Tech Spec Evolution The V-Strom 650 gets its first redesign since its 2003 debut. Rivals BMW G650GS & F800GS, Kawasaki KLR650 & Versys, Triumph Tiger 800. TECH Price na Engine type l-c 90-deg. V-twin Valve train DOHC, 8v Displacement 645cc Bore x stroke 81.0 x 62.6mm Compression 11.2:1 Fuel system EFI Clutch Wet, multi-plate Transmission 6-speed Claimed horsepower 67.7 bhp @ 8800 rpm Claimed torque 44.3 lb.-ft. @ 6400 rpm Frame Aluminum twin-spar Front suspension Showa 43mm fork with adjustable spring preload Rear suspension Showa shock with adjustable spring preload and rebound damping Front brake Dual Tokico two-piston calipers, 310mm discs with ABS Rear brake Tokico single-piston caliper, 260mm disc with ABS Front tire 110/80R-19 Bridgestone Trail Wing Rear tire 150/70R-17 Bridgestone Trail Wing Rake/trail 26.0°/4.3 in. Seat height 32.9 in. Wheelbase 61.4 in. Fuel capacity 5.3 gal. Claimed curb weight 472 lbs. Colors Black, metallic orange Available Late 2011 Warranty 12 mo., unlimited mi. Contact American Suzuki Motor Co.P.O. Box 1100Brea, CA 92822714.996.7040www.suzukicycles.com Verdict 3.5 out of 5 stars. Better, but no bigger, and hardly worthy of being called an adventure bike. They say: “Choose your own adventure.” We say: “Preferably on pavement.” The V-Strom’s instruments let you toggle through data via a switch near the left handgrip. An amber freeze-warning light illuminates when the air temperature drops below 37.4 degrees. The V-Strom’s instruments let you toggle through data via a switch near the left handgrip. The standard Bosch ABS system is half the weight of its predecessor, and though it’s allegedly calibrated to handle a broader range of road surfaces, you can’t switch it off in the dirt. The standard Bosch ABS system is half the weight of its predecessor, and though it’s alleg « | 1 | 2 | View Full Article By Tim Carrithers Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!