2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE Review – Specs

The 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 800DE Adventure truly stand out in Suzuki’s lineup as the ultimate adventure-touring motorcycles. These remarkable ADV machines, which share many similarities, find themselves in the midst of a thriving middleweight adventure category filled with worthy opponents. From high-performance off-road beasts crafted by KTM and Husqvarna to versatile all-rounders from Kawasaki, Honda, and Yamaha, the competition is fierce. However, the V-Strom 800DE introduced in 2023 immediately made an impact, capturing the hearts of riders with its impressive electronics, suspension, and incredibly enjoyable parallel-twin engine.

2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.

Introducing the exciting 2024 V-Strom 800DE! Available in two striking colors – the iconic Champion Yellow No. 2 or the sleek Pearl Tech White. The base-model price for this beauty is $11,599. But that’s not all, feast your eyes on the 2024 V-Strom 800DE Adventure! This beast comes in a captivating new Metallic Matte Steel Green paint scheme. Packed with features, including quick-release 37-liter aluminum saddlebags, a skid plate, and an “accessory” bar for added protection. Prepare for an adventure like never before! The price for this ultimate adventure machine is $13,049. The only thing that has changed from the previous 2023 models are the captivating colors. Get ready to turn heads wherever you go with the incredible 2024 V-Strom 800DE!

2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.

The V-Strom 800DE finds its place amidst Suzuki’s lineup of V-twin-powered V-Strom models, residing comfortably between the robust V-Strom 1050 and the nimble V-Strom 650. Whether you prefer a street-oriented or dirt-road-oriented ride, Suzuki offers an array of DE, XT, and base versions for both options.

2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.

Engine

The ride-by-wire, fuel-injected, DOHC 776cc twin features a bore and stroke of 84.0 x 70.0mm for its pistons, creating a unique 270-degree firing order that gives the engine the powerful sound of a 90-degree V-twin. Suzuki’s “Cross Balancer” system, consisting of twin counterbalancer shafts, effectively eliminates any unwanted vibrations in this engine layout. Notably, this bike is not only smooth but also offers a distinct character in both its sound and feel. These counterbalancer shafts are intelligently designed with eccentric weights that perfectly counterbalance the pistons’ mass, resulting in an exceptionally balanced engine.

2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.

V-Strom 800DE horsepower is a claimed 83 hp at 8,500 rpm, which is competitive in its middleweight adventure class. It makes 11 hp more than the claimed output for the Yamaha Ténéré 700, but not as much as the BMW F 800 GS (90 hp claimed) and KTM 890 Adventure (105 hp claimed). The Aprilia Tuareg 660 produces a claimed 80 hp.

More important than peak power is the Suzuki engine’s throttle response and midrange torque. We have found in testing that this Suzuki twin is a very vibrant engine with easy-to-control response that helps a rider find traction on loose surfaces and brings a smile to their face with its roll-on performance. We waited a long time for a new engine from Suzuki and it was worth the wait.

So far this engine has appeared in the V-Strom 800s and the GSX-8S, and it has been incredibly well received. It’s also available in the 2024 GSX-8R, a fully faired sportbike. Expect to see this engine power more Suzuki models.

Transmission

The six-speed transmission features a slipper/assist multiplate clutch. On deceleration, it is designed to slip (particularly on downshifts) to smooth and stabilize the bike as you slow. On acceleration, engine torque works through the assist mechanism to squeeze the clutch plates when you apply power. This allows lighter clutch springs to be used, making for a lighter pull at the lever, but without causing clutch slip. This system is common on many motorcycles.

Even better, an electronic quickshifter allows for clutchless upshifts and downshifts; the programming on this system is quite good, and once you use the clutch to leave a stop in first gear, you can pretty much accomplish any shifts without using the clutch until you come to a stop again. The system is also common on many new bikes, but Suzuki has executed it very well on the V-Strom 800DE.

Electronics

The 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE and Adventure models have a rider-aid electronics package that is competitive in the class. The main interface and instrument panel is a 5-inch color TFT (thin-film transistor) display with a programmable gearshift indicator and a built-in USB port.

2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.

Suzuki calls its rider aids the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.). A trio of riding modes alter the ride-by-wire response, changing engine torque delivery from aggressive to mellow. Four traction control settings are available, and there is also a Gravel setting for dirt roads that allows for controlled spin in these lower-traction conditions.

Two ABS modes change system response, plus rear wheel ABS can be turned off. Suzuki has a Low RPM assist that helps prevent stalls. All lighting is LED. Cruise control is not offered.

2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.

Overview

The V-Strom 800DE and Adventure models truly stand out as the most off-road-ready options in Suzuki’s adventure lineup. With its brand new 776cc parallel-twin engine, this bike not only delivers impressive performance but also exudes a unique and captivating personality. It truly shines and transforms the riding experience into an absolute joy.

2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.2024 Suzuki V Strom 800de And Adventure Suzuki’s Middleweight Adventure Bikes Return.

The V-Strom 800DE and Adventure motorcycles are a perfect choice for those seeking all-around adventure touring. While they may not be the most aggressive off-road, they still offer the ability to conquer terrains that other motorcycles used for long-distance riding cannot. With their exceptional value and capability, these bikes hit the sweet spot. Unlike the dirt-focused KTM ADV machines, they may be slightly wider and heavier than the Ténéré 700, which is notably narrow and reasonably light. However, they more than make up for it by offering a plethora of features and capabilities that justify their price.

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE Technical Specifications and Price

Price: $11,599
Engine: DOHC, 776cc, liquid-cooled parallel twin; 4 valves/cyl.
Bore x Stroke: 84.0 x 70.0mm
Compression Ratio: 12.8:1
Transmission/Final Drive: 6-speed/chain
Fuel Delivery: Electronic fuel injection w/ 42mm throttle bodies
Clutch: Wet, multiplate
Engine Management/Ignition: Ride-by-wire w/ multiple modes
Frame: Steel tube frame w/ bolt-on trellis subframe
Front Suspension: 43mm Showa USD fork, fully adjustable, 8.7 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Showa shock, fully adjustable; 8.7 in. travel
Front Brake: 2-piston axial-mounted calipers, dual 310mm discs w/ ABS (2 modes)
Rear Brake: 1-piston caliper, 260mm disc w/ ABS (2 modes or disengaged)
Wheels, Front/Rear: Wire-spoked wheels w/ aluminum rims; 21 in. / 17 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: 90/90-21 / 150/70-17
Rake/Trail: 28.0°/4.5 in.
Wheelbase: 61.8 in.
Ground Clearance: 8.7 in.
Seat Height: 33.7 in.
Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gal.
Wet Weight: 507 lb.
Contact: suzukicycles.com
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