The 645cc DOHC V-Twin is a masterpiece of Suzuki engineering which has an evolving history. For the new 650, this unit has been tuned for generous low to mid-range torque for practical use while maintaining an exhilarating top-end. The new unit has undergone a rebuild, installing new technology such as the resin-coated pistons, and revising over 60 components of the engine to achieve a higher output in a broad area of the rev-range while keeping the unique V-Twin character with low fuel consumption. With low fuel consumption combined with the large 20L fuel tank, the riding rage between fill-ups are at the top in this class, relieving the rider from the stress of frequent re-fuelling.
For the unique character of the V-Strom 650, the engine needs to be strong not only at the top end but at the frequently used low to mid-range. To meet these demands, the new engine has an original intake camshaft with equally lengthened intake ports, while for the exhaust camshaft, has newly adopted the item from the new SV650 road model which are higher lifting compared to the previous V-Strom 650. These new features and a total set-up has resulted in a boost in torque and power in the mid to high rev-range, providing the rider with an exciting ride when with a sporty feel, and a stress-free character for daily rides or on a long haul.
Newly designed down-type exhaust system is lighter and closer to the centre of gravity, contributing to nimble handling while being able to accommodate the slim and smart optional luggage system. The catalysers have been positioned in a tandem configuration achieving the required level for new standards, while successfully gaining exhaust efficiency to boost the output.
One of the upgraded features in the 645cc unit are the resin-coated pistons which is a coating technology to decrease friction in the cylinder, resulting in improved fuel economy and corresponding to latest emission control. Special L-shaped piston rings are also installed for enhanced sealing performance and blow-by gas reduction, all resulting in meeting up-to-date regulations while improving the output and the ease of use.
Suzuki’s Dual Spark Technology, unique in this class, utilises two spark plugs per cylinder for precision ignition. Combined with the newly adopted high-ignition nickel spark plugs, it contributes to increased combustion efficiency, smoother power delivery, lower fuel consumption and lower emissions.
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin
Bore X Stroke
81.0mm x 62.6mm (3.2 in x 2.5 in)
11.2 : 1
Max Power Output
52.00kW @ 8800rpm (70.70ps)†
62.00N.m @ 6500rpm (45.70lb.ft)†
Fuel Tank Capacity
6-speed constant mesh
2275 mm x 910 mm x 1405 mm
Tyre Size Front
110/80R19M/C 59V, tubeless
Tyre Size Rear
150/70R17M/C 69V, tubeless
Brakes Type Front
Brakes Type Rear
That’s why we’ve introduced the most incredible V-Strom package yet, with £750 of free accessories when you buy a 2017 V-Strom 650/XT or V-Strom 1000/XT*. With a huge choice of accessories available, you’ll find the perfect setup to take you on your next adventure.
Terms & Conditions
*This offer applies to new purchases of the 2017 V-Strom 650/XT and V-Strom 1000/XT bought from an authorised Suzuki Dealership between 01/09/2017 and 31/12/2017, valid in the UK only. The offer can be extended or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. The offer includes up to £750 RRP of Suzuki Genuine Accessories ordered from your Suzuki Dealer. There is no cash, credit or other alternative offered. Accessories are subject to availability. Fitting costs are not included and cannot form part of the £750 free accessories offer.