Suzuki has in its wide catalog of models one that perfectly defines the term maxitrail: the Suzuki V-Strom 1050Suzuki V-Strom 1050. This model has everything necessary to be classified as a modern maxitrail and has a very competitive price that allows it to be the most accessible in its category. Currently, the V-Tree 1050 is in promotion and can be purchased by 11.995 euros, while the V-Strom 1050 XTV-Strom 1050 XT it has a price of 14.995 euros, a very attractive figure considering its complete equipment. In both cases, Suzuki offers versions to be driven with the A2 booklet.
Before delving into the model, it is important to note that maxitrail motorcycles are currently the most requested due to their versatility, since they adapt well to the urban environment and are also excellent for long trips. They also allow driving on dirt tracks at more or less rapid rates and maintain the type when it comes to loading them to the maximum with suitcases and even a trunk. By offering a wide range of possibilities, the maxitrails become the perfect option for any rider.
The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 2021 features a very attractive design inspired by the DR Z and DR Big from the 1980s, as can be seen in its “duckbill” front fin and rectangular LED headlight. In the mechanical section, both the V-Strom 1050 and the V-Strom 1050 XT have a 1,037 cc 90 ° V-twin engine generating 107 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and 101 Nm of maximum torque at 6,000 rpm.
The V-Strom 1050 XT V-Strom 1050 XTIt has state-of-the-art electronics and includes braking combined with ABS with two-level adjustable cornering assistance, hill start assist and a system that prevents the rear wheel from taking off from the asphalt during vigorous downhill braking. Other elements that differentiate the V-Strom 1050 XT from the more accessible version are: the automatic cruise control, the spoke wheels, the central stand, the tubular steel fenders, the aluminum skid plate and a system that allows you to adjust the height of the screen manually. But the list of accessories does not end here, since the XT version also has hand guards, LED indicators, modern rear view mirrors, and some “quick” mounts for levers.
Comfortable driving in any terrain or situation
The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 offers a outstanding driving position. The bike is spacious and comfortable both for driving on fast roads and for doing so on narrow roads or with many curves. The upper part of the rider’s body is always protected thanks to a wraparound screen and well-designed hand covers, which allows a really comfortable ride. Even at high speed, the V-Strom 1050 is very stable and maintains trajectories with great precision. One of its strengths is the agility and quick reaction of the front axle, which makes its driving easy and intuitive.
Accessories at a very competitive price
Suzuki offers a long list of accessories for its V-Strom 1050 that can be purchased separately or through various kits that save on price. For the Suzuki V-Strom 1050 normal are available the Basic Kit and the Urban Kit. The Basic, which is made up of a central stand and hand guard, costs 332,75 euros; while the Urban includes the rear trunk and side crash bars for 606 euros.
On the other hand, for all versions there are four other Kits called Design (943.80 euros), Travel (1,331 euros), Aluminum (1,512.50 euros) and Adventure (2,456.39 euros). The Kit Design It is made up of the aluminum skid plate, the side protection bars and the supplementary LED headlights with their corresponding brackets. The Kit Travel It offers the side cases and the plastic rear trunk with the necessary supports. The Aluminum Kit Includes 38-liter aluminum rear trunk, aluminum side cases, a set of locks and all necessary brackets. Finally, the Kit Adventure, brings together the accessories of the Design Kit and the Aluminum Kit and allows you to choose between the set of cases and trunk with an aluminum finish or satin black lacquered.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.