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Suzuki V-Strom DL650

The Suzuki Vstrom DL650, once ridden, forever smitten. A very popular rental motorcycle and ideally suited to New Zealand conditions. With its super reliable v-twin engine, good fuel economy and excellent handling this is a hire motorbike difficult to fault. Now fitted with a laminar lip and new screen mounts for super smooth airflow.

SUZUKI V-Strom 650

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.

The ‘Wee’ may be one of the best middleweight motorbikes 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 covering great distances is your thing then the DL650’s remarkable reliability, middleweight, fuel economy, mule-like carrying capabilities and comfort, will win you over. Combine the V-Stroms off road capabilities with it’s impressive road performance and you have a rental motorbike which is difficult to walk past.

These motorcycle 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. Now with a laminar lip and new screen mounts for super smooth airflow.

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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