The Suzuki V-Strom 650 is the first generation of sport training motorcycles. A product of the Japanese-made Suzuki line of touring motorcycles, it was marketed globally and is still available to buy new or used with some bikes priced at less than $7,000. It was listed in the American magazine, The Motorcyclist, as one of the ten best motorcycles costing less than $10,000. It compares to European and American motorcycle models and is recognized as one of the more versatile bikes in its market.
The bike was made to let riders sit in an upright position ensuring a comfortable longer trips or races for motorcycle riders. The engine of the SUZUKI V-Strom 650 '04-11 is one of the things that make this bike a truly dependable bike for avid adventurers. 8,800 revolutions per minute (rpm) make it one of the fastest bikes currently available to the public. Gauges are displayed clearly and include an oil pressure gauge, a fuel gauge, and a coolant temperature gauge.
The engine is a 645 CC, 4-stroke engine with 8 valves to allow for a smoother ride. The liquid-cooled engine is more efficient than an air-cooled one and contributes to a safer ride during longer races and rides. High beams and clear head and tail lights also contribute to rider safety. The DOHC gives two separate camshafts for improved engine performance and also contributes to a smoother ride.
The Suzuki V-Strom 650 '02-11 has a gas capacity of nearly 5.8 US gallons with a fuel consumption of 54 miles per gallon making it one of them more efficient motorcycles on the market. The SUZUKI V-Strom 1000, developed before the SUZUKI V-Strom 650 '04-11, was another version of the newer SUZUKI V-Strom 650 '04-11 bike.
Other features of the Suzuki V-Strom 650 '04-11 include improved power and adaptability compared to the previous DL 1000 models that were first designed and produced in 2002. The middleweight sport touring bike has a 6-speed transmission to give riders more control as they navigate tough off-road terrain and a final drive chain, which some riders prefer over a shaft drive