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post #1 of 12 Old 06-17-2015, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Suzuki V-Strom 650XT



UPDATE: Suzuki Motor of America has confirmed the V-Strom 650XT is coming to the U.S.A. American MSRP: $10,399.

Suzuki puts a little more adventure into its very popular mid-sizeadventure bike, with the V-Strom 650XT, adding wire-spoke wheels sourced from DID (in the same 19- and 17-inch sizes as before), mounting tubeless Bridgestone Trail Wing radial tires. The V-Strom 650XT‘s Spoke wheels are less likely to get bent when rolling over BFRs and other off-road obstacles, and tubeless tires are of course much easier to patch and less prone to sudden blow-outs. Win win.

New cam profiles, single valve springs and iridium spark plugs are all supposed to boost low- and mid-range power, while Suzuki’s Dual Throttle Valve system keeps delivery smooth. Ten-hole injectors and an O2 sensor make it Euro 3 compliant.

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093014-2015-suzuki-v-strom-650xt-DL650XAL5_action_14Revised bodywork directs more cooling air at the radiator and away from the rider, while a new three-position adjustable windscreen is claimed to increase your long-distance cruising pleasure. It’s all about comfort on long rides, Suzuki says, and the bike is slimmer between the knees. A new seat is supposed to offer more mobility, and shaped to make it easier to reach the ground, 32.9 inches away. The passenger seat is shaped to prevent slipping forward for two-up adventuring, and designed also to be able to have large items strapped on instead of your S.O. if desired. Red stitching identifies the XT model.

Suzuki reiterates it was first to use the beak, on the DR-Z of 1987, and the new bike retains a suprised look that it now houses a pair of 60/55-watt halogen headlights.

ABS is standard equipment on the new bike. There is no mention of traction control. The jaunty side cases and top box you see in the photos are extra-cost accessories, as are plenty of other items, including a centerstand, aluminum skid plate, 12V outlet, crash bars, etc …

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post #2 of 12 Old 06-17-2015, 11:45 PM
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I'd get it wihtout the gigantic side and top cases and stick my Givi E21s on there but like the crash bars and skid plate. If my Strom died tomorrow I might consider buying one of those.
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Very Nice looking and the new distance riding features sounds like they have been listening to users. It appears to still have those silly looking japanese anime eye like headlights though. Nothing some duct tape or spray paint cant fix.

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Just got mine last week, so far I am loving it! I have always been a 1000 Strom guy, but now I see what all the hype and love affair with the 650 is all about. My 1000 is going up for sale soon, doubt I will ever ride it again.
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Picked up my 2015 DL650 Adventure last week. I absolutely love it.
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Just got mine last week, so far I am loving it! I have always been a 1000 Strom guy, but now I see what all the hype and love affair with the 650 is all about. My 1000 is going up for sale soon, doubt I will ever ride it again.

I felt the same way, Rode my father in laws back up bike (strom 1000) quite often. I liked it. but didn't love it. Fast forward a couple years and I now have a 650, I absolutely love the bike.
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Hi from Sydney! I've had mine two months and am just at the end of break-in. Our cooler months at present but lots of sunshine. Great riding weather and the bike's sublime.
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I thought the 2016 V-Strom 650XT was priced at $8,500?
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post #9 of 12 Old 08-23-2015, 08:38 AM
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The price with accessories is getting into the BMW range. So much for the secrete bargain bike.
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post #10 of 12 Old 08-25-2015, 05:44 AM
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I've had mine since May. Loving it. 8500km on the clock so far. Just does everything really well. Next big trip is up to Tingha for the Adventure Riders Congregation.
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