Suzuki LS650 Savage (Boulevard S40)
The Suzuki LS650 Savage was first introduced in 1986 as a beginner's bike and as an alternative to the classic 2-cylinder models. An important difference between the Suzuki Savage 650 and its competitors was its lower cost and lower curb weight - for comparable money, buyers had a choice: either buy a 2-cylinder "Japanese" with a volume of 400 or 500 cc, or immediately take a Savage 650 with a large volume engine, but with about the same power.
In general, the Suzuki LS650 Savage model occupies an intermediate place between small-cubic (250cc) cruisers and full-fledged classic V-shaped models of 500-650cc. And the presence of a belt drive significantly lightens the design, reduces maintenance requirements and gives the motorcycle a characteristic "American style".
The Suzuki Savage 650 was based on a 1-cylinder air-cooled 652 cc engine producing 30 hp. power and 45 Nm of torque. The maximum performance is at 3000-5500 rpm.
Motorcycle frame - classic, steel half-duplex. Suspension - conventional telescopic front fork; pendulum with two shock absorbers - at the back.
The braking system is presented in the form of a single disc front brake and a drum at the rear. Wheels - spoke chambered, dimension - 19 'front and 15' rear.
The Suzuki Savage 650 was produced until 2005, after which it changed its name to Suzuki Boulevard S40 and began to be produced primarily for the American market. Since 2015, the Suzuki Boulevard S40 is officially on sale in Australia.
A 400 cc version for the domestic Japanese market was also built on the basis of the Suzuki Savage 650 - Suzuki LS400 Savage.
The main competitors of the Suzuki LS650 Savage in the class:
Specifications Suzuki LS650 Savage:
|Model||Suzuki LS650 Savage (Suzuki Boulevard S40)|
|Engine type||1-cylinder, 4-stroke|
|Working volume||652 cm³|
|Bore / Stroke||94.0 x 94.0 mm|
|Compression ratio||8.5: 1|
|Number of valves per cylinder||SOHC, 4 valves|
|Fuel supply system||carburetor, 1x Mikuni BS40SS|
|Ignition type||fully transistor|
|Maximum power||30.0 h.p. (22.0 kW) at 5500 rpm|
|Maximum torque||45 Nm (4.6 kg * m) at 3000 rpm|
|Gearbox||4-speed - LS650 (1986-1992)|
5-speed - LS650 (1993+)
|Front tire size||100 / 90-19M / C 57H|
|Rear tire size||140 / 80-15M / C 67H|
|Front brakes||1 disc, 265 mm, 1-piston caliper|
|Front suspension||telescopic fork, stroke - 140 mm|
|Rear suspension||pendulum, with two shock absorbers (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 80 mm|
|Fuel tank capacity||10.5 l (including reserve - 2.5 l)|
|Width||775mm - LS650 Savage|
720mm - Boulevard S40
|Height||1150mm - LS650 Savage|
1105 mm - Boulevard S40
|Saddle height||700 mm|
|Minimum ground clearance||135 mm|
|Maximum speed||137 km / h|
|Acceleration to 100 km / h (0-100)||6.98 sec|
|Motorcycle weight (dry)||160 kg|
|Motorcycle weight (curb)||173 kg|