Suzuki DL650

From CycleChaos
(Redirected from Suzuki DL 650 VStrom)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Suzuki DL650
Manufacturer Suzuki
Also called V-Strom 650
Production 04-07
Engine 650cc
Sparkplug CR8EK '04-07
Battery YTX12-BS '04-07
Front Tire 110/80-19 '04-07
Rear Tire 150/70-17 '04-07
Related Suzuki DL1000
Brochures · Reviews · Ads · Videos

The Suzuki DL650 is a motorcycle produced by Suzuki from 2004 to 2007.

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 exhilerating acceleration combined with light and easy handling. At under 7k US dollars it is a remarkably versatile motorcycle and a great value.


2005

2005 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in red
2005 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in blue


2006

2006 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in red
2006 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in silver
2006 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in red
2006 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in red
2006 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in red


2007

2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in blue
2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in gray
2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 ABS in silver
2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in gray
2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 in blue
2007 Suzuki Vstrom 650 ABS in silver


External links


References


Honda
Motorcycles: CB series | CBF series | CM/CMX series | CX Series | CBR series | NSR series | CR series | Pacific Coast | XR/XL series | Bros/HawkGT | VF/VFR series | VT series | VTX series | ST series | Valkyrie series | GL series| NR series
Mopeds and light motorcycles: Ape models | Cub series | CT series | ST series/Dax | S series |Wave series | Z series