2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure

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2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure
2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure

2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure Review

2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure

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.

For 2012, we’re giving you another choice in adventure touring. 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.

2012 will mark the 10th anniversary of the V-Strom series since its introduction. Suzuki hopes the new V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure will be enjoyed by many more riders.

 

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.


 

 

2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure Key Features

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.



2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure 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.

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 Features

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 Features

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.

 

 


 

2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9,999 USD

Engine
Engine 645 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 Ratio 11.2 : 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump
DriveTrain
Transmission 6-speed, constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, DID525V8, 118 links
Chassis
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
Fuel Tank Capacity 5.3 US
Color Metallic Thunder Gray
Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
DimensionsandCurbWeight
Overall Length N/A
Overall Width N/A
Wheelbase 1560 mm (61.4 in)
Ground Clearance 175 mm (6.9 in)
Seat Height 835 mm (32.9 in)
Curb Weight N/A
Warranty
Warranty 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.

 

 


 

2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure – Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $NA CDN

Model not available See V-Strom 650A ABS





2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure – UK/Europe Specifications/Technical Details
UK MSRP Price: £7,898

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length: 2290mm (90.2in)
Overall width: 835mm (32.9in)
Overall height: 1405mm (55.3in)
Wheelbase: 1560mm (61.4in)
Seat height: 835mm (32.9in)
Kerb Mass: 214kg (471.8lbs)
Fuel capacity: 20.0litres (4.4 UK gallons)
ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity: 645cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-Twin
Bore: 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm
Compression ratio: 11.2:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Drive: Chain
CHASSIS SPECIFICATION

Front suspension: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear suspension: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front brakes: Disc brake, twin
Rear brakes: Disc brake
Front tyres: 110/80R19M/C 59H, tubeless
Rear tyres: 150/70R17M/C 69H, tubeless


* Data resulting from tests made by Suzuki in compliance with WMTC. These tests were conducted by a single pilot with no additional optional equipment. Fuel consumption may vary depending on your riding style, how you maintain your vehicle, weather, road conditions, tyre pressure, the presence of accessories, the load, the weight of the crew and many other parameters.

 


2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650A ABS Adventure – Australian Specifications/Technical Details
Australia MSRP Price: $NA AUD

Model not available See V-Strom 650A ABS

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