Adventure, in All Directions
Every day commuting,
Rough and wet conditions,
Long highway stretches,
The ultimate tackle to Do-It-All.
The tool that never lets you down.
Think of a task, a challenge, an adventure.
The answer to every thought. V-Strom 650XT.
Back up Support
Rain or shine, the adoption of the Traction Control is there to support you. When riding out from those slippery campgrounds, or riding through stone-paved city streets. Advanced technologies are there to give you that extra feel of confidence, to back up your urge to go those few miles further.
Advanced Traction Control System
Inheriting the favored traction control system from the V-Strom 1000, the V-Strom 650XT also is 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 system 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. In difficult riding situations such as cold or ragged road surfaces, fully loaded with luggage, or with a pillion rider, this advanced system already established on the V-Strom 1000 shall back up the ride.
Note: Traction control system is not a substitute for rider’s throttle control under the various conditions, and traction control cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when entering turns, or while braking, and it does not control front wheel traction.
Rich Information to Support Multiple Tasks
By sharing the easy to see and easy to operate/understand instrument cluster, along with the cowling image with its bigger brother, the V-Strom 650XT has rich information with a quality design. The instrument cluster incorporates a large analogue tachometer and digital readouts for the gear position and speedometer. The digital section below displays the odometer, twin-trip meter, clock, fuel level, coolant temperature, ambient temperature, battery voltage, range on remaining fuel, average and instantaneous fuel consumptions, and traction-control modes. The remaining fuel range continues to display after the fuel gauge shows empty, offering the rider with accurate and comforting information. Plus, instantly recognizable LEDs provide freeze*, high-beam, neutral, malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), ABS, traction-control mode, and water-temperature indicators. All of this information is accessible from the left handlebar switch, where it is also possible to reset the trip meter.
*The freeze indicator starts blinking when the ambient temperature falls below 3°C. It continues to blink for 30 seconds then remains lit until the ambient temperature rises above 5°C.
ABS-Equipped Brake System
Equipped with 310mm diameter twin discs with twin two piston calipers on the front and a 260mm diameter single disk with a single piston caliper on the rear, the V-Strom 650XT provides controllable and dependable stopping performance. Also the compact and light-weight ABS, to avoid wheel lock caused by excess hard braking, has been upgraded to the next generation with advanced settings for a further natural feel and secure activation.
Note: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.
Brake caliper and Wheel speed sensor
Low RPM Assist
By adopting the 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 and unexpected engine stall when running in the low rpm range.
Suzuki Easy Start System
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 computerized ECM checks the status and disengages the starter motor immediately after start, making the engine start easier for the rider.
A Few More Horses Under Your Belt
Merge out to the fast lane, Wonder into small allies. Forget the engine and concentrate on your adventure, Or rev it hard and enjoy the ride. Always the required output, in the required behavior.
A few more horses, right there were you need them.
Sophisticated V-Twin Performance
The 645cm³ DOHC V-twin is a masterpiece of Suzuki engineering which has an evolving history. For the V-Strom 650XT, this unit has been tuned for ample low to mid-range torque for practical use while maintaining an exhilarating top-end. The unit meeting BS6 emission standards has undergone a rebuild, installing 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 rage between fill-ups are at the top in this class, relieving the rider from the stress of frequent refueling. The further evolved engine has succeeded in emphasizing the attractions of the V-Strom 650XT character, making it another masterpiece by Suzuki.
Resin Coated Pistons
One of the upgraded features in the 645cm³ unit are the resin-coated pistons which is a coating technology to decrease friction in the cylinder, resulting in improved fuel economy and corresponding to latest emission control. Special L-shaped piston rings are also installed for enhanced sealing performance and blow-by gas reduction, all resulting in meeting up-to-date regulations while improving the output and the ease of use.
645cm³ DOHC, 90-degree V-twin engine
Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV)Fuel-Injection System
Featuring the performance-proven Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) injection system, each cylinder has two butterfly valves for enhanced power output and efficiency. One butterfly valve is directly linked to the riders throttle control while the other butterfly valve is controlled by the ECM and operates according to information from the throttle position sensor, engine speed sensor and gear position sensor for optimum intake flow, realizing an efficient and smooth power delivery with ample torque at low revs. Idle speed control is also a feature, supporting a steady idle speed and fewer emission. The injectors have been upgraded to a 10-hole type with a long nozzle for further efficiency.
Dual Spark Technology
Suzuki’s Dual Spark Technology, unique in this class, utilizes two spark plugs per cylinder for precision ignition. Combined with the adopted high-ignition nickel spark plugs, it contributes to increased combustion efficiency, smoother power delivery, lower fuel consumption and lower emissions.
Camshafts for a Distinctive Power Feel
For the unique character of the V-Strom 650XT, the engine needs to be strong not only at the top end but at the frequently used low to mid-range. To meet these demands, the engine has an original intake camshaft with equally lengthened intake ports, while for the exhaust camshaft, has adopted the item from the SV 650 road model which are higher lifting compared to the previous V-Strom 650XT. These features and a total set-up has resulted in a boost in torque and power in the mid to high rev-range, providing the rider with an exciting ride when with a sporty mind, and a stress-free character for daily rides or on a long haul, simply enhancing the attractions of this 650.
Lighter and Lower Exhaust System
The down-type exhaust system is lighter and closer to the center of gravity, contributing to nimble handling while being able to accommodate the slim and smart optional luggage system.
The catalyzers have been positioned in a tandem configuration achieving the required level of emission control for BS6 emission standards, while successfully gaining exhaust efficiency to boost the output.
BIG Heritage, BIG Adventures.
Inheriting the Beak from the original DR-BIG, the V-Strom 650XT soars high, out of the city, over the mountains, and over all borders. The heritage from DR BIG, is ready to support your adventures, either BIG or daily.
DR-BIG being the first Adventure model to have a “Beak”, the V-Strom brand has inherited that distinctive look. The 650XT has adopted the same image as the 1000, and with the design featuring a more direct line from the tip of the beak to the top of the tank, that challenging spirit of its ancestor is further exhilarated.
The V-Strom Family
With the design concept “Design is in our DNA”, the V-Strom 650XT has an solid and smart look, in kin to its 1037cm³ brother bringing the V-Strom family together. Suzuki’s original “Beak” style has been further emphasized by making it a straight line from the tip to the top of the tank, expressing the DNA from the DR-BIG and the desert racer DR-Z. The heritage and history of Suzuki’s adventure models are further expressed, giving the owners pride of ownership. Champion yellow is a symbolic color for the V-Strom series, relating to the off-road racing scene of Suzuki and providing owners with an active and challenging adventure feel.
Headlights and Tail Light
Contributing in giving the V-Strom 650XT image is the headlights and tail light, a common feature with the V-Strom 1000. The high and low beam of the light weight headlight is in a compact vertical configuration and realize brightness equivalent to the previous twin headlights, while when on high beam, both low and high bulbs illuminate providing a broader lit up area. The featured LED tail light, also in kin with its bigger brother, has a high visibility and contributes to weight savings.
Slimmer Tank, with a 20L Capacity
The slimmer and smarter tank holds a capacity of 20L, realizing a long riding range combined with the excellent fuel consumption. Also by eliminating the plastic covers on both sides of the tank from the previous model, the tank has become slimmer and is able to accommodate magnetically attachable tank bags. The frame covers which wore positioned directly underneath the seat on the previous model have been slimmed down as well, allowing the rider to reach straight down to the ground, resulting in better access to the ground and more confidence.
*Above photos shown in this section are 2020 model.
Equipped for V-Strom 650“XT”
Unique to the V-Strom 650XT are the knuckle covers to support harsh condition riding, and the engine under cowling to give the rider that extra adventure feel, both as standard equipment.
Adventure with the Heritage
By installing the “Beak” design cowling with the vertical configuration headlights, sharing the image with the V-Strom 1000, the cowling is noticeably slimmer giving the rider a wider view and therefore a lighter impression when mounted on the seat. The “Beak” giving the image of the DR-BIG heritage, is sharp and slanted forwards motivating the adventure feel while acting as a functional component reducing the uplift by 9%.
An important feature on the V-Strom 650XT is the ultimately comfortable seat, and although with the new design to match the update in cowling design, the reputation will continue. Also an appeal inherited from the previous model is that the tandem area is parallel with the rear carrier providing a large flat space to securely strap large baggage when needed.
*Above photos shown in this section are 2020 model.
The Luxury Ride
The unbeatable comfort of the seat and natural riding position are not the only things that makes the ride such a luxury. The stress free nature of the engine, the super-neutral handling, the acceptability of the whole bike is at a premium balance. As the miles build up, the difference is obvious and the love will grow.
Flexible and comfortable conventional telescopic forks have a forgiving character, allowing stress free long distance rides to an exciting run on twisty roads. The rear suspension is equipped with rebound adjustment and a remote preload adjuster which can be operated by hand allowing the rider to quickly setup the suspension to match the riding style or in a case of two-up riding or with a full load of luggage without any tools needed.
New Wheels and Tyres
The V-Strom 650XT features tubeless tyre applicable wire spoked wheels which absorb shock from the road better due to the flexible character of spokes, providing the rider with further comfort and exhilarated riding pleasure. The Champion Yellow colored model features unique gold-anodized rims in contrast to the black-anodized items on the other colors. Wheel sizes are 19-inch on the front and 17-inch on the rear, realizing the perfect balance of stable and nimble handling, and installed tyres are the stability and grip level heightened Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURE A40, specially developed for the V-Strom 650XT.
Controlling the Comfort
The windscreen has been extended 9mm upwards to reduce the windblast and buffering to the body, while the shape has been changed to control the wind flow rather than to simply create a wind-free zone. By making the boundary between the protective area and the not-protective area a blur, the rider will be able to move more freely due to less turbulence and feel a natural wind flow. The adjustable preset three positions are also available using four screws.
With the adopted instrument cluster, the V-Strom 650XT has gained a 12V DC outlet positioned directly below the instruments as standard equipment, supporting the rider for the use of satellite navigation systems and/or the recharging of mobile devices. An update for convenience especially on long distance touring.
*To prevent draining the battery, do not use the DC outlet under the engine stop or idling condition.
Core of Comfort
The seat design lives up to the reputation of the V-Strom 650XT 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.
Aluminum Twin-Spar Frame
Combination of the light yet rigid aluminum twin-spar frame and swingarm is a feature unique to this class, and with the wide-rage engine, provides light and smooth handling and stability in various riding situations.
Images used are for illustration purposes only. Accessories shown in the pictures are not a part of the standard product and may vary from variant to variant.
|Engine Type||4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||81.0mm x 62.6mm|
|Transmission Type||6-speed constant mesh|
|Compression ratio||11.2 : 1|
|Primary reduction ratio||2.088 (71/34)|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
|Overall Length||2,275 mm|
|Overall Width||910 mm|
|Overall Height||1,405 mm|
|Wheel Base||1,560 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Seat Height||835 mm|
|Kerb Mass||216 kg|
|Front||110/80R19M/C 59V, tubeless|
|Rear||150/70R17M/C 69V, tubeless|
|Front||Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear||Link type, coil spring, oil damped|
|Ignition system||Electronic ignition|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection|
|Final reduction ratio||3.133 (47/15)|
|Fuel tank capacity||20.0L|
|Oil capacity (Overhaul)||3.0L|
Price inclusive of these accessories – Mirror Set & Side Stand.
Price does not include Extended warranty, Zero Depreciation Insurance and any accessories other than mentioned above.
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