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Intermot 2014 new Suzuki VStrom 650XT ABS unveiled
WeeStrom gets new offroad styling including a beak
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.'
2290 mm (90.2 in)
835 mm (32.9 in)
1405 mm (55.4 in)
1560 mm (61.4 in)
175 mm (6.9 in)
835 mm (32.9 in)
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)
11.2 : 1
6-speed constant mesh
Primary reduction ratio
Final reduction ratio
Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Rake / trail
26° / 110 mm (4.3 in)
Disc brake, twin
110/80R19M/C 59H, tubeless
150/70R17M/C 69H, tubeless
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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