2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Guide

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650
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2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650: ANSWERS YOUR MOTORCYCLING QUESTIONS.

Introducing the 2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650…

Renowned for versatility, reliability, and value, Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 models have attracted many riders who use their motorcycles for touring, commuting, or a fun ride when the spirit moves them. These are touchstone motorcycles balanced with a natural riding position, comfortable seat, and a flexible engine character that produces stress-free riding during brief daily use or a high-mile adventure.

Continuing the V-Strom family tradition of being a fun and logical motorcycle to buy and ride, the 650’s engine delivers stellar performance and great fuel economy while achieving worldwide emission standards. Suzuki’s engineering accomplishments also include low weight and a trim chassis, creating a V-Strom 650 that is versatile, controllable, and financially accessible.

The V-Strom 650 is an adventure bike that’s greater than the sum of its parts, offering versatility and reliability like no other bike in its class. Check out a V-Strom for your next ride and you’ll see it answers your motorcycling questions while bringing a big dose of fun when you take it down any type of road.

MORE ADVENTURE, SIMPLY MORE V-STROM.

Renowned for its versatility, reliability and value, the V-STROM 650 has attracted many riders who use it for touring, commuting, or a fun ride when the spirit moves them. It is a touchstone motorcycle balanced with a natural riding position, comfortable seat and a flexible engine character that produces stress-free riding during brief daily use or a high-mile adventure.

The V-STROM has increased engine performance and great fuel economy while achieving world-wide emission standards. A number of other updates, including weight savings, a thinner chassis, and some adventure-ready extras has resulted in a V-STROM that is more versatile, more controllable, and more accessible to elevate its total performance so it’s simply “More V-STROM”. And that’s what a rider wants; more of a good ride.

 

 

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

Coated in Solid Iron Gray paint, the effective fairing with vertically stacked headlights, adjustable windshield, and iconic Suzuki DR-Big styling adds true adventure style and real-world function.

Liquid-cooled, 645cc, 90-degree, V-twin engine delivers strong torque in the low- to mid-rpm range, yet provides a strong rush of high-rpm power that’s ideal for any riding mission.

Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, Easy Start System, Low RPM Assist feature, plus ABS** technology make a great motorcycle really incredible.

Multifunction, illumination-adjustable instrument panel brings a wealth of information to the rider in a concise manner and helps when setting rider-assist features.

Strong and lightweight chassis has integrated mount points for unified Suzuki V-Strom luggage that’s easy to clip on and off and keeps the motorcycle trim when ready for touring.

 

ADVANCED TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM
Inheriting the favoured traction control system from the V-Strom 1000, the V-Strom 650/XT also is equipped with this advanced technology. This system continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position, and gear position with various sensors, and controls the engine output by managing the ignition timing and air delivery. The traction control system can be switched to either of two modes, or off. The modes differ in terms of sensitivity. Mode one allows modest rear wheel spin for more advanced, exhilarating riding, while mode two activates traction control at the slightest loss of rear-wheel grip to give you greater confidence on slippery surfaces or in the rain. The choice of modes can be quickly and easily made by selecting the traction control mode from the left switch cluster and confirming it with a glance at the instruments. In difficult riding situations such as cold or ragged road surfaces, fully loaded with luggage, or with a pillion rider, this advanced system already established on the V-Strom 1000 shall back up the ride.

Note: Traction control system is not a substitute for rider’s throttle control under the various conditions, and traction control cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when entering turns, or while braking, and it does not control front wheel traction.

RICH INFORMATION TO SUPPORT MULTIPLE TASKS
By sharing the easy to see and easy to operate/understand instrument cluster, along with the cowling image with its bigger brother, the V-STROM 650 has rich information with a quality design. The instrument cluster incorporates a large analogue tachometer and digital readouts for the gear position and speedometer. The digital section below displays the odometer, twin-trip meter, clock, fuel level, coolant temperature, ambient temperature, battery voltage, range on remaining fuel, average and instantaneous fuel consumptions, and traction-control modes. The remaining fuel range continues to display after the fuel gauge shows empty, offering the rider with accurate and comforting information. Plus, instantly recognizable LEDs provide freeze*, high-beam, neutral, malfunction indicator lamp (MIL), ABS, traction-control mode, and water-temperature indicators. All of this information is accessible from the left handlebar switch, where it is also possible to reset the trip meter.

*The freeze indicator starts blinking when the ambient temperature falls below 3°C. It continues to blink for 30 seconds then remains lit until the ambient temperature rises above 5°C.

ABS-EQUIPPED BRAKE SYSTEM
Equipped with 310mm diameter twin discs with twin two-piston callipers on the front and a 260mm diameter single disk with a single-piston calliper on the rear, the V-STROM 650 provides controllable and dependable stopping performance. Also, the compact and light-weight ABS, to avoid wheel lock caused by excess hard braking, has been upgraded to the next generation with advanced settings for a further natural feel and secure activation.
Note: ABS is not designed to shorten the braking distance. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

LOW RPM ASSIST
By adopting the Low RPM assist system, the concern of an unexpected engine stall has been relieved. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, assisting frequent clutch work in congested town rides and preventing sudden and unexpected engine stall when running in the low rpm range.

SUZUKI EASY START SYSTEM
Conventional starter switches needed to be pressed by the rider until the engine starts, but the V-STROM 650 has adopted the Suzuki Easy Start System enabling the engine to start with one push of the button. A computerized ECM checks the status and disengages the starter motor immediately after start, making the engine start easier for the rider.

SOPHISTICATED V-TWIN PERFORMANCE
The 645cm 3 DOHC V-twin is a masterpiece of Suzuki engineering which has an evolving history. For the V-STROM 650, this unit has been tuned for ample low to mid-range torque for practical use while maintaining an exhilarating top-end. The unit meeting emission standards has undergone a rebuild, installing technology such as the resin-coated pistons, and revising over 60 components of the engine to achieve a higher output in a broad area of the rev-range while keeping the unique V-twin character with low fuel consumption. With low fuel consumption combined with the large 20L fuel tank, the riding rage between fill-ups are at the top in this class, relieving the rider from the stress of frequent refuelling. The further evolved engine has succeeded in emphasizing the attractions of the V-STROM 650 character, making it another masterpiece by Suzuki.

SUZUKI DUAL THROTTLE VALVE (SDTV) FUEL-INJECTION SYSTEM
Featuring the performance-proven Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) injection system, each cylinder has two butterfly valves for enhanced power output and efficiency. One butterfly valve is directly linked to the riders throttle control while the other butterfly valve is controlled by the ECM and operates according to information from the throttle position sensor, engine speed sensor and gear position sensor for optimum intake flow, realizing an efficient and smooth power delivery with ample torque at low revs. Idle speed control is also a feature, supporting a steady idle speed and fewer emission. The injectors have been upgraded to a 10-hole type with a long nozzle for further efficiency.

RESIN COATED PISTONS
One of the upgraded features in the 645cm3 unit are the resin-coated pistons which is a coating technology to decrease friction in the cylinder, resulting in improved fuel economy and corresponding to latest emission control. Special L-shaped piston rings are also installed for enhanced sealing performance and blow-by gas reduction, all resulting in meeting up-to-date regulations while improving the output and the ease of use.

CAMSHAFTS FOR A DISTINCTIVE POWER FEEL
For the unique character of the V-STROM 650, the engine needs to be strong not only at the top end but at the frequently used low to mid-range. To meet these demands, the engine has an original intake camshaft with equally lengthened intake ports, while for the exhaust camshaft, has adopted the item from the SV650 road model which are higher lifting compared to the previous V-STROM 650. These features and a total set-up has resulted in a boost in torque and power in the mid to high rev-range, providing the rider with an exciting ride when with a sporty mind, and a stress-free character for daily rides or on a long haul, simply enhancing the attractions of this 650.

LIGHTER AND LOWER EXHAUST SYSTEM
The down-type exhaust system is lighter and closer to the center of gravity, contributing to nimble handling while being able to accommodate the slim and smart optional luggage system.

The catalyzers have been positioned in a tandem configuration achieving the required level of emission control for Euro4 emission standards, while successfully gaining exhaust efficiency to boost the output.

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

*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.

THE V-STROM FAMILY
With the design concept “Design is in our DNA”, the V-STROM 650 has a solid and smart look, in kin to its 1037cm3 brother bringing the V-STROM family together. Suzuki’s original “Beak” style has been further emphasized by making it a straight line from the tip to the top of the tank, expressing the DNA from the DR-BIG and the desert racer DR-Z. The heritage and history of Suzuki’s adventure models are further expressed, giving the owners pride of ownership.

HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHT
Contributing to the V-STROM 650 image is the headlights and taillight, a common feature with the V-STROM family. The high and low beam of the lightweight headlight is in a compact vertical configuration and realize brightness equivalent to the previous twin headlights, while when on high beam, both low and high bulbs illuminate providing a broader lit up area.

SLIMMER TANK, WITH A 20L CAPACITY
The slimmer and smarter tank holds a capacity of 20L, realizing a long riding range combined with the excellent fuel consumption. Also, by eliminating the plastic covers on both sides of the tank from the previous model, the tank has become slimmer and is able to accommodate magnetically attachable tank bags. The frame covers which wore positioned directly underneath the seat on the previous model have been slimmed down as well, allowing the rider to reach straight down to the ground, resulting in better access to the ground and more confidence.

WHEELS AND TIRES
Ten spoked cast-aluminum wheels/colour coordinated spoke-style wheels are an eye-catching feature for the V-Strom 650. Not only do they give a sporty image in kin to its V-Strom 1000 brother in the Suzuki Adventure model family, tracking back to the DR-BIG and DR-Z, but improves the road holding ability and reduces weight. The V-Strom 650A/XA/XAA features tubeless tire applicable wire-spoked wheels which absorb shock from the road better due to the flexible character of spokes, providing the rider with further comfort and exhilarated riding pleasure. Wheel sizes are 19-inch on the front and 17-inch on the rear, realizing the perfect balance of stable and nimble handling, and installed tires are the stability and grip level heightened Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURE A40, specially developed for the V-Strom 650.

SUPPLE SUSPENSION
Flexible and comfortable conventional telescopic forks have a forgiving character, allowing stress free long distance rides to an exciting run on twisty roads. The rear suspension is equipped with rebound adjustment and a remote preload adjuster which can be operated by hand allowing the rider to quickly setup the suspension to match the riding style or in a case of two-up riding or with a full load of luggage without any tools needed.

 

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

**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.

 

 

 

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE FEATURES

Using SV650 engineering, the V-Strom 650’s DOHC, liquid-cooled engine has been tuned to deliver clean, strong power at any rpm.

Low-friction resin-coated pistons and SCEM-coated cylinders help deliver high mileage for class-leading touring range.

Unique engine cover hardware and select other fasteners are designed to permit the use of Torx or conventional hex-style tools.

The sleek 2-into-1 exhaust system routes below the chassis to reduce weight, centralize mass, and provide space for a narrow tail section (and optional luggage).

The exhaust system has twin catalyzers and employs O2 feedback to the EFI system to produce optimum combustion efficiency and reduce emissions to an incredibly low level.

The fuel injection system employs Suzuki’s innovative SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) on 39mm throttle bodies. The secondary throttle valves are controlled by a servo motor for smooth power delivery.

Ten-hole, long-nose-type fuel injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.

Suzuki’s patented Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) stabilizes the engine idle speed and helps lower emissions. The system is compact and lightweight.

The TI-ISC on the V-Strom 650 has Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during takeoff and low-speed riding to smooth the power delivery. It also helps reduce the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.

The Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the updated intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.

The engine has dual spark technology heads with two high-energy, slim electrode spark plugs per cylinder, which aid in combustion efficiency and power production.

The V-Strom 650 is equipped with Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, which lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. It continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle opening, engine speed, and the selected transmission gear to adjust engine output if wheel spin is detected.

There are three traction control modes (1, 2, and OFF), and the difference between the modes is their sensitivity to road conditions. Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level, most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip (riding on good, smooth roads). Mode 2 is highest sensitivity level, suitable for road conditions where the grip may be limited (wet or cold surfaces). OFF disengages all traction control features.

This V-Strom also features the Suzuki Easy Start System, which lets the rider start the motorcycle with a momentary press of the start button without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.

The compact radiator is flanked by wind-directing plates that enhance cooling efficiency and direct heat out of the side vents away from the rider’s legs.

The six-speed transmission suits sporty rides with tight first through fifth gear ratios and a tall top gear (sixth gear) for highway cruising.

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

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

 

CHASSIS FEATURES

The beak-style fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and a stronger internal structure, helps the V-Strom 650 cut through the wind, protecting the rider in style.

The three-way height-adjustable windscreen was wind-tunnel tested to reduce wind sounds, buffeting, and rider fatigue.

The fuel tank has a generous 5.3-gallon capacity but is shaped to be thin at the rear to flow into the slimmer seat, which aids the rider in touching the ground at stops.

The internal construction and cap of the fuel tank are updated so the gasoline capacity is the same for both the 49-state and California versions.

The spacious two-up seat combines smooth and slip-resistant surfaces, plus an embossed V-Strom logo.

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 are combined with a rebound damping adjustment and hand-operated spring preload adjuster.

Light, 10-spoke cast wheels are shod with Adventure-spec Bridgestone Battlax 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless radial tires for all-around good performance.

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

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

The lightweight resin luggage rack incorporates easy-to-grasp grab bars and aligns with the passenger section of the seat, offering a larger surface for carrying cargo or luggage.

**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.

 

ELECTRICAL FEATURES

The multifunction instrument panel features brightness-adjustable LED backlighting for its large diameter analog tachometer, digital speedometer, and LCD data display.

LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meter, traction control modes, 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 an ABS alert and a freeze warning icon, which together with the air temperature display warn 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.

The stacked, 65/55-watt halogen headlamps illuminate the road when your ride stretches into night.

The LED tail and brake light is bright and vibration resistant. The turn signals use bright amber incandescent bulbs with clear lenses.

A handy 12-volt DC accessory outlet is mounted on the inner dash.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Genuine Suzuki Accessories include side and top cases, engine guards, low- and high- profile seats, heated grips, hand guards, and more.

  • The 2024 V-Strom 650 is supplied with three lock cylinders that match the motorcycle’s ignition key so if you get Suzuki accessory plastic side or top cases you can enjoy one-key operation.
  • The Suzuki accessory aluminum panniers and top cases have a sturdy lock and latch system that use a different style key that does not match the motorcycle’s ignition key.
  • See the Suzuki Genuine Accessory catalog for information related to luggage setup on the V-Strom 650.

12-month limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*

*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.

 

 

 

 

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $9,199 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $10,849 CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £8,199 GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)

Engine645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin

Bore x Stroke0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in. x 2.5 in.)

Compression Ratio2:1

Fuel SystemFuel injection, SDTV-equipped

StarterElectric

LubricationWet sump

 

ClutchWet, multi-plate type

Transmission6-speed constant mesh

Final DriveChain, RK525SMOZ8, 118 links

 

Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Suspension RearLink type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped

Brakes FrontTokico, 2-piston calipers, twin disc, ABS-equipped

Brakes RearNissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped

Tires Front110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless

Tires Rear150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless

Fuel Tank Capacity0 L (5.3 US gal.)

ColorSolid Iron Gray

 

IgnitionElectronic ignition (transistorized)

Spark PlugNGK MR8E-9 (x 4)

Headlight12V 65W (H9 high-beam) and 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)

Tail LightLED

 

Overall Length2275 mm (89.6 in.)

Overall Width835 mm (32.9 in.)

Overall Height1405 mm (55.3 in.)

Wheelbase1560 mm (61.4 in.)

Ground Clearance170 mm (6.7 in.)

Seat Height835 mm (32.9 in.)

Curb Weight213 kg (470 lb.)

 

Warranty12-month limited warranty

ExtensionLonger coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 – Totalmotorcycle.com Canada Specifications/Technical Details

ENGINE

Type 4-Stroke, liquid -cooled, DOHC, 90 Degree V-Twin
Displacement 645cc
Bore x Stroke 81.0 x 62.6 mm (3.2 x 2.5 in.)
Compression Ratio 11.2: 1
Fuel System Suzuki Fuel Injection, SDTV-equipped
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet-sump
Ignition Electronic Ignition (transistorized)

ELECTRONICS

Traction Control Three mode Traction Control System (1, 2, and OFF)
ABS Suzuki Antilock Braking System

DRIVE TRAIN

Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type

CHASSIS

Length 2275 mm (89.6 in.)
Width 835 mm (32.9 in)
Height 1,405mm (53.3 in)
Wheelbase 1560 mm (61.4 in.)
Seat Height 830 mm (32.7 in.)
Curb Mass 216kg (476 lbs)
Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Tokico 2-piston calipers, Disc, twin
Brakes Rear Nissin, 1-piston, Disc single
Tires Front BATTLAX, 110/80R19 M/C (59V) tubeless
Tires Rear BATTLAX, 150/70R17 M/C (69), tubeless
Fuel Tank 20.0 L

WARRANTY

12 Month unlimited mileage limited warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

2024 Suzuki V-Strom 650 – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details

DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHTS

Overall length 2275 mm (89.57 in) Overall width 835 mm (32.9 in)
Overall height 1405 mm (55.31 in) Wheelbase 1560 mm (61.42 in)
Ground clearance 170 mm (6.69 in) Seat height 835 mm (32.9 in)
Kerb mass 213 kg (470 lbs) Fuel capacity 20.0 L (4.4 UK gallons)

 

ENGINE SPECIFICATIONS

Engine capacity 645 cc Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin
Bore 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in x 2.5 in) Compression ratio 11.2 : 1
Lubrication Wet sump Ignition Electronic ignition
Fuel system Fuel injection Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Drive Chain Starter Electric
MPG* 67.26 CO2 100 g/km
Power 52.0 kW @ 8,800 rpm (71 PS) Torque 62.0 Nm @ 6,300rpm (45.72 lb. 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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