News 27 Jun 2011

Suzuki unveils 2012 model V-Strom 650 ABS

Suzuki Motorcycles has revealed the all-new 2012 model adventure tourer, the V-Strom 650 ABS.

Suzuki Australia sent us through this information today, outlining an all-new adventure tourer:

Suzuki has unveiled an all-new V-Strom 650 adventure tourer.

Suzuki has unveiled an all-new V-Strom 650 adventure tourer.

Suzuki Motorcycles has revealed the all-new 2012 model of its bestselling, go-anywhere adventure tourer, the V-Strom 650 ABS.

A perfect fit for riders seeking a multipurpose machine as capable on the streets as it is on outback roads, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS offers extreme versatility to suit the Australian terrain and lifestyle.

The all new V-Strom 650 ABS has been re-developed with an enhanced focus on rider comfort and features the latest in advanced technology from Suzuki.

“Suzuki set the scene in the adventure touring category when we introduced the V-Strom 1000 in 2002, and again one year later when we welcomed the V-Strom 650,” Perry Morison, General Manager, Motorcycles, Suzuki Australia said.

“The latest generation V-Strom 650 ABS certainly sets a new benchmark in this category, with significant refinements made across the whole machine, including six kilograms being shaved off the total weight, updated fuel injection system and reduced mechanical losses within the engine, resulting in improved fuel economy.”

The state-of-the-art fuel-injected 645cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree, V-Twin engine has been thoroughly refined with new cam profiles and pistons and a newly designed crankshaft for greater low-to-mid-rpm range torque and sporty quick-revving high rpm power surges for full-range riding enjoyment.

Tailored for active sporty riders, the six-speed transmission has tighter 1st through 5th gear ratios, while keeping highway cruises comfortable with a tall top gear.

Rider comfort was a priority in the update of the V-Strom 650 ABS and it features an all-new three-way height-adjustable windscreen, which efficiently reduces wind noise and rider fatigue, carefully shaped from extensive wind tunnel testing.

With an improved riding position for comfort, the V-Strom 650 ABS features a well-shaped functional seat, a slim 20 litre fuel tank and compactly tucked-in frame covers to make the rider feel at one with the machine.
The V-Strom 650 ABS is renowned for its sporty good looks, which continue in the 2012 model, with the aerodynamic and slim styling featuring a vivid combination of distinctive painted sections, contrasting dramatically against the black resin components.

Its user-friendly chassis, built around a lightweight and rigid twin-spar aluminium-alloy frame and swingarm, delivers a comfortable performance package for enjoyable adventure touring rides.

An upright riding position, long-stroke front and rear suspension and lightweight aluminium-alloy wheels with specifically designed tyres complete the suspension package.

The V-Strom 650 ABS’s Antilock Braking System ensures ultimate traction on the road, with the brakes monitoring input and wheel speed, matching stopping power to available traction.

Allowing riders to track their progress easily, the V-Strom 650 ABS’s easy-to-read multi-function instrument cluster combines an analogue tachometer with a large brightness adjustable LCD, with readouts including gear position, ambient temperature and average fuel consumption, in addition to speed, odometer, dual trip meter and more.

New for 2012, the instrument cluster now features a LED indicator warning about road freeze, which together with the ambient temperature display, aids a rider’s awareness of road conditions.

Completing this impressive package is the new transponder-type Suzuki Advanced Immobiliser System (SAIS) which helps prevent theft with an electronic code identification system built into the owner’s key.

Available in Australia this Spring, the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS comes in a choice of two colour schemes, Pearl Mirage White or Metallic Fox Orange, and is backed by Suzuki’s two-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. Pricing information will be announced closer to the arrival date.

Suzuki's 2012 model V-Strom 650 ABS will be available in Australia this Spring.

Suzuki's 2012 model V-Strom 650 ABS will be available in Australia this Spring.