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Suzuki V-Strom 650

Suzuki V-Strom 650

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4.8
44 reviews
  • Build Quality
    4.8 (5)
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (5)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.8 (5)
  • Mileage 23,500 km
  • Noise Level
    4.4 (5)
  • Braking
    3.8 (6)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.3 (6)
  • Gear Shifting
    4.3 (6)
  • Suspension
    3.8 (6)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    5.0 (6)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (6)
  • Handling
    4.5 (6)
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Mike - dont buy a SYM
Mike - dont buy a SYMGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

Best mid range motorbike available

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- as I am only 174cm, and have back issues - I lowered the front forks and raised the handle bars to suit my height and preferred style of riding
- I have now owned 2 650 VStroms , one a 2018 and one a 2012 model …both were outstanding
- powerful
- comfortable
- RELIABLE
- smooth to ride

Purchased in at Suzuki Dealers for $12,500.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Rod
RodIllawarra, NSW

Never ceases to amaze me

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I am on my second 650 V Strom. First was a 2005; sold at 87k no problems and only ever serviced by myself. Present one is 2012, now with 56k. Oil leak fixed under warranty, otherwise perfect.
Main improvements between the two....gauges, gear position indicator, seat, .
So easy and relaxing to ride. Initially struggled on dirt but am pretty confident now.
Done lots of big trips, loaded right up with both bikes.
Michelin Anarkee tyres, 20k plus.
Farkles I recommend.....centre stand, bark busters, filter guard, fork brace. Givi luggage.
Crash bars.

Purchased in for $10,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Geoff H
Geoff HCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 2 likes

Best value adventure bike

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Purchased in for $12,999.

Build Quality
4/5
Value for Money
5/5
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SMT
SMTAU
  • 13 reviews
  • 1 like
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Simple and reliable

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As a returning rider I decided to get the Suzuki VStrom 650. It has all the possible extras and is in a good shape. The bike does everything I ask for effortlessly.

Purchased in .

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Performance
4/5
Braking
4/5
Acceleration / Power
2/5
Gear Shifting
4/5
Suspension
5/5
Fuel Efficiency
4/5
Comfort
4/5
Handling
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Wilberforce
WilberforceHamilton, NZ
  • 7 reviews
  • 2 likes

Practical Jack of all trades

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I bought my 2016 DL650XT ABS 2nd hand May 2019 with 20,000 kms on the clock.
I have added Pirelli Scorpion Rally STR tires which are a little noisy on smooth asphalt but great on dirt and gravel roads. They are actually quite good grip on roads too.
The bike goes well and handles better than I ever imagined it would. My longest day riding so far has been 740kms and I had a sore butt at the end of this. I have just completed a 3600kms trip down to Invercargill to the Burt Munro rally and she went like clock work.
I'm getting 22.9 km per litre
I think it might need the throttle bodies synchronized now so will get this looked at shortly.
I have modified the ABS system so I can switch off for gravel roads, works perfectly.

Purchased in for $9,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Almost perfect except...

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Purchased in at Dss red baron lower hutt for $14,000.

Build Quality
5/5
Value for Money
5/5
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Greed gets you in trouble this bike gets you there

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paracin
paracinSydney, NSW
  • 31 reviews
  • 27 likes

Simply perfect for may needs

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Jason H
Jason HAU
  • 2 reviews
  • 4 likes

Top Bike love it

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world_traveller
world_travellerSydney Surrounds, NSW
  • 37 reviews
  • 49 likes
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Best bike I've ever owned.

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Rob
RobNSW, 2620
  • 3 reviews
  • 7 likes

650 V Strom, 2006 model

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Fantastic bike. Maybe not the most eye catching bike around but these are brilliant all rounders. Ugliest bike Ive had, but by the far best after 40 years of bike riding. There are 18 others in the garage, but the Strom is the best. Ive found it to be very reliable, easy to service, parts are cheap and available, and for $265 reg in NSW a year its a bargain commuter.

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richard bullock
richard bullockCAIRNS
  • 10 reviews
  • 21 likes

A good example of a well thought out product

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Purchased a 2017 vstrom 650xt with 1600km on the clock a month ago.Previously i had done a lot of research on mid range motorcycles, and this seemed to be the machine for me.
So far i have travelled 2000km,and it has exceeded my expectations, i am delighted with it.It is very easy and user friendly to ride,i use it for touring,as well as around town commuting,ect.
The controls,instrumentation, even down to the mirrors, are well thought out and practical. The seating,for driver,and pillion, is comfortable, and a good riding position, eliminates fatigue.Power,and handling,are good,it feels very sure footed and predictable, one feels really confident,when riding this bike.

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Bobby Downing
Bobby Downing
  • 24 reviews
  • 33 likes

Solid and (reasonably) dependable

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This is my 3rd bike and my first Fuel injected machine. I purchased this bike second hand and for the most part it behaves like a new bike, typical Suzuki strong and reliable.

My only complaint would be the MY2007 (K7) non-ABS model does seem to have a known issue with Throttle Position Sensor wear at around 25000km+ (depending on how the bike is ridden) so if you spend lots of time commuting at city speeds you can expect to have to spend a little money replacing a ~$110 part plus labor.

Otherwise an all round good bike, part Street, part Dirt. all Fun. As you can expect its not Hyabusa on the road nor is it a DRZ in the dirt however with the correct application of tyres and will this bike will take you most anywhere.

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jake
jakeBlacktown
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Cant live without my baby

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I love this item. and enjoy using it, it has endless amounts of power.
My son also loves riding it with me, he enjoys the back, while I like to ride up front
it's a great investment and well worth purchasing.
Thanks Suzuki for the great item and a wonderful ride.

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Chad
Chadsydney
  • 4 reviews
  • 6 likes

Good all Round Bike

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Questions & Answers

RICK
RICKasked

My 2004 DL650 ( 110,000 k's ) drives, rides, handles great. It changes gears beautifully when it is cold but gear changes are definitely 'clunkier' after it warms up. I have to get up into the higher rev range before I can change out of first, after it warms up. Anybody here have any pointers on what the problem may be. ?

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Steve M.
Steve M.asked

Hi on my DL650 VIN Plate on the top Right hand side it says Category: LC. What does the LC stand for?
Thanks in advance.

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Peter E.
Peter E.asked

hi wonder if some one can help me .i have a dl650v strom 2007 when driving along the speedo and rpm gauge will just turn them self of and the red center light will come on the clock will reset it self to 0000 the speedo and the rpm gauge will turn to the right just like when you turn the ignition key on . it only useto do it now and then but in the last 3 days it will do it every 20 seconds and then it wont do it for a hour or so . any suggestions ? thanks peter

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Rod
Rod

Wow....I don’t know. Best thing I can suggest is go to the Stromtroopers site and see if they can help.

Peter E.
Peter E.

Thanks

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