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2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Coolness Factor = 67.7%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:12 pm

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2-up adventure touring....

The spirit of adventure beckons you to new destinations. To new sights, sounds and sensations. The V-Strom 650 ABS is built to get you there with more enjoyment and excitement, in greater comfort. Time for real adventures.

The V-Strom 650 ABS SE builds on the comfort, flexibility and performance of the standard model with Touring Side Cases and Top Case. This unrivaled combination of performance, specifications and value provide what's needed for high mileage, two-up adventure touring.

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

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE FEATURES
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.

Twin iridium spark plugs for each cylinder for better spark strength and combustion efficiency contributing to increased power, a more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up and a more stable idle.



2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - http://www.Totalmotorcycle.com Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $10199 CDN
US MSRP Price: $10049 USD

ENGINE
Type 4-stroke, 2-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90degree V-Twin
Displacement 645 cm3 (39.4 cu. In)
Bore x Stroke 81.0 mm X 62.6 mm (3.189 in X 2.465 in)
Compression Ratio 11.2 : 1
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
CHASSIS
Overall Length 2290 mm (90.2 in)
Overall Width 835 mm (32.9 in)
Overall Height 1405 mm (55.4 in)
Wheelbase 1560 mm (61.4 in)
Ground Clearance 175 mm (6.9 in)
Seat Height 835mm (32.9 in)
Curb Mass 214 kg
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil Spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc, twin
Brakes Rear Disc
Tires Front 110/80R19M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70R17M/C 69H, tubeless
Ignition Type Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Fuel Tank 20.0 L (5.3 US gal)





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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by montanalifter » Sat Apr 04, 2015 9:50 am

I gave it a cool, although 10k for a 650cc bike just does not sound right to me.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:52 pm

I gave it a cool just because we still don't have a Meh option. While a great bike, it is pretty much an old story retold. Nothing really new or exciting about it, apart from the price tag....ouch......still a good example of what a basic bike should be.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:43 pm

So uncool that it's cool. The bike to buy when you just want to ride and don't give a rat's arse about fashion, image, "brand values", or what motorcycle "tribe" you belong to. Just a truly versatile bike.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by HYPERR » Sun Apr 05, 2015 6:56 pm

Overpriced and ugly as sin but it's a decent enough of a bike that it doesn't deserve a fail.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by Hanson » Mon Apr 06, 2015 9:06 am

I have a 2014 DL650A and I agree that it is a rather ugly bike. The only difference between my bike and this offering is the luggage and about $1500 USD.

That said, I rode my DL650A just a tad over 1500 miles this last Saturday visiting all seven Tour of Honor memorial sites in Texas. The base model is prices at $8550 USD, and I think it is a great value for a very capable motorcycle. I think people would be hard pressed to find a better value moto with similar utilitarian capabilities, but it would be hard to make this motorcycle any uglier. I think the extra $1500 for the SE variant is not that great a deal, but it is not outrageously bad either considering both the top box and the two panniers. A similar setup with Givi products would total about $1275 USD with mounting racks, a top box and V35 side cases. My best guess is that the Givi products would also be of better quality.

When I bought my DL650A, I could have bought the adventure variant for that same $1500 USD price differential, but after reviewing the differences between the motorcycles, I decided that I would be better off getting the base model and then after market products at a better quality / performance/ price point to setup the bike for my purposes. I would recommend the same for this SE variant.

I give this bike a cool.

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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by madjak30 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 8:32 pm

I gave it a COOL...but when they revamped it, they should have given it a bump to 800cc...great bike, but not an exciting bike.
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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 8:42 pm

Absolutely cool. The Swiss Army knife of modern motorcycles. The Zuk 650cc L twin is an over-achiever, people shouldn't be judging it by the displacement number. This is a bike that you can give to a noob as their first bike (guy at my job started on one of these year before last) and yet will easily take you across continent.

As a matter of fact, I think I'm gonna vote awesome. :mrgreen:
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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:31 pm

I voted: A solid Cool

I owned the dual spark 2007 model and it was a great bike, very practical, very comfortable and got 700 km's to a tank of gas! The only issues I had were it was a little too practical and being tall (and the bike being tall) it was very turbulent with the wind on the highway over the wind screen. But otherwise, the bike that you could go and go and go...

I haven't tried the new model. But I think it should have been a 750cc, just those extra little cc's would have helped. But the 1000cc V-Strom wasn't a very smooth engine bike, wasn't much more powerful than the 650cc and got much less range so engine size is important.

On this new restyled version, is it just me or does the front feel like it's "missing something" or something fell off??

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Re: This Week: 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Vote Now

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:39 pm

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE - Coolness Factor = 67.7%
Featured: April 3rd, 2015 - April 10th 2015
Most popular vote category: Cool

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Your Coolness Factor of the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS SE is:

Awesome (3 points) 26% 26% [ 8 ]
Cool (2 points) 52% 52% [ 16 ]
Uncool (1 point) 23% 23% [ 7 ]
Fail (0 point) 0% 0% [ 0 ]

Total votes: 31

= a Coolwall Factor of 67.7%

NOTES: The duct tape of all motorcycles. The dual sport that really revolutionized the industry. Often duplicated but never imitated. While it's true the V-Strom isn't the industry leader nor the coolest bike in it's class it's still the Swiss Army knife of dual sports. Sexy? Not really. Practical? You betcha.


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