Reminiscent of the times of the unique Paris-Dakar Rally is the 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 800 DE Djebel. With color paying homage to the unique Paris-Dakar rally raid Suzuki DR650 and the DR Massive from the 90s, the 800 DE Djebel takes its title from the Arabic phrase djebel, which means mountain or mountain vary, whereas the Djebel title was utilized by Suzuki for a dual-purpose 250 beforehand.
Revealed on the Motor Bike Expo (MBE) in Verona, Italy, the 800 DE Djebel is clad in Suzuki’s well-known blue and white race colors of 20 years in the past. Apart from the dose of nostalgia, the Suzuki title is emblazoned on the aspect of the gas tank in white on a deep blue background.
Contrasting stripes of sunshine blue and blue are used, a styling cue that could be very a lot taken from the Nineteen Nineties. Extra Suzuki blue adorns the entrance mudguard, sump guard and tail piece, whereas an Akrapovic exhaust is fitted, exiting on the fitting of the V-Strom 800 DE Djebel.
Setting the 800 DE Djebel aside from the usual mannequin V-Strom 800 is using gold-anodised wheels entrance and rear, together with gold-anodised fork legs. Dunlop TrailMax Raid tyres are fitted, with the aforementioned Akrapovic exhaust in titanium.
Showa suspension provides 220 mm of journey within the adjustable upside-down entrance forks whereas the rear monoshock with distant gasoline reservoir is adjustable for preload. Rolling on 21-inch entrance and 17-inch rear wheels, the V-Strom 800 DE will get a floor clearance determine of 220 mm and a seat top of 855 mm.
Energy for the V-Strom 800 DE comes from a parallel-twin displacing 776 cc with 270-degree crankshaft and DOHC, producing 83.1 hp at 8,500 rpm with 78 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm. In Malaysia, the 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 800 DE retails at RM60,800 excluding highway tax, insurance coverage and registration.
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