Suzuki V-Strom 650 For Sale
What Is It?
The Suzuki V-Strom 650 is a mid-range adventure bike and is powered by a Euro 4 compliant liquid cooled 645 cc 90° V-Twin engine, producing 70 bhp at 8,800 rpm and maximum torque at 6,500 rpm.
- Aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm
- Dual 310 mm discs up front with Tokico two piston calipers
- 260 mm disc at the rear with Nissin single piston caliper
- ABS system
- Traction control with two modes and off
- Low rpm assist
- Easy start system
- LED tail light
- 6 speed gearbox with gear position indicator
Compared to the 2012-2016 model power and torque are up slightly, it now looks more like the V-Strom DL1000, weight is down, traction control is new, the wheel are lighter, the screen is 9 mm higher, there's a 12V socket near the dash and a more comfortable seat.
The bike features quite a bit of tech, notably the easy start system which lets you quickly press and release the start switch while the bike takes care of the startup procedure. Then the low rpm assist keeps the engine ticking over smoothly for you, then lets you start pulling away with just the clutch.
A new lower exhaust helps with emissions while also centralising the mass for better handling.
The 10-spoke 19" front wheel takes a Battlax Adventure A40 110/80 tyre and the rear 17" a 150/70.
Accessories include the belly pan, handguards, panniers, 35 / 55 litre topbox, heated grips, touring screen with adjustable spoiler, centre stand, chain guard, LED fog lamps, LED indicators and low / high seat. The £1,200 Adventure Pack gets you engine bars, lower cowl, hand guards, centre stand, 55 litre top box and 15 litre tank bag.
- 2017-2018: Black, white, yellow
- 2019: Black, white, red
- 2020: Black, grey, white
Strom is German for flow / steam and the V stands for the V-Twin. It's also known as the Wee-Strom and DL650.
Up And Down The Range
As before the 650XT is more expensive and 3 kg heavier but gets you the wire spoked wheels, belly pan and handguards.
2017: £1,000 GT pack includes the 35 litre top box and panniers.
Review In A Few
- Good all-rounder
- Great headlight
- Tools to adjust the screen
Launch RRP: £7,400
Capacity: 645 cc (average)
Power: 70 bhp / 52 kW (average)
Red Line: 10,000 rpm (average)
Economy: 55 mpg / 5.1 L/100km (average)
Range: 240 miles / 386 km (high)
Fuel Capacity: 20.0 litres / 4.4 gallons (high)
Seat Height: 830 mm / 32.7 inches (average)
Wet Weight: 213 kg / 470 pounds (heavy)
Power to Weight: 0.329 bhp/kg / 0.245 kW/kg
Check out this video review of the XT from TheMissendenFlyer.
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