Suzuki LS650 Savage (Boulevard S40)

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Suzuki 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; linkage 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:


Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki LS650 Savage


Specifications Suzuki LS650 Savage:

Model Suzuki LS650 Savage (Suzuki Boulevard S40)
Motorcycle type cruiser
Release year 1986+
Frame steel tubular
Engine type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume 652 cm³
Bore / Stroke 94.0 x 94.0 mm
Compression ratio 8.5: 1
Cooling air
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+)

Drive type belt
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
Rear brakes drum
Front suspension telescopic fork, stroke - 140 mm
Rear suspension linkage, with two shock absorbers (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 80 mm
Fuel tank capacity 10.5 l (including reserve - 2.5 l)
Length 2180 mm
Width 775mm - LS650 Savage

720mm - Boulevard S40

Height 1150mm - LS650 Savage

1105 mm - Boulevard S40

Wheelbase 1480 mm
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