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.
Resin Coated Pistons
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.
Dual Spark Technology
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 835 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 our finance deals are simple and affordable†. And because of that you can spend more time choosing the model and then riding it! Whether you’re after an adventure on the V-Strom 650, or a weekend blast on the GSX-S750, now’s the time to spoil yourself.
V-strom 650 Representative example
Terms & Conditions
†With a quick and easy PCP product a significant proportion of the total amount payable is payable at the end of the contract by one large optional final repayment, so your regular monthly repayments are low. Only available on the 2017 V-Strom 1000/XT, V-Strom 650/XT, GSX-S1000/F/Z, GSX-S750/Z and SV650. Credit is subject to status and is only available to UK residents aged 18 and over. Suzuki Personal Contract Purchase is only available through Suzuki Finance, a trading style of Suzuki Financial Services Limited. Registered office: St. William House, Tresillian Terrace, Cardiff, CF10 5BH. Minimum £99 deposit required.. Models shown may be fitted with optional accessories.