2012 Suzuki V-Strom
With the goal of creating a "comfortable adventure tourer," Suzuki has redesigned the V-Strom 650 ABS for 2012.
The updated V-Strom features a new powerplant-though still a liquid-cooled DOHC V-twin-for increased torque in the low- and mid-range, plus a boost in horsepower at high rpm.
First through fifth speeds have been tightened up for increased performance, leaving sixth as an overdrive. Ergonomically, there is a new fairing with more protection, plus an three-way, adjustable windscreen.
The 5.3-gallon fuel tank has been narrowed at the front, and there are three seats available so the rider can personalize the V-Strom – a stock of 32.9 inches and 0.8 of an inch either higher or lower.
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Quick Stats
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC V-Twin
- BORE x STROKE: 81mm x 62.6mm
- TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
- WHEELBASE: 61.4 inches
- RAKE: 26 degrees
- SEAT HEIGHT: 32.9 inches
- WET WEIGHT: 472 pounds
- PRICE: $8,099
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