The V-Strom 1000 is dedicated to the simple concept that every road should be open for adventure.
With its one-of-a-kind combination of features, the V-Strom is engineered to perform with style and comfort across town - or help you enjoy the excitement of a tight, twisty two-lane country road. With its outstanding overall performance and versatility, the V-Strom is the perfect choice for the sport-adventure rider.
Wherever you ride, you’ll appreciate the V-Strom’s 90-degree V-twin engine, providing incredible low-end and mid-range torque for thrilling acceleration. Its rigid chassis and advanced suspension combine for outstanding handling on a variety of roads. At the same time, it’s designed for smooth, comfortable highway cruising, so every weekend you’ll be looking for a new adventure.
With the 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000, the excitement is just beginning.
Engine Features Liquid-cooled, 996cc, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC 8-valve, engine - tuned for strong low & mid-range torque Electronic fuel injection features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) - maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and improved engine torque Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS), automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with separate maps for each cylinder Semi-gear driven valve system simplifies maintenance and minimizes cam sprocket size and engine height for optimum engine placement Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 36mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, plus valve timing with emphasis on low-rpm power SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission with 6th gear over-drive and wide-diameter hydraulic clutch for a light pull at the clutch lever High-efficiency liquid cooling system for optimum engine operating temperature - includes compact oil cooler Lightweight magnesium valve covers, ignition cover, and sound-deadening plastic outer clutch cover High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum mufflers tuned to enhance engine torque output PAIR - air injection system reduces CO and HC emissions - California model equipped with catalyst in exhaust to further reduce emissions
Chassis Features Black-painted frame and swingarm for stylish appearance Sport-styled front fairing for wind protection, plus large comfortable seat, engine guard, and hand guards - fairing includes large multi-reflector 60/55W headlights Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort - can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range Easy-to-read instruments with large speedometer and tach dials, plus LCD display for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, tripmeters and clock Standard hand guards designed for maximum wind protection Engine undercover shaped for ample ground clearance and sleek appearance Large rear luggage rack with rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place Aluminum twin-spar frame and aluminum swingarm are lightweight, compact and rigid - bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance Cartridge-style 43mm front fork with adjustable preload provides 6.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride Link-type rear suspension features a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster - 6.3 inches of wheel travel Dual front disc brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper Lightweight cast aluminum wheels - F: 2.50 x 19 with 110/80R-19 radial tire, R: 4.0 x 17 with 150/70R-17 rear tire Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation