2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure : First Ride

Suzuki | January 13, 2012

In the modern times where the sportbikes are all about urbane electronic shamanism, along with traction control and 200-bhp, the normal practical sportbikes are going a bit off focus. But that’s not to say that not everyone can handle that advanced wizardry and that paramount of modern day biking. Now cut that 200-horsepower by two third and pair it with real operative components and the riders gets a potent and fun-to-ride bike. And the all-new 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure that we are covering today exactly is one of those bikes.

We all know that since their inception, the V-Strom bikes have developed an offbeat followings, along with the Wee-Strom creating a position as a multipurpose middleweight. The Suzuki V-Strom 650 entering this year brings a welcome brew of new fragrances in the lineup of Suzuki (the bigger V-Strom which also comes to the U.S. queue up after an absence of two-years). We first got the teaser of this petite V-Strom update this summer, with first impersonations rather underwhelming just as a lot of people anticipated, or at best craved, an across-the-board escapade-touring redesign. The slight update here didn’t look a lot more than a cosmetic upgrade initially.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure

Get on the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure and the all-new 32.9-in seat of the bike still gives a comfortable reach to the pavements along with its slim contours, this all despite its elevated seating height of 15mm. there also is an option of getting a low or high seating, and getting these will get you a chance to lower or raise the seating to 20 mm. We generally like high seat, because it offers a bit more space to the pegs. Reaching the bars is also comfortable and natural and although the V-Storm 650 Adventure is not at all a small bike, but it still is a pretty decent match for a tad minor statured.

The 2012 V-Storm Adventure comes with a brand new instrument console, which takes care of all the essential information you need. The brand new control panel here shows all the vital information that you need. The bike has a brand new analog tach on the left-side and digital speedometer on the right-side. The specifications of the 2012 V-Strom is pretty similar to the 2011 model, the engine of the V-Strom is new this time around. As a substitute of the SV650 Twin, the 2012 V-Storm has the Gladius engine. The V-Twin 645 cc engine has the same 62.6 mm stroke and 81 mm bore, but this time around it comes with new cylinders, pistons, cams and valve springs. This gives the bike a lot more torque with Suzuki claims development between 4000 rpm and 6000 rpm.

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure

After inspecting each and every aspect of the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure to us is a pretty nice and practical bike with ample oomph factor.

Technical Specification:

  • MSRP: $8299 (standard), $9799 (Adventure)
  • Engine: 90° V-Twin
  • Displacement: 645 cc
  • Bore x Stroke: 81 mm x 62.6 mm
  • Valvetrain: DOHC, 8 valves
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Frame: Aluminium twin spar, having aluminium swing arm
  • Front Suspension: Showa fork, 5 position preload alteration
  • Rear Suspension: Showa shock, reload changeable via remote knob
  • Front Brakes: Double disc, Tokico calpers

2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure

  • Rear Brakes: Single disc
  • Tires: Bridgestone Trail Wing
  • Front Tire: 110/80R19
  • Rear Tire: 150/70R17
  • Wheelbase: 61.4 in
  • Seat Height: 32.9 in
  • Curb Weight: 472 lbs
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 gallon
  • Warranty: 12 month unlimited mileage

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