2018 model - V-Strom 1000 XT ABS

2018 model - V-Strom 1000 XT ABS
*Image shown with optional accessories.
2018 model
Making ever y ride
The V-Strom 250/ABS combines slim styling and massive presence in a unique
design that defies its modest engine displacement.
It is highly manoeuvrable on city streets, wonderfully exciting on winding
roads, and thoroughly pleasing as an adventure touring motorcycle.
a new adventure.
Proudly carrying on the heritage of the V-Strom series, the V-Strom 250/ABS is
dedicated to fine quality that will ignite your spirit of adventure.
V-Strom 1000XT ABS
V-Strom 250 ABS
V-Strom 650XT ABS
Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories.
The instant you take to the road, you sense a change
in the breeze and in the air that surrounds you.
It’s a feeling that makes you want to ride as far as
you can for as long as you can, while enjoying the bike’s
highly emotional styling.
The V-Strom 250/ABS is crafted to soundly respond to
all these expectations.
*Image shown with optional accessories.
Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories.
Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories.
*Image shown with optional accessories.
Massive and smart
The V-Strom 250/ABS design concept is “Massive and Smart”: Massive for
the solid feel of its well-balanced body and Smart for its sophisticated
and practical design that provides ease of handling. Naturally, the
V-Strom 250/ABS shares the same outdoor adventure DNA as its
siblings, with design cues such as its yellow color scheme and unique
‘beak’ paying tribute to Suzuki’s famed DR-Z and DR-BIG desert racers.
Rear combination lights
The taillight adopts a surface-emitting LED.
The shell surrounding the
headlight is designed to
resemble a hard anodized
finish flashlight.
Turn signals
adopt clear lenses
Multi-function instrument panel
LED indicators include those for the turn signals, high beam, neutral, malfunction, ABS (Only for ABS
model), RPM indicator, coolant temperature and oil pressure.The indicators are designed to be easy
to recognize. The LCD instruments include: Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Dual trip meters,
Gear position, Driving range, Average fuel consumption, Fuel gauge, RPM indicator ON/OFF, Oil change
timing indicator, Clock.
DC socket
12V/36W when riding
12V/12W at idle
Note: All light and indicators are illuminated
in the photo for illustrative purposes.
Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS
Engine performance
The 248cm 3 parallel-twin engine that powers the V-Strom 250/ABS underwent thorough
analysis and optimization to maximize low- to mid-range torque and provide a powerful ride
that features ease of control. The overall efficiency achieved also helps realize better fuel
economy and clean performance that satisfies the stringent Euro 4 emission regulations.
With a full tank of gasoline, the V-Strom 250/ABS has a riding range of over 500km* 1.
*1: Calculated based on the Worldwide Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC) mode exhaust emissions measuring conditions.
Actual fuel economy and riding range may differ owing to differences in conditions such as the weather, road, rider behavior and maintenance.
The cam profile for the V-Strom 250/ABS
delivers maximum acceleration
performance at speeds between 20km/h
to 90km/h, as this is the range that is
used most often. As an additional benefit,
the cam profile also suppresses noise
generation to deliver a smoother, more
pleasant ride.
The honing pattern used
for the cylinder barrels
maintains lubrication for
the pistons in a manner
that helps minimize any
loss of performance due to
Cylinder head
The cylinder head adopts
roller type rocker arms that
minimize friction loss.
Thin, low tension piston rings
were adopted to reduce friction
and the shape of the piston ring
grooves was also optimized.
Spark plug
Adopting the use of projected tip spark
plugs speeds up the rate of combustion. This
improves response, especially when the throttle
is not open far, and also improves fuel economy.
New intake valve design
The port sections on the intake valves
are designed to optimize airflow into the
combustion chamber. This helps achieve a
high level of thermal efficiency for improved
performance and reduced emissions.
Adopting an open type
rectifier contributes to
improved fuel economy.
Highly efficient, lightweight exhaust system
The two-into-one exhaust system for the V-Strom 250/ABS
features an optimized shape for the chamber in front of the
catalyzer. This maximizes acceleration performance at mid-range
speeds, while the efficiency of the system also reduces exhaust
Chassis design
T he su f f ic ien t Ac c e ss or ie s line up will support you and your
partner at all levels of adventure.
Side case attachment
While compact, the windscreen benefits from
repeated wind tunnel testing to optimize its
shape, providing highly effective shielding for a
more comfortable ride.
Designing dedicated mounting clips to accommodate the
optional side cases makes realizes an integrated design that
matches the bike. The large aluminum rear carrier with 8.5kg
maximum capacity is fitted with hooks for attaching straps and
that can also be used for attaching the optional top case.
Wheels, tires and brakes
The sporty flair of newly designed 10-spoke wheels pairs with IRC tires that provide a solid grip on the
road. Stopping power is provided by Petal-type front and rear disc brakes. An Antilock Brake System (ABS)*2
made by BOSCH is also available*3 to deliver yet greater confidence and control.
Top case
*2: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully
and do not overly rely on ABS.
*3: Only equipped on ABS model.
ABS Unit
Petal Type Brake Disc
Front wheel
Side case
For a ride only true nature lovers can appreciate.
A ride that is agile, powerful and highly controllable.
It’s a feeling that heightens the desire to
get out and enjoy new adventures.
Ge t read y f or
23L top case*4
20L side cases*4
Knuckle Cover
your nex t ad ven ture.
*4 The top case and side case each have a maximum loading capacity of 3kg.
*SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION reserves the right to add any improvement to change the design or to discontinue any
Suzuki Genuine Accessories at any time without notice. Some Suzuki Genuine Accessories might not be compatible with
local standards or statutory requirement. Please check with your local AUTHORIZED SUZUKI DEALER for details at the time
of ordering.
*Image shown with optional accessories.
V-Strom 250 / V-Strom 250 ABS
Overall length
2150 mm (84.6 in)
Overall width
790 mm (31.1 in)
Overall height
1295 mm (51.0 in)
1425 mm (56.1 in)
Ground clearance
160 mm (6.3 in)
Seat height
800 mm (31.5 in)
Curb mass
188 kg (414 lbs) [ABS Model]
186 kg (410 lbs) [Non ABS Model]
Engine type
Four-stroke, liquid-cooled, SOHC, parallel twin
Bore × Stroke
53.5 mm x 55.2 mm (2.106 in x 2.173 in)
248 cm3 (15.1 cu. in)
Compression ratio
11.5 : 1
Fuel system
Fuel injection
Starter system
Lubrication system
Wet sump
6-speed constant mesh
Primary drive ratio
3.238 (68/21)
Final drive ratio
3.357 (47/14)
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Swingarm type, coil spring, oil damped
Rake / Trail
Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS *Image shown with optional accessories.
Pearl Nebular Black (YAY) /
Solid Dazzling Cool Yellow (YWT)
Metallic Diamond Red (YYW)
Pearl Nebular Black (YAY)
25.2° / 100 mm (3.9 in)
Disc brake
Disc brake
110/80-17M/C 57H tubeless
140/70-17M/C 66H tubeless
Ignition system
Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Fuel tank
17.3 L (4.5/3.8 US/lmp gal)
Oil capacity (Overhaul)
2.4 L (2.5/2.1 US/lmp qt gal)
Specifications, appearances, color (including body color), equipment, materials and other aspects of the SUZUKI products shown in this catalog
are subject to change by Suzuki at any time without notice and they may vary depending on local conditions or requirements.
Some models are not available in some territories. Each model may be discontinued without notice. Please inquire at your local dealer for details
of any such changes.
Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing.
Enjoy riding safely.
Read your Owner’s Manual carefully.
Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
PRINTED IN JAPAN 99999-A0204-281 V-Strom 250/ABS (DL250/A) L8 Product Information MAR.'17
Photo: V-Strom 250 ABS
300 Takatsuka-cho, Minami-ku, Hamamatsu City, JAPAN 432-8611
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