Engine: 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90˚, V-twin
Bore x Stroke: 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in. x 2.5 in.)
Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
Fuel System: Suzuki fuel injection, SDTV-equipped
Lubrication: Wet sump
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch: Wet, multi-plate type
Final Drive: Chain, RK 525, 114 links
Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear: Link type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Tokico, 2-piston calipers, twin disc, ABS-equipped
Brakes Rear: Nissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped
Tires Front: 110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless
Tires Rear: 150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity: 20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
Color: Candy Daring Red
Ignition: Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plugs: NGK MR8E-9 (x 4)
Headlight: 12V 65W (H9 high-beam) and 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
Tail light: LED
Overall Length: 2275 mm (89.6 in.)
Overall Width: 835 mm (32.9 in.)
Overall Height: 1405 mm (55.3 in.)
Wheelbase: 1560 mm (61.4 in.)
Ground Clearance: 170 mm (6.7 in.)
Seat Height: 835 mm (32.9 in.)
Curb Weight: 213 kg (470 lb.)
Using SV650 engineering, the V-Strom 650’s DOHC, liquid-cooled engine has been tuned to deliver clean, strong power at any rpm.
Low-friction resin-coated pistons and SCEM-coated cylinders help deliver high mileage for class-leading touring range.
Engine cover hardware and select other fasteners are of a new design that permits the use of Torx or conventional hex-style tools.
The sleek 2-into-1 exhaust system routes below the chassis to reduce weight, centralize mass, and provide space for a narrow tail section (and optional luggage).
The exhaust system has twin catalyzers and employs O2 feedback to the EFI system to produce optimum combustion efficiency and reduce emissions to an incredibly low level.
The fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s innovative SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) on 39mm throttle bodies. The secondary throttle valves are controlled by a servo motor for smooth power delivery.
Ten-hole, long-nose-type fuel injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.
Suzuki’s patented Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) stabilizes the engine idle speed and helps lower emissions. The system is compact and lightweight.
The TI-ISC on the V-Strom 650 has Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during takeoff and low-speed riding to smooth the power delivery. It also helps reduce the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the updated intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.
The engine has dual spark technology heads with two high-energy, slim electrode spark plugs per cylinder, which aid in combustion efficiency and power production.
The V-Strom 650 is equipped with Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, which lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. It continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle opening, engine speed, and the selected transmission gear to adjust engine output if wheel spin is detected.
There are three traction control modes (1, 2, and OFF), and the difference between the modes is their sensitivity to road conditions. Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level, most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip (riding on good, smooth roads). Mode 2 is highest sensitivity level, suitable for road conditions where the grip may be limited (wet or cold surfaces). OFF disengages all traction control features.
This V-Strom also features the Suzuki Easy Start System, which lets the rider start the motorcycle with a momentary press of the start button without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.
The compact radiator is flanked by wind-directing plates that enhance cooling efficiency and direct heat out of the side vents away from the rider’s legs.
The six-speed transmission suits sporty rides with tight 1st through 5th gear ratios and a tall top gear (6th gear) for highway cruising.
Low-maintenance, long-life sealed O-ring drive chain is standard.
The beak-style fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and a stronger internal structure, helps the V-Strom 650 cut through the wind, protecting the rider in style.
The three-way height-adjustable windscreen was wind-tunnel tested to reduce wind sounds, buffeting, and rider fatigue.
The fuel tank has a generous 5.3-gallon capacity but is shaped to be thin at the rear to flow into the slimmer seat, which aids the rider in touching the ground at stops.
The internal construction and cap of the fuel tank is updated so the gasoline capacity is the same for both the 49-state and California versions.
The spacious two-up seat combines smooth and slip-resistant surfaces, plus an embossed V-Strom logo.
Lightweight, rigid twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm contribute to smooth handling performance and excellent stability.
Spring-preload-adjustable 43mm front forks and link-type rear suspension with rebound damping adjustment and a hand-operated spring preload adjuster.
Light, 10-spoke cast wheels are shod with Adventure-spec Bridgestone BATTLAX 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless radial tires for all-around good performance.
Front dual 310mm disc brakes and a rear 260mm disc brake deliver controlled stopping power.
Compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** system monitors wheel speed to match braking to available traction.
The lightweight resin luggage rack incorporates easy-to-grasp grab bars and aligns with the passenger section of the seat, offering a larger surface for carrying cargo or luggage.
The multi-function instrument panel is similar in appearance to the V-Strom 1000 panel but has functions unique to the V-Strom 650.
The instrument set includes an analog tachometer and brightness-adjustable LCD speedometer and control panel.
LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meter, traction control modes, gear position, coolant and ambient temperature, fuel consumption, fuel gauge, and clock. Switching between readings can be done with the left handlebar switch.
LED indicators include an ABS alert and a freeze warning icon, which together with the air temperature display warn of possible icy road conditions.
Strong three-phase charging system supplies the 10Ah maintenance-free battery for easy starting and additional accessory power. A dedicated accessory fuse is located under the seat.
The stacked, 65/55-watt halogen headlamps illuminate the road when your ride stretches into night.
The LED tail and brake light is bright and vibration resistant. The turn signals use bright amber incandescent bulbs with clear lenses.
A handy 12-volt DC accessory outlet is mounted on the inner dash.
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