2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

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2011 Suzuki VStrom 650 ABS

Model Overview:

2011 VStrom 650 ABS

Bodystyle Sport-Touring
Warranty 12 months
Manufacturer Country Japan
Introduction Year 2007
Displacement (cc) 645
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2011 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

Intro

The 2011 Suzuki V-Strom is an adventure-styled bike. The middle-of-the-road weight makes it easy for riders to handle, and the impressive agility makes it ideal for curvy roads and typical street use as well. More impressively, the Suzuki V-Strom comes standard with anti-lock brakes designed specifically by Suzuki. These brakes add a level of safety not seen in all bikes this size. The smooth suspension and front end allow for plenty of versatility, which is coupled with the large fuel tank that makes it ideal for longer trips. Thanks to comfort standards, the V-Strom is even more prepared for long stints of time on the road. The low seating position also helps keep the ride comfortable, especially around town where the rider will be forced to lift and drop their legs regularly.

The Suzuki V-Strom comes equipped with a 645-cc, 90-degree V-Twin engine that produces 67 horsepower. The top speeds are as high as 85 miles per hour, which make the V-Strom a nice ride on the interstate. The powerful suspension and stout design make it no problem to stick to these speeds without too much wobble, and the acceleration is open enough to easily pass other vehicles. The large tank and riding time between fuel-ups is one of the best qualities of the V-Strom when compared to the competition. The seating and foot rests are well set for most riders, and it will provide a comfortable ride even if it lasts a long time. The V-Strom has enough torque to keep these figures relatively unchanged with some added weight. Coupled with comfortable passenger positioning, the V-Strom isn't a bad choice for a tandem ride.

The changes made to the V-Strom for 2011 look like a lot on paper, but overall, the V-Strom stays pretty much the same. This isn't a bad thing. While the engine isn't actually a new engine, but rather a slightly revamped one from the previous models, it does allow for better fuel efficiency than before. Overall, the V-Strom is an excellent bike for touring usages, and it is adequate for daily and city use as well.

New For 2011
  • The 2011 Suzuki V-Strom is now available in a Pearl Mirage White finish.
  • A new engine is placed in the V-Strom that improves fuel efficiency by 10%.
  • This includes new plug heads, fuel injectors, and crankshaft. However, the engine is virtually the same in every other aspect.
  • Suspension changes include damping adjustments to make it firmer.
  • Bodywork is changed to be more attractive with smaller headlights, detailing to painted paneling, and a stock rack.
  • The dash now includes instrumentation now has read offs for fuel economy and engine temperature. The instrument lighting can be adjusted for brightness.
  • The seat lock is now located at the rear of the 650.
  • The tank now holds slightly less gasoline than before, and it is less bulky in appearance than past models.

2011 Suzuki V-Strom Specs

  • Models: V-Strom 650
  • Engine Type: 645-cc two-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.19 inches and 2.47 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.51
  • Valve Train: Double overhead cams, four valves per cylinder
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.8 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 50 mpg
  • Brakes (Front): Nissin, dual hydraulic, 12.2-inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): hydraulic 10.2-inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): Telescopic fork with front adjustable fork pre-load
  • Suspension (Rear): Showa, twin sided swing arm with rear adjustable rebound damping and rear adjustable shock.
  • Wheelbase: 61.2 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 32.3 inches
  • Curb Weight: 485 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 110/80 R19 59H
  • Tires (Rear): 150/70 R17 69H

Accessories

  • Seating options include gel seating for additional comfort on long rides.
  • A hard side case for additional a storage can be added.
  • Hard case top case detachable storage unit is available for easily toting and removing storage from the bike. These removable cases are extremely useful for long trips.
  • Suzuki bike cover to protect the Suzuki V-Strom from dust, dirt, and any other debris it may face while stored.
  • Heated grips are available to keep the rider's hands warm. These can be adjusted.
  • Rack bags are also available for additional storage.
  • A tank cover with carbon fiber appearance is available. Despite the appearance, actual material used is vinyl.

Key Competitors For The 2011 Suzuki V-Strom

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  • BMW G 650 GS
  • Ducati Monster 696
  • Ural Solo sT 750
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