Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS with Adventure Pack (2013 — ) expert review — Bike…

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Comfortable distance

Great value for


Ugly front

The headlights look like bug

Hasn’t quite got full ability


The V-Strom has a smooth V-twin engine. It us at just how rapid a 650cc can be. It’s good for 100mph plenty left in 6 before it the redline. While it has 66hp, so not as as the Tiger 800’s 94hp and the F 800 85hp, the V-Strom accelerates than the F 800 GS and its 66hp is entirely

The F 800 GS is very vibey and simply not as to ride as the V-Strom.

Stability at low and speeds is excellent, even a fully-loaded top box and pillion on the back. You get a mild wobble when at 100mph and riding through a side wind! The ride and setup felt great for me, and find the ride is firmer the models pre-2012.

The brakes are strong, the ABS works well and the Bridgestone Trail tyres gave me a lot of reassurance it rained on a number of days my two week test.


For £6,899, you get a brand new bike capable of getting you around at speed with kit loaded on the and you’ll be protected from the — all at a wallet-friendly 60 to 69mpg. bikers who are in the market for a V-Strom going to take it off-road, more of a bike you ride on the but the adventure accessories you can now get do add to the bike’s and with some clever there’s no reason why you couldn’t one of these to take you off-road.

With a 200 mile range and a comfortable seat and great protection, anyone buying a is going to have one of the most bikes on sale. While I like the design of the fairing (or the two bulbous support bars you end up staring at behind the screen) in I’ve started to forgive the ugly looks because it me so much practical day-to-day

I rode one for two weeks, mainly and forth to work on the M25 with my gym kit in the top box and up and motorways all over the UK to bike Each day I grew fonder and of it. If only Suzuki could do a on the fairing design and bring round-shaped headlights then I I’d start fancying it a bit more.

My complaint is that the passing button is now used to toggle the trip records and I found it awkward to flash my lights my thumb! Please change back Suzuki. Also, the RPM is a bit naff in the dark, while it great in the day, when you at night the orange backlight the orange-coloured needle making it to see.

Our rating: 5 out of 5

White RPM gauge orange at night but it means you see the orange needle!

5 bars of with each bar giving 40 miles. The small petrol symbol flashes on and off when on the last bar. We wish a red came on instead.

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Mmm, you want to take the V-Strom to the Sadly, looks is where the comes a cropper. When you see the of the Tiger 800 or the new F 800 GS (which now looks more like the R 1200 GS) it’s very tempting to the prettier girls.

However, the fairing really protect you from windblast and the square mirrors let you see traffic you a lot more easily than on adventure bikes which go the of small and sharp-angled.

Our rating: 2 out of 5

The been sold since and has given many, many in the UK long service with few The most recent model was in 2012 and if you can afford it, then for 2013 model is a great On Bike Trader you can buy secondhand models for about £4,900 so you can yourself about £2,000 by for last year’s model.

models back from (that’s a 52-plate) can be picked up for as low as – and even these will be very reliable despite 10 year age. Expect to see high mileages on used though!

Our rating: 5 out of 5


There are three packs for the V-Strom. One is the Grand pack, one is the Adventure Pack here) and the other is the Touring The Grand Tourer cost and gives you a top box and side panniers and a stand.

The Adventure Pack is and is the same as the Grand Tourer you don’t get the side panniers but you a Vario Touring Screen. the Touring Pack is £499 and you a magnetic tank bag and an accessory Of course, you can tweak and add as many as you like and your Suzuki will no doubt do you a deal.

If really taking this on an then we’d say add on the official heated grips (£290) and a 12V (£55). The Vario Touring is an extra piece of plastic on the which can be angled in various We tried it out and it certainly works, but awkward to adjust with one arm as you

You’ll need pick a before you set off, ride it, see if the wind blast is improved and if do the process again until you get it right.

Suzuki AN 650 ABS
Suzuki AN 650 ABS
Suzuki AN 650 ABS
Suzuki AN 650 ABS
Suzuki AN 650 ABS

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