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Suzuki V-Strom DL650 ‘Violet’

Hire from $115 per day

The Suzuki V-Strom DL650 (often known as the “Wee”) is more than capable of handling anything you're likely to encounter on your New Zealand tour. They're built rugged, reliable and with a range in excess of 400km are ideally suited to long days in the saddle. One of our most popular rental models.

Suzuki V-Strom DL650 'Violet'

The ‘Wee’ may be one of the best middleweight bikes ever produced. Economical on gas mileage at around 4.4ltr/100 km (50 – 60 mpg o), a large capacity tank and solid frame make this dualsport a ideal choice for New Zealand conditions. If you want a rental motorcycle capable of great distances then the Wee’s remarkable reliability, middleweight, fuel economy, mule-like carrying capabilities and comfort, will win you over.

Combine the Vstroms off road capabilities with it’s impressive road performance and you have a motorbike which is difficult to walk past. These motorcycles pack a big punch for a 650cc machine, acceleration is smooth through the rev range with power pouring in as the engine speed increases. Excellent braking, excellent handling, excellent, excellent excellent.

Suzuki V-Strom DL650 Specifications


Engine Type 645 cc, 90-degree V-twin, wet sump
Cylinders 2
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration Chain-driven DOHC, 4 valver per cylinder
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Starter Electric
Power 66 bhp (49kw) @ 8,800rpm
Torque 60.3 Nm (44.5 lb·ft) @ 6,400 rpm
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas


Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain

Wheels & Tires

Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/80R – 19 radial front
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 150/70R – 17 radial rear


Front Brake Type dual 310 mm discs with twin-piston calipers
Rear Brakee Type 260mm disc with single-piston caliper

Technical Specifications

Wheelbase (in/mm)1,555 mm (61.2 in)
Fuel Capacity (litre)21 litres
Weight220kg – ready to ride
Seat Height790 mm (31 in) ± 15 mm (0.59 in)

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