V-Strom DL-650 2nd Generation


In 2012, Suzuki has released a new DL-650 model (Gen2).
It has several upgrades and improvements to the original Gen1 DL-650:
  • Engine is based on Gladius engine:
    • Improved engine power and torque
    • Smoother and quieter
  • 32 Bit ECU
  • Face lift
  • Different oil cooler
  • New wind screen
  • Smaller fuel tank, lower fuel consumption
  • Reduced weight
  • New LCD instrument panel
  • Firmer & improved suspension
  • New Bosch ABS system
  • Speedometer is fixed to the countershaft, not the front wheel (i.e. like the DL-1000, unlike the DL-650 Gen1)
  • New, more comfortable seat

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Reviews

Motorcycle.com ADV shootout. APR 19, 2012:
http://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-outs/2012-650-adventuretourer-shootout-video-91274.html?page=1

Model Evaluation:
http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/2012MayDL650.pdf

http://www.mcnews.com.au/Testing/Suzuki/2012_DL650/Suzuki_DL650_Review.htm





References

http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/model_eval/2012MayDL650.pdf