Suzuki DL650 V-strom / XT

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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

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