Suzuki’s V-Strom 1050XT and 1050XT Adventure return for the 2022 model year, both adventure motorcycles unchanged from the major update in 2020. The XT will be priced at $14,849 and come in a new Metallic Oort Gray and Glass Sparkle Black colorway. The Adventure model will run you $17,049 and it will be dressed in Champion Yellow and Glass Sparkle Black.
To refresh your memory, these two V-Strom models are powered by a 1,037cc V-twin with ride-by-wire. When the engine was last updated, it got a range of improvements including new camshafts for exhaust and intake valves, new ECM, and better cooling by way of a new radiator. Other helpful touches include Suzuki’s Low-RPM Assist system, the Easy-Start System, and Idle Speed Control.
Both new motorcycles make use of a fully adjustable 43mm KYB fork and a single shock with remote spring preload and rebound damping adjustment. Braking is handled by four-piston Tokico calipers at the front and a two-piston Nissin caliper at the rear. Both models also feature a combined braking system with Motion Track ABS.
Motion Track is part of a suite of electronics managed by the Suzuki Intelligent Ride System, which also includes Hill Hold Control, Slope Dependent Control, cruise control, ride modes, and traction control.
The Adventure model is better equipped for travel thanks to heated grips, LED fog lamps, and 37-liter aluminum panniers, all standard.