The 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 1050XT is the Japanese company’s tried-and-true adventure bike, only updated for the new model year. Powering the V-Strom is the same 1,037cc 90-degree V-twin engine, but it’s been tuned for increased peak horsepower while still offering a friendly low-end grunt. Suzuki has also employed a new ride-by-wire system to the V-Strom, resulting in a number of additional rider-aid features for more performance and control.
We strapped the 2020 model V-Strom to our in-house Dynojet 250i dynamometer, recording horsepower and torque measurements. The 1050XT produced 93.4 hp at 8,650 rpm and 64.5 pound-feet of torque at 4,630 rpm.