2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Review MC Commute Photo Gallery

We swing a leg over Suzuki’s 2020 V-Strom 1050XT in this MC Commute review.

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT Review MC Commute Photo Gallery
We giddyap at the controls of Suzuki’s updated and road-focused V-Strom 1050XT.
We giddyap at the controls of Suzuki’s updated and road-focused V-Strom 1050XT. (Adam Waheed/)The upper half of the ergonomics package was redesigned and Suzuki adds a simple manual adjustment for windscreen height.
The upper half of the ergonomics package was redesigned and Suzuki adds a simple manual adjustment for windscreen height. (Adam Waheed/)As always, the Suzuki V-Strom’s ergonomics are well tailored to touring-style rides.
As always, the Suzuki V-Strom’s ergonomics are well tailored to touring-style rides. (Adam Waheed/)The V-Strom affords just over 6 inches of suspension travel. A handy preload adjustment knob makes it easy to modify shock preload based on handling preference.
The V-Strom affords just over 6 inches of suspension travel. A handy preload adjustment knob makes it easy to modify shock preload based on handling preference. (Adam Waheed/)Passenger accommodations on the 2020 V-Strom 1050XT are generous. We also appreciate the rear rack and grab handles that make it easy to affix soft luggage.
Passenger accommodations on the 2020 V-Strom 1050XT are generous. We also appreciate the rear rack and grab handles that make it easy to affix soft luggage. (Adam Waheed/)Even though it is 23 years old, the V-Strom’s 1,037cc V-twin is a wonderful powerplant. It delivers plenty of oomph, sounds pleasing, and has a fun character.
Even though it is 23 years old, the V-Strom’s 1,037cc V-twin is a wonderful powerplant. It delivers plenty of oomph, sounds pleasing, and has a fun character. (Adam Waheed/)The 2020 V-Strom 1050XT now benefits from two-way-adjustable IMU-powered ABS brake control. ABS cannot be manually disabled.
The 2020 V-Strom 1050XT now benefits from two-way-adjustable IMU-powered ABS brake control. ABS cannot be manually disabled. (Adam Waheed/)Full LED lighting helps V-Strom 1050XT riders stand out on the road.
Full LED lighting helps V-Strom 1050XT riders stand out on the road. (Adam Waheed/)Suzuki did a fantastic job on the styling of the 2020 V-Strom 1050XT. It borrowed styling cues from the 1988 Suzuki DR Big.
Suzuki did a fantastic job on the styling of the 2020 V-Strom 1050XT. It borrowed styling cues from the 1988 Suzuki DR Big. (Adam Waheed/)Finally. Suzuki fits electronic cruise control on one of its motorcycles. The system functions well with accurate response.
Finally. Suzuki fits electronic cruise control on one of its motorcycles. The system functions well with accurate response. (Adam Waheed/)The V-Strom adopts a similar mono-color LCD as used on the GSX-R1000/R and Katana streetbikes. It is easy to read and replete with information, but it should include color based on the 1050XT’s MSRP.
The V-Strom adopts a similar mono-color LCD as used on the GSX-R1000/R and Katana streetbikes. It is easy to read and replete with information, but it should include color based on the 1050XT’s MSRP. (Adam Waheed/)While we appreciate the V-Strom’s centerstand to ease maintenance chores, the 17-inch rear wheel limits its capability off road.
While we appreciate the V-Strom’s centerstand to ease maintenance chores, the 17-inch rear wheel limits its capability off road. (Adam Waheed/)The V-Strom 1050XT’s rider saddle is one of the best in the business. It’s relatively low (for a bike of this size) and is well supported—perfect for melting away miles.
The V-Strom 1050XT’s rider saddle is one of the best in the business. It’s relatively low (for a bike of this size) and is well supported—perfect for melting away miles. (Adam Waheed/)
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