Buyers Guide 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Buyer's Guide | Specs & Prices

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Buyer’s Guide | Specs & Prices

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Buyer's Guide | Specs & Prices
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS

An outstanding mid-sized street-focused adventure bike, the standard 2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS has become a highly versatile staff favorite at Ultimate MotorCycling.

Part of what makes the V-Strom 1000 work so well is its 1037cc motor, which always seems to have power when you need it, yet is docile whenever you want it to be. There are a few technological features, include two levels of traction control (plus off), and full-time ABS. Tokio monobloc calipers are used up front on the 310mm discs, and the Enkei wheels are 10-spoke cast aluminum.

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2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Specs:


  • Engine: DOHC 90-degree V-twin
  • Bore x stroke: 100 x 66mm
  • Displacement: 1037cc
  • Cooling: Liquid-cooled
  • Compression ratio: 11.3:1
  • Fueling system: EFI w/ 10-hole injectors
  • Ignition: Transistorized electronic
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final drive: Chain


  • Front brakes: Twin discs w/ Tokico monobloc 4-piston calipers
  • Rear brake: Single disc
  • ABS: Standard
  • Front suspension: KYB 43mm inverted forks
  • Rear suspension: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload adjustable shock
  • Front tire: 110/80-19 radial
  • Rear tire: 150/70-17 radial
  • Wheels: Cast aluminum Enkei


  • Overall length: 90.0 inches
  • Overall width: 34.1 inches
  • Wheelbase: 61.2 inches
  • Seat height: 33.4 inches
  • Ground clearance: 6.5 inches
  • Curb weight: 503 pounds
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Warranty: 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Color:

  • Metallic Mystic Silver

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS Price:

  • $12,699 MSRP

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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