The spirit of adventure beckons you to new destinations. To new sights, sounds and sensations. The V-Strom 650 ABS is built to get you there with more enjoyment and excitement, in greater comfort. The V-Strom 650 ABS. Time for real adventures.
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.
Inheriting the favored traction control system from the V-Strom 1000, the new V-Strom 650 ABS/XT ABS now 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.
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 650 ABS and 650XT ABS 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.
The 645cm3 DOHC V-twin is a masterpiece of Suzuki engineering which has an evolving history. For the new 650, this unit has been tuned for ample low to mid-range torque for practical use while maintaining an exhilarating top-end. The new unit now meeting Euro4 emission standards has undergone a rebuild, installing new 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 new engine has succeeded in emphasizing the attractions of the V-Strom 650 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.
|Overall length||2,275 mm (89.6 in)|
|Overall width||[V-Strom 650XT ABS] 910 mm (35.8 in), [V-Strom 650 ABS] 835 mm (32.9 in)|
|Overall height||1,405 mm (53.5 in)|
|Wheelbase||1,560 mm (61.4 in)|
|Ground clearance||170 mm (6.7 in)|
|Seat height||830 mm (32.7 in)|
|Curb mass||[V-Strom 650XT ABS] 216 kg (476 lbs), [V-Strom 650 ABS] 213 kg (470 lbs)|
|Engine type||4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin|
|Bore × Stroke||81.0 mm × 62.6 mm (3.2 in × 2.5 in)|
|Displacement||645 cm3 (40.2 cu.in)|
|Compression ratio||11.2 : 1|
|Fuel system||Fuel injection|
|Lubrication system||Wet sump|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Primary reduction ratio||2.088 (71/34)|
|Final reduction ratio||3.133 (47/15)|
|Front suspension||Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear suspension||Link type, coil spring, oil damped, spring preload adjustable|
|Rake / Trail||26° / 110 mm (4.3 in)|
|Front brake||Disc, twin|
|Front tire size||110/80R19M/C 59V, tubeless|
|Rear tire size||150/70R17M/C 69V, tubeless|
|Ignition system||Electronic ignition|
|Fuel tank capacity||20.0L (5.3 / 4.4US / lmp gal))|
|Oil capacity (Overhaul)||3.0L (3.2 / 2.6US / lmp qt)|