Model Year Changes


V-Strom DL-1000 (2002) K2


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Overall Length: 2 290 mm (90,2 in)
Overall Width: 865 mm (34,1 in)
Overall height: 1 340 mm (52,8 in)
Wheelbase: 1 550 mm (61,0 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32,7 in)
Dry weight: 207 kg (456 lbs)
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc 4-stroke 90 degree 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7.500 rpm,Torque= 104 Nm/ 6.500 rpm.

Colors Available:

  • Y7H.jpgY7H = Blue (Dark Space Blue Met.) (US)
  • YU8.jpgYU8 = Dark Silver (Flint Gray Met) (US)
  • YU9.jpgYU9 = Yellow (Pearl Orpiment Yellow)

Known issues and improvements:
  • Problematic clutch basket, some replaced under warranty & some replaced by owner.
  • Lean FI issue.



V-Strom DL-1000 (2003) K3


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Overall Length: 2 290 mm (90,2 in)
Overall Width: 865 mm (34,1 in)
Overall height: 1 340 mm (52,8 in)
Wheelbase: 1 550 mm (61,0 in)
Seat Height: 830 mm (32,7 in)
Dry weight: 207 kg (456 lbs)
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc 4-stroke 90 degree 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7.500 rpm,Torque= 104 Nm/ 6.500 rpm.

Colors Available:
  • YBA.jpgYBA = Blue (Pearl Deep Blue No.2)
  • YU8.jpgYD8 = Silver (Sonic Silver Met.) (US)
  • YU9.jpgYU9 = Yellow (Pearl Orpiment Yellow) (US)


Known issues and improvements:
  • Added fork preload adjusters.
  • Alternator output increased to 400 watts.
  • Clutch Slave cylinder dust cover on later production models. Clutch still a problem on early year production models.
  • Lean FI issue continues.
  • The K3 probably ran the best of all and had the least running complaints.
  • Only year for the Yellow color (stateside), second year in Europe.



V-Strom DL-1000 (2004) K4


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Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width: 865 mm (34.1 in)
Overall Height: 1 335 mm (52.6 in)
Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)
Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight: 207 kg (456 lbs), 209 kg (461 lbs) CA. model
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.

Colors Available:
  • YBA.jpgYBA = Blue (Pearl Deep Blue No.2) (US)
  • YD8jpg.jpgYD8 = Silver (Sonic Silver Met.) (US)
  • YAY.jpgYAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black)


Known issues and improvements:
  • Redesigned instrument cluster.
  • Upgrade 16 bit to 32 bit ECU and changed a couple sensors.
  • Different turn signals, 20 watt vice earlier 10 watt. New ones are dimmer because of no reflector.
  • Belly pan redesign for tighter fit to the engine case.
  • Stronger hand guards that attach to end of handlebar.
  • New adjustable windscreen design.
  • Left handlebar switch incorporates flash-to-pass & emergency blinkers (EU models had this from the start).
  • Less deflection in new handlebars.
  • Mirrors changed resulting in less broken mirror complaints. But the little plastic hinge covers started breaking.
  • Clutch problems mostly gone. Lean
  • FI issue may be a bit worst.
  • Sister model KLV1000 launched in Europe.
  • Some US ECU's replaced under Service Bulletin 35.



V-Strom DL-1000 (2005) K5


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Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width: 910 mm (35.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 395 mm (54.9 in)
Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)
Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight: 208 kg (458.6 lbs)
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.

Colors Available:
  • YBA.jpgYBA = Blue (Pearl Deep Blue No.2) (US)
  • YD8jpg.jpgYD8 = Silver (Sonic Silver Met.) (US)
  • YAY.jpgYAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black)


Known issues and improvements:
  • Black frame (Silver before) & Black rear frame covers (fairing color before).
  • New quiet clutch cover.
  • Headlight interrupt when starting.
  • Lean FI issue continues.
  • Some US ECU's replaced under Service Bulletin 35.



V-Strom DL-1000 (2006) K6

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Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width: 910 mm (35.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 395 mm (54.9 in)
Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)
Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight: 208 kg (458.6 lbs)
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.

Colors Available:
  • YHG.jpgYHG = Light Gray (Oort Gray Metallic) (US)
  • YHL.jpgYHL = Red (Candy Sonoma Red) (US)
  • YAY.jpgYAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black)
  • YAY.jpgYAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black) Front Fender

Known issues and improvements:
  • Seems that most of the FI issues appear to have been fixed.
  • Some early year US ECU's replaced under Service Bulletin 35.



V-Strom DL-1000 (2007) K7

2007-Suzuki-Vstrom1000b.jpg
Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width: 910 mm (35.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 395 mm (54.9 in)
Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)
Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight: 208 kg (458.6 lbs)
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.

Colors Available:
  • YKY.jpgYKY= Blue (Pearl Vigor Blue) with...
  • YHF.jpgYHF = Dark Gray (Phantom Gray Metallic) Front Cowling and Seat Tail Cover (US)(EU)
  • YAY.jpgYAY= Black (Pearl Nebular Black) with...
  • YHG.jpgYHG = Light Gray (Oort Gray Metallic) Front Cowling and Seat Tail Cover (US)(EU)(UK)
  • YHG.jpgYHG= Dark Silver-Gray (Mat Oort Gray) with...
  • YHG.jpgYHG = Light Gray (Oort Gray Metallic) Front Cowling and Seat Tail Cover (EU)
  • YAY.jpgYAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black) Front Fender (ALL)

Known issues and improvements:
  • New clear turn signal lenses and new swingarm pivot covers.
  • FI appears to be good.
  • Evap canister added to all.
  • Bold new color scheme.



V-Strom DL-1000 (2008) K8


2008-Suzuki-V-Strom-1000.jpg
Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width: 910 mm (35.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 395 mm (54.9 in)
Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)
Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight: 208 kg (458.6 lbs)
Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.


Colors Available:
  • YMD.jpgYMD= Silver (Met Misty Silver) (Side fairing panels & Tank) with...
  • YAY.jpgYAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black) (Upper cowl & rear panels) (US)
  • YAY.jpgYAY= Black (Pearl Nebular Black) (Side fairing panels & Tank) with...
  • YHG.jpgYHG = Light Gray (Oort Gray Metallic) (Upper cowl & rear panels) (US)

Known issues and improvements:
  • Same as 07 with different colors



V-Strom DL-1000 (2009) K9

2009_DL1000_V-strom_450.jpg
Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width: 910 mm (35.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 395 mm (54.9 in)
Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)
Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight: 238 kg (525.6 lbs)

Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless

Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.


Colors Available:
  • YAY.jpgYAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black)(US)


V-Strom DL-1000 (2010) L0



Colors Available:
  • KawiPearlBlazeOrange.jpgKawasaki Pearl Blazing Orange

Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)
Overall Width: 910 mm (35.8 in)
Overall Height: 1 395 mm (54.9 in)
Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)
Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)
Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)
Dry Weight: 238 kg (525.6 lbs)

Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless

Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless
Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.




Known issues and improvements:

  • No 2010 models in US. World bikes the same as 2009 except for colors.


V-Strom DL-1000 (2011) L1

2011-Suzuki-VStrom1000a.jpg

Overall Length: 2 295 mm (90.4 in)

Overall Width: 910 mm (35.8 in)

Overall Height: 1 395 mm (54.9 in)

Seat Height: 840 mm (32.1 in)

Wheel Base: 1 535 mm (60.4 in)

Ground Clearance: 165 mm (6.5 in)

Dry Weight: 238 kg (525.6 lbs)

Tires Front 110/80 R19 M/C 59H, tubeless

Tires Rear 150/70 R17 M/C 69H, tubeless

Engine type: Water-cooled 996 cc four-stroke 90° 8 valves V-twin, DOHC, TSCC. 98 hp (72 kW)/ 7,500 rpm,Torque= 101 Nm/ 6.400 rpm.