2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE - Video Review

Ryan Adams
by Ryan Adams

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The Dunlop tires worked well on pavement and hard packed trails, but in the looser terrain, a knobby tire would’ve been a better option. 
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You’ve read the review (maybe), now watch the video! Skirting through beautiful twisty bits of tarmac intertwined with rocky fire roads, the Suzuki V-Strom 800DE’s excellent new Parallel Twin engine is a peach. On road, the Twin powers out of corners with all of the punch expected of a 776cc 270-degree crank-driven Twin. Suzuki tells us the new engine puts out 84 hp at 8,500 rpm and 57.5 lb-ft of torque at 6,800 rpm. Off-road, the new power plant puts traction to the ground smoothly via the RbW throttle and is easy enough to modulate that traction control can easily be flicked off and forgotten about. The engine is the star of the show, but the V-Strom 800DE is an excellent sum of its parts and is the most off-road focused ‘Strom yet – this excites us (me).

2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800DE Review – First Ride

Motorcycle.com would like to thank Motorcycle Mechanics Institute | MMI for sponsoring this video.

There’s not much point going into too much detail with words here, as we’ve already done plenty of blabbing over on that other page. Give the video a gander and let us know what you think. Share it with your friends and family, on your social profiles, with people you don’t even know! Take to the streets, spread the good word!

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Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams

Ryan’s time in the motorcycle industry has revolved around sales and marketing prior to landing a gig at Motorcycle.com. An avid motorcyclist, interested in all shapes, sizes, and colors of motorized two-wheeled vehicles, Ryan brings a young, passionate enthusiasm to the digital pages of MO.

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