Buyers Guide 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Buyer's Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Buyer’s Guide: Specs & Prices

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650

Renowned for its ease of use, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 returns for 2020. That 645cc 90-degree V-twin motor is capable of everything from urban commuting to cross-country journey.

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Buyer's Guide: Specs & PricesWith a focus on torque, it delivers usable power in a wide variety of conditions. Suzuki kept the seat height under 33 inches on this dirt-capable adventure motorcycle, making it approachable to riders in a wide range of heights.

Although suspension adjustment is limited, the factory got the settings right from most conditions and riding styles.

The 2020 V-Strom 650 is equally capable working through the twisties as it is making its way down a rural dirt road, with the Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A40 tires contributing to the motorcycle’s inherent confidence. Hitting the scale at 476 pounds, it is unintimidating by ADV standards.

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650 color msrpABS and traction control are standard. There is also a system to prevent stalling when moving away from a stop, as well as a starting process that requires nothing more than a stab at the start button. Commuters and travelers will appreciate the Suzuki V-Strom’s standard rear cargo rack, with side bag and a top box being optional.

For more, read our Suzuki V-Strom 650 Review.

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Specs


  • Type: 90-degree V-twin
  • Displacement: 645cc
  • Bore x stroke: 81.0 x 62.6mm
  • Compression ratio: 11.2:1
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 4vpc
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Final Drive: RK 525 chain


  • Front suspension; travel: Spring-preload adjustable fork; 5.9 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted, spring-preload and rebound-damping adjustable shock; 6.3 inches
  • Wheels: 10-spoke cast aluminum
  • Front: 2.50 x 19
  • Rear: 4.00 x 17
  • Tires: Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A40
  • Front tire: 110/80 x 19
  • Rear tire: 150/70 x 17
  • Front brakes: Twin 310 discs w/ radially mounted calipers
  • Rear brake: 260mm disc
  • ABS: Standard (non-defeatable)


  • Wheelbase: 61.4 inches
  • Rake: 25.4 degrees
  • Trail: 4.2 inches
  • Ground clearance: 6.7 inches
  • Seat height: 32.9 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 5.3 gallons
  • Curb weight: 476 pounds

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Color/Price:

  • Solid Iron Gray / $8799 (MSRP)

Don Williams
Don Williams
With 45 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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