Suzuki DL1000

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Suzuki DL1000
Manufacturer
Production 02-07
Class Adventure
Engine
1000cc
Top Speed 125 mph
Air Filter K&N SU-1014 `14-18[1]
Spark Plug NGK CR8EK '02-07
Battery YUASA YTX14-BS '02-07
Final Drive Chain: 525x112
Front Sprocket 17T
Rear Sprocket 41T
Front Tire 110/80-19 '02-07
Rear Tire 150/70-17 '02-07
Weight
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Manuals Service Manual


The Suzuki DL1000, also known as the V-Strom, is an "enduro sport tourer" motorcycle (sometimes included in the dual-sport category) made by Suzuki from 2002 to 2007. It has a 996 cc V-twin engine.

V-Strom owners are fond of riding their motorcycles to interesting locations and then taking photos of those locations, most often with their motorcycles.

The V-Strom motorcycle is based on the V-twin engine initially designed for the Suzuki TL1000S and TL1000R motorcycles.

The V-Strom incorporates design elements from other suzuki motorcycles including a suspension based on the GSX-R models.

Suzuki V-Strom
Suzuki V-Strom


2002[edit]

Problematic clutch basket, some replaced under warranty & some replaced by owner. Lean FI issue.

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

2003[edit]

2003 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom in Silver
2003 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom in Silver



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.

  • YBA = Blue (Suzuki Deep No.2)
  • YD8 = Silver (Sonic Silver Met.) (US)
  • YU9 = Yellow (Pearl Orpiment Yellow) (US)

2004[edit]

2004 Suzuki Vstrom 1000 in silver
2004 Suzuki Vstrom 1000 in blue


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 gone. Lean Fi issue may be a bit worst. Sister model KLV1000 launched in Europe.

  • YBA = Blue (Suzuki Deep No.2) (US)
  • YD8 = Silver (Sonic Silver Met.) (US)
  • YAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black)

2005[edit]

2005 Suzuki Vstrom 1000 in blue
2005 Suzuki Vstrom 1000 in black
2005 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 in Blue
2005 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 in Blue
2005 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 in Blue


Black frame (Silver before) & Black rear frame covers (fairing color before). New quiet clutch cover. Headlight interrupt when starting. Lean FI issue continues.

  • YBA = Blue (Suzuki Deep No.2) (US)
  • YD8 = Silver (Sonic Silver Met.)
  • YAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black) (US)

2006[edit]

2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000) in Red
2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000) in gray
2006 Suzuki Vstrom 1000 in red
2006 Suzuki Vstrom 1000 in gray
2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000) in Red
2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000) in Red
2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000) in Red
2006 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000) in Red


Seems that most of the FI issues appear to have been fixed.

  • YHG = Dark Silver-Grey (Mat Oort Gray) (US)
  • YHL = Red (Candy Sonoma Red) (US)
  • YAY = Black (Pearl Nebular Black)

2007[edit]

2007 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000K7) in blue
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 (DL1000K7) in black



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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.