If you’re looking for adventure, here’s the machine to help you find it - the V-Strom 650. It combines the versatile performance of the V-Strom 1000 with exciting middleweight agility.
With its height-adjustable aerodynamic windshield and spacious riding position, the V-Strom 650 is designed for smooth, comfortable performance on the highway. In addition, it has an extra-large fuel tank for extended riding. It’s equally at home around town, thanks to its low seat height, light weight and overall crisp handling. And the V-Strom’s V-twin engine adds excitement to every ride, offering a wide powerband and strong acceleration in every gear.
What really sets the V-Strom apart from other street bikes, of course, is its unmatched versatility. Its lightweight, agile handling inspires confidence, while its smooth suspension front and rear performs exceptionally well in almost any situation.
It’s time to get in on the adventure - with the 2006 Suzuki V-Strom 650.
SV650-based 645cc 90 degree V-twin, DOHC 8-valve, liquid-cooled engine with revised cam profile and 4% more crankshaft inertia for stronger low-to-mid-range power
Electronic fuel injection features the Suzuki Dual
Throttle Valve System (SDTV) - maintains optimum air velocity in the intake tract for smooth low-to-mid rpm throttle response
Auto Fast Idling System (AFIS), automatically sets throttle valve opening during cold engine starts by monitoring coolant temperature
Digital ignition system provides optimum ignition timing with separate maps for each cylinder
Lightweight shim-under-bucket valve system operates 31mm intake and 25.5mm exhaust valves, plus valve timing with emphasis on low-rpm power
SCEM (Suzuki Composite Electro-chemical Material) plated cylinders minimize cylinder size and improve heat dissipation
Smooth shifting 6-speed transmission with cable operated clutch - final drive ratio lowered from SV650 for improved low rpm performance
High-efficiency liquid cooling system for optimum engine operating temperature - includes compact oil cooler
Plastic outer clutch cover and engine sprocket cover for reduced weight and noise
High-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum muffler tuned to enhance engine torque and low-to-midrange performance
PAIR - air injection system reduces CO and HC emissions - California model equipped with catalyst in exhaust to further reduce emissions
Black-painted frame and swingarm for stylish appearance
Slim and compact front fairing for maximum wind protection, plus large comfortable seat - fairing includes large multi-reflector 60/55W headlights
Compact step-motor speedometer and tachometer with LED illumination, plus LCD display for twin tripmeters, odometer temperature gauge, fuel gauge and digital clock
Height-adjustable windshield for maximum wind protection and comfort - can be manually adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range
Large rear luggage rack with rubber-padded platform to help keep bags and luggage in place
Aluminum twin-spar frame and aluminum swingarm are lightweight, compact and rigid - bolt-on sub-frame simplifies maintenance
Preload-adjustable 43mm front fork for a comfortable ride under all riding conditions
Link-type rear suspension features a single shock absorber with adjustable rebound damping and a knob-operated hydraulic preload adjuster for easy adjustment
Dual front disc brakes with large 310mm rotors and twin-piston calipers, plus single-disc rear brake with 260mm rotor and single-piston caliper
Lightweight cast aluminum wheels - F: 2.50 x 19 with 110/80R-19 radial tire, R: 4.0 x 17 with 150/70R-17 rear tire
Large 5.8 gallon fuel tank for long-range operation