.

tft screen


Designed around the new engine and made from rugged steel tube sections, the frame for the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE is engineered to provide all the strength needed for negotiating rougher trails, to provide excellent straight-line stability, to contribute to agile handling, and to perform well at motorway speeds when touring for long distances. The use of steel over other materials also allows the engineering to maximise fuel tank volume and optimise ride ergonomics too.


Featuring a dedicated geometry, the long wheelbase, long rake, tall ground clearance, and a wide handlebar grip provide maximum stability and control when riding on road and on unpaved surfaces. The V-Strom 800DE lends the passenger added comfort because they have plenty of space and can sit without overly bending their knees. This is true even when the bike is fitted with Genuine Accessory luggage.


The V-Strom 800DE utilises a large 20L fuel tank to offer extended riding range for long distance touring on the road or making it between infrequent refuelling points off it. Combined with the frugal 64.12MPG this gives the V-Strom a theoretical range of over 280 miles.


Calipers that best match the V-Strom 800DE’s fork pitch and wire-spoked wheels bite onto 310mm diameter floating discs to provide strong stopping power and reliable braking performance. The rear brake has a 260mm diameter disc and uses a single-piston pin-slide caliper.


The V-Strom 800DE adopts wide tapered handlebars made from a strong-yet-flexible aluminium that allows them to flex and absorb shock when riding on rough unpaved surfaces. Not only does this provide greater comfort, but the wide grip and positioning also provide positive control, particularly when standing on the pegs. Fitted with wide, tough, sturdy footpegs designed to offer greater stability when standing on them while riding. These steel footpegs are covered in rubber with a textured surface designed to prevent the rider’s feet from slipping. The durable seat stands up to input load when riding on off-road, as well as to weight shifts as the rider changes position. It uses a denser foam to improve comfort for rider and passenger.



The small windscreen is designed to maximise visibility when adventuring on the trails, while wind tunnel testing ensures comfort for the rider at higher speeds and on longer distance road rides. The windscreen’s three-step height adjustment lets it be adjusted in 15mm increments using an allen key.


Hand guards help protect the rider’s hands from the elements and also debris and branches on the trails. There’s also a radiator guard designed to protect against flying stones and other objects. The Suzuki V-Strom 800DE features a plastic under cover that protects the engine and adds to the tough image.


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 Bi-directional Quick Shift System allows riders to shift up without closing the throttle or downshift without blipping it, so removes the need to operate the clutch lever once the bike is in gear and moving.

The system automatically interrupts power delivery when accelerating and maintaining steady speed just long enough to unload the transmission gear dogs, thereby producing a smoother ride and uninterrupted acceleration when the rider shifts up. When decelerating the system automatically opens the throttle valves just enough to increase rpm and match engine speed to the next-lower gear ratio without manually blipping the throttle or using the clutch.



SDMS leverages the electronic throttle control system to offer a choice between three modes that deliver different power characteristics to match the riding conditions or preferred riding style. The settings for each mode were thoroughly tested to maximise the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE’s performance in various scenarios.

Mode A (Active) provides the sharpest throttle response as the throttle is opened. Settings for torque characteristics are tuned to deliver exciting acceleration and fully-leverage the engine’s power. It is well suited for enjoying sporty rides in good weather.

Mode B (Basic) reaches the same level of maximum output, but features a more linear curve with softer throttle response. Planned as an ideal setting for touring or commuting, this mode is a good fit for a wide range of riding styles and road conditions.

Mode C (Comfort) provides the softest throttle response and more gentle torque characteristics. This is particularly beneficial when touring for long distances, when riding with a passenger, when riding on wet or otherwise slippery surfaces, when road conditions are bad, or even when the rider wants to relax.


STCS2 for the V-Strom 800DE enables the rider to better control the bike in diverse and varying conditions, such as riding in inclement weather, and instils greater confidence regardless of the rider’s level of experience. The rider can select from three modes or turn the system off. The higher the number of the mode selected, the faster the control takes effect and the more proactive the system is in limiting wheel spin.


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.


For experienced off-road riders, the rear ABS1 can be switched off entirely if desired, to improve controllability when braking on gravel or off-road. Note this system is designed for use on loose off-road surfaces and should not be used on-road


Gravel (G) Mode2 retards ignition timing to help the rider better negotiate gravel roads and loose surfaces by allowing more slip. When selected, the mode activates when a slight degree of spin is detected, taking effect almost as quickly as the traction control system’s Comfort (C) setting.

However, because its maximum level of intervention is set to be less than that of Active (A), spin is suppressed only enough to help prevent excessive wheel spin, so power continues to be delivered to the rear wheel with minimum interruption. As a result, the rider gets the consistent power output they want, the bike remains controllable, and it is less likely to try to push itself upright or lose traction while cornering. G mode promotes greater confidence and makes it more exciting and enjoyable to explore unpaved roads and trails.

suzuki v-strom 800de


The Suzuki Easy Start System lets the rider start the motorcycle with one quick press of the starter button with no need to pull in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.

Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist function monitors engine rpm, gear position, throttle position, and clutch switch data as the rider releases the clutch lever to pull away from a standing start, or when riding at low speeds. It is programmed to help prevent engine speed from dropping excessively as the rider launches the bike to ensure smoother starts. It also promotes more confident riding by helping counteract drops in engine speed when riding in stop-and-go traffic, or when doing U-turns.


The Suzuki 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.


True to its heritage the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE features the latest evolution of the beak design that was first introduced on the 1988 DR-Z 800. In keeping with a new look that speaks of all-round capabilities, the sharper new beak is positioned higher, visually conveying the extended suspension stroke and the model’s ability to handle rougher terrain. The other elements of the front end, including the new vertically stacked hexagonal LED headlight assembly, are designed to look slim, light and compact.The lines of the body work are sharp with flat surfaces to create a tough look.


The distinctive, vertically stacked pair of hexagonal LED headlights employ a bright mono-focus LED light source that provides the rider with a clear view of the road ahead. The vertical orientation of the thin, compact headlight assembly topped by an LED position light creates a sharp look that makes the front end look light and ready for action. Compact LED position lights, LED indicators and an LED taillight ensure clear visibility and practical durability.

suzuki v-strom 800de


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First payment£180.18
34 monthly payments£180.18
Optional final payment£5,984.00
Cash Price

Includes VED and First Registration fee

Total amount of credit£9,999.00
Total amount payable£13,290.30
Duration of agreement36 months
Annual Percentage Rate9.9%
Finance TypePCP
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This quotation is indicative, subject to change and does not constitute an offer of credit. A full quotation is available by contacting us. Hire Purchase (HP). Credit is available to UK residents aged 18 years or over, subject to status. Suzuki Finance is a trading style of Suzuki Financial Services Limited, St William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. With Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) you have the option after you have paid all of the regular monthly payments to: (1) Return the vehicle and not pay the Optional Final Payment. In this example if the vehicle has exceeded the maximum agreed mileage, a charge of 7.2p (including VAT at 20%) will apply per excess mile. If the vehicle is in good condition (fair wear and tear accepted) and has not exceeded the maximum agreed mileage you will have nothing further to pay. (2) Pay the Optional Final Repayment to own the vehicle or (3) Part exchange the vehicle subject to settlement of your existing finance agreement; new finance agreements are subject to status.

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