This year Suzuki presented its new V-Strom 1050 XT and many thought that the design was very similar to the DR Big employed in the Dakar between the late 80s and early 90s.

Front section

Front section

The German tuner Team Hessler Rallye has decided to go further turning the bike into a modern version of the bike that took part in the raid.

Side section

Side section

Unchanged mechanically, the vehicle has been updated with a new single shock absorber produced by the Wilbers HRT Rally and with a metal plate placed in front of the engine to protect it from bumps with uneven ground.

Rear section

Rear section

Other changes include Anlas Capra X knobby tires, Magura handlebars, Probrake brake grips and Zeta Rally windshield with GPS support.

VERDICT

The expense for upgrades, which also include a new saddle, reinforced suspensions, footrests, luggage racks, protection for the headlight, hand guards and chain tensioners, is 3985 euros. Does it suit you? I would say yes ....

Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation

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