Entering the 2012, Suzuki again greet the world motorcycle market by offering a 2012 V-Strom 650 were sold in two different models – ABS and ABS Adventure. With its world debut in 2003, V-Strom 650 has a wider target market and popular with many people. You may think that this bike would be the nearest competitor for the new Ninja 650R, because both are in the same segment and offers the same functionality. Suzuki says, “The 2012 V-Strom model more oriented to the comfortable adventure tourer and also offer reliable performance on the city streets.” Same as that offered by the new Kawasaki Ninja 650R. Meanwhile, the new model also offers a ride comfort level that’s much better than the previous models.
Talking about the engine, the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS and ABS Adventure has the same engine specifications by using 645 cc, a new V-Twin engine, 90-degree, four-stroke powered by DOHC system and liquid-cooled to optimize engine performance. With the engine specs, Suzuki says that this bike able to offer improved overall better performance, from low to high rpm.
Both models receive benefits from the Suzuki fuel injection and ignition system based on Electronic transistorized with the hope to be able to improve fuel economy. However, while maintaining engine performance in the best condition. As for the transmission system, the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS and ABS Adventure comes with a six-speed constant mesh transmission and powered by Chain/DID525V8 with 118 links as a standard final drive.
Talking about the design, the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 as a whole offers a fairly typical design style and received new bodywork that has been revamped for better aerodynamics. There is little difference in style between the new V-Strom ABS and ABS Adventure models, especially the new color options for 2012 models. Meanwhile, the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS went on sale at the base price of $8,299 MSRP and ABS Adventure models more expensive at $9,799 MSRP. Both also get a one-year limited warranty and available color options, Fox Orange Metallic for ABS model and Glass Sparkle Black for ABS Adventure model.
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