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ADV BikesADV Styled 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Revealed at Intermot

ADV Styled 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Revealed at Intermot

 The new V-Strom 650 gets a more rugged off-road attitude and appearance.

Published on 09.30.2014
The 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT shown here fully outfitted with optional accessories.

After months of speculation, Suzuki has finally revealed details about the latest rendition of its popular middle-weight adventure bike at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany today. The new model, called the V-Strom 650XT (DL650XAL5), receives a beak to give it a better family resemblance to the V-Strom 1000. The new beak design includes air ducts that help channel airflow to the radiator and Suzuki is quick to remind us that they introduced the first beak design on their Paris-Dakar Rally bikes of the 80’s.

New wire spoked wheels replace the cast aluminium wheels to improve off-road durability. Wheel sizes are 19″ front and 17″ rear combination. The new wire spoked rims allow the use of tubeless tires for easier flat repairs and come equipped with Bridgestone Trail Wing dual sport tires.

An extensive line of accessories allow owners to customize their bike for their style of riding. Some of the new optional accessories include heated grips, aluminum skid plate and LED auxiliary lights.

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 on the road
The 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT comes with a long list of accessories, including heated grips, aluminum skid plate, touring windscreen, luggage and LED auxiliary lights.

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While rumors raised hopes that Suzuki would add a 21″ front wheel and increase suspension travel for off-road use, wheel size and suspension remain unchanged for 2015. Suzuki’s charismatic 645cc v-twin engine will remain unchanged from the current model.

Optional Equipment List

  • Top and side cases
  • Touring windscreen
  • Center stand
  • Crash/Accessory bar
  • Hand Guards
  • Chain guard
  • LED auxiliary lights
  • Heated hand grips
  • Aluminum skid plate
  • 12-volt accessory socket

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US Model Information – Updated 10/2/2014

The U.S. version of the V-Strom 650XT will include ABS, adjustable touring windscreen, newly designed aluminum panniers and new reinforced crash bars as standard equipment. The MSRP price of the new V-Strom 650XT will be $10,399.

Suzuki will also offer two other V-Strom 650 models for 2015, the V-Strom 650 ABS and V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure. Both appear to be identical to the 2014 models with no beak, running on cast aluminum wheels. The V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure also seems to use the previous year’s crash bars.

Specifications

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Brakes Rear:
Tires Front:
Tires Rear:
Fuel tank capacity:
 
61.4 in (1,560 mm)
6.9 in (175 mm)
32.9 in (835 mm)
474 lbs (215kg)
4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-twin
81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in x 2.5 in)
645cc
11.2 : 1
Fuel injection
Electric
Wet sump
6-speed constant mesh
2.088 (71 / 34)
3.133 (47 / 15)
43mm forks, 5.9 in. (150mm) travel
Link-type, 6.3 in. (159mm) travel
26° / 110 mm (4.3 in)
310mm twin disc
260mm single disc
110/80R19M/C (59H), tubeless
150/70R17M/C (69H), tubeless
5.3 gal (20.0 L)
 

Official Suzuki Promo Video

Photo Gallery

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 white

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 blue

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 gray

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 red

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650 tail light

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT off-road

V-Strom 650XT revealed

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Lakeside.

V-Strom 650XT in the dirt

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT DL650XAL5

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT DL650XAL5

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT DL650XAL5

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT DL650XAL5

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT DL650XAL5

2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT DL650XAL5

Author: Rob Dabney
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    • From what we know so far, the primary changes are the spoked wheels and beak. The new crash bars are reinforced and the bash plate is now made of aluminum instead of plastic. You can also get heated grips and LED aux lights as accessories. We may discover more changes later this week when Suzuki releases information about the V-Strom 650 for the US market.

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    • Most comments I’ve read are to do with people really liking the 650 motor, especially if not pillioning. Those that pillion seem to like the 1000 which is not too much heavier. Can’t see how 750 would help since it would still be perceived as less than the 800cc competitors

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