Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

Sport Adventure Tourer

The Suzuki DL 1000 was born as the difference between big, heavy adventure bikes and the smaller ones its own 650cc model competes with. Suzuki says “it was looking for a compact, lightweight package, which has resulted in the DL1000, a bike the company refers to as a “Sport Adventure Tourer.”

The 1000 V-Strom, fuelled up, is considerably lighter than a BMW R1200GS or the Yamaha Super Ténéré, and only a touch heavier than its 650 sibling.

The seating position combined with the smooth acceleration of the big V twin motor make this bike ideal for two up riding with extra luggage. The advanced ABS brakes makes for a safe & rider friendly adventure experience, one that you will enjoy on the magnificent roads in New Zealand.


Days: Peak/High Season Shoulder Season
15 to 21 NZ$219.00 NZ$199.00
6 to 14 NZ$239.00 NZ$225.00
2 to 5 NZ$259.00 NZ$239.00
Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom


Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin
Engine Displacement (cc) 996
Bore x Stroke 98 mm x 66.0 mm
Transmission 6-speed
Fuel System Fuel Injection
Starter Electric
Overall Length (mm) 2295
Overall Width (mm) 910
Overall Height (mm) 1395
Wheelbase (mm) 1535
Ground Clearance 165
Seat Height (mm) 855
Kerb Mass (kg) 207
Front wheel location / suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear wheel location / suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc, twin
Brakes Rear Disc
Tyre Front 110/80R19 M/C 59V, tubeless
Tyre Rear 150/70R17 M/C 69V, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 22
Rates include Free side luggage cases, unlimited Kms˚, tax and insurance

Peak Season 1 December  to 15 March        
Shoulder Season 16 March to 30 November

Bond: $3,750.00 or $950.00*

*Add $30 per day to the hire rate for this bond rate to apply. Minimum hire 7 days to be eligible.

Includes Tax, Insurance & Unlimited Kilometres (4+ days only)


“Whether it’s slinging a leg over a GSX-R and heading down pit lane, or jumping aboard a Strom to join the traffic, there is a welcome sense of familiarity; a feeling that everything will be exactly where you want it and work just the way you expect. Hondas are similar, but Suzuki somehow have the quality nailed. So clambering onto the DL1000’s perch was a bit like coming home.” Mario from Rideforever

“Great underrated machine with the usual Suzuki reliability”

“Great for long rides, and also a bit of fun to fang around the twisties. This bike isn’t superb at any 1 thing….. but it does most things “pretty well” - versatile. Also has a nice gearbox setup.”

“Suzuki’s ‘low rpm assist’ system helps smooth out the worst of the V twin grumbles around town, there’s enough midrange to make confident overtakes without waking-up the traction control system and enough top end too, to keep the power coming long after peak torque (which happens at just 4000rpm).” Bennetts 

“That V-Twin motor just sounds so good and feels superb.” 
Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom

Additional Information

  • FREE Side Luggage for Standard Cases.
  • FREE Unlimited Kilometers on rentals 6 Days & over*
  • FREE Insurance - full motorcycle cover included in all prices with standard Bond.
  • Navigation TomTom Rider 400/450 GPS available NZ$10 per day (maximum NZ$120 per rental, Bond NZ$400).
  • Bring your own GPS complete with wiring & mounts - fitting charge NZ$25 plus any hardware we need to provide.
  • Top-boxes available @ $4 per day ($40 Maximum)
  • Tank-bags available @ $4 per day (NZ$30 Maximum).
  • Lowering links can be fitted to the rear suspension of Tiger 900, DL650 NZ$50 fitting fee.
  • Low Seats available for some models, please ask for options NZ$50 per hire
  • Puncture repair and tyre inflation kits supplied for NZ$18 per hire

*Short Term Rentals 2 to 5 days have 350 kilometers per day included - Free.

All our rental motorcycles meet all legal requirements for riding on New Zealand public roads. They have a certificate of fitness as required by NZ Transport Agency for rental vehicles. We use very good quality tyres on our fleet of bikes, these are replaced regularly to ensure hirers have the best riding experience.

All our rental motorcycles are maintained by fully qualified motorcycle technicians and are New Zealand Government Transport certified for rental vehicles. Most models have hard case panniers and soft luggage bags are available for smaller models. In the unlikely event of a motorcycle breaking down, we will repair the machine or replace it as soon as possible. Our Guided Tour support vans are equipped to carry motorcycles and also have tools, spares and first aid kits.

Most overseas drivers licences are valid for use in New Zealand; the same restrictions apply as the country of origin. Riders must be 25 years of age or over for all our motorcycles. Licences must have a motorcycle endorsement for 650cc or above. If your licence is not in English, an international driving permit will be required.

Motorcycle insurance is included in the rental rates. It covers damage to the motorcycle, fire and theft only. The hirer is separately liable for any accessories hired with the motorcycle. The insurance excess (deductible) varies per model and is listed in the schedule Insurance Deposits.

  • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid drivers license suitable for machine being hired. Hire Motorcycles 700cc and over have a minimum rider age of 25.
  • Long Term Hires - Hires over 22 days rates are by negotiation, please ask for options.
  • We have depots in Auckland and Christchurch, one way hires are Okay. One way hires less than 14 days may incur a $399 surcharge.
  • 20% deposit required to confirm a RENTAL booking. Deposit 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 30 days of hire commencing.
  • 10% deposit required to confirm a TOUR booking. Deposit is 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 60 days of tour commencing, Payments and Deposits if cancelled within 30 days of departure are non-refundable.
  • Note: Credit Card is needed on hire pickup, Bonds are not charged but a pre-authorization of the bond amount is confirmed.
  • Tour and Additional Terms and Conditions can be found here

A bond equal to the excess amount is required from the hirer at the time the motorcycle is picked up. This bond is to be secured with a credit card slip and is fully refundable when the motorcycle is returned undamaged to NZ Bike. Any damage to the motorcycle, up to the insurance excess will be deducted from the security bond (or CDW amount if applicable).