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    Eddieb
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    From: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/more-off-road-focused-v-strom-650-for-2015/25582.html

    SUZUKI’S V-Strom 650 is getting a beak and spoked wheels with dual-sport tyres, according to a new parts catalogue unearthed by a Dutch bike website.

    A page purporting to be from a Suzuki parts catalogue, published by Oliepeil.nl, clearly shows a beak included in the V-Strom 650’s upper-fairing assembly, as well as a spoked rear wheel with a dual-sport tyre.

    The spokes could suggest more off-road potential, offering greater strength than the cast wheels found on the current bike. The dual-purpose tyre is another indication of greater off-road ambition than the current V-Strom 650, which is really a middleweight tourer in adventure clothes.

    The catalogue lists the model name ‘DL650X’. Whether it will be a replacement for the current ‘DL650’ V-Strom, or a more off-road focused edition sold alongside, is unclear.

    Either way, the new beak is likely to be a feature of all variants of the model from 2015, giving it a closer family resemblance to the bigger V-Strom 1000, introduced this year.

    However, it looks like the 650 will retain its dual-headlights instead of adopting the single lamp found on its bigger brother.

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    Eddieb
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    Suzuki Press Release

    Based on the already popular V-Strom 650, which has been the top-selling dual purpose machine in the 650-800cc class in the last decade, the V-Strom 650XT comes with more adventure as standard.

    ‘The new V-Strom 650XT takes design cues from the Dr Big, the first dual-purpose machine to feature the now standard ‘beak’ design synonymous with models in the adventure sector. A new beak blends smoothly into the existing front bodywork, with air ducts that channel airflow to the radiator.

    ‘Newly designed, lightweight, wire-spoked aluminium wheels aid in the adventure styling of the new V-Strom 650XT, and shock absorption performance is increased on unpaved roads. Its arrival is anticipated as early as December this year.’

    Specifications:

    Overall Length: 2290 mm (90.2 in)
    Overall width: 835 mm (32.9 in)
    Overall height: 1405 mm (55.4 in)

    Wheelbase: 1560 mm (61.4 in)
    Ground clearance: 175 mm (6.9 in)
    Seat height: 835 mm (32.9 in)
    Curb mass: 215 kg

    Engine type: 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90° V-Twin
    Bore x stroke: 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in x 2.5 in)
    Engine displacement: 645 cm³
    Compression ratio: 11.2 : 1

    Fuel system: Fuel injection
    Starter system: Electric
    Lubrication system: Wet sump
    Transmission: 6-speed constant mesh

    Suspension
    Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
    Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
    Rake / trail: 26° / 110 mm (4.3 in)

    Brakes
    Front: Disc brake, twin
    Rear: Disc brake

    Tires
    Front: 110/80R19M/C 59H, tubeless
    Rear: 150/70R17M/C 69H, tubeless

    Ignition system: Electronic ignition (Transistorized)
    Fuel tank capacity: 20.0 L
    Oil capacity (Overhaul): 2400 ml

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    Eddieb
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    #5543

    Box.a.Bits
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    So…a bike for bird watchers. Wouldn’t have thought that would be a huge selling point, but these potential Suzuki purchasers can be a strange lot…

    #5545

    Eddieb
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    Yeah it is a bit …. isn’t it

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    Eddieb
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    #11361

    Gerrie Jacobs
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    I’m a bit of a fan for sure, might have to go to Boyds for a test ride…

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    Eddieb
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    Boyds don’t have one in stock.

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