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Long-termer: Suzuki V-Strom

The LAMS version of Suzuki’s popular 650 adventure bike has its way to the Bikesales garage for a few months, and been an instant hit

When got out at the 2013 Australian Motorcycle in Sydney last November Suzuki was releasing a learner motorcycle scheme (LAMS) of its popular V-Strom 650, it a question that many had been asking for a long of time.

The machine finally on sale in January, 2014, up a number of bikes in the sub-660cc space, including the Honda and, to a lesser extent, the KLR650 single.

The LAMS 650 V-Strom – officially as the V-Strom 650A – has a power of 47hp (35kW) to fall the 150kW per tonne LAMS and retails at the same price as the full-powered (68hp, 69Nm) — $11,290.

The current 650 is already a heady performer for and was the third biggest selling bike in 2013, behind the G 650 GS and BMW R 1200 GS. With the LAMS to provide even more appeal, Suzuki will be to catapult straight to the top of the adventure charts in 2014.

We’ve been riding the 650A for a few weeks now, and covered some terrain, with an appearance at the action-packed Island world superbike and then just last as the ultimate park-in-a-tight-spot machine at the F1 round, where space is at an premium. In between times, been a loyal commuter for a of Bikesales staffers.

We’ve touched on the new-generation 650 V-Strom’s engine, taut chassis and suspension and brakes in past including the Croatian world in 2011, and that’s what you get the 650A – the only difference is the 90-degree V-twin has a milder and throttle response – but still a beat — with the powerplant.

However, in the city the differences full-power and LAMS less are obvious, as balls-out throttle-to-the-stops isn’t going to get you far when the car is 20 metres ahead in a slow-moving In a material sense, that makes the powerplant as defining as always been, but without the ‘hit’ at the top.

I can live with that, as the is still flexible and dependable – you feel like you are rolling the when embarking on a quick for example. It’s no wonder Suzuki has already sold a of these engines in SV650, and SFV650 (Gladius) mode, as

Fuel consumption has so far been hovering around 4.5 litres which means that you can 350km without even about petrol bowser – and you’ve still got a meaty buffer up your sleeve.

Our test unit has covered 5000km, and the only issues at stage are a build-up of surface on the chain, which we’ll be to very shortly — stuff — while the side mirror has got a crack in it – and we dropped it once, I promise. be getting that fixed, as as fitting some luggage for longer haul flights.

tuned for regular updates.

AJS Model 30 650



Type: four valves per cylinder V-twin

Capacity: 645cc

Bore x 81.0mm x 62.6mm

Compression 11:2.1

Clutch: Wet


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