Ride into Adventure on 2022 Suzuki ADV Models
We already covered Suzuki’s 2022 models for their cruiser and street lineups in an earlier post. But the company has something in store for adventure riders as well.
Suzuki’s famous V-Strom 1050XT and 1050XT Adventure return for this model year. These sleek, distinctive machines will take you to the office, on a tour, or to explore new trails — pretty much anywhere you’d like to go.
As a highlight for 2022, both bikes feature the Suzuki Intelligents Ride System (SIRS). This advanced tech suite is interconnected to an electronic control module (ECM) vua a controller area network (CAN) harness.
The bikes’ three-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) measures movement information in six directions, adding one direction over the previous IMU generation. It can track pitch, yaw, and roll according to the V-Stroms’ position, movement, and acceleration.
The SIRS comes with a slew of technologies to give your riding experience a boost. Four-sensitivity-mode traction control, the Suzuki Drive-Mode Selector (S-DMS), and cruise control effectively maintain road speed.
The S-DMS lets the rider pick power delivery characteristics for the engine to suit different riding conditions and skill levels. The modes — A, B, and C — respectively soften the throttle response.
SIRS also includes an adjustable motion track antilock and combined brake system (with hill hold), and slope- and load-dependent control systems to manage braking force.
More than High-Tech
Outside of electronics, both the V-Strom 1050XT and the V-Strom 1050XT Adventure feature a 1037cc, four-stroke V-twin engine. A new radiator offers 15% more cooling capacity than the previous V-Strom generation to accommodate for the higher engine output.
The 43mm KYB inverted fork, with adjustable spring preload and compression and rebound damping, offers a sporty and plush ride in various conditions. In the rear, a link-type single shock absorbs ruts and bumps on trails.
When you have to stop the bike, radial-mounted Tokico four-piston front brake calipers grab tightly onto 310mm floating dual discs. Combined with the motion track anti-lock, they provide strong stopping power.
A height-adjustable windshield, with 11 different positions over a two-inch range, reduces wind noise and buffeting. The large-diameter aluminum handlebar offers good steering control while dampening vibration to keep feeling in your fingers.
The seat is adjustable and narrow, enabling a comfortable riding position and making it easier for your legs to reach the ground. Its sides are also covered with a high-grip material to improve safety.
The bikes have a well-sized 5.3-gallon fuel tank. But the size doesn’t impede on comfort, thanks to its slim design.
The V-Strom 1050XT comes in a Metallic Oort Gray/Glass Sparkle Black colorway, while the 1050XT Adventure is painted Champion Yellow/Glass Sparkle Black. The Adventure also comes standard with 37-liter quick-release aluminum panniers, LED fog lights, and heated grips.
The 2022 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT retails for $14,849. The 2022 V-Strom 1050XT Adventure, for its part, has a price tag of $17,049.