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Old 09-30-2014, 09:30 AM   #1
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Intermot 2014 new Suzuki VStrom 650XT ABS unveiled

WeeStrom gets new offroad styling including a beak

Intermot 2014 new Suzuki VStrom 650XT ABS unveiled

AS revealed by Visordown last week, Suzuki has given the V-Strom 650 new off-road styling including a beak and wire wheels for 2015.

Suzuki says the new V-Strom 650XT ABS offers more shock-absorption on unpaved roads thanks to its new wire-spoked wheels.

The beak is a nod to the 1988 DR-Z ridden by former motocross world champion Gaston Rahier at the Paris-Dakar Rally. Suzuki says its distinctive beak-like front cowl design had a major impact on motorcycle design.

Wheel sizes are the same as the current model, 19” up front and a 17” rear designed to be used with tubeless tyres.

Pricing is yet to be announced.

Suzuki said in a release: 'Based on the already popular V-Strom 650, which has been the top-selling dual purpose machine in the 650-800cc class in the last decade, the V-Strom 650XT comes with more adventure as standard.

'The new V-Strom 650XT takes design cues from the Dr Big, the first dual-purpose machine to feature the now standard 'beak' design synonymous with models in the adventure sector. A new beak blends smoothly into the existing front bodywork, with air ducts that channel airflow to the radiator.

'Newly designed, lightweight, wire-spoked aluminium wheels aid in the adventure styling of the new V-Strom 650XT, and shock absorption performance is increased on unpaved roads. Its arrival is anticipated as early as December this year.'


Overall Length

2290 mm (90.2 in)

Overall width

835 mm (32.9 in)

Overall height

1405 mm (55.4 in)


1560 mm (61.4 in)

Ground clearance

175 mm (6.9 in)

Seat height

835 mm (32.9 in)

Curb mass

215 kg

Engine type

4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-Twin

Bore x stroke

81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in x 2.5 in)

Engine displacement

645 cm³

Compression ratio

11.2 : 1

Fuel system

Fuel injection

Starter system


Lubrication system

Wet sump


6-speed constant mesh

Primary reduction ratio

2.088 (71/34)

Final reduction ratio

3.133 (47/15)



Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped


Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Rake / trail

26° / 110 mm (4.3 in)



Disc brake, twin


Disc brake



110/80R19M/C 59H, tubeless


150/70R17M/C 69H, tubeless

Ignition system

Electronic ignition (Transistorized)

Fuel tank capacity

20.0 L(5.3 / 4.4US / lmp gal)

Oil capacity (Overhaul)

2400 ml (2.5/2.1 US/lmp qt)

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