Suzuki XF 650 Freewind

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Suzuki XF650 Freewind (1997-1999)

The Suzuki XF 650 Freewind was first introduced in 1997 as a response to European single-cylinder flagships - the BMW F650 and Aprilia Pegaso 650.

If we compare the Suzuki XF650 Freewind with the same Aprilia Pegaso 650, it turns out that these two motorcycles are very similar in appearance - the shape of the front fairing, the gas tank and plastic, the dimensions of the wheels, single disc brakes - all this is very similar to Aprilia. The tailpipe design and rear mudguard are very similar to those used on the 90s BMW F650.

Particular attention can be paid to the dashboard, which was completely digital and included a tachometer, speedometer, and a handy fuel gauge. This was not the case on competitors: all the instruments were analog, and the fuel reserve lamp could be found only in the Aprilia Pegaso 650, while the BMW F650 did not even have one.

The main feature of the Suzuki XF 650 Freewind is the 644cc, 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, air / oil cooled engine. see, delivering 48 hp. power and almost 52 Nm of torque. This motor did not become an independent development of Suzuki, but migrated from the series of off-road motorcycles Suzuki DR 650. The engine is characterized by confident traction from low to medium revs and gives its maximum performance at 5500-7000 rpm.

Comparing the Suzuki XF 650 Freewind engine with the Rotax engine installed on the main competitors (BMW F650 and Aprilia Pegaso 650), it should be noted that the Freewind 650 air-oil engine is simpler due to the lack of a liquid cooling system, one camshaft (SOHC) and the classic 4 -valve cylinder head (Aprilia Pegaso 650 has 5 valves). At the same time, in terms of power parameters, the Suzuki XF 650 Freewind is only slightly inferior to its European counterparts.

' The main competitors of the Suzuki XF650 Freewind in the class '

European models:

  • BMW F650 (Funduro, ST)
  • Aprilia Pegaso 650

Japanese models:


Suzuki XF650 Freewind
Suzuki XF650 Freewind
Suzuki XF650 Freewind


Specifications Suzuki XF 650 Freewind:

Model Suzuki XF650 Freewind
Motorcycle type tourist enduro
Release year 1997-2001
Frame steel
Engine type 1-cylinder, 4-stroke
Working volume 644 cc cm.
Bore / stroke 100.0mm x 82.0mm
Compression ratio 9.5: 1
Cooling air, with SACS
Number of valves per cylinder SOHC, 4 valves
Fuel supply system carburetor, 2x Mikuni BSR32
Ignition type CDI
Maximum power 48 hp (35 kW) at 7000 rpm
Maximum torque 51 Nm (5.2 kg-m) at 5500 rpm
Gearbox 5-speed
Drive type chain
Front tire size 100 / 90–19 57H
Rear tire size 130 / 80–17 65H
Front brakes 1 disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakes 1 disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper
Front suspension 43mm telescopic fork, 170mm travel (140mm low seat)
Rear suspension linkage with monoshock (adjustable preload and rebound damping), stroke - 167 mm (132 mm - with a low seat)
Fuel tank capacity 18.5 l (including reserve - 4.5 l)
Length 2205 mm

2190mm - Low Seat

Width 865 mm
Height 1230 mm

1200mm - Low Seat

Wheelbase 1465 mm

1455mm - Low Seat

Saddle height 830 mm

800mm - Low Seat

Maximum speed 161 km / h
Acceleration to 100 km / h (0-100) 4.9 sec
Motorcycle weight (dry) 162 kg