Suzuki V-Strom 650 (DL 650)
The Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom was first introduced in 2004 and is still in production today.
The model is the "younger brother" of the flagship version Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom, shares a number of common parts with it and is built on a redesigned naked engine Suzuki SV650. The main differences between the V-Strom 650 engine and SV650 include other camshafts, a crankshaft with an inertia increased by 4%, a slightly modified filter box and exhaust. In addition, unlike the cast iron block SV650, the DL650 block is built using the patented SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) technology, using an alloy of nickel, phosphorus, carbide and silicon for lighter weight, improved heat transfer and minimal clearance between the piston and the cylinder. This coating resembles nikasil in its characteristics.
The Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom engine is a 2-cylinder V / L-type liquid-cooled block, with a volume of 645 cc, producing from 63 hp. in the first versions up to 71 hp. in the last generation. The maximum characteristics of the motor are from 6500 to 9000 rpm.
In 2007, the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom gets modifications with ABS and 2 plugs per cylinder.
In 2012, the model undergoes a serious restyling, changing the appearance, reducing the fuel tank capacity from 22 to 20 liters, increasing the rear suspension travel by 9 mm and slightly increasing the engine performance. The intake system is now equipped with double throttle valves (SDTV - Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve).
In 2015, the company introduced a new modification, "Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT", featuring a front beak and spoked wheels.
In 2017, the model undergoes another restyling and gets the appearance of the older version Suzuki DL 1000 V-Strom. The maximum power rises to 71 hp.
Among the features of the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom, an aluminum frame, adjustable long-travel suspensions, the presence of versions with ABS, the presence of "off-road" versions (XT), a 22-liter fuel tank (from 2012 - 20 liters), a 6-speed gearbox and up to 216 kg of curb weight.
The Suzuki V-Strom 650 is currently the most powerful and lightest motorcycle in its class and similar displacement compared to any other Japanese motorcycle manufacturer.
The lineup of the Suzuki V-Strom (DL) series:
- Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
- Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom
The main competitors of the Suzuki V-Strom 650 in the class:
Specifications Suzuki DL650 V-Strom:
|Model||Suzuki DL650 V-Strom|
|Motorcycle type||tourist enduro|
|Engine type||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V-shaped (L-shaped)|
|Working volume||645 cm³|
|Bore / stroke||81.0 x 62.6 mm|
|Compression ratio|| 11.5: 1 - DL650 (2004-2011)
11.2: 1 - DL650 (2012+)
|Number of valves per cylinder||DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder|
|Fuel supply system|| injector, 2x 39 mm
injector with SDTV - Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve, 2x 39mm
|Maximum power|| 63.5 hp (46.7 kW) @ 8500 rpm - DL650 (2004-2011)
66.0 h.p. (49.0 kW) @ 8800 rpm - DL650 (2012-2016)
71.0 h.p. (52.0 kW) @ 8800 rpm - DL650 (2017+)
|Maximum torque|| 55.9 Nm (5.6 kg * m) @ 6500 rpm - DL650 (2004-2011)
58.3 Nm (5.9 kg * m) @ 6500 rpm - DL650 (2012-2016)
62.0 Nm (6.3 kg * m) @ 6500 rpm - DL650 (2017+)
|Front tire size|| 110/80 R19 M / C 59H - DL650
110/80 R19 M / C 59V - DL650 XT
|Rear tire size|| 150/70 R17 M / C 69H - DL650
150/70 R17 M / C 69V - DL650 XT
|Front brakes||2 discs, 310mm, 2-piston calipers (DL650A - ABS)|
|Rear brakes||1 disc, 260 mm, 1-piston caliper (DL650A - ABS)|
|Front suspension||43mm telescopic fork (adjustable preload), 150mm travel|
|Rear suspension|| linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 150 mm - DL650 (2004-2011)
linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 159 mm - DL650 (2012+)
|Motorcycle length|| 2290mm - DL650 (2004-2016)
2275 mm - DL650 (2017+)
|Motorcycle width|| 840mm - DL650 (2004-2011)
835 mm - DL650 (2012+)
|Motorcycle height|| 1390mm - DL650 (2004-2011)
1405 mm - DL650 (2012+)
|Wheelbase|| 1540mm - DL650 (2004-2011)
1560 mm - DL650 (2012+)
|Saddle height|| 820mm - DL650 (2004-2011)
835 mm - DL650 (2012-2016)
830 mm - DL650 (2017+)
|Minimum ground clearance|| 165mm - DL650 (2004-2011)
175 mm - DL650 (2012-2016)
170mm - DL650 (2017+)
|Acceleration to 100 km / h||3.98 sec|
|Maximum speed||185 km / h|
|Fuel tank capacity|| 22.0 L - DL650 (2004-2011)
20.0 L - DL650 (2012+)
|Motorcycle weight (curb)|| 207 kg - DL650 (2004-2011)
214 kg - DL650 (2012-2016)
213 kg - DL650 (2017+)
216 kg - DL650 XT (2017+)