The Raptor 650 is powered by the Suzuki engine with digital SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) injection and PAIR (Pulsed secondary air injection).
Probably the most obvious makeover item is the new instrument cowl from the X3 concept bike. An incisor-shaped beak houses the instrument pod and is finished off with an almost horizontal tinted plexiglass screen. The surface area of this little cowl was designed to give more lift to the front end that is further laden because of the handlebar positioning.
The lower steering column is set back by 15 mm thus offering a much better riding position and better weight distribution (50/50 including the rider) and more directional stability. The saddle has also undergone some improvements.
The rider’s section has been covered with an anti-slip material whereas the pillion passenger’s section has been made more comfortable thanks to a new design that offers more overall length and breadth.