2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 | Quick Look

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

  • 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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