Suzuki DL650: history, specs, pictures

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Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Also called DL650 V-Strom
Production 2002 - 2007
Class Adventure
v2, four-stroke
Bore / Stroke 98.0mm x 66.0mm
Horsepower 95.88 HP (71.5 KW) @ 7600RPM
Torque 74.5 ft/lbs (101.0 Nm) @ 6400RPM
Fuel System injection
Spark Plug NGK CR8EK '04-07
Battery YUASA YTX12-BS '04-07
Transmission Gear box: 6-speed
Final Drive: chain
Final Drive Chain: 525x118
Front Sprocket 15T
Rear Sprocket 47T
Brakes Front: double disc
Rear: single disc
Front Tire 110/80-19
Rear Tire 150/70-17
Wheelbase 61.02 inches (1550 mm)
Length 90.16 inches (2290 mm)
Width 34.06 inches (865 mm)
Height 52.76 inches (1340 mm)
Seat Height 32.68 inches (830 mm)
Weight 456.36 pounds (207.0 Kg) (dry),
Oil Filter K&N KN-138[1]
Recommended Oil Suzuki ECSTAR 10w40
Fuel Capacity 5.81 Gallon (22.00 Liters)
Related Suzuki DL650
Manuals Service Manual

The Suzuki DL650 V-Strom is a dual-purpose motorcycle that is more street oriented than dirt in its factory configuration. It is powered by a fuel-injected 650cc V-twin engine that is sourced from the popular SV650 machine but retuned for more low end torque. The engine's 90 degree configuration provides for natural balancing to minimize high frequency vibes while still allowing the pleasant thump of a V-twin.

It is classified as an adventure touring machine. It has some characteristics of an off-road machine, such as a long travel suspension spanning about 6 inches front and back but the standard rubber is not for serious off-roading. After market parts and accessories allow an owner to turn it into a series off-road machine. However, even though the V-Strom's suspension makes for a comfortable and well controlled ride on a variety of surfaces, it remains most at home in the twisties of a well paved road.

It has a 5.8 gallon fuel tank and gas milage in the mid-40s giving the machine a range of over 200 miles between fill-ups. It can be ordered with three-box touring luggage solution, and is gaining popularity among long-distance riders.

Despite it's modest displacement, the V-Twin engine has good torque, and can give exhilarating acceleration combined with light and easy handling. At under 7k US dollars it is a remarkably versatile motorcycle and a great value.

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  1. 2019 K&L Supply Co Catalog. K&L Supply Co. 2019.