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V-Strom 650XT

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$15,090 Ride away
or $80p/w* Calculate

Adventure, in all directions

Gathering followers with its versatility and friendly nature, the V-STROM 650 has earned the respect by many riders as an excellent touring machine.

It is truly a masterpiece with the ultimate balance provided by the natural riding position, comfortable seat and the flexible engine character allowing stress-free riding anything from daily use to long distance adventure touring.

The XT Cross-Touring model comes fitted with wire-spoked wheels, hand guards and engine under cowling as standard equipment and is available in both full-powered and learner approved variants.

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5 Star Reviews

Over 95% positive reviews. productreview.com.au

  • Performance:  52kW/8,800rpm
  • Torque: 62nM/6,500RPM
  • Weight:  216kg
  • Fuel tank: 20l
  • Seat height:  835mm

“It’s a comfortable, well-optioned, all-roads tourer”

As an adventure machine, the V-Strom 650XT scores highly when it comes to versatility and value for money. amcn.com.au

“King of versatility”

“It’s hard to point at another model that offers more of a return on investment and serves so many roles.”

advlife.com.au

“Reliable V-twin 645 cc engine

“Rightly earned that reputation and its place on dealer showroom floors and in riders’ hearts”

advridermag.com.au,  May 2023

Features

Engine WINDSCREEN BRAKES PROTECTION WHEELS TYRES Electronics Suspension Lighting Lighting

Engine

Liquid-cooled, 649cc v-twin

New resin-coated piston plus over 60 revised engine components.

WINDSCREEN

Three-way adjustable screen

Wind tunnel tested to reduce wind noise, buffeting, and rider fatigue.

BRAKES

ABS controlled stopping power

Front 310mm dual disc and rear 260mm disc brakes

PROTECTION

Engine under-cowling

Protecting the engine from stones and other road debris.

WHEELS

Wire-Spoked Wheels (XT)

Flexible spokes for better shock-absorbtion on unsealed roads.

TYRES

Tubeless Tyres

Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURE, 19 inch front and 17 inch

Electronics

Traction Control System

Two-mode switch intervention, plus an off function.

Suspension

External pre-load adjuster

Hand-adjustable suspension to match the riding style. Ideal for carrying passengers or a full load of luggage.

Lighting

Vertically-stacked headlight

High and low beam headlight in a compact vertical configuration.

Lighting

LED Tail-light

High visibility, lightweight LED tail-light.

Engine

Liquid-cooled, 649cc v-twin

WINDSCREEN

Three-way adjustable screen

BRAKES

ABS controlled stopping power

PROTECTION

Engine under-cowling

WHEELS

Wire-Spoked Wheels (XT)

TYRES

Tubeless Tyres

Electronics

Traction Control System

Suspension

External pre-load adjuster

Lighting

Vertically-stacked headlight

Lighting

LED Tail-light

Sophisticated V-Twin Performance

Using SV650 street model engineering, the V-Strom 650/XT’s liquid-cooled, DOHC, V-twin engine has been tuned to deliver clean, strong power throughout its operating range.

Unlike standard sports models with exciting top end power, The V-Strom, a well-balanced touring model, delivering not only top end power but an easy to use  engine with ample torque allowing long distance rides with little fatigue.  You can enjoy a smooth and powerful performance in the high rpm range for an exciting ride, and a comfortable V-twin beat with practical torque in the more frequently used mid-range. The 650cc V-Twin is capable of accomplishing any task the rider requests, such as climbing a steep mountain pass, long distance highway cruising, and or daily use in congested streets, but with these updates, will only do everything even better. 

V-Twin 650cc Engine

Dual spark technology 

Inheriting the dual spark technology, the newly adopted high-ignition nickel spark plugs with slim electrodes are positioned to be closer to the center of the combustion chamber, resulting in combustion efficiency and an increase in power throughout the rev range. Single valve springs are used for less friction.

Fuel Injection System

Fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s original, SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve), for smooth power delivery and optimum combustion efficiency. The inlet pipes connecting the air cleaner box and the throttle body has been redesigned at the same length, realizing ease of use and ample torque at slow speeds unique to the V-Strom. 10 hole fuel injectors now have a long nose for a more precise control, contributing to increased combustion efficiency and lower fuel consumption.

Efficient, 2-into-1 exhaust system

A down type exhaust system with the same image as the V-Strom 1000 has been newly installed, resulting in lighter handling due to the lower center of gravity and an approximate 40g weight saving. The exhaust pipe exclusively designed for the V-Strom 650 is set longer than the SV650 while with a larger diameter compared to the previous model, resulting in increased power and a strong mid-range unique to the V-Strom.

The tandem configuration catalyzers are also a new feature for enhanced efficiency. With the new down type exhaust system, and sharing the tail section design with the V-Strom 1000, it is now possible to accommodate the slim and smart optional three-part luggage system without additional fitting parts.

 

 
    • SCEM-plated cylinders

    The V-Strom 650’s cast aluminium cylinder employs unique Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material (SCEM) plating which is a hard coating achieving excellent heat dissipation and superb resistance to abrasion. It also helps to reduce friction and increases the sealing performance of the piston rings.

  • Pistons

    To meet emission requirements and to also achieve higher performance and fuel efficiency, the new pistons have a tin plating and an additional resin coat on the skirts for largely improved friction savings and lubrication, realizing further fuel efficiency, boost in power and durability. Special L-shaped piston rings are also installed to enhance sealing performance and blow-by gas reduction.

  • Cylinder head

    Featuring an inlet port and intake camshaft original to this model, the cylinder head has also newly installed the exhaust camshaft of the new SV650. This combination, with increased exhaust camshaft lift, realizes both powerful feel of the SV650 and mild, easy nature of the V-Strom.

  • Crank shaft

    The crankshaft enhances the beat feel of the V-Twin engine featuring unequal-interval firing while delivering power output characteristics such as abundant torque and smooth top end power, also contributing to the quality feel of the engine.

  • Cooling performance

    Newly designed wind directing plates for the radiator are designed to match the exterior update while maintaining the cooling performance. The holes in the wind-directing plates also let the heat in the area of the riders feet escape (patent granted) resulting in the riders comfort.

    Lightweight and compact liquid cooled oil cooler inherited from the previous model.

Suzuki Traction Control System

The V-Strom 650 now also features the 3 mode (2 modes and off) traction control system already proven on the V-Strom 1000. Simple to use and effective in difficult road conditions, this advanced system is designed to prevent spin due to excessive throttle control and support riders in various conditions they are likely to face in long distance tours.

Note: The traction control system is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and / or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

The Suzuki Traction Control System continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, the throttle position, the crank position, and the gear position with sensors. When detecting wheel spin, it quickly reduces engine output by managing the ignition timing and intake air delivery.

The traction control system reacts instantly: it confirms conditions every four milliseconds and governs the ignition accordingly.

The rider can select three modes (1,2 and off). Modes 1 and 2 differ in the timing and levels of intervention. Mode 1 has a lower level of intervention applied at a later timing allowing a certain degree of rear wheel spin, not to interrupt a sporty ride. Mode 2 has a higher level of intervention applied at an instant, controlling and preventing the slightest amount of spin, more actively supporting the rider in situations such as in the rain or on slippery road surfaces.

Low RPM Assist

The Suzuki-developed and patent-pending throttle body integrated Idle Speed Control (ISC) has been carried on from the previous model contributing to easy cold starting, stable idling and lower emissions. Additionally, the new Low RPM assist system has been installed. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, contributing to smoother launching and low-speed riding.

 

Suzuki Easy Start System

Conventional starter switches needed to be pressed by the rider until the engine starts, but the new V-Strom 650 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, enabling a secure and stress-free start-up.

 

Aluminium frame and swingarm

The new V-Strom 650 inherits the lightweight and rigid aluminium twin spar frame and swingarm of the previous model. Compared to the steel frames used in competing models, the lightweight frame with superior rigidity and balance provides steady handling and maneuverability while keeping the chassis slim enabling the rider to easily reach the ground. The new design with the plastic sections eliminated from the tank, has realized a further 5mm of slimness on the sides of the tank for enhanced control and easier access to the ground. 

 
  • Wheels and tyres

    Wire spoked wheels absorb shock from the road better especially at lower speeds, providing the rider with further comfort and exhilarated riding pleasure. 

    A 19-inch front and 17-inch rear
    Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURE
    A40 tubeless radial tyre is mounted to the wheels for all-around good performance. These tyres were specially developed for this model to realize high on-road capabilities, stability and durability.

  • Brake system and ABS

    Front brakes are a combination of twin 310mm diameter discs with 2pod pin-sliding calipers, offering a controllable and trustworthy braking performance in various conditions. Rear brake has a 260mm single disk with a single pod pin-sliding caliper.
    The light-weight Bosch ABS is unchanged from the previous model, helping avoiding wheel lock when excessive braking force is applied.

    Note: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. Please always ride at a safe speed for road and weather conditions, including while cornering.

  • Front forks

    With a stroke of 150mm, the conventional forks have a flexible and forgiving nature for various riding situations.

  • Rear Suspension

    Equipped with a spring preload adjuster knob on the right side of the frame, adjustments are possible without any tools in the case of riding with a passenger or with heavy luggage. Rebound damping adjustment also available.

 

 

Solid, yet smart for daily use

By adopting the slimmer cowling with the vertical configuration headlights, the V-Strom series have been united with the strong feel of adventure, inspired from models such as the DR BIG and DR Z, associating with Suzuki’s adventure DNA giving it a solid and strong sense of high abilities. Also the Suzuki’s original beak design, now in a straight line from the tip to the top of the tank, gives it a sharp and sporty image. The 650 is visibly slimmer thanks to components such as the slim tank design, and gives the rider confidence to ride on a daily basis enabling it to be smartly used as a dependable tool in urban riding situations.

3-way adjustable wind screen

The windscreen design has also been changed to match the exterior design now in kin to the 1000. The new design has been decided through extensive wind-tunnel testing in intention to provide a comfortable protected area, and has succeeded in reducing wind baffle and turbulence. Rather than producing a totally wind-free zone, the new wind screen is designed to channel some wind into the protected area to make the border between the un-protected area a blur. This allows the rider to move more freely while benefitting from the wind screen and has improved the comfort.

  • The wind screen is 9mm taller than the previous model.
  • Three positions are available, standard and 2 higher positions.
  • Extensive wind-tunnel testing also resulted in a 9% reduce in lifting force.

 

Seat

Offering a natural and comfortable riding position for both the rider and the passenger, the new seat has now approximately 2mm thicker urethane and covered with a skin of grater grip. While supporting the rider with a wide space for comfortable riding, the front end of the seat is slimmed down for the ease of reaching the ground when stopped.

Also by keeping the passenger seat and the top surface of the rear carrier level, it is possible to use a large space to securely strap on large baggage.

Multi-function instrument panel

Like the exterior, the instrument panel has also been updated to the functional unit of the V-Strom 1000, with original design for the 650 in fine detail such as the logo. The instruments include an analogue tachometer and a brightness-adjustable LCD speedometer. Newly designed LCD readouts include an odometer, dual trip meters, gear position, coolant and air temperatures, battery voltage, range on remaining fuel, average fuel consumption, instantaneous fuel consumption, traction control mode, a fuel gauge and clock.

White backlighting gives good visibility at night.

LED indicators are included for freeze*, turn signals, high beam, neutral, fuel injection, ABS, TC, and water temperature.

DC Outlet

With the newly adopted instrument cluster, the V-Strom 650 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.

 

Body Color

Pearl Vigor Blue / Pearl Brilliant White Glass Sparkle Black
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Specs

  • Displacement

    645cc
  • Engine

    90° V-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC
  • Transmission

    6-speed constant mesh
  • Front Suspension

    43mm telescopic forks
  • Rear Suspension

    Link type, rear shock with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
  • Front Brakes

    Tokico twin-piston calipers, dual 310mm floating discs with ABS
  • Rear Brakes

    Nissin single-piston caliper, 260mm disc with ABS
  • Length

    2275mm
  • Width

    910mm
  • Height

    1405mm
  • Wheelbase

    1560mm
  • Seat Height

    835mm
  • Fuel Capacity

    20.0L
  • Wet Weight

    216Kg
  • Warranty

    3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)
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  • Displacement

    645cc
  • Engine

    90° V-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC
  • Transmission

    6-speed constant mesh
  • Front Suspension

    43mm telescopic forks
  • Rear Suspension

    Link type, rear shock with adjustable rebound damping and spring preload
  • Front Brakes

    Tokico twin-piston calipers, dual 310mm floating discs with ABS
  • Rear Brakes

    Nissin single-piston caliper, 260mm disc with ABS
  • Length

    2275mm
  • Width

    910mm
  • Height

    1405mm
  • Wheelbase

    1560mm
  • Seat Height

    835mm
  • Fuel Capacity

    20.0L
  • Wet Weight

    216Kg
  • Tyres - front

    110/80R19M/C 59V tubeless
  • Tyres - rear

    150/70R17M/C 69V tubeless
  • Warranty

    3 Year Unlimited Kilometre (2 Year Std + 1 Year Bonus)
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