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2005 Suzuki DL1000

Suzuki DL1000


New black-painted frame and swingarm for improved appearance.

Engine Features

Liquid-cooled, 996cc, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC 8-valve, engine - tuned for strong low & mid-range torque.

Electronic fuel injection features the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve System (SDTV) - maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response and improved engine torque.

Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS), automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature.

Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with separate maps for each cylinder.

Semi-gear driven valve system simplifies maintenance and minimizes cam sprocket size and engine height for optimum engine placement.

Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 36mm intake and 33mm exhaust valves, plus valve timing with emphasis on low-rpm power.

SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation.

Wide-ratio 6-speed transmission with 6th gear over-drive and wide-diameter hydraulic clutch for a light pull at the clutch lever.

High-efficiency liquid cooling system for optimum engine operating temperature - includes compact oil cooler.

Lightweight magnesium valve covers, ignition cover, and sound-deadening plastic outer clutch cover.

High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum mufflers tuned to enhance engine torque output.

PAIR - air injection system reduces CO and HC emissions - California model equipped with catalyst in exhaust to further reduce emissions.

Chassis Features

Sport-styled front fairing for wind protection, plus large comfortable seat, engine guard, and hand guards - fairing includes large multi-reflector 60/55W headlights.

Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort - can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range.

Easy-to-read instruments with large speedometer and tach dials, plus LCD display for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, tripmeters and clock.

Standard hand guards designed for maximum wind protection.

Engine undercover shaped for ample ground clearance and sleek appearance

Large rear luggage rack with rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place.

Aluminum twin-spar frame and aluminum swingarm are lightweight, compact and rigid - bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance.

Cartridge-style 43mm front fork with adjustable preload provides 6.3 inches of wheel travel for a comfortable ride.

Link-type rear suspension features a piggyback-style shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster - 6.3 inches of wheel travel.

Dual front disc brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper.

Lightweight cast aluminum wheels - F: 2.50 x 19 with 110/80R-19 radial tire, R: 4.0 x 17 with 150/70R-17 rear tyre.

Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation.


  • Engine: 996cc, four-stroke, liquid cooled, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC, 8-valves, TSC
  • Bore Stroke: 98.0 x 66.0mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.3:1
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication: Wet sump
  • Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: #525 chain
  • Overall Length: 2295mm (90.4 in.)
  • Overall Width: 910mm (35.8 in.)
  • Overall Height: 1395mm (54.9 in.)
  • Seat Height: 840mm (33.1 in.)
  • Ground Clearance: 165mm (6.5 in.)
  • Wheelbase: 1535mm (60.4 in.)
  • Dry Weight: 208kg (458 lbs.); 210 kg (462 lbs.) CA. model
  • Suspension Front: Telescopic, cartridge-type, oil damped, adjustable preload
  • Suspension Rear: Link-type, adjustable spring preload and rebound damping
  • Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
  • Tyres Front: 110/80R-19
  • Tyres Rear: 150/70R-17
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 22 liter (5.8 gal.)
  • Color: Blue, Black