About three weeks ago, Suzuki revealed the first teaser images of a new "Middle-class Motorcycle." And while the car won’t make its public debut until EICMA show in Milan this November, the company has decided to reveal the first images and details on their new "mystery" bike. It will indeed be the updated version of the V-Strom 650 as previously rumored.

For 2012, the V-Storm 650 will be powered by a V-twin engine that delivers a total of 68 HP at 8,800rpm and 60 Nm of torque at 6,400rpm, plus a 10% fuel consumption improvement over the previous model.

Design improvements include a reshaped and 15mm-taller seat, an updated upper fairing and three-position, a new muffler, and a height-adjustable windscreen. Three-spoke aluminum alloy wheels will be offered as standard together with a new multi-function instrument cluster with an analogue tachometer and a brightness adjustable LCD screen.

The new model will be offered in two different colors: Pearl Mirage White or Metallic Fox Orange. Prices will start at $8,099.


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  (1) posted on 07.7.2011

There are some changes for the 2012 model. The big one I like is moving the oil cooler from behind the exhaust header up into radiator space. Come on Suzy! An oil cooler behind the header at the bottom of the case, right behind the front wheel? How smart was that. They claim a re-tune of the engine and new bodywork.

  (434) posted on 07.5.2011

I think that this one look pretty standard when it comes to bikes of the same class. I wish that they have added a lot more features into it to match other bikes.

  (276) posted on 07.4.2011

This one looks like a simpler version of the V-Strom ABS, and it seems that there is really no significant difference between the two of them. Which is a good thing, since both bikes do look good.

  (453) posted on 06.29.2011

It seems that Suzuki is going to release different variants of this one all at the same time. Well, I think that that one would be a good move, since they will be able to cover more customers.

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