2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800: A Road-Ready Adventure Bike

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800: A Road-Ready Adventure Bike

The 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 is back, and this time it's geared more towards conquering the open road than ever before. Let's take a look at what this adventure-touring motorcycle brings to the table.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800

Sharpened for the Ride

Suzuki has made some key changes to the V-Strom 800, making it a more road-focused machine. The suspension has shorter travel, and the wheels are smaller cast-alloy units – a 19-inch front and a 17-inch rear. This translates to a more nimble handling experience.

Sitting on the bike is easier thanks to the reduced seat height of 825mm (a 30mm drop from the DE model). A taller windscreen provides better wind protection for those longer hauls, while the handlebars are designed for a more comfortable riding position. The pegs are also higher and further back, offering a more relaxed leg position.

The focus on road performance is further emphasized by a slightly firmer seat foam and the absence of features like hand guards and a bash plate found on the DE. Shedding these extras results in a weight reduction of 7kg, bringing the total weight down to 223kg.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 motorcycle

What We Love

There's a lot to love about the 2024 V-Strom 800. Suzuki is known for its excellent build quality, and the V-Strom is no exception. It's a great value for the price, and with no major mechanical weaknesses reported, it seems like a reliable companion for your rides.

The lighter weight and sharper handling compared to the DE model are definite highlights for those who prioritize agility and road feel.

Room for Improvement

While the V-Strom 800 shines in many ways, a couple of things leave room for improvement. The most glaring omission is the lack of cruise control – a surprising miss for a touring-oriented motorcycle.

The plastic rear rack's 10kg weight limit is also a bit on the low side. It would be interesting to see what additional rack options Suzuki might offer to address this limitation for riders who plan on carrying luggage.

Overall, the 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 is a compelling option for riders who want a comfortable, capable, and value-packed motorcycle for exploring the asphalt jungle. With its focus on road performance and user-friendly features, it's sure to be a hit with riders who crave adventure without sacrificing comfort or handling.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 Specifications

Engine Four-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 
Displacement 776 cc
Bore x stroke 84 x 70 mm
Compression ratio 12.8:1 
Max Power 62 kW (83 hp) @ 8500 rpm
Max Torque 78 Nm at 6800 rpm
Fuel system Fuel injection 
Starter system Electric 
Lubrication system Forced feed circulation, wet sump 
Transmission Six-speed constant mesh
Suspension, Front Showa BFF-BP Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped fork, preload adjustable
Suspension, Rear Showa link type, coil spring, oil damped shock, preload & rebound adjustable
Brakes Four-piston radial mount calipers, dual 310 mm rotors, single 260 mm rear rotor, single-piston caliper
Tyres 110/80R19M/C 59V, 150/70R17M/C 69V, Dunlop D614 tubeless
L x W x H 2255 x 905 x 1355 mm
Rake / trail
26° / 124mm
Wheelbase 1515 mm 
Ground clearance 185 mm  
Seat height 825 mm (low seat accessory -20 mm, high seat +30 mm)
Wet weight 223 kg 
Fuel tank 20 L
Fuel consumption 22.7 km/L (4.4L/100km) in WMTC 
CO2 emissions 104 g/km in WMTC
Warranty Three-year factory warranty
RRP $17,500 Ride Away
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