THE ULTIMATE, TO DO-IT-ALL
The ultimate tackle to Do-It-All. Every day commuting, rough and wet conditions, B-Road twisties, long highway stretches, two-up comfort, the tool that never lets you down. Think of a task, a challenge, an adventure. The answer to every thought. V-Strom 650XA.
645CC DOHC V-TWIN
The new unit has undergone a rebuild, installing new technology such as the resin-coated pistons, and revising over 60 components of the engine to achieve a higher output in a broad area of the rev-range while keeping the unique V-Twin character with low fuel consumption. With low fuel consumption combined with the large 20L fuel tank, the riding range between fill-ups are at the top in this class, relieving the rider from the stress of frequent re-fuelling.
Newly designed down-type exhaust system is lighter and closer to the centre of gravity, contributing to nimble handling while being able to accommodate the slim and smart optional luggage system. The catalysers have been positioned in a tandem configuration achieving the required level for new standards, while successfully gaining exhaust efficiency to boost the output.
DUAL SPARK TECHNOLOGY
Suzuki’s Dual Spark Technology, unique in this class, utilises two spark plugs per cylinder for precision ignition. Combined with the newly adopted high-ignition nickel spark plugs, it contributes to increased combustion efficiency, smoother power delivery, lower fuel consumption and lower emissions.
LONG HAUL COMFORT
The newly designed seat lives up to the reputation of the V-Strom comfort. While securing a wide flat area to support the rider when riding, the front of the seat is slim enabling the rider to easily reach the ground when stopping. Also the pillion seat has a wide and comfortable space, making sure the pillion rider can also enjoy the ride. When viewed from the side the plentiful padding is visually assuring, inviting the rider on a long adventure.
SLIMMER 20L FUEL TANK
The redesigned slimmer and smarter tank still holds a capacity of 20L, allowing a long riding range combined with excellent fuel consumption. By eliminating the plastic covers on both sides of the tank from the previous model, the tank has become slimmer and is now able to accommodate magnetically attachable tank bags. The frame covers have been slimmed down as well, allowing the rider to reach straight down to the ground.
TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Utilising the high specification traction control system from the V-Strom 1000XT, the new V-Strom 650XT is now also equipped with this advanced technology. This system continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position, and gear position with various sensors, and controls the engine output by managing the ignition timing and air delivery. The traction control system² can be switched to either of two modes, or off. The modes differ in terms of sensitivity. Mode one allows modest rear wheel spin for more advanced, exhilarating riding, while mode two activates traction control at the slightest loss of rear-wheel grip to give you greater confidence on slippery surfaces or in the rain. The choice of modes can be quickly and easily made by selecting the traction control mode from the left switch cluster and confirming it with a glance at the instruments.
LOW RPM ASSIST
By adopting the new Low RPM assist system, the concern of an unexpected engine stall has been relieved. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, assisting frequent clutch work in congested town rides and preventing sudden engine stall sometimes known to happen when running large capacity twins in the low rpm range.
Conventional starter switches needed to be pressed by the rider until the engine starts, but the V-Strom 650XT has adopted the Suzuki Easy Start System enabling the engine to start with one push of the button. A computerised ECM checks the status and disengages the starter motor immediately after start.
|Engine type||4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin|
|Engine displacement||645 cm³|
|Bore x stroke||81.0 mm x 62.6 mm|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Suspension||Front||Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|