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; 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:


Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki Boulevard S40
Suzuki LS650 Savage


Specifications Suzuki LS650 Savage:

ModelSuzuki LS650 Savage (Suzuki Boulevard S40)
Motorcycle typecruiser
Release year1986+
Framesteel tubular
Engine type1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume652 cm³
Bore / Stroke94.0 x 94.0 mm
Compression ratio8.5: 1
Number of valves per cylinderSOHC, 4 valves
Fuel supply systemcarburetor, 1x Mikuni BS40SS
Ignition typefully transistor
Maximum power30.0 h.p. (22.0 kW) at 5500 rpm
Maximum torque45 Nm (4.6 kg * m) at 3000 rpm
Gearbox4-speed - LS650 (1986-1992)

5-speed - LS650 (1993+)

Drive typebelt
Front tire size100 / 90-19M / C 57H
Rear tire size140 / 80-15M / C 67H
Front brakes1 disc, 265 mm, 1-piston caliper
Rear brakesdrum
Front suspensiontelescopic fork, stroke - 140 mm
Rear suspensionpendulum, with two shock absorbers (5-stage preload adjustment), stroke - 80 mm
Fuel tank capacity10.5 l (including reserve - 2.5 l)
Length2180 mm
Width775mm - LS650 Savage

720mm - Boulevard S40

Height1150mm - LS650 Savage

1105 mm - Boulevard S40

Wheelbase1480 mm
Saddle height700 mm
Minimum ground clearance135 mm
Maximum speed137 km / h
Acceleration to 100 km / h (0-100)6.98 sec
Motorcycle weight (dry)160 kg
Motorcycle weight (curb)173 kg