2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS Review

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2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS
2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS



2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS Review

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS on www.Totalmotorcycle.com

More Versatile, More Adventure…

The 2016 V-Strom 650XT ABS is here to expand your field in adventure touring. Equipped with the improved performance of the original V-Strom 650 ABS, the V-Strom 650XT ABS has more adventurous styling with a distinctive front beak with integrated air ducts that lead air to the wind directing plates for improved cooling performance and aluminum reverse spoke wheels for better shock absorption and a comfortable ride. The 645cc V-Twin engine with exceptional low-to-mid rpm performance combined with striking accessories and unique styling, conveys an adventurous spirit.

A wide range of accessories are available for the V-Strom 650XT ABC, including an adjustable windscreen, sleek aluminum side cases, and a rugged accessory engine bar that make it comfortable and versatile.

 

The spirit of adventure beckons you to new destinations. To new sights, sounds and sensations.

The V-Strom 650XA is built to get you there with more enjoyment and excitement, in greater comfort. The V-Strom 650 model line is developed to provide maximum fun of long touring with versatile, comfortable, and friendly character. The standard V-Strom650 is already known as great touring machine. The V-Strom 650XA expands its versatility with wire-spoked aluminum wheels, more adventurous styling, standard ABS* and a wider range of accessories.

Own the reliability of a model that has been a bestseller for 10 years and known as the best middleweight sport adventure tourer bike.

On Earth the road never ends. From tarmac to trail, beach to mountain pass, alleyway to distant highway, every ride is an escape into freedom. Go anywhere, go beyond, on the V-Strom 650XT.

The V-Strom 650XT’s styling reflects world-beating adventure-tourer performance. Its compact form creates a rugged, purposeful profile. Rider comfort is paramount and enhanced by the adjustable windscreen, by heat- and wind-diverting designs and by slim bodywork.

 

*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. Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

 





2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Versatile all-rounder: Excellent running performance, easy-to-handle lightweight feeling, and comfortable equipment allow riders to freely go wherever they wish.

NEW Matallic Matte Titanium Silver coloured muffler cover and beak accent.

Wire-spoke aluminum-alloy rims absorb shock effectively at low speeds to promote friendly handling characteristics.

Beak-like front cowl reflects Suzuki’s spirit of adventure by evoking the DR-Z ridden in the 1988 Paris-Dakar rally.

Efficient engine design delivers high fuel mileage and class-leading long cruising distance.

The light and compact Anti-Lock brake system (ABS)* system monitors the wheel speed as much as 50 times per wheel rotation and matches the stopping power to the available traction.
*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.

 


 

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS www.Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE FEATURES
645cc, liquid-cooled engine features V-Twin torque plus high rpm power for complete riding enjoyment. This efficient engine delivers high mileage for class-leading touring range.

Advanced 32-bit ECM controls the Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) and EFI systems, contributing to linear throttle response and peak power.

Strong, dual iridium spark plugs for each cylinder improve engine start-up, power and plug life.

Suzuki-exclusive Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) aids starting and idle stability.

The 6-speed transmission suits sporty rides with tight 1st through 5th gear ratios and a tall top gear (6th gear) for highway cruising.

Low-maintenance, long-life sealed O-ring drive chain is standard.

 

CHASSIS FEATURES
The fairing has a distinctive beak with integrated ducts that route air for improved engine cooling performance and rider comfort.

Lightweight, rigid twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm contribute to smooth handling performance and excellent stability.

Spring-preload-adjustable 43mm front forks and link-type rear suspension with rebound damping adjustment and hand-operated spring preload adjuster.

19-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless radial tires are mounted to aluminum rims laced with stainless steel spokes for better shock absorption and a comfortable ride.

Front dual 310mm-disc brakes and a rear 260mm-disc brake deliver controlled stopping power.

Compact Antilock Brake System (ABS)* system monitors wheel speed to match braking to available traction.

*Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

The 3-way height-adjustable windscreen was wind-tunnel tested to reduce wind noise and rider fatigue.

Spacious seat combines smooth and slip-resistant surfaces, plus an embossed V-Strom logo.

Lightweight resin luggage rack incorporates easy-to-grasp grab bars and a slip-resistant cargo mat.

 

ELECTRICAL FEATURES
Instrumentation includes an analog tachometer and brightness-adjustable LCD speedometer.

LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meter, gear position, coolant and ambient temperature, fuel consumption, fuel gauge and clock. Switching between readings can be done with the left handlebar switch.

LED indicators include a freeze warning, which, together with the air temperature display, warns of possible icy road conditions.

Strong three-phase charging system supplies the 10Ah maintenance-free battery for easy starting and additional accessory power. A dedicated accessory fuse is located under the seat.

Dual 65/55W halogen headlamps illuminate the road when your ride stretches into night.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Genuine Suzuki Accessories includes aluminum side and top cases, molded plastic luggage, engine guards, low profile and touring seats, heated grips, accessory socket, hand guards and more.

12-month limited warranty.


 

 


 

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $8499 USD

Engine
Engine 645 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-Twin
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection
Starter Electric
Drive Train
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 brake, twin rotor
Brakes Rear Disc brake, single rotor
Tires Front 110/80R19M/C 59H, tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70R17M/C 69H, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L (5.28 US gal)
Color Metallic Matte Fibroin Gray
Electrical
Ignition Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Headlight 12V 60/55W (H4) × 2
Tail light 12V 21/5W
Dimensions and Curb Weight
Overall Length 2290 mm (90.2 in)
Overall Width 835 mm (32.9 in) width without accessories
Overall Height 1405mm (55.3in) height without accessories
Wheelbase 1560 mm (61.4 in)
Ground Clearance 175 mm (6.9 in)
Seat Height 835 mm (32.9 in)
Curb Weight 215 kg (473.9 lbs) weight without accessories
Warranty
Warranty 12-month, unlimited mileage, limited warranty*
Extensions * Extensions available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)




 


 

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $9599 CDN

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 215 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 110/80R19 Tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70R17 Tubeless
Ignition Type Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Fuel Tank 20.0 L (5.3 US gal)
Warranty
Standard Warranty 12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty




 

2016 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS – www.Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £7599 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

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: 215.0kg (474lbs)
Fuel capacity: 20.0litres (4.4 UK gallons)
Ground clearance: 175mm (6.9in)

Engine Specifications


Engine capacity: 645cc
Engine: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90 degree V-twin
Bore: 81.0 x 62.6
Compression ratio: 11.2:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Ignition: Electronic ignition (transistorised)
Fuel system: Fuel injection
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
MPG: 71.19*
Power: 50.50kW @ 8800rpm (68.00hp)†
Torque: 60.00N.m @ 6400rpm (44.00lb.ft)†

Chassis Specification

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



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