New Street-focused Suzuki V-Strom 800 Variant Coming for 2024
Non-DE variant with a 19-inch front wheel
The Suzuki V-Strom 800DE is about to get a more street-focused variant for 2024. The new model will simply be called the V-Strom 800 and will be equipped with a 19-inch front wheel instead of the 21-inch wheel on the 800DE model.
The confirmation comes to us via emissions filings with the California Air Resources Board, and vehicle homologation filings in Switzerland.
Suzuki’s CARB executive order for 2023 lists just three models using its 776cc engine, the GSX-8S, the V-Strom 800DE, and the V-Strom 800DE Adventure. For 2024, Suzuki added a third non-DE V-Strom 800 variant.
We only have to look at the larger V-Strom range to give us a clue of what to expect from the V-Strom 800. The V-Strom 1050 (non-DE) comes with a 19-inch cast wheel, shorter-travel suspension, a shorter swingarm, and a narrower handlebar.
The data from the Swiss filings would suggest the V-Strom 800 would be similar. The filings confirm a 19-inch front wheel, with a 110/80-19 tire with a 44U rating, compared to the 90/90-21 43T tire on the V-Strom 800DE.
The Swiss data also lists a length of 88.8 inches (3.5 inches shorter than the DE version), a 59.6-inch wheelbase (vs. 61.8 inches), as well as a width of 35.6 inches (compared to 38.3 inches on the V-Strom 800DE), which mirrors the differences between the larger 1050 models. The data also lists the new variant as being 1.8 inches taller, which suggests a taller windscreen.
The new variant is also listed at a weight of 298 kg, including the weight of a 75 kg rider. That translates to a curb weight of 492 pounds, or about 15 pounds lighter than the DE model. With these changes, the V-Strom 800 is rated at a top speed of 119 mph, which is a smidge faster than the V-Strom 800DE’s claimed 118 mph top speed.
We expect an announcement from Suzuki in the next few days. Get out your scorecards and see how much we got right.