Vstrom 650 xt. 2019 Suzuki V

New Suzuki V

Vstrom 650 xt

Kawi maintains those typical, adventure-bike flylines across the tank and saddle, but lack the luggage rack and quick-connect bag hardware that gives the V-Strom a certain flexibility and convenience. This year, Suzuki adds a third trim level to the famous adventurer which is, simply put, a fully-loaded version of the V-Strom. That planted a seed that grew into a well-rounded appreciation of all things mechanical, and eventually, into a formal education of same. He currently holds an Associate's degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M. The Touring comes ready to receive the heated grips and seats from the accessories catalog. I upgraded my 2012 with crash bars and bash plate, hand guards Barkbusters and also raised the bars enough to make standing comfortable.

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2020 Suzuki V

Vstrom 650 xt

Now we have more power, plus a traction control system to help manage said power as well as some nifty aesthetic tweaks. Any suggestions for suspension settings with stock parts? A standard, non-slipper clutch makes the connection between engine power and the six-speed transmission, and the top-gear ratio is rather tall to keep rpm down on the interstate. A moderately scooped, slip-resistant saddle contains your butt during hard acceleration, and the p-pad and grab rail is sufficient for passenger comfort. We headed out to our desert testing grounds to evaluate the performance of the bike on a timed off-road course. .

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Vstrom 650 xt

This decreases the chance the rider will stall the motorcycle. But after turning up the speed, we started to experience bottoming in the whoops. We proceeded to set front and rear sag for our 215-pound test rider, then cranked up the damping on the rear shock to stiffen it up for more aggressive off-road terrain. Next we set out to improve the off-road protection of the bike. It falls short in key areas like ground clearance and suspension travel that are important for off-road travel, and its protruding oil filter and exhaust header are big liabilities on the trail. Not surprising, but still a tad disappointing. It oversees the operation of the dual, two-piston Tokico anchors biting the 310 mm front discs and the single-pot Nissin caliper that binds a 260 mm disc out back.

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2019 Suzuki V

Vstrom 650 xt

Having arrived at your campsite in the Pyrenees you could then strip away the luggage and belt out for a few hours' jousting with sports bikes on hairpin bends. An upright, riding posture contributes to the bike's handling characteristics. Dialing in the suspension settings as much as possible, ensures you get the most out of the available performance. The windscreen has been extended 9mm upwards to reduce the windblast and buffering to the body, while the shape has been changed to control the wind flow rather than to simply create a wind-free zone. The famous 645cm3 V-Twin powerplant has undergone an update, installing new technology such as the resin-coated pistons, and revising over 60 engine components to achieve a higher output in a broad area of the rev-range, while keeping the unique V-Twin character with low fuel consumption. I recommend you start by setting the front and rear preload to the recommended sag range for the bike fully loaded with the rider look for YouTube videos on how to do this. The modes differ in terms of sensitivity.

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New Suzuki V

Vstrom 650 xt

Fortunately, we had one other comparison point to look at. The new screen comes vented to reduce head buffeting at speed and sports a three-position height adjustment to accommodate a variety of body types. The straighter handlebar with the handguards extends the bike by almost three inches. The water-cooled, 90-degree V-twin uses dual overhead cams to time the valvetrain with dual-spark heads for positive flame-front propagation. Well, it looks like the mill claims a total of 69 ponies at 8,000 rpm with 50. In addition, the unique connecting bar design helps redirect energy from an impact to the opposite-side crash bar instead of to the frame or engine mounts. Top Speed, Allyn Hinton, January 22, 2016.

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Vstrom 650 xt

Sounds like you are having a great time on your V-Strom though. Its hard to get solid info online, especially not knowing if the person writing even has ridden a model they feel compelled to tell you about. So with gritted teeth and a tightened kidney belt, our test rider pushed the bike beyond the comfort zone to put in a good time on the course. The package includes a set of 37-liter aluminum panniers, tubeless wire W-spoke wheels, crash bars with lower engine guard, a braced handlebar, a skid plate, and mirrors extensions, wrapped up in a bright Pearl Vigor blue livery. I gotta say that overall, the Versys is a little disappointing in the tech department. The digital section below displays the odometer, twin-trip meter, clock, fuel level, coolant temperature, ambient temperature, battery voltage, range on remaining fuel, average and instantaneous fuel consumptions, and traction-control modes.

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2019 Suzuki V

Vstrom 650 xt

The new instrument cluster incorporates a large analogue tachometer and digital readouts for the gear position and speedometer. The gas tank capacity offers a 5. Then you get the wheels and a newer bike. As a moto journalist, he enjoys inspiring others to seek adventure across horizons both near and far. In August, officially announced all the new goodies coming to its lineup for 2020.

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