FIRST LOOK: 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 Touring

Suzuki has officially introduced the 2024 V-Strom 800 and V-Strom 800 Touring models for the global market.

  • Suzuki is offering exciting upgrades for those with a passion for on-road exploration and touring.
  • Powering the new V-Strom 800 and 800 Touring is the robust 776cc parallel twin engine found in the 2023 V-Strom 800DE and GSX-8S.

Wheel and Tire Changes

One of the most prominent changes is the transition from the 21-inch front wheel on the V-Strom 800DE to a new 19-inch, seven-spoke cast aluminum front wheel, complemented by a 17-inch matching rear wheel. These models feature specially designed tubeless tires, a result of Suzuki’s collaboration with Dunlop.

Suspension Upgrade

The 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 and V-Strom 800 Touring benefit from an upgraded Showa Separate Function Fork-Big Piston (SFF-BP) inverted front fork setup, along with a Showa rear shock absorber that offers remote, tool-less preload adjustability for a more comfortable ride.

Braking Performance

Braking capabilities have also seen improvements, with both models now equipped with a pair of radial-mount Nissin four-piston brake calipers in the front, paired with 310mm rotors. In the rear, a single Nissin caliper accompanies a 260mm rotor. Standard ABS ensures confident braking for riders.

Advanced Electronics and Features

Suzuki has incorporated a full-color 5-inch TFT instrument panel for easy access to the electronics suite. The Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) includes essential features such as traction control, ABS, Ride Modes, Easy Start, and Low RPM Assist to enhance the riding experience. Riders will also appreciate the wide handlebar with vibration damping, rubber-padded footpegs, LED lighting, and a bi-directional quickshifter, all included as standard features.

Key Distinctions

The primary distinctions between the V-Strom 800 and V-Strom 800 Touring models are their color options and additional accessories. The V-Strom 800 is available in Metallic Matte Steel Green, while the V-Strom 800 Touring comes in Glass Sparkle Black. Notably, the Touring variant offers a lockable top box that conveniently uses the same key as the bike’s ignition.



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