19. SUZUKI V-STROM 650
THE FACTS O 69.7bhp O 213kg (216kg XT) O Seat height 830mm
HIGHLIGHTS Increased power and torque Integrated luggage system Three-stage Traction Control
The 2017 V-strom 650/ XT isnõt all-new, but itõs had a huge overhaul. Thereõs a new fuel injection system with 10-point injectors, resin coated pistons and exhaust camshafts from the new SV650 Ð amongst more than 60 engine component revisions. For added security the new Strom comes with three-mode traction control lifted from the V-strom 1000. The road-focused 650 gets newly designed 10-spoke cast aluminium rims while the XT gets a set of bling goldie-looking laced rims.
But the most striking thing about the new middleweight adventurer is the overall effect. While it steals much from its bigger brother in terms of parts and style Ð the proportions and balance feel absolutely bespoke: it just works. Expect to see a lot on the roads.