Bike Description for

SUZUKI V-Strom 650XT

2021 V-Strom 650XTOverview

Renowned for versatility, reliability, and value, Suzuki’s V-Strom 650 models have attracted many riders who use their motorcycles for touring, commuting, or a fun ride when the spirit moves them. These are touchstone motorcycles balanced with a natural riding position, comfortable seat, and a flexible engine character that produces stress-free riding during brief daily use or a high-mile adventure.

The 2021 V-Strom 650XT pairs the looks of Suzuki’s iconic DR-BIG rally bike with the tubeless-spoke wheels that offer real adventure function. And new this year is a stunning Candy Daring Red and Glass Sparkle Black paint scheme with graphics that complement the black-anodized rims on the tubeless, spoke-style wheels.

Continuing the V-Strom family tradition of being a fun and logical motorcycle to buy and ride, the 650XT’s engine delivers stellar performance and great fuel economy while achieving worldwide emission standards. Suzuki’s engineering accomplishments also include low weight and a trim chassis, creating a V-Strom 650XT that is versatile, controllable, and financially accessible.

The V-Strom 650XT is an Adventure bike that’s greater than the sum of its parts, offering versatility and reliability like no other bike in its class. Check out a V-Strom for your next ride and you’ll see it answers your motorcycling questions while bringing a big dose of fun when you take it down any type of road.

FEATURES

The beak-style fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and new mounting structure, helps the V-Strom 650XT cut through the wind, protecting the rider in style.

The three-way height-adjustable windscreen was wind-tunnel tested to reduce wind sounds, buffeting, and rider fatigue.

The fuel tank has a generous 5.3-gallon capacity but is shaped to be thin at the rear to flow into the slimmer seat, which aids the rider in touching the ground at stops.

The internal construction and cap of the fuel tank is updated so the gasoline capacity is the same for both the 49-state and California versions.

The spacious two-up seat combines smooth and slip-resistant surfaces, plus an embossed V-Strom logo.

Lightweight, rigid twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm contribute to smooth handling performance and excellent stability.

Spring-preload-adjustable 43mm front forks and link-type rear suspension are combined with a rebound damping adjustment and hand-operated spring preload adjuster.

Spoke-style wheels, with blue anodized aluminum rims laced with stainless steel spokes, absorb shock from irregular road surfaces well and accept tubeless tires.

Adventure-spec Bridgestone Battlax 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless radial tires are mounted to the spoke-style wheels for all-around good performance.

Front dual 310mm disc brakes and a rear 260mm disc brake deliver controlled stopping power.

Compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** system monitors wheel speed to match braking to available traction.

The lightweight resin luggage rack incorporates easy-to-grasp grab bars and aligns with the passenger section of the seat, offering a larger surface for carrying cargo or luggage.

The V-Strom 650XT comes with hand guards and a protective lower engine cowl.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Engine645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
  • Bore x Stroke81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in. x 2.5 in.)
  • Compression Ratio11.2:1
  • Fuel SystemFuel injection, SDTV-equipped
  • StarterElectric
  • LubricationWet sump