2004 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Consumer Reviews 2007 Suzuki V-Strom DL650…

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Suzuki AN 650 ABS

User Rating: Excellent


Handling And Control:

and Craftsmanship:

Pros: Power Excellent finish and quality. cool minus the front end

Cons: I cant find a seating position. Wind lacks.

The Bottom Line: My recommendation is, if you are looking for a good machine with some capability, this is the machine for Make sure it fits you

I recently purchased my new 2007 V-Strom as a hopefully worthy for my 1989 Honda Transalp I’ve had my Transalp for nearly 7 now, bought used but in condition. I must say, I the Transalp. For it’s time, it was by far a advanced bike, probably so than I ever realized recently.

Before I get into the of the V-Strom, I think it’s to talk about the Transalp for a bit.

The Transalp was only State-side for 2-years, in 1989-1990, but really caught on. Despite great success in Europe with its larger sibling, the Twin, I’m not sure really could relate to a dual-sport here, pretty dooming all other dual-sport from Honda and the other from ever making it the pond. Over the years, a of dual-sports on the market in the US, but a growing gave the Transalp a cult

It’s versatility, reliability, and design make it one of the most bikes on the road. Its engine is a 600cc 45 degree V-Twin, dual spark plugs, and valves per cylinder. Coupled respectable wind-protection, comfortable large gas tank, and decent but not suspension, made for a capable mostly on-road with an of-road excursion possible.

The is smooth, efficient, rock-solid, and less-than perfect roads a The worst thing I could say the bike is the suspension was too soft, a of a 6th gear, made higher cruising so-so, and the brakes over the years in the euro were ok, but not great. Otherwise, if I had a of any middleweight bike it would be the Transalp or the Africa Twin.

These bikes are that In my opinion the Transalp set pretty bar almost 20-years ago in the dual-sport

So lets fast forward 19 My fairly high opinion of the led me to look for another dual-sport I was in the market for a new bike. Nowadays, are quite a few duals on the market, from almost all the manufactures. BMW has the GS and F Kawasaki still has the KLR (although outdated), Triumph has the Tiger, and has the pair of V-Stroms.

Nothing in the camp, which I still unusual, especially considering have the two best duals in (The Africa Twin the 1000cc Valadero, and the redesigned which are probably some of the bikes over there).

pair of V-Stroms are very bike’s as well. There end styling I think is still but the rest of the bike has a very look to it. It is a bigger bike and bike. The 650 lacks the full end look, due to the lack of the second unlike the 1000.

Mine is the model, which I must has a certain non-threatening look to it; #147classy#148. The #147visible#148 engine makes for a nice conversation but I will say the engine gets and it doesn#146t look all that from stone and debris. vulnerable is the oil-cooler at the bottom end of the The seat looks wide and but something about sitting on it for too makes my rear hurt. I not figured out why exactly yet.

The has three adjustment heights. The are three-spoke alloys which very nice. The addition of brakes and a single in the back are a change from the Transalp#146s single disk in front and in the rear.

The stickers and emblems all look and the dash is exceptionally nice. is the technical data from


Building on the performance and versatility of the DL1000 the DL650 V-strom was introduced all the features that made the V-strom a hit but in a light and nimble package.

The 2007 Suzuki V-Strom builds on this foundation and adds an updated package with dual plugs per cylinder for improved and reduced emissions. Also for #14607 Suzuki will offer an ABS equipped version of the V-Strom for unmatched rider and optimum braking performance.

The 650 is powered by an updated dual plug, DOHC 90-degree V-twin engine with an bore and … of 81.0mm x It utilizes liquid-cooling, four per cylinder and Suzuki Dual Valve (SDTV) fuel-injection along with a 16-bit CPU for performance and efficiency. The powerplant are textbook examples of state-of-the-art design.

Narrow valve (14 degrees intake, 16 degrees allow for a compact and efficient chamber. Large valve (31mm intake and 25.5mm and the straight, downdraft intake create maximum performance.

for low-end and mid-range performance, the engine employs short-duration timing, a 7.8-liter airbox and crankshaft inertia. Shot-peened rods, are stronger and lighter conventional units. And the six-speed utilizes vertically staggered and output shafts for a smaller and, in turn, a shorter

Supporting the V-Strom 650 is a twin-spar frame and swingarm designed for handling and balanced rigidity. and trail measure 26.5 and 110mm respectively, creating a (1540 mm) wheelbase. Suspension for the ‘Strom consists of preload-adjustable fork in the front and a rebound-adjustable shock.

The latter comes with an easy-to-use hydraulically spring preload system.

Three-spoke cast-alloy wheels in radial tires provide the stock for the DL650. A pair of piston hydraulic calipers 310mm discs provides power up front. Rear consist of a 260mm disc and a hydraulic caliper.

New for #14607 the is now available with Anti-Lock System for optimum braking in a variety of conditions.

Even on its side stand, the V-Strom 650 ready for adventure touring. It with a sporty front to deflect the wind and riding is designed with comfort in Seat height is set at a low 32.3 (820mm) and the saddle blends into the ample 5.8-gallon liter) fuel tank.

protection for the V-Strom 650 is particularly Designed to reduce turbulence for of all shapes and sizes, an adjustable covers a vertical range of and can be angled differently as it’s or lowered.

The DL650’s compact cluster includes: an analog and tachometer; digital LCD, tripmeter, coolant temperature fuel gauge; and LED neutral, signal and high beam lights along with an oil warning light.


Suggested Retail: $7,199 (ABS)

Engine Four-…, liquid-cooled, 90-degree

Bore and Stroke: 81.0mm x

Front Brake: Dual Disc

Rear Brake: Hydraulic Disc

Wheelbase: inches (1540 mm)

Dry Weight: — 427 lbs. (194

Here is my assessment of the bike 400 miles on it since I got it. I#146m in the process of #147properly#148 breaking the in, So I have not explored the full of the bike, so additions to this are warranted.

Getting on the bike and the key you are greeted with a self of the instrument panel and pressurization of the injection system. The instrument consists of a semi digital indicating fuel injection temperature and gas gauge, and clock (I the clock). The tach and speedo are analog dial format.

Controls are a kill switch on the and turn signal, hazard, horn, and a button that the high-beams indicated as a #147pass#148 The front brakes are adjusted a dial, and the brake levers are The grips are not all that comfortable and the 650 not come with standard unlike the 1000. The seat at feels good with room. Hit the start button and the starts right up with a low-end rumble.

Suzuki AN 650 ABS

The bike is quiet but the tone is nice. The is nice and smooth and put the bike in and off you go.

Low end power seems nice, I had the bike up to 5,000 rpm and by all indications the has lots of power throughout its A warning though#133this is no Honda! My was as smooth as butter with no or quirks about the power-band.

It ran lawn-mower with virtually no but I liked that. The Suzuki, is a on the rough side. It vibrates a and it doesn#146t like to be under the rpm mark. This surprised me a bit considering the engine was designed to 20 years after the TA. So I really something much more in the area.

Not that anything is I just really expected it to be much better. The addition of a computer management system, per cylinder, and new for 2007, dual plugs per cylinder, simply led me to something more. Maybe just a matter of getting to it and breaking it in.

But I can tell the engine is a of the TL1000S.

The gear box is pretty the same deal. I expected a more smoother system, not that it#146s bad, the TA was silky smooth. The clutch awesome though.

The addition of a sixth gear is nice. But I really wish the had a gear indicator, I still for the of me can#146t figure out what I#146m in unless I#146m in or second. The 1000 has an overdrive (showing your in the top gear), and so the 650.

The suspension feels even after I have the pre-loads. Both the front and have adjustable pre-load. On the I can feel the adjustment. On the rear I can#146t feel anything It just feels hard.

I can see the happening on the spring, but I can#146t it. Could be because they are On rough roads, the bike feels hard. On the interstate, it is nice.

The wheel-base feels and the bike sweeps nicely turns. The relatively high of gravity makes the bike (it is) top-heavy at lower speeds. At speeds though (60 mph, the I have had it) it feels smooth and

The tires are larger and wider what I am used to, so it turns and with much more than the TA.

Now the two things I really like about the bike. I not figured out this seating yet. At times the seat to high, at time too low. The position at times feels and at times it feels all wrong.

So, I no idea what is up. The windshield, being adjustable does to alleviate the wind buffeting. My TA has a fairing, so legs are very protected from the wind.

No luck here. Despite a larger front fairing the TA, it just doesn#146t do the job all that Again, it#146s not horrible, but I better.

To compound to the problem, for a with an upright seating pressure on the wrists seems The vibrations of the bike leave a feeling in my right wrist. experienced that before on a bike! So I#146m not sure, if not just used to it yet, or is an adjustment I can make, but at times I riding it#133other times it feels plain bad#133almost I can#146t get comfortable on the thing. So see.

It#146s not enough for me to hate the but typically dual-sports are very least all the one#146s including the of the euro models.

The finish of the is flawless. All the plastics have a fit and the quality of the parts seem The paint and clearcoat are very as well.

Hopefully, in the long run stay that way.

The that sold me the bike is Motorsports in Lititz, PA. The transaction smooth, all my questions were and they gave me a nice on some accessories. They threw in a set of riding gloves to go my new jacket, helmet, and bike

My future accessories include a grip-guards, and possibly heated

As I get more miles on the bike, I update this more. But should provide a good impression. This is my first new so I plan on breaking it in correctly.

this is useful for you. If you are of getting a V-Strom, please free to post a message and try to help you out the best I can.

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Suzuki AN 650 ABS
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