The Suzuki V-Strom 1050 is the latest version of the Japanese brand’s litre-class adventure touring motorcycle which was unveiled at the 2019 EICMA Show in Milan. In essence, it is a heavily updated successor to the V-Strom 1000 with an all-new styling, a host of new features and a tweaked powerplant.
In terms of looks, it takes inspiration from the brand’s iconic adventure bikes, the DR Big 750 and 800 of the 1980s. It sports a new square-shaped headlamp with a taller windscreen while the curvy fuel tank of the outgoing model has been replaced by a boxy unit. Moreover, the beak faring looks beefier now. Suzuki has also added more features such as the dated-looking semi-digital instrument cluster has made way for a full-colour LCD display. Moreover, it also gets a tweaked ECU with faster processor along with improved traction control and three riding modes.