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Kaoko Throttle Lock Cruise Control for Suzuki V-Strom 650 '04-'18 with OEM handguards & V-Strom 1000 '02-'18

Kaoko Throttle Lock Cruise Control for Suzuki V-Strom 650 '04-'18 with OEM handguards & V-Strom 1000 '02-'18


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Kaoko Cruise Controls are purpose-built for a variety of motorcycles over 600cc. They consist of a friction nut that is integral with a replacement handlebar-end weight. Fits with OEM handguards and with/without OEM heated grips.

Why You Should Have a Kaoko Throttle Lock Cruise Control


To install, just remove the right hand bar weight, replace it with Kaoko's bar weight, and firmly tighten the central retaining screw. make sure the flat side of the Kaoko shaft that slides into the bars lines up with the weld inside the bars. You can feel it if you run your finger on the inside of the bars.


  • Greatly reduces rider fatigue and strain on hand and wrist
  • While cruising, rider is able to remove hand from throttle grip, throttle opening will remain as set
  • Very simple to operate, even with heavy winter gloves
  • High quality, compact and durable design, super smooth action
  • Takes less than 5 minutes to fit
  • Very little maintenance is required
  • Less wear and tear on throttle cables and linkages
  • Can result in improved fuel economy


Kit does NOT include a replacement left-side bar end weight.

Kaoko™ Safety Warning: The Kaoko™ Cruise Control is an aftermarket accessory. Any misunderstood, abused or incorrectly installed motorcycle accessory is a safety hazard that could cause injury or death. It’s the rider’s responsibility to understand the operation and purpose for which the Kaoko™ Cruise Control is designed, namely, for cruising, only when safe to do so. At all other times the control should be disengaged. The Kaoko™ Cruise Controls are to be used only by experienced and responsible riders.

USA Patents:
U.S. Pat. No. US D593,462 S
U.S. Pat. No. US D593,463 S
U.S. Pat. No. US D593,464 S

2004-2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 with OEM handguards

2002-2018 Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Customer Reviews
Review by frosty1
this is a very well made product that works as advertised.installation was easy. (Posted on 6/3/2016)
Review by cram007
By far the easiest farkle to install on the 2012+ DL650. Just had to trim a little rubber off the heated grip so that it was flush with the throttle tube. Works fine with OEM handguards and Oxford heated grips. (Posted on 6/2/2016)
Review by Don C
Works great. A little awkward at first, but once you get use to it, it's breeze. (Posted on 4/28/2016)
Review by RoadTimer
Had the Kaoko Throttle Lock installed late in the riding season, but I have had the opportunity to try it on shorter runs this fall. It works exactly as advertised. It takes a little getting use to to engage, but it is simple and works well, allowing you to ride along at a steady speed while moving and stretching your right hand. The oddest feeling was not having a hand on the right grip (that's where one of the brakes is, right?), but quick changes can be made easily (including disengaging) as you ride.

It is not a true cruise control in that your speed is not maintained going up or down hills, but you can make adjustments even with the lock engaged when the road grade changes. It is also very unobtrusive and looks great on my V-strom 650, and there were no issues with the heated grips or the hand guards. Looking forward to putting it to use on some long rides next season! (Posted on 12/3/2015)
Review by BusyBob
Installed on 2015 DL650A. Easy to use. Works very well. Have not tried in the rain, so don't know if water will act as lube and reduce friction. Great to be able to remove throttle hand now and then. (Posted on 6/8/2015)
Review by chirosyd
Very well made. Instructions were fair to good. I installed this device on my 2014 Suzuki Vstrom 1000. Works better than any other throttle lock I have tried. Expensive, but solid as a rock. (Posted on 8/1/2014)
Review by Anonymous
I would have liked a little more instruction on in american standard units, But the speed lock works great, I drive 50 miles one way and it gives my right hand a needed break and I would recommend the product to anyone that needs to get some circulation back to their hand, and making adjustments to the speed is easy just stiff but that's to be expected since its tension related, I enjoy the freedom. (Posted on 7/7/2014)
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