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Suzuki V-Strom 800RE

Price: £9,699 OTR

Power: 84.3 PS

Kerb mass: 223 kg

Torque: 78Nm @ 6,800rpm

Engine capacity: 776cc

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

Fuel capacity: 20.0 litres

Seat height: 825 mm

MPG: 64.12

  • 84.3PS parallel twin engine
  • Quickshifter, traction control, riding modes
  • Colour TFT display
  • Optional luggage & accessories
  • LED lights
  • 20L fuel tank and impressive economy

Travel any road, using a powerful and torquey engine, whilst enjoying the comfort of a well cushioned seat and wide protective screen. Go further with superior range thanks to the 20L fuel tank and impressive fuel economy. Excellence as standard with a bi-directional quickshifter, 5” colour TFT display, traction control and power modes. Discover new possibilities with the V-Strom 800RE.

The V-Strom 800RE is powered by a 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 design is a lightweight chassis, created to maximise agility, comfort, utility, and riding pleasure. The result of its development is a chassis that will contribute to comfort when touring for long distances, but also give great cornering performance and provide stable handling under all riding environments. It also 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 top and sides cases and loaded with gear.

The V-Strom 800RE uses a seven-spoke, cast aluminium wheel design. They are shod with tubeless Dunlop D614F and D614 tyres (110/80R19 front, 150/70R17 rear) that feature an internal structure custom-engineered exclusively for the 800RE that delivers agile handling, solid grip, and high-speed stability.In addition, the exclusive tread pattern of the tyres helps provide sure traction and braking, as well as smooth handling. The tread also introduces a new silica compound that enhances positive grip in wet conditions and features durable wear resistance.

Suzuki V-Strom 800RE

Show a Separate Function Fork – Big Piston (SFF-BP) inverted front forks deliver stable damping characteristics that make them suitable for long touring, with a spring rate that is optimised for both solid cornering performance as well as straight-line stability. The spring preload can be adjusted, allowing the suspension to be set to best match the rider’s preference or the usage conditions. The rear shock absorber can be adjusted for spring preload and rebound damping, with a remote adjuster making setting the spring preload easier. This is particularly beneficial when preparing to ride with a passenger or luggage.

The V-Strom 800RE features a dedicated chassis geometry engineered to provide maximum stability and controllability, as well as a riding position that effectively distributes weight to the front and rear and is comfortable on long-distance rides. With a view to enhancing on-road cornering performance, the handlebar and footpeg positioning uses a slightly forward leaning posture. This riding position provides more precise control. The V-Strom 800RE also lends the passenger added comfort because they have plenty of space and can sit without overly bending their knees. The geometry achieved also enhances handling stability, even when carrying a passenger and with the top and side cases mounted.

The V-Strom 800RE has a large 20L fuel tank to offer extended riding range for long distance touring, making it between infrequent refuelling points in more remote areas or just having to stop less often on the regular commute. Combined with the frugal 64.12MPG this gives the V-Strom a theoretical range of over 280 miles.

Suzuki V-Strom 800RE

Four-piston, radially-mounted front brake calipers bite onto 310mm discs to provide sure stopping power and controllable braking for optimal on-road performance. The rear brake has a 260mm outer diameter disc and uses a single-piston pin-slide caliper. The system is also switchable, so the ABS on the V-Strom 800RE offers two mode settings. Mode 1 provides minimal intervention, suited for riding on looser surfaces. Mode 2 is ideal for city riding and regular road conditions.

The V-Strom 800RE adopts tapered handlebars made from a strong-yet-flexible aluminium. The handlebars enable a more forward-leaning riding position for an engaging riding experience as well as providing greater comfort on longer rides. The seat features a design with a bottom shape that achieves great rigidity. This durable seat stands up well to input load, as well as to weight shifts as the rider changes position. It uses a denser foam to improve comfort for both rider and passenger when touring for long distances. The V-STROM logo embossed on the seat adds a nice design accent. Rubber-covered aluminium footpegs are designed to provide comfort when touring for long distances. Rubber-covered steel pillion footpegs attached to cast aluminium brackets aim to achieve the right balance of passenger comfort and support.

The tall, wide screen on the new V-Strom 800RE helps reduce fatigue on long rides by offering excellent wind and weather protection. Features include a shape and size defined and optimised through extensive wind tunnel testing and CAE analysis. The shape aims to minimise the impact of wind hitting the rider’s abdomen, chest and shoulder. In addition, the screen’s three-step height adjustment lets it be raised or lowered in 15mm increments using a hex key.

Suzuki V-Strom 800RE

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.

DMS 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 V-Strom 800RE’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.

Suzuki V-Strom 800RE

STCS2 for the V-Strom 800RE 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 V-Strom 800RE 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.

The sharp lines of the body work and flat surfaces create a tough, yet sophisticated, look. Bold accents are introduced through the use of moulded accents parts at the end of the prominent beak and below the fuel tank. Angled lines set into the knee grip area of the moulded panel below the fuel tank lend yet another subtle accent. The new seven-spoke cast aluminium wheels include a V shape in the design, thanks to the design freedom cast wheels offer versus wire spokes.

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 800RE

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, on long-distance tours, and deliver dynamic performance that riders would find easy to use and control. The engine provides abundant torque and power in the real-world rev range for an exciting fun ride regardless of the 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.

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 powerplant 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.

Suzuki V-Strom 800RE


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