New 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 First Pictures
Suzuki have let slip pictures and details of the new 2012 V Strom 650 makeover.
New 2012 650 V-Strom Suzuki
Pictures and details on the 2012 makeover of the 650 V Strom have surfaced, showing a redesigned bodywork and a general updating, while retaining the tried and true chassis and engine design.
Those expecting an entirely new bike will be disappointed, but Suzuki have obviously decided if it aint broken don’t fix it. The most noticable changes centre around the front bodywork and instrument cluster, which hopefully will help with wind buffeting issues.
The specifications reveal a host of minor changes, but like a lot of “Gen 2” updates, the V Strom 650 appears to have the same basic frame and suspension, albeit with some refining.
No word on what colours, spec or pricing for the Australian version, but expect an update from us as soon as we know.
Scroll down for the specs as per Suzuki, with a list of new V Strom features
images copyright Suzuki 2011
Fairing/headlight design is less confronting than the old model.
Long overdue instrument update looks the goods.
Speed past snow-covered mountains with reckless abandon. Note the new side “grills”
Features as outlined by Suzuki:
Fine-atomization 10-hole fuel injectors for high combustion efficiency.
The 6-speed transmission has tighter 1st through 5th gear ratios, while keeping highway cruises comfortable with a tall top gear.
A high-speed 32-bit ECU controls Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) system, contributing to enhanced low-to-mid rpm range torque, a linear throttle response and lower emissions.
Twin iridium spark plugs for each cylinder heighten the spark strength and combustion efficiency,- increased power, a more linear throttle response, easier engine start-up and a more stable idle.
Suzuki-developed and patented Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) contributes to easy cold starting, stable idle and lower emissions.
Spring-preload-adjustable 43mm-stanchion-tube front forks and link-type rear suspension with rebound stepless damping adjuster as well as a preload adjuster.
19-inch front and 17-inch rear radial tyres specifically designed for the V-Strom
Front dual 310mm-disc brakes and rear 260mm-disc brake.
Expansion-resistant high-pressure brake hose enhances the responsive brake feel.
Technical Specifications of the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS
Type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90°V-Twin
Bore x Stroke: 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in x 2.5 in)
Engine Displacement: 645 cm3 (40.2 cu.in)
Compression Ratio: 11.2 : 1
Carburetion: Fuel injection
Oil Capacity: (overhaul) 3.0 L (3.2 / 2.6 US / Imp qt)
Starter System: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh
Primary Reduction Ratio: 2.088 (71 / 34)
Final Reduction Ratio: 3.133 (47 / 15)
Rake/Trail: 26°/ 110 mm (4.3 in)
Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Front Disc, twin
Front 110/80R19M/C 59H
Rear 150/70R17M/C 69H
Fuel tank: 20.0 L (5.3 / 4.4 US / Imp gal)
Overall length: 2,290 mm (90.2 in)
Overall Width: 835 mm (32.9 in)
Overall height: 1,405 mm (55.3 in)
Wheelbase: 1,560 mm (61.4 in)
Seat height: 835 mm (32.9 in)
Curb mass: 214 kg (472 lbs)