Advanced Technology to Support the Unexpected
When braking on a stone paved backstreet or an unmaintained mountain pass. When the V-twin grunt is a little too much for a slippery round-about. Advanced technology will kick in and do their job. A dependable back up, just when your concentration has reached its limit for the day.
You’ve got the power, anywhere, anytime. Slim and light, the powerful V-twin unit will always provide the necessary amount of drive no matter what the situation. The grunt and power of the 1037cm3 motor is irresistible for an exciting ride, while ensuring when two-up riding with luggage. The flexibility and good-behavior, combined with power for adrenaline.
The radial mounted four piston mono-block Tokico brake calipers and twin 310mm diameter discs on the front, and a 260mm diameter single disc with a single piston caliper on the rear, provide strong and controllable braking performance. The Bosch ABS system has been upgraded to the “Motion Track Brake System” by installing a 5-Axis Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), and by combining the information of the posture of the vehicle with the front and rear wheel speeds, realizing optimal vehicle stability not only in straight-line braking but also when breaking while cornering. This new sophisticated system instantly assesses the need of ABS appliance when the lever or pedal is operated by calculating the posture of the vehicle and wheel speeds. When judging the need of appliance, the ABS unit will decrease in braking pressure, and will continue to control the increase/decrease of the pressure at an advanced level according to the traction available. With advanced ABS control, appliance of the ABS is smooth with minimum kickback to the pedal/lever resulting in a stress and panic free ride. Also a new feature is the Combination Brake which automatically applies pressure to the rear brake when the front brake pressure rises to a certain pressure.
This technology, combined with the Motion Track Brake System, will support the rider to trace the intended line to a certain extent in situations such as sudden/excessive braking in corners, efficiently reducing the speed and stabilizing the vehicle even when at various lean angles.
Note: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. Please always ride at a safe speed for road and weather conditions, including while cornering.
Inheriting the favored traction control system from the previous model, this system enables the rider to control the throttle with more confidence in difficult riding situations such as stone paved roads, two-up riding or when with a heavy load to minimize the stress and/or fatigue on long distance rides. The traction control system continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position, and gear position with various sensors, and controls the engine output by managing the ignition timing and air delivery. The traction control system can be switched to either of two modes, or off. Modes 1 and 2 differ in the timing and levels of intervention. Mode 1 has a lower level of intervention applied at a later timing allowing a certain degree of rear wheel spin, not to interrupt a sporty ride. Mode 2 has a higher level of intervention applied at an instant, controlling and preventing the slightest amount of spin, more actively supporting the rider in situations such as in the rain or on slippery road surfaces. The choice can be quickly and easily made by selecting the traction control mode from the left switch cluster and confirming it with a glance at the instruments.
Note: Traction control system is not a substitute for rider’s throttle control under the various conditions, and traction control cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when entering turns, or while braking, and it does not control front wheel traction.
|Curb mass||[V-Strom1000XT] N/A, [V-Strom1000] N/A|
|Engine type||4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin|
|Bore × Stroke||100.0 mm × 66.0 mm (3.9 in × 2.6 in)|
|Displacement||1037 cm3 (63.3 cu.in)|
|Compression ratio||11.3 : 1|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Primary reduction ratio||1.838 (57/31)|
|Final reduction ratio||2.411 (41/17)|
|Front suspension||Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear suspension||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rake / Trail||N/A|
|Front brake||Disc, twin|
|Front tire size||110/80R19M/C 59V|
|Rear tire size||150/70R17M/C 69V|
|Ignition system||Electronic ignition (Transistorized)|
|Fuel tank capacity||20.0 L (5.3 / 4.4 US / lmp gal)|
|Oil capacity (Overhaul)||3.5 L (3.7 / 3.1 US / lmp qt)|