2023 Suzuki V-STROM 800DE

2023 Suzuki V-STROM 800DE
Champion Yellow No. 2
MSRP: $11,349.00
Manufacturer: Suzuki
Condition: New


Advance your Adventure by getting behind the handlebars of the most dirt-worthy V-Strom ever. Suzuki’s all-new 2023 V-STROM 800DE brings any-road ability to the mid-size Adventure category. Ride anywhere, propelled by a fully new 776cc parallel twin engine in a chassis with the most ground clearance of any V-Strom thanks to long, fully adjustable suspension, plus spoke-style wheels led by the 21-inch hoop up front shod with the latest Dunlop ADV tires.

The new 776cc DOHC parallel twin engine employs 270-degree crankshaft timing with the industry-exclusive Suzuki Cross Balancer to deliver a smooth, torque-rich experience. This new machine is ideal for Adventure riders who desire more power than a 650cc engine can deliver and does so in an economical and reliable way.

The new rugged steel backbone frame takes advantage of the engine’s compact size, resulting in a chassis that is nimble and stable on paved roads or on dirt trails. The long, inverted fork is fully adjustable, as is the rear shock absorber that employs a remote, hand-operated hydraulic spring preload adjuster so tuning for a passenger or cargo takes just seconds.

A new, color 5-inch TFT LCD multifunction instrument panel provides the rider access and on-the-fly control over the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) suite of advanced electronic control systems that include the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector, the Suzuki Traction Control System, and Suzuki’s Bi-Directional Quick Shift system. The V-STROM 800DE’s S.I.R.S. features a new GRAVEL Traction Control* mode and rear ABS** that can be switch off for off-road riding.

Ride all day in comfort and control thanks to a wide, vibration-damping tapered handlebar, strong seat, and wide footpegs. An adjustable windscreen sits above a pair of stacked, compact Mono-focus LED headlights that throw out big-time illumination and the styling is unmistakably V-Strom with the Dakar Rally-style beak that was developed by Suzuki. Don’t wait, advance your fun, advance your off-road chops, and advance your peace-of-mind as you Advance your Adventurewith your own V-STROM 800DE.


*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Traction control cannot prevent the front wheel from losing grip.
**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.




776cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC parallel-twin
Bore x Stroke
84.0 mm x 70 mm (3.3 in. x 2.8 in.)
Compression Ratio
Fuel System
Fuel injection
Force-fed circulation, wet sump

Drive Train

Wet, multi-plate type
6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive
O-ring style chain, D.I.D. 525 x 126L


Suspension Front
Inverted telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear
Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front
Nissin, 2-piston calipers, dual 310mm discs, adjustable ABS-equipped
Brakes Rear
Nissin, 1-piston, single disc, adjustable ABS-equipped
Tires Front
90/90-21M/C (54H), tube type
Tires Rear
150/70R17 M/C (69H), tube type
Fuel Tank Capacity
20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
Glass Matte Mechanical Gray or Champion Yellow No. 2


Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plug
Iridium type x 2
Mono-focus LED x 2
Tail Light


Overall Length
2345 mm (92.3 in.)
Overall Width
975 mm (38.4 in.)
Overall Height
1310 mm (51.6 in.)
1570 mm (61.8 in.)
Ground Clearance
220 mm (8.7 in.)
Seat Height
855 mm (33.7 in.)
Curb Weight
230 kg (507 lb.)


12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)


Key Items

  • New, compact 776cc parallel twin engine uses a 270-degree firing order for strong torque production and is equipped with Suzuki’s exclusive Cross Balancer system for smooth operation.
  • Visually stunning, the all-new angular bodywork retains Suzuki’s distinctive Adventure “beak” and is available in Champion Yellow No. 2 or Glass Matte Mechanical Gray topped with new, subtle graphics.
  • Modern electronics include the Bi-directional Quick Shifter, Ride-by-Wire throttle, and a bright, color TFT instrument panel, plus the Mono-focus LED headlights which are vertically stacked with a position light below a trim, height-adjustable windscreen.
  • The new steel frame and sub-frame, and aluminum swingarm are supported by the longest suspension travel and highest ground clearance of any V-Strom model, plus a 21-inch spoke-style front wheel brings true off-road capability.
  • The Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) includes Traction Control* with a trail-oriented GRAVEL mode plus rider-adjustable ABS** with two levels or sensitivity plus the ability to switch off the rear wheel ABS when riding off-road.


  • The new design 776cc parallel-twin DOHC engine delivers a superb balance of smooth controllable torque-rich power from low RPM and freely revs up to its peak power output.
  • The spaced nature of the engine’s power pulses enhances traction and contributes to strong power output at extremely low speeds, making the V-STROM 800DE easier to control on forest roads and trails.
  • The pistons were developed using FEM (Infinite Element Method) analysis to maximize strength and minimize weight.
  • Dual, linked 42mm electronic throttle bodies provide an authentic response and feel to the rider’s throttle operation.
  • The 6.0L air cleaner box shape and intake pipe lengths were created using computer-aided design to help maximize peak power output plus strong torque production at low engine speed. Positioned under the seat, the air box size and shape contribute to the V-STROM 800DE’s slim and compact chassis.
  • A large capacity radiator effectively cools the V-STROM 800DE’s parallel twin. A thermostatically controlled cooling fan helps stabilize coolant temperatures at low speed and stops.
  • The V-STROM 800DE is also equipped with a lightweight, compact liquid-cooled oil cooler that helps reduce lubrication temperatures for smooth and reliable engine operation.
  • The 270-degree crankshaft configuration provides similar power delivery characteristics as the 90-degree V-twins used in other V-Strom models, while producing a unique and exciting exhaust note.
  • Suzuki Cross Balancer technology, patented by Suzuki and used for the first time on a production motorcycle, helps create a compact, lightweight design that delivers smooth operation.
  • The 84mm cylinder bores inside the aluminum die-cast cylinders are plated using Suzuki’s Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) process. Originally developed for racing and proven on the track, the SCEM cylinder promotes better heat dissipation, reduces friction, and provides a consistent wear resistant seal to the pistons’ rings.
  • The V-STROM 800DE employs two 10-hole, long-nose, 49 PSI (343kpa) high-pressure-feed fuel injectors that maximize fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency and lower fuel consumption.
  • The stainless-steel 2-into-1 exhaust system uses a high flow, dual-stage catalytic converter inside the mid-pipe that helps satisfy worldwide emissions standards as a long, upswept muffler is attractive and well positioned for future accessory mounting.
  • The unique cooling system inlet control thermostat valve helps maintain consistent engine temperature and smooths the idle speed during warm-up. This helps stabilize combustion and contributes to reduced exhaust emissions.


  • The six-speed transmission features gear ratios that deliver exciting acceleration, whether shifting normally or when using the standard-equipment Bi-directional Quick Shift system to shift without clutch operation.
  • The transmission’s output is managed by the Suzuki Clutch Assist System (SCAS). This system works like a slipper clutch by allowing a small amount of clutch slip to enable smooth downshifts. It also works as an assist clutch, increasing plate pressure under acceleration, but always keeps the clutch lever pull light and precise. This large-diameter, wet, multi-plate clutch uses a precise cable-activated release, providing the rider with a light pull that also has superb friction-point feel.
  • The V-STROM 800DE’s precise shift linkage helps the rider easily and quickly select the ideal gear for the riding conditions. A sensor on the shift rod sends shifter movement data to the ECM, so the Bi-directional Quick Shift system precisely responds to the rider’s actions.
  • Riding on durable steel sprockets, a strong O-ring style drive chain contains lubrication pre-packed between the pins and rollers for quiet, reliable operation.


  • Designed around the new, compact parallel twin engine and constructed with rugged steel pipe, the V-STROM 800DE’s backbone style frame was engineered to provide the strength needed for excellent straight-line stability and nimble handling when negotiating rugged trails or touring at highway speeds. The engine is suspended and precisely fit to the frame to create a rigid chassis that also provides the compliance required for a variety of riding adventures. The removable steel sub-frame has a narrow seat rail width that results in a slim seat profile that helps riders control the motorcycle with their legs. The frame and engine package helps create an off-road friendly chassis geometry with a long wheelbase and rake, tall ground clearance, and a wide handlebar grip. The engine’s short length permits an ergonomic design that places the rider’s hip point further forward than it would be on other Adventure motorcycles. This enables riders to shift their weight forward to enhance control over rough terrain and when negotiating tight corners.
  • Developed exclusively for the V-STROM 800DE, the front fork and single-shock rear suspensions’ spring rate and damping force settings were tuned to maximize performance and comfort when riding on all surfaces, on- or off-road. With a long 8.7-inch (220mm) front fork suspension stroke and 8.7-inch (220mm) of rear wheel travel, this chassis has the most suspension travel ever available on a V-Strom model. The long travel suspension and the compact chassis net 8.75-inches (220mm) of ground clearance, the most of any V-Strom model. The side stand (and optional center stand) were designed to match the motorcycle’s tall ground clearance. The SHOWA-supplied inverted style fork has adjustable spring preload plus both compression and rebound damping force adjustment so the suspension may be tuned to match the rider’s preference or the riding conditions. The fork inner tube diameter is 43mm.
  • Also supplied by SHOWA, the shock absorber in the link-type rear suspension has a remote gas reservoir to stabilize operation on rigorous or long rides. The shock absorber has a remote hydraulic preload adjuster so the spring rate may be adjusted quickly by hand when adding a passenger or cargo. In addition to the spring preload adjuster, the shock absorber also features adjustable compression and rebound damping force that can be tuned to match the conditions or rider preference.
  • The new 90/90-21 front and 150/70R17 rear Dunlop TRAILMAX MIXTOUR tires feature a new semi-block tread pattern with long, straight diagonal grooves to provide traction off-road while reducing sounds when riding on paved roads. The aggressive looking tread features wider, deeper grooves exclusive to the V-STROM 800DE that help achieve optimal balance between on-road handling and longevity, and good grip and nimble handling on un-paved trails. The wheels are a strong, tube-type design to provide the tires ample support for aggressive riding on paved and un-paved surfaces.
  • Compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** monitors wheel speed to match braking to available traction. The rider can select from two levels of ABS sensitivity and can elect to switch off the rear wheel’s ABS function for off-road use (see the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (S.I.R.S.) section for more information).
  • The front brake lever has an adjustment knob so the rider may quickly set it to a comfortable reach. The shifter and rear brake pedal may also be adjusted to the rider’s preference.
  • Wide, steel footrests help the rider comfortably maneuver the V-STROM 800DE on diverse types of roads. Rubber inserts damp vibration but can be removed so the rider’s boots can have even more grip of the pegs.
  • The fuel tank has a generous 5.3-gallon (20L) capacity but is shaped to be thin at the rear to flow into the slim seat, which aids the rider in touching the ground at stops. The internal construction and cap of the fuel tank were engineered so the gasoline capacity is the same for both the 49-state and California versions.
  • The lightweight resin luggage rack incorporates easy-to-grasp grab bars and aligns with the passenger section of the seat, offering a larger surface for carrying cargo or luggage. The cargo section of the rack was designed to make installation of a Suzuki Genuine Accessory top case simple and secure.
  • The V-STROM 800DE features a sturdy, 4mm (0.15 in.) thick plastic undercover. This polyethylene “skid plate” provides engine and exhaust protection with minimal resistance when riding over rocks and rough terrain.
  • Matched to the V-STROM 800DE’s chassis geometry and long suspension is a new, uniquely shaped aluminum swingarm that enhances vertical, lateral, and torsional rigidity to aid straight-line stability and controlled cornering.
  • The V-STROM 800DE rides on sturdy spoke-style wheels and is equipped with a 21-inch front wheel for greater stability and better control off pavement. The rear 17-inch wheel has a 150mm wide tire for better grip and ride compliance. Both wheels feature aluminum rims laced with stainless steel spokes that absorb shock from irregular road surfaces well. The Champion Yellow No. 2 V-STROM 800DE has gold-anodized aluminum rims while the Glass Matte Mechanical Gray model has black-anodized rims.
  • Suzuki selected brake components best suited to the V-STROM 800DE’s suspension and spoke-style wheels to provide controlled stopping power whether on the road or out on the trail. The front brakes use a pair of strong, but lightweight dual-piston NISSIN-supplied front brake calipers grasping 310mm diameter discs. The front calipers are axial mounted to provide ample clearance to the front wheel’s spokes while allowing for strong and light axle holders at the bottom of each fork leg. The rear brake combines a single-piston, slide-pin style NISSIN caliper with a 260mm disc, providing the rider precise braking control that aids low speed maneuvering.
  • The V-STROM 800DE has a wide tapered handlebar cast in strong yet flexible aluminum that allows it to flex and absorb shock when riding on unpaved surfaces. In addition, the wider grip position helps provide enhanced control, particularly when standing on the foot pegs to negotiate rough terrain. In addition to the practical purpose of helping shield the rider’s hands from the elements as well as flying stones, the standard equipment hand guards signal the V-STROM 800DE’s adventure capability.
  • The mirrors feature a design that complements the V-STROM 800DE’s styling while proving an excellent view of objects behind the rider.
  • Designed for performance and comfort, the one-piece seat is built upon a strong, but lightweight base that helps keep seat height reasonable. The seat bottom, dense foam, and slip-resistant cover stands up to rigorous use while still providing all-day touring comfort for the rider plus a passenger.
  • The modest windscreen is designed to maximize the rider’s visibility when riding on roads or trails. Developed through wind tunnel testing, the windscreen deflects wind blast and sounds away from the rider. The windscreen’s mount provides for 3-step height adjustment that may be set in 0.6-inch (15mm) increments (using an included hex-tool).
  • A new, standard item is a mesh guard to protect the radiator from flying stones and other debris when riding on the trail.

Body and Styling

  • When developing the styling for the new V-STROM 800DE, Suzuki’s design team chose to carry on the heritage of the V-Strom series while presenting a thoroughly modern look in line with current trends, and blend in other features to push the motorcycle ahead of others in its category. And the total look must reflect the all-around capabilities of this new Adventure model.
  • The body graphics are modernized and presented in a subtle manner to not detract from the motorcycle’s overall appearance. The “DE” decals on the sides of the cowling pieces in front of the engine reflect the image of the competition numbers used on motocross and other competition motorcycles, while the “V-STROM” logo continues the motif introduced with the V-STROM 1050DE.
  • Attention to detail extends to the engine as the clutch cover and magneto cover have a bronze-like finish that complements the V-STROM 800DE’s body color, while the SUZUKI name on the cover is in a contrasting color to bring attention to the new, fully modern engine.
  • Retaining the prominent “beak” that was pioneered on Suzuki’s legendary DR-Z Dakar racer and the large DualSport DR-Big, the lines of the body work are sharper with flatter surfaces to create a tough yet sophisticated look. Different colored panels feature angular lines that further amplify the V-STROM 800DE’s modern, aggressive look.
  • The V-STROM 800DE uses a new three-piece front fender assembly that combines the effectiveness of a conventional V-STROM fender with the protection of fork guards like those used on an MX bike. This Suzuki-unique structure yields a stronger connection to the fork legs that can better withstand the shocks encountered when riding on unpaved surfaces. An added aesthetic benefit of this front fender assembly is the fork guards are color coordinated to other body parts.


  • The 2023 V-STROM 800DE’s instrument panel uses a new-generation 5-inch, full-color TFT LCD screen.
  • The brightness adjustable TFT display delivers a wide range of useful information, keeping the rider fully aware of all the bike’s systems, settings, and real-time operating status. The display can be set for manual or automatic switching between Day Mode (white background) and Night Mode (black background). The display’s general brightness can be set to automatically adjust to the ambient light-level, or manually set to suit the rider’s preference.
  • The main TFT panel is flanked by LED indicators, including: Left-turn signal indicator, MIL (Malfunction Indication Lamp), neutral indicator light, master warning indicator, high-beam indicator light, right-turn signal indicator, TC (Traction Control) indicator, low oil pressure warning light, ABS indicator, and coolant temperature warning light.
  • A USB-type accessory slot is conveniently located on the left side of the instrument panel dash. This fused slot can provide up to 5.0 VDC at a maximum current of 2.0A. The slot is ideal for powering a GPS unit or charging mobile devices.
  • The V-STROM 800DE’s fairing features a stacked pair of hexagonal headlights that employ the bright, mono-focus LED light technology that provides the rider clear and bright illumination of the road ahead. The dual LED headlights are topped by a bright LED position light that improves the visibility of the motorcycle to other traffic while emphasizing the V-STROM’s Suzuki Dakar Rally bike styling and heritage.
  • The rear tail and brake light is an LED type with a clear lens that offers higher visibility, low electrical draw, and excellent durability.
  • This high-quality instrument panel is set into the upper fairing above the handlebars, for good visibility and protection from road debris. The TFT panel, itself, features a scratch-resistant surface, and an anti-reflective coating that improves visibility in bright light.
  • The TFT panel provides operational information in an easily recognizable way: The left side of the panel has an analog tachometer animation with a sweeping red needle that accurately shows engine speed all the way up to the 9,500 RPM redline. The tachometer can be preset to flash at certain engine speeds, acting like a shift light (it can be set in 250 RPM increments within a range from 4,000 to 9,500 RPM).
  • To the left, center of the panel is a digital speedometer, quick-shift system status indicator, and gear position indicator. Directly below the speed display is a fuel level gauge. The upper right portion of the panel displays the clock and S.I.R.S. feature information such as the Traction Control, plus the S-DMS and ABS settings. Depending upon the rider’s selection, the lower portion of the right side of the panel can display coolant temperature, ambient air temperature, odometer, dual tripmeters, fuel consumption, and riding range. The panel can also be configured to display large pop-up alerts and warnings. These alerts can present service reminders or advise of an operational issue.
  • The charging system uses a durable, oil-cooled three-phase stator. A high-capacity, maintenance-free style battery and fuses are easily accessible under the seat. Charging output is 375W @ 5,000 RPM.
  • The handlebar switches are designed for intuitive operation (so the rider can maintain focus on the trail or the road). The right handlebar switch includes a poly-function engine stop-on-start rocker switch and a hazard flasher switch. The left handlebar switch was designed so selecting modes and making settings and adjustments for each of the advanced S.I.R.S. features simply involves operating the MODE button and the UP/DOWN switch (which recognizes long and short presses). Headlight control is literally a flip of the finger – the left index finger to be precise. Set on the forward side of the left handlebar switch, the headlight control lever easily toggles between low beam, high beam, and flashing the high beam.
  • The V-STROM 800DE has lightweight and low-draw LED turn signals that are brighter than the signals used on the prior generation V-Strom models.

Additional Items

  • Genuine Suzuki Accessories for the V-STROM 800DE include side and top cases, engine guards, center stand, low- and high-profile seats, heated hand grips, fog lamps, and more.
  • 12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*

All inventory listed is subject to availability and prior sale. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) if shown for a vehicle excludes set-up, freight, taxes, title, licensing or other dealer charges, and is subject to change. Individual prices may vary. Please request a quote for specific pricing.

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