2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000 and 1000XT First Ride Review

All the plastic was subtly reworked for 2018, including a new wind-tunnel-shaped windscreen that’s still three-position adjustable but now 49mm taller and a bit wider. That sculpted tank still holds 5.3 gallons, but is slimmer now in the rear to make it easier for stubby legs to find the ground 32.9 inches below. The 12-volt socket’s right there under the big tachometer; alternator output is 490 watts at 5000 rpm.