Suzuki DL V-Strom 650XT





Make Model.

Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom XT


2015 - 16


Four stroke, 90°-V-twin, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder.


645 cc / 39.4 cu-in
Bore x Stroke 81 x 62.6 mm
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Oil Capacity 3.0 L (3.2 / 2.6 US / Imp qt)
Lubrication Wet sump


Fuel Injection


Electronic Ignition 
Starting Electric

Max Power

49 kW / 66.6 hp @ 8800 rpm

Max Torque

60 Nm / 6.12 kgf-m / 44.3 lb-ft @ 6400 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiple discs, cable operated


6 Speed 
Final Drive Chain, DID525V8, 118 links
Frame Aluminium, twin spar
Primary Reduction Ratio 2.088 (71 / 34)
Final Reduction Ratio 3.133 (47 / 15)

Front Suspension

Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped

Rear Suspension

Link type, coil spring, oil damped

Front Brakes

2 x 310 mm disc, 2 piston calipers, ABS

Rear Brakes

Single 260 mm disc, 1 piston caliper, ABS

Front Tyre

110/80R19M/C 59H

Rear Tyre

150/70R17M/C 69H
Rake 26°
Trail 110 mm / 4.3 in

Length 2290 mm / 90.2 in 

Width     835 mm / 32.9 in

Height   1405mm / 55.3 in

Wheelbase 1560 mm / 61.4 in
Seat Height 835 mm / 32.9 in
Ground Clearance 175 mm / 6.9 in

Wet Weight

214 kg / 472 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

20 Litres / 5.2 US gal / 4.4 Imp gal

The massively popular V-Strom 650 has been a real gem in the Suzuki range over the last decade, and 2015 sees it get a decent raft of updates to make it even more relevant for riders looking to cross continents, with the massive millstone of a large capacity adventure bike.

Intended to be versatile, comfortable, and unintimidating, this new XT model will sit alongside the existing V-Strom 650 (at least for the short term), and will offer owners wire-spoked aluminium wheels, more adventurous styling and wider range of adventure-orientated accessories.

The 650XT inherits the lightweight and rigid aluminium twin-spar frame and swingarm of the current model. By replacing the cast aluminium wheels with wire-spoked items the chassis absorption is increased at low speed. The newly designed rims – manufactured by DID – are designed to be mated with tubeless tyres in sizes 110/80 R19 front, and 150/70 R17 rear.

The new front ‘beak’ harks back to the Gaston Rahier’s Paris-Dakar rally DR-Z, and the DR-BIG production bike that followed it, and also means the 650 and 1000 share a face. In completely stock trim the new XT looks a little unfinished, but with the new hard panniers, crash bars, adjustable screen and other adventure must-haves, the new bike looks every bit the global adventurer.

Source: MCN