After the world presentation at EICMA 2019, the V-STROM 1050XT anticipates its debut on the Italian market with a special series full of contents, in a limited edition, only on the web.
The ten Sakigake Limited Edition specimens can be booked online starting from midnight on November 21 and will be equipped with an exclusive set of aluminum cases.
La Suzuki V-STROM 1050XT debuted at EICMA 2019. For the more impatient, from November 21st, they will be able to book online V-STROM 1050XT Sakigake Limited Edition, the web limited edition that marks the debut of V-STROM on the Italian market.
Destiny in the name
Sakigake which in Japanese means "the one who takes the first step forward", the pioneer who opens up new paths. A concept that expresses the essence of Suzuki's New Sport Enduro Tourer in a single symbol. Sakigake was also the name of the Limited Edition of the popular Suzuki Jimny, the compact 4 × 4 that since its launch has collected important awards and enjoyed extraordinary success. By re-proposing this name Suzuki wants to underline the adventure soul of the brand, on two and four wheels, strengthening the link between two models decidedly oriented to challenge and exploration. V-Strom and Jimny are, therefore, for Suzuki, children of a single great desire: to offer its customers products that never stop in front of any obstacle.
La V-Strom Sakigake will be proposed in advance of the official opening of the orders with an XT "top" set-up that includes a set of exclusive black aluminum bags with the ideogram depicting the Sakigake kanji that incorporates the orange color of the motorcycle.
Starting from 00.00 on 21 November it will be possible to connect to dedicated website and reserve one of the ten copies Sakigake at the price of 15.890 Euros fc
An iconic livery
La V-STROM 1050XT Sakigake, the Suzuki Sport Enduro Tourer is perfect for any journey. The ten limited units will only be available in the evocative heritage livery that combines White with vibrant orange. This particular colorway brings to mind the iconic DR-BIG and the DR-Z driven by legendary Belgian driver Gaston Rahier in Paris Dakar Rally of 1988.
A load of emotions
To underline the vocation for tourism, well summarized by the concept "The Master of Adventure", Suzuki has decided to equip the V-STROM 1050XT Sakigake, an exclusive set of bags, two 37-liter black aluminum side bags and a matching 38-liter top box. In addition to guaranteeing an excellent load capacity, these cases give the V-Strom a refined look.
Saddlebags and top cases are accessories of Suzuki's Genuine Accesories catalog and combine a high useful volume with small dimensions, essential for moving with agility even in the city. All three elements are characterized by watertight closures and their every detail denotes an attention to finishes, common to the V-STROM 1050XT itself. The suitcases are made with 1,5 mm thick aluminum plates, have edges covered in high-strength plastic and are equipped with comfortable handles for easy handling. The hinges are made of stainless steel and guarantee a firm connection to the supports even in the most difficult conditions. The upward opening system allows access to the contents even in confined spaces while an effective sealing system gives the certainty of always finding everything dry and well protected from dust. This set of aluminum bags will be included in the extensive catalog of original accessories dedicated to the V-STROM 1050XT. All the products inside are of high quality and allow you to customize the bike so that it becomes an expression of its owner.
The set of bags is added to the exclusive XT set-up which boasts a wide range of original accessories as standard, such as:
- aluminum side bars;
- aluminum engine guard;
- led arrows;
- windshield adjustment system;
- adjustable saddle height;
- central stand.
A concentrate of technology
The V-STROM 1050XT has a strong character, its design alternates curved shapes with more tense lines to give life to an original line. The silhouette revisits in a modern key the stylistic features of the past while from a technical point of view the Sport Enduro Tourer of the house of Hamamatsu crowns the evolution of the V-STROM, renowned throughout the world for reliability, comfort, usability and performance. Their unrivaled balance comes from the combination of a twin-beam aluminum frame and a 90-degree V-twin, which the 1050 develops to raise the bar in terms of performance. The engine sees maximum power rise to 107,4 hp, with reduced fuel consumption and emissions that now comply with the strict limits of the Euro 5 standard.
The rider can choose between three different delivery curves with the Suzuki Drive Mode Selector and controls the mechanics through a ride-by-wire throttle, which interfaces with the sophisticated Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS). This device communicates with a new Bosch inertial platform which detects the movements of the bike in six directions along three axes. L'electronics SIRS can thus control the dynamics of the motorcycle in an integrated way and a rich package of systems that includes ABS with cornering function and adjustable on two levels, traction control adjustable on three levels and which can be deactivated, cruise control, hill start (Hill Hold Control System), downhill braking modulator (Slope Dependent Control System) and load dependent braking distributor (Load Dependent Control System).
With a similar framework, from a technological point of view, the Suzuki 1050 is at the absolute forefront both in terms of performance and safety. The combination of on-board systems makes it possible to fully exploit the extraordinary potential of the V-STROM in every situation and take driving pleasure into a new dimension.
How to get on board one of ten V-STROM 1050XTs Sakigake
La V-STROM 1050XT Limited Edition Sakigake it can only be booked online on the dedicated website through a very simple guided procedure. After logging in on the MySuzuki platform, the customer will have to choose the dealer from which to collect the new V-Strom and will have to pay a deposit of 500 euros into the dealer's PayPal account. In the 48 hours following the online booking, the chosen Dealer will contact the Customer to formalize the purchase that will take place at the dealership.