Suzuki DL650 V-strom / XT
69.7bhp | 213/2166kg | Seat height 830mm
Now Euro4 compliant, the 650 V-twin engine’s capacity stays the same, but revisions mean marginal increases in power and torque. There’s a new fuel injection system with 10-point injectors, resin-coated pistons and exhaust camshafts from the new SV650 – amongst more than 60 engine components revisions.
The old exhaust is gone, too. It’s lower and lighter, and tuned for increased power and midrange. For added security the new Strom comes with three-mode traction control lifted straight from the V-strom 1000. The roadfocused 650 gets newly-designed 10-spoke cast aluminium rims, while the XT gets a set of bling new goldie-looking laced rims.
More than 60 engine parts have been upgraded