BMW G650GS vs Honda XL700V Transalp vs Suzuki DL650 V-Strom: 3 views midsize…

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BMW G650GS vs Honda XL700V vs Suzuki DL650 V-Strom: 3 midsize trail

With its new DL650 V-Strom. Suzuki has “reboots” the career of this consumer losing ground But the arrival of this trail could also revive the To evaluate its potential, we would opposed the Honda XL700V stainless and G650GS. which the return of BMW mono…

BMW G650GS vs XL700V Transalp vs Suzuki V-Strom: The comparative

The family of mid-displacement is booming this In early 2011, we discovered the new Tiger 800, which boosted the category well. And summer, Suzuki took from his Suzuki DL650 (finally!), appeared in 2003.

The is too good to compare this to the Honda XL700V Transalp, of mid-displacement twin trail. And to an alternative proposal in the same range, we took a ride on BMW G650GS, back in the BMW range for

The redesign of the Suzuki V-Strom is to dominate the competition? From its – – 4 years, the Honda Transalp it still have a say in public The single cylinder in the BMW G650GS face the twin shock the

See it on the spot!

The BMW G650GS will the finest, most compact of the and it is enough to maneuver to find his ATV, especially against the Honda. The German mono, is the bike of the band! Moreover, it is the G650GS 2011 that the best of the lot by far.

It is silent as useless to force to get the saddle; the German is the lowest in our trails, to 780 mm of soil in standard (841 mm for the Transalp, 835 mm for the V-Strom).

there’s the BMW G650GS ergonomics to propose that the average of roadsters: arms outstretched but stockings, heels directly the waist almost. The comparison when the engine is started. the vibrations, while the slow the sound … sure, it’s a

G650GS also distills the along most of its rev range the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom not generate hardly any.

A you can listen, that’s understandable

or side engine performance, the BMW can not fight face to the other Unsurprisingly, the useful range of the is less extensive: below rev / min, it pounds, beyond rev / min, it slows down. To its force, we must remain 3000 r / min and 5500 r / min. to do with the engine of the Suzuki

However, this single designed there over 15 by Rot ax – and particularly renowned for its exemplary – always shows prompt when you open the throttle to speed, and this is indeed is asked!

Side-part cycle, BMW has little to learn from. less than 200 kg fully tested by us (24 kg less than the and geometry up to date, the BMW G650GS up its spooked wheels almost than others in the winding. is clearly the most agile of the

Flip side, the BMW seems put on a rail in large curves.

optimal turning radius, well damped and the only ABS Lot: G650GS is probably the to the spirit trail of the band – is a road / path / track – despite his handlebars too low (such as the or his ride trails Bridgestone more typical road wing on the BMW G650GS Trailing the Transalp and V-Strom).

Effective, BMW the spirit trail

Sold out € 6 990 the BMW G650GS quickly reached € with ABS, heated and plenty of options available in the At this rate, it finds its way on a Transalp and Suzuki V-Strom possesses powerful twins. The imposes indeed known in performance or enjoyment: So here a typed who spices up the road or off road “quiet”, but strike all the of this bike road its two competitors of day.

Quite against the wind, fitted a soft seat, the BMW side sin because of its comfort and its mechanical “to guide”. Under these as the Yamaha XT660 Z, it will especially to fans and connoisseurs of … Mono.

Honda XL700V Failing Africa Twin

The is part of the furniture at Honda. with spring 25 – but recast in – the Honda XL700V Transalp acts as versatile the demise of the missed Africa Twin In her dress accompanied by HRC replica wheels, the Transalp in 2011 not show the least more of our three days of trails.

All plastics are varnished, the adjustments are This is the largest one, the the highest seat: 841 mm it’s an adjustable seat and may therefore more “short-legged”.

However, if the XL700V Transalp is a motorcycle grip, it is less obvious the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom It is also clumsier than the and – a fortiori – the sylph BMW G650GS. is not felt in the city, where the of the Transalp is still in the game, but on the trail Honda general remains in the background. Less train before the BMW G650GS is placed at millimeter), she shows and more blurred when one his voice.

The Suzuki V-Strom remains constant, and begins to on the approach to the limit.

However, the 2011 shines with the braking of our trio. A walk or braking, the famous C-ABS is Royal. He shows himself a transparent, unlike the BMW with the and the pedal “bounce” when ABS is

In terms of approval engine, has enough trunks to allow any including on the highway.

But the Honda Transalp is clearly penalized by its gearbox. If 130 km / h, its twin turns 300 rev / min than the V-Strom, it feels the of “churning”. In addition, the national the Transalp happens faster its redline.

Moral: it makes you want to the sixth … that does not

The Honda XL700V again – a – with its delay comfort and suspensions) level V-Strom. the protection of the bubble of the Honda is not the level.

Forced to evolve

Honda XL 650 V
Honda XL 650 V

€ 8290 C-ABS version (to the Honda XL700V Transalp is now in a position. It is less comfortable and mechanically less efficient the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom Displayed at the same price, the keeps it for a good finish and a braking. Otherwise, the new Suzuki the point on many points.

But is more normal for a novelty, all?

Suzuki DL650 The caterpillar becomes a butterfly?

tried on latestbikesinfo, the new Suzuki now faces stiff competition. If the of the V-Strom 2011 is more build quality yet ready for lack of certain plastics or are treated carbon irrelevant. In of ergonomics, the DL showed a beautiful in the crotch for easy access to

With 835 mm, however, must be than 1.70 m to almost put feet flat on the floor.

The of the new Suzuki trail is fairly like the dashboard of our richest If the DL650 V-Strom motorcycle is the in our survey, it also has the steering the most closed (26 ° to about 28 ° the other two) and a weight over the front. In the field, the is a good compromise in our survey: enough to face the highway at speed and agile enough on roads.

So much so that the V-Strom better than the Honda’s Bridgestone Trailing obsolete. In if the ABS as standard is not as bright as the Honda the ABS Suzuki DL650 V-Strom is far more discreet than the The approval wins.


Approval side engine, the 650 Suzuki arose there. For the mechanics, the V-Strom would even the Honda against by its even greater selection box or his In return, the engine quicker to and make the difference extends to the two.

Trails and three mid in our survey, it is clear that the DL650 offers the widest of use: it pulls from 2 500 to r / min without relent.

We regret this twin anyway, derived from that of the (itself taken from the SV 650), has lost its “expression” and a rather dull sound. 650 Versys is shown, for example alive, but does not possess the level of approval (selection, or comfort (protection).

As for comfort, the V-Strom “2.0″ trumps his saddle, suspension, and protection of the … it lacks the hand guards Transalp. The bulky appearance of the and ergonomics typed road what will deter the to break off the beaten path … You can not everything.

Always consistent, despite of prices

Suzuki DL650 first name was a very bike: 2012 vintage as her Aesthetically harmonious, it treats details (seat, dash), and the good points in terms of pleasure and efficiency. Always comfortable, with an engine available, it can do everything very and often.

However, the new Suzuki begins to pay dearly for his endearing Displayed to € 8,199 is € 700 more its predecessor, knowing that it is no available only ABS. At rate, we must also pay € for a seat high or low. So, we have liked to see the V-Strom a center stand or hand as standard.

Besides, for those to the ABS braking, the Triumph Tiger 800 is sold € 9,190 (without ABS Food for thought…

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Honda XL 650 V
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