2006 Suzuki DL650
2007 SUZUKI DL650 V-STROM / DL650 V-STROM ABS
Building on the impressive performance and versatility of the DL1000 V-Strom, the DL650 V-strom wasintroduced highlighting all the features that made the larger V-strom a hit but in a light and nimble middleweightpackage.
The 2007 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom builds on this strong foundation and adds an updated engine packagewith dual spark plugs per cylinder for improved combustion and reduced emissions. Also available for '07Suzuki will proudly offer an ABS equipped version of the DL650 V-Strom for unmatched rider control andoptimum braking performance.
The V-Strom 650 is powered by an updated dual spark plug, DOHC 90-degree 650cc V-twin engine with anover-square bore and stroke of 81.0mm x 62.6mm. It utilizes liquid-cooling, four valves per cylinder andSuzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection system, along with a 16-bit CPU for maximum performanceand efficiency. The powerplant specifications are textbook examples of state-of-the-art engine design.Narrow valve angles (14 degrees intake, 16 degrees exhaust) allow for a compact and efficient combustionchamber. Large valve size (31mm intake and 25.5mm exhaust) and the straight, downdraft intake ports createmaximum performance.
Tuned for low-end and mid-range performance, the DL650 engine employs short-duration camshaft timing,a 7.8-liter airbox and increased crankshaft inertia. Shot-peened connecting rods, are stronger and lighterthan conventional units. And the six-speed transmission utilizes vertically staggered input and output shaftsfor a smaller engine and, in turn, a shorter wheelbase.
Supporting the V-Strom 650 is a twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm designed for smooth handlingand balanced rigidity. Rake and trail measure 26.5 degrees and 110mm respectively, creating a 60.6-inch(1540 mm) wheelbase. Suspension for the smaller 'Strom consists of preload-adjustable 43mm fork in thefront and a rebound-adjustable rear shock. The latter comes complete with an easy-to-use hydraulicallyadjustable spring preload system.
Three-spoke cast-alloy wheels shod in radial tires provide the rolling stock for the DL650. A pair of dual pistonhydraulic calipers gripping 310mm discs provides stopping power up front. Rear brakes consist of a260mm disc and a single-piston hydraulic caliper.
2006 Suzuki DL650 ABS
New for '07 the DL650 is now available with Anti-Lock Braking System for optimum braking performance ina variety of conditions.
Even parked on its side stand, the V-Strom 650 looks ready for adventure touring. It comes with a sportyfront fairing to deflect the wind and riding position is designed with comfort in mind. Seat height is set at alow 32.3 inches (820mm) and the saddle blends smoothly into the ample 5.8-gallon (22.5 liter) fuel tank.
Wind protection for the V-Strom 650 is particularly unique. Designed to reduce turbulence for riders of allshapes and sizes, an adjustable windscreen covers a vertical range of 50mm and can be angled differentlyas it's raised or lowered.
The DL650's compact instrument cluster includes: an analog speedometer and tachometer; digital LCD,odometer, tripmeter, coolant temperature gauge, fuel gauge; and LED neutral, turn signal and high beamindicator lights along with an oil pressure warning light.
DL650 (K7) AT A GLANCE
Suggested Retail: $6,699, $7,199 (ABS)
Engine Type: Four-stroke, liquid-cooled,90-degree V-twin
Bore and Stroke: 81.0mm x 62.6mm
Front Brake: Dual Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake: Single Hydraulic Disc
Wheelbase: 60.6 inches (1540 mm)
Dry Weight: DL650 - 427 lbs. (194 kg),
DL650 - ABS - 434 lbs. (197kg)