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2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure

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The Suzuki V-Storm 650A ABS Adventure is V-Strom 1000’s smaller brother and was launched on 2003. Like its name suggests the motorcycle was created for those who love two wheel adventures and the bike is fitted with a long list of features which give it a pretty versatile and practical character. Among them you’ll find the sleek aluminum side cases, a rugged accessory engine bar and an adjustable windscreen.

The motorcycle is built on a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame which is combined with a set of capable suspensions. Talking about suspensions the V-Strom 650 ABS features 5-way spring-preload-adjustable 43mm-telescopic front forks with 5.9 inches of travel and a link-type rear suspension with 6.3 inches of travel, stepless rebound damping adjuster and 5-way spring preload adjuster.

At the heart of the motorcycle lies a new 645cc V-Twin engine which received a few tweaks in order to improve the low-to-mid rpm performance and fuel economy as well as to limit the impact on the environment.

Hit the jump for more information on the Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure.

Press release

In 2002, Suzuki introduced the V-Strom 1000 in a new motorcycle category, the Sport Enduro Tourer. Its running performance and packaging earned worldwide acclaim. In 2003, Suzuki released the V-Strom 650 targeting a wider range of users. This versatile model covers not only daily use such as commuting, but also weekend touring as well. With the addition of an ABS-equipped model in 2006, the V-Strom 650 has always been the best-selling model in its class. To further improve its running performance and riding comfort, Suzuki decided to develop a new model.

Introducing the V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure.

It has striking accessories that include sleek aluminum side cases large enough to fit a full-coverage helmet, a rugged accessory engine bar and an adjustable windscreen. It also has the same improved performance as the original V-Strom 650 ABS. Its new 645cc V-Twin engine has improved low-to-mid rpm performance, matched by enhanced fuel economy and environmental performance.

The V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure allows you to spend more time exploring whilst still offering the benefits of the standard model. The Adventure pack adds to the V-Strom 650 ABS with a Vario touring screen, knuckle cover set, undercowling set, accessory bar, tank protector, centre stand, chain guard and top case.

The spirit of adventure beckons you to new destinations. To new sights, sounds and sensations. The all new V-Strom 650 ABS is built to get you there with more enjoyment, more excitement and in greater comfort. Redesigned and upgraded throughout, the V-Strom 650 ABS offers mile-munching comfort, effortless but precise handling, styling which is tough and practical and an Antilock Brake System as standard.

The new V-Strom 650 ABS styling, created with a “tough x smart” theme, reflects its upgraded adventure tourer performance. The purposeful, poised form with compact bodywork combines painted sections and black resin components for a sporty yet functional profile. Rider comfort is enhanced with a new windscreen, heat- and wind-diverting designs and slim bodywork.

The V-Strom 650 ABS’s liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin engine is ready for a full-range riding with a broad torque delivery, the signature V-Twin low-to-mid rpm power, and plenty of sporty high rpm range power.

A 6-kilogram weight reduction works with the new engine for smooth riding in any situation, while its efficient design delivers class-leading riding range. The power unit also gives users a more refined riding experience, thanks to its improved clutch and gearshifting feel and reduced mechanical noise.

The V-Strom 650 ABS’s user-friendly chassis is built around a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame and swingarm for a comfortable package with great performance. It’s perfect for adventure touring rides with an upright riding position, long-stroke front and rear suspension, lightweight aluminum-alloy wheels and standard equipment Antilock Brake System (ABS).

The Adventure pack consists of a Vario touring screen, knuckle cover set, undercowling set, accessory bar, tank protector, centre stand, chain guard and a 42 litre top case and the fitting is included in the price too.

Key Features

  • The V-Strom 650 Antilock Brake System (ABS)* unit features a lightweight, compact design. The ABS monitors wheel speed, and matches stopping power to available traction.
  • Comes standard with large, stylish side cases that are large enough to hold a full-coverage helmet.
  • Compact, slim styling featuring a vivid combination of expressive painted sections and functional black resin components accentuates the sporty profile. Colors available: Metallic Thunder Gray
  • Height-adjustable windshield for increased wind protection and comfort can be adjusted to three positions in a 50mm vertical range.

*Please note that ABS is a supplemental device for brake operation, not a device for shortening stopping distance. Always remember to reduce speed sufficiently before approaching curves and corners.

Engine

  • 645cc V-Twin engine features broad torque delivery, signature V-Twin power pulses and sporty quick-revving high rpm range power surges for full-range riding enjoyment. An efficient engine design delivers high mileage and class-leading riding range.
  • A high-speed 32-bit ECU controls Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system, contributing to enhanced low-to-mid rpm range torque, a linear throttle response and lower emissions.
  • The V-Strom 650 ABS has a high-mounted stainless steel exhaust system with aluminum muffler that is tuned to enhance engine torque and low-to-midrange performance.
  • The V-Strom 650 ABS fuel injection system uses fine-atomization 10-hole fuel injectors for high combustion efficiency.
  • Twin iridium spark plugs for each cyclinder heighten the spark strength and combustion efficiency, contributing to increased power, a more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up and a more stable idle.
  • A radiator with a more compact core, flanked by wind-directing plates shaped with holes* for enhancing cooling efficiency, directing engine heat to flow out to the side air outlets and away from the rider’s legs. (*Patent pending.)
  • Suzuki-developed and patented Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) contributes to easy cold starting, stable idle and lower emissions.

Transmission

  • The 6-speed transmission is tailored for active sporty rides with tighter 1st through 5th gear ratios, while keeping highway cruises comfortable with a tall top gear.

Chassis

  • Lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminum-alloy frame and swingarm contribute to smooth handling performance and excellent stability at high-speeds.
  • The V-Strom 650 ABS features 5-way spring-preload-adjustable 43mm-telescopic front forks with 5.9 inches of travel working with a link-type rear suspension with 6.3 inches of travel, stepless rebound damping adjuster and 5-way spring preload adjuster which can be increased or decreased by turning a knob providing a ride that suits the rider preference for comfort.
  • Front dual 310mm-disc brakes and rear 260mm-disc brake deliver smooth, controllable stopping power. Expansion-resistant high-pressure brake hose enhances the responsive brake feel. Additional Features
  • The sporty, dynamic front fairing houses compact dual multi-reflector headlight delivering superb light distribution.
  • The sporty, dynamic front fairing houses compact dual multi-reflector headlight delivering superb light distribution.
  • A 3-way height-adjustable windscreen, carefully shaped with extensive wind tunnel testing, efficiently reduces wind noise and rider fatigue.
  • The V-Strom 650 ABS features a comfortable riding position, thanks to its well-shaped seat. A slim 5.3 gallon fuel tank and compactly tucked-in frame covers make the rider feel at one with the machine.
  • The V-Strom 650 ABS seat combines red-stitched leather-look sections and suede-look, slip-resistant surfaces, and is topped off with an embossed V-Strom logo.
  • A lightweight, one-piece, resin luggage carrier with well-shaped, easy-to-grasp grab bars comes with a slip-resistant rubber mat.
  • Instrumentation includes an analog tachometer and brightness-adjustable LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meter, gear position, coolant and ambient temperature, average fuel consumption, fuel gauge and clock. Switching between LCD readings can be done with the left handlebar switch.
  • LED indicators include a road freeze warning indicator, which, together with the ambient temperature display, helps riders’ awareness of road conditions.

Specifications*

US MSRP Price$9,999 USD
Engine645 cc, 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-Twin
Bore x Stroke 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.189 in x 2.465 in)
Compression Ratio11.2 : 1
Fuel SystemSuzuki Fuel Injection
StarterElectric
LubricationWet sump
Transmission6-speed, constant mesh
Final DriveChain, DID525V8, 118 links
Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontDisc, twin
Brakes RearDisc
Tires Front110/80R19M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear150/70R17M/C 69H, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity5.3 US
ColorMetallic Thunder Gray
IgnitionElectronic ignition (Transistorized)
Wheelbase1560 mm (61.4 in)
Ground Clearance175 mm (6.9 in)
Seat Height835 mm (32.9 in)
WarrantyWarranty 12 month unlimited mileage limited warranty

* All information is subject to change without notice. At Total Motorcycle, we want every ride to be safe and enjoyable. So always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Avoid excessive speeds. Never engage in stunt riding. Study your owner’s manual and always inspect your Suzuki before riding. Take a riding skills course or the course nearest you call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation at 1-800-446-9227.

Suggested Starting Price shown does not include tax, title, or destination charge. Dealer prices may vary.


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