2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Review by Motorcycle Mojo Magazine

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2012 V-Strom Review

is a beautiful country and an up-and-coming spot for many Europeans. And no wonder. The eastern edge of the Sea is strewn with hundreds of the coastline slopes gradually the sea, and a little farther from our host city of are mountains offering breathtaking of the coastline.

Hairpin turns, roads at times, and high-speed combine to make a perfect to put the redesigned 2012 Suzuki DL650 ABS through its paces at the press launch.

As with press launches on foreign the speeds far exceeded the pace of riding which I am accustomed to. of the hairpin turns on the mountain were devoid of guardrails; steep drop-offs separated the from the ground below. attention was mandatory.

The day was hot, and with the exception of my tire sliding a bit on one highly corner, the new V-Strom held on glue – a testament to the sporting of the bike.

Introduced in 2003, the 650 has a bit of a cult status in the mid-size touring market. Its following is deserved. It was the darling of the world’s when it hit the streets, with or no negative comment other about its looks.

A bit of an ugly duckling, the bike’s were really its only if form over function was important to you.

The wee-Strom, as it is known in comparison to the bigger V-Strom, quickly made a for itself as being a jack-of-all-trades but a of none. It handled well but compete on a race track; it is an light-weight tourer but lacked the weight and weather protection of a touring motorcycle; it could mediocre bush trails, but not a dedicated trail or off-road could; in short, it was, and is, a great, all-around, multi-purpose that does everything well.

The 650 V-Strom has consistently been the in its class, and what better to update it and keep it at the top of the charts? had the new Strom being released an 800 cc engine to compete head-to-head the BMW F800GS and the newly released Tiger 800XC. But really, why a good thing?

Suzuki’s 650 has stood the test of time; in the 1999 SV650, it has proven a long-lasting, bullet-proof design.

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didn’t unleash any details than that a new motorcycle was on its and only offered a stylized of it on their website, leaving the to everyone’s imagination. Even seeing the outline, I suspected it was a based on the fact that the has a huge following; after a run of nine years, it was time for an

Most noticeable at first is the redesigned body style. The doesn’t stick out over the wheel quite as much, and were once large panels jutting forward on side are now truncated and include to help displace hot air from the The gas tank is shapelier and taller, and the peg-to- seat distance has increased 10 mm. While the seat has increased, so has the ground clearance by 10 mm and the by 5 mm.

The new V-Strom looks to be in better overall.


I had an opportunity to speak 36-year-old Satoshi Isokari, the new designer and also lead for the GSF1250 and the futuristic – but now discontinued – He stated that the initial was done in Germany at Suzuki Europe before being and produced in Japan, and that, in a case, the final production is sportier and lighter than the initial design called

The 13-year Suzuki veteran Suzuki’s goal with the new was to be ‘tough and smart,” like a Army knife. Part of his was to give the bike a more seating position and better protection. He also mentioned there are more OEM accessories. MORE)

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