2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000XT


V-Strom 1000XT



Engine Type
4-stroke, DOHC 90-deg. V-Twin
Bore and Stroke
3.937 in. x 2.598 in. (100.0 mm x 66.0 mm)
Compression Ratio
11.3 : 1
Fuel System
Suzuki Fuel injection, SDTV-equipped
Electronic ignition (Transistorized)


6-speed constant mesh


Front Suspension
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear Suspension
Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Front Brakes
Tokico 4-piston calipers, Disc, twin
Rear Brakes
Nissin, 2-piston, Disc single
Front Tire
110/80R-19 M/C 59V, tubeless
Rear Tire
150/70R-17 M/C 69V, tubeless


Fuel Capacity
5.3 US gal. (20.0 L)


12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty



Introduced in 2002, the V-Strom 1000 expanded the popularity of motorcycles in the adventure-category. When a more proficient V-Strom 1000 ABS debuted in 2014, it was also embraced by riders around the world. To reemphasize the V-Strom’s leadership in this category, Suzuki applies new technology and practical experience to the new 2018 V-Strom 1000XT.

Always a good citizen, this new V-Strom has refined systems to maintain engine performance and great fuel economy while achieving world-wide emission standards. To emphasize Suzuki’s adventure heritage the V-Strom’s exterior has undergone a transformation giving the motorcycle a hint of its lineage and a renewed call for adventure. That fresh styling also contributes to functionality and joins the new Motion Track Anti-lock* & Combined Brake System and other features to bring rider assist technology to a new group of adventure riders.

Like every V-Strom before it, the equipment, the appeal and value of the 2018 V-Strom 1000XT will be recognized by experienced and enthusiastic riders. If you want to enjoy a trouble-free adventure as well, join them on a V-Strom.

Engine Features
  • The four-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 1037cc 90-degree V-twin engine is designed to deliver outstanding performance across the entire powerband.
  • The perfect primary balance provided by the 90-degree L-twin design negates the need for any balancer shafts or rubber mounting as the engine has smooth power pulses.
  • Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM)-plated cylinder bores are integrated into the upper crankcase for low weight, increased durability, reduced friction and excellent heat dissipation.
  • The new exhaust has a pair of inline catalyzers, up from a single catalyzer in the prior model, to achieve an effective level of emission control in the while maintaining flow to preserve engine performance.
Chassis Features
  • The advanced chassis is the foundation of a compact, lightweight adventure-ready package that provides comfort and enjoyment to a variety of riders.
  • The fuel tank keeps its 5.3 gallon capacity but the back portion has been slimmed where it joins the seat for increased rider comfort. The sides of seat use a high-grip texture cover.
  • The V-Strom’s slender chassis, thanks to the narrow V-twin engine design and new thin seat, helps the rider’s legs to reach to the ground easier than other models in the class.
  • Tokico mono-block front brake calipers are mated with 310mm floating-mount dual discs are connected to the new Motion Track Anti-lock & Combination Brake system for strong stopping performance.
  • New, large diameter, tapered style handlebars have handguards with large vibration damper weights.
  • The lower engine protector is now standard.
Additional Features
  • 12-month limited warranty. Additional length coverage and other benefits are available through Suzuki Extended Protection.
  • Engine: 1037cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90-deg. V-Twin
  • Bore x Stroke: 100.0 mm x 66.0 mm (3.937 in. x 2.598 in.)
  • Compression Ratio: 11.3 : 1
  • Fuel System: Suzuki Fuel injection, SDTV-equipped
  • Starter: Electric
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
Drive Train
  • Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
  • Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
  • Suspension Front: Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
  • Suspension Rear: Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
  • Brakes Front: Tokico 4-piston calipers, Disc, twin
  • Brakes Rear: Nissin, 2-piston, Disc single
  • Tires Front: 110/80R-19 M/C 59V, tubeless
  • Tires Rear: 150/70R-17 M/C 69V, tubeless
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
  • Color: TBA
  • Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
  • Headlight: 12V 65W (H9 high-beam) & 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
  • Tail Light: LED
  • Warranty: 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Coverage extension and additional benefits are available.
For your safety, always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing when riding any motorcycle or ATV. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Study your owner's manual and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Take a riding skills course. For the MSF street course nearest you, call 1-800-446-9227. Off-road riders can enroll in the DirtBike SchoolSM by calling 1-877-288-7093. ATV riders can call the SVIA at 1-800-852-5344 and we’ll even pay for the training. Suzuki engineered the GSX-Rs™, Hayabusa, and the QuadSport Z400 for experienced riders.

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