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Suzuki Introduces 2024 V-Strom 800 and V-Strom 800 Touring

New additions to the V-STROM 800 line enhance adventure touring options.

Suzuki Motor USA welcomes two new V-STROM 800 models that build on the momentum from the successful, off-road-focused adventure motorcycle, the V-STROM 800DE. The 2024 V-STROM 800 and 800 Touring leverage the DE’s stellar engine and chassis platform while focusing on the needs of more street-oriented riders.

These two new models — the V-STROM 800 and V-STROM 800 Touring — extend the Suzuki V-STROM line, and host street and long-distance, touring-focused features. Each appeals to riders looking for a performance-minded yet versatile middleweight motorcycle with adventure in mind. These new V-STROM 800 models, along with the 800DE and 800DE Adventure, offer four distinct options targeting the entire middleweight adventure target audience.

With the momentum from the dirt-focused Suzuki V-STROM 800DE’s introduction last November continuing to grow, the V-STROM 800 and V-STROM 800 Touring are distinctly engineered to provide superb comfort and performance for commuting, sport or long-distance touring, and occasional dirt road use.

Highly capable at highway speeds or when exploring less-traveled routes, these new models are equally entertaining and practical to ride daily around town for fun, laying down miles across the continent on a tour, through spirited canyon rides or for commuting to work. 

Each is powered by the new-generation 776cc dual-overhead camshaft (DOHC) parallel-twin engine used in the V-STROM 800DE and the Suzuki GSX-8S. These new V-STROM models’ engine delivers a precise balance of smooth, controllable power at low engine speeds as well as a free-revving rush of performance when needed. 

The engine’s 270-degree crankshaft configuration provides the power characteristics and an exciting exhaust note. The patented Suzuki Cross Balancer system contributes to smooth operation and a compact, lightweight engine design.

The V-STROM 800’s rugged steel backbone frame takes advantage of the engine’s compact size, resulting in a chassis both nimble and steady. The V-STROM 800 and 800 Touring’s new SHOWA SFF-BP (Separate Function Fork – Big Piston) inverted front fork smoothly controls front wheel movement, while the SHOWA rear shock absorber employs a remote, hand-operated hydraulic spring preload adjuster so suspension tuning for a passenger or cargo takes just seconds.

The suspension is tuned to maximize straight-line and cornering performance for street riding as well as light-duty off-road use. The front fork supports radially mounted NISSIN four-piston brake calipers that grasp a pair of 310-millimeter stainless steel brake rotors. The front calipers and the rear caliper — with a 260-millimeter rotor — are monitored by a compact anti-lock brake system (ABS). This ABS system offers a choice of two different mode settings the rider may choose for differing road conditions. The ABS system’s Mode 1 provides minimal anti-lock brake intervention, while Mode 2 provides more anti-lock brake intervention.

New seven-spoke cast aluminum wheels are shod with a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear tire. Dunlop’s new D614F/D614 tubeless ADV tires were engineered exclusively for the V-STROM 800 and feature a new tread pattern and custom-engineered internal structure for superb pavement operation plus the ability to explore that new, unpaved road on occasion.

Like the V-STROM 800DE, a full-color, 5-inch TFT LCD multifunction instrument panel provides the rider access and on-the-fly control over the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) suite of advanced electronic features that include the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, the Suzuki Traction Control System and Suzuki’s Bi-Directional Quick Shift system. 

Ride almost any distance in comfort and control thanks to a wide, vibration-damping, tapered handlebar, a supportive seat and rubber-padded footpegs. 

To carry the items riders may need quick access to, the V-STROM 800 Touring’s standard 35L top case uses the V-STROM’s ignition key for locking the lid or quick removal of the case from the rear carrier.

Key V-STROM 800 Features

V-Strom 800
  • Created specifically for the V-STROM 800 are Dunlop’s new D614 tires with a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear that ride on new cast-aluminum tubeless wheels with seven distinctive, V-shaped spokes each.
  • The V-STROM 800 has a modest seat height (32.5 inches) and a lower handlebar position than the 800DE to help provide increased comfort on longer rides.
  • Engineered for long-distance touring comfort and everyday convenience, the steel frame, sub-frame and uniquely shaped aluminum swingarm are supported by the new SHOWA SFF-BP, a gas-charged SHOWA shock absorber with a remote hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster and adjustable rebound damping force. 
  • The V-STROM 800 spring rates and damping force settings are tuned to maximize road performance and comfort.
  • A tall and wide adjustable windscreen provides ample coverage for long rides and sits above Suzuki’s signature, compact Mono-focus LED headlights.
  • The V-STROM 800’s angular bodywork retains Suzuki’s distinctive Adventure “beak” styling and is topped with modern graphics.
  • The 2024 V-STROM 800 is offered in an understated yet modern Metallic Matte Steel Green with its own refined graphics.
  • MSRP: $9,899
  • More Info

Key V-STROM 800 Touring Specific Features

V-Strom 800 Touring
  • Riders will have quick access to items with the V-STROM 800 Touring’s standard 35-liter plastic top case that operates with the bike’s ignition key. The top case will hold most full-face helmets and unlock from the motorcycle in seconds. 
  • The V-STROM 800 Touring’s standard hand guards shield the rider’s hands from the elements.
  • The V-STROM 800 Touring arrives in popular Glass Sparkle Black and will be available in Spring 2024.
  • MSRP: $10,499
  • More Info

Additional Features

A wide variety of Genuine Suzuki Accessories are available for the V-STROM 800 and V-STROM 800 Touring. Accessories include plastic side cases, several top case options, engine guards, a center stand, low- and high-profile seats, heated hand grips, fog lamps and more. The available Genuine Suzuki Accessory aluminum side cases and top cases have a sturdy locking system that uses a unique style key different from the motorcycle’s ignition key. Review the Suzuki Genuine Accessory catalog for information related to luggage on the V-STROM 800 and 800 Touring.

Genuine Suzuki Accessories may be reviewed here

The V-STROM 800 and 800 Touring come with a 12-month limited warranty. Longer warranty coverage periods with other benefits are available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP). For more details, visit www.suzukicycles.com.

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