2008 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Suzuki 650 ABS made its entry in 2007 and it a step forward for the already DL 650 or V-Strom 650. The ABS version feature any other improvement from the safer braking which determines more and people not to second guess the possibilities.


Writing the of a model that started produced this year is a challenge but I consider best to about the initial model, 650, which thanks to its comfort given to its adequate position and handlebars become the of many riders.

The fact it became a quick success generate only from its characteristics. In fact, what this motorcycle so good is its and transmission taken right out of the SV650.

Being bulletproof and featuring the appreciated engine on the the V-Strom didn’t received any changes. The truth is that any change would have completely unnecessary. At least is what Suzuki people because they decided to the ABS version of the V-Strom as a 2007 year.

In 2007 it was offered with paintjob but 2008 brings dual sport motorcycle or black painted.


The from SV650 mounted on a sport can bring some stiff competition but the V-Strom peace between him and BMW F650, In I chose to mention the F650 because it is an enduro and it presents the cylinder capacity as the bike I am but the true opponent comes Yamaha FZ6, a sporty which differs given to its four engine but receives the in the same riding position by the seat height and handlebars. The that the front of the Yamaha has much the same apparel of the gives me the idea that the could compete but yet again: the 650 can keep the rhythm going on the but on the V-Strom ABS it is more torque and this probably determines to choose between the two.

Some would say that the 650 ABS has a face that only a could love but for the dual motorcycle that it is, the look seem to need much It would have been to with its sporty fairing to incorporate manual adjustment to different heights over a two-inch range of the windshield. importantly, the new windshield now has an opening at its to allow forced air entry to the vacuum behind the shield.

creates an effect of reduced over the windshield.

Another thing is that they V-Strom’s 1000 22 liter tank which supplies for about 200 miles without a stop. The fuel tank is designed and it continues the fairing’s Kind of like on another I know.

Ok, so until now everything like riding sporty in but something looks different. Oh, the 19” front wheel starts talking a little bit the bikes versatility. Also, is the element that gives the of the bike’s entire front

Test Drive

The advantage of the is its SV650 engine which was improved since 1999 and the same for V-Strom 650 ABS, and is: 90 degree, water-cooled, V-Twin, the same 81mm x 62.6mm and …. Each cylinder four valves, with intake and exhaust being and closed by individual camshaft, but for the to perform a bit differently, other with more relaxed cam were mounted.

This helps boost the approximately 5 percent right you need it, between 4,000 and rpm. To achieve this small changes were inside the airbox and exhaust

Being build as a smooth machine, the V-Storm charms its with short gear and a six-speed transmission. It doesn’t the same final drive as the rear sprocket is richer three teeth than the one on the SV. While this adds at the expense of top-end, most are going to appreciate the extra away from the lights. On the the V-Strom presents a very top gear.

When I say flexible I that it can run down as low to 2500 rpm and pull decently but with the amount of torque available 4000 rpm I bet that few owners ever do this. Keep in that I didn’t said but do it (as on a regular bases).

I feel like I should that handling is not as sharp as you expect, given to the 19” wheel and suspension but maybe I was something else with no as I kept the thought that is an enduro motorbike close to the one the “disappoint” word included. I I got carried away because of the way it and the low riding position but the handlebar is and pretty much everything on says comfort and getting to destination in complete relaxation. has to be maid when designing but I can’t find any although I

Suspension performs excellent on street or trail riding but I most love about motorcycle is the ABS which gives it a on the safety chapter. Personally, I like I could do virtually on this motorcycle as it is practically to take you in the middle of nowhere and Believe me, it can!

The best feeling on the V-Strom 650 is by its adjustable windshield which excellent protection even at motorway speeds. Also, I was impressed of the quietness of the engine through a tow-into-one exhaust For an intimidating roar you have to rev 8,000 rpm, but the bike cruise at 80 mph in 6th gear at about rpm and no vibrations will feel its body.

Way to go Suzuki!

I conclude by that the overall package bring more satisfaction to a which desires torque on the in the city and on the highway, this being build to provide the needed at each and every on or off the streets.


One of the best sport motorcycles I’ve put my hands on and I didn’t lock the has another quality that involve torque, handling or and that is the fact that it can end up in garage for a MSRP of 7,199.


The idea of mounting ABS on an great product can only a statement of aiming to perfection and to the riding experience both on and The fact that this is offered for the accessible retail that I previously mentioned can mean that we are going to see it and more often.


and Transmission

Chassis and Dimensions

Front: Telescopic, oil damped, preload

Suspension Rear: adjustable spring preload and damping

Brakes Front: hydraulic disc

Brakes Single hydraulic disc

Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650
Suzuki DL 650


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