Total Motorcycle Forums • View topic - Updated 2012 Suzuki V-Strom pictures, features and specs up.
Total Motorcycle Forums

Main Site

Forums


Photo Gallery

HTML Cd Menu Css3Menu.com

Back to Main Site Main Site . * Login   * Register .    * Search .  . Donate Today Donate .  . Subscribe / Unsubscribe Subscribe / Unsubscribe

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:52 pm 
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 28, 2003 7:05 pm
Posts: 5984
Location: Calgary AB, Can
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 38
My Motorcycle: VFR1200, SuperDuke 990
EDIT: 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS full details and photos now up: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcyc ... suzuki.htm

Updated 2012 Suzuki V-Strom pictures.

And here they are. Apparently new bodywork and a 2 litre smaller tank. Perhaps they did it the 1200GS way and improved the mileage enough to maintain the range.
Image
Image

_________________
HighSides Trips and Pics
http://totalmotorcycle.com/BBS/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=16003


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:37 pm 
Legendary 1000
Legendary 1000
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:21 am
Posts: 1271
Location: Manila, Philippines
Real Name: Dino
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 8
My Motorcycle: BMW R1150R Edition 80
Could be the angle of the photo, but those mirrors look massive.

_________________
"If you ride like there's no tomorrow, there won't be."


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:04 am 
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:00 pm
Posts: 32034
Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 21
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Hey, I really like the new looks of the Suzuki V-Strom. I wonder if it is the 650cc engine from the Gladius as the alternator cover is different than the 2011 one. I am quite surprised they reduced the fuel tank size by 2 litres, it must be to give the bike a slim look, the old tank (22l) was really big but it was one of the features I loved about the bike (the range).

Not a lot has really changed though about the rear and the front lost it's "side fairings", but I like it, I'd buy that orange one myself. :D

Now if only it's a 800cc to compete with the Triumph Tiger 800cc and BMW F650GS (800cc).

Thanks for posting the 2 photos High_Side! If you find anymore out there, please add them here. :D

Mike

P.S. There has been very little from Suzuki Canada, USA or UK about this bike yet at their consumer sites (other than a small flash blury teaser) or their special access media only sites (no photos or info yet). As soon as Suzuki has something more up I'll add this model into our 2012 Suzuki Motorcycle Model Guides.

_________________
2015 Motorcycle Model Guides
2014 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:49 am 
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:00 pm
Posts: 32034
Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 21
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
Update: I've read "rumors" in a UK magazine here that it might be a 800cc engine...

Mike

_________________
2015 Motorcycle Model Guides
2014 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:36 pm 
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:20 pm
Posts: 3884
Location: Reston Virginia
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 22
My Motorcycle: Vstrom 650, S1000RR, XS850, ZX6R
I would upgrade for an 800

_________________
Image

My Blog


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:37 pm 
Site Supporter - Gold
Site Supporter - Gold

Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:46 pm
Posts: 5293
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Real Name: Ryan
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
Looks like a combination of influences from the Tiger and the Beemer.

_________________
Have owned - 2001 Suzuki Volusia
Current bike - 2005 Kawasaki Z750S
MMI Graduation date January 9th, 2009. Factory Certifications in Suzuki and Yamaha


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:11 am 
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Nov 23, 2003 5:02 pm
Posts: 2114
Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Andrea aka Mrs. Total Motorcycle
Sex: Female
Years Riding: 11
My Motorcycle: 2009 Kawasaki Ninja 650R
Looks quite a bit better than the original and definitely a blend of other similar models. Me likes! :mrgreen:

_________________
Andrea :sun:


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:23 am 
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:00 pm
Posts: 32034
Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 21
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
I checked the media sites again this morning, still nothing yet on it yet that's official. I'll check again on the weekend. :D

I would consider buying it again if it was a 800cc. It would be interesting to re-buy a model again, never did that before. haha.

_________________
2015 Motorcycle Model Guides
2014 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:25 am 
Legendary 1000
Legendary 1000
User avatar

Joined: Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:21 am
Posts: 1271
Location: Manila, Philippines
Real Name: Dino
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 8
My Motorcycle: BMW R1150R Edition 80
EDIT: This quoted article is incorrect, North America will be getting the Pearl Mirage White, at least in Canada.


A bit more info, but no real performance specs:

Image

Still a 650, with a few revisions. Looks a bit better, but I'd still prefer the original for its larger tank.


Quote:
2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS First Look


Bashing away at an MCUSA keyboard for more than half a decade, Madson lends his scribbling input on everything from bike reviews to industry features and motorcycle racing reports – whatever duties the motojournalist vocation requires.


Sunday, June 26, 2011


The 2012 Suzuki V-Strom gets revised intake valves and cam profiles, but its 645cc engine remains mostly unchanged.

The orchestrated teases and leaks are over… at least for Suzuki’s “New Middle-Class” adventure-touring rig. Surprise, surprise, it’s the new 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS. Following the accidental leak of its specs and photos, Suzuki at last delivers the full details of its latest Wee-Strom – featuring a styling update, retuned engine and 13-pound weight reduction.

V-TWIN RE-TUNED

The unchanged 645cc displacement (81mm bore x 62.6mm stroke) may deflate expectations of riders hoping the much-hyped mystery ride would be a new head-to-head challenger with the F800GS and new Triumph Tiger 800 XC. But the unchanged displacement doesn’t mean Suzuki has been idle, with the liquid-cooled V-Twin getting interior upgrades.

Valves are larger, with 31mm intake and 25.5mm exhaust, and actuated by revised cam profiles. The crankshaft is new too, as are the iridium plugs. Cylinders get the Suzuki Composite Electrochemical Material-plated (SCEM) treatment, PR speak that promises reduced friction and improved abrasion resistance. All the revisions claim an improvement in low to mid-range torque production. Suzuki’s dyno comparison with the preceding model also reveal a more robust top end.

STYLING REFRESH



One of the biggest change is to its appearance as it features reshaped front headlamps and fuel tank.
The most recognizable change to the V-Strom is the styling refresh. Finned black resin side cowlings anchor the front end look and also serve a practical purpose – improving cooling airflow for the radiator and redirecting heat away from the rider legs. The front headlamps are also reshaped, as is the fuel tank. The slightly repositioned muffler gives a nominal refresh of the rear end.

RIDER COMFORT

Suzuki claims improvement to wind protection via three-way adjustable windscreen. Compared to the current model the screen is moved back 1.2 inches, with three fixed adjustment settings. The slimmer profile of the fuel tank also looks to improve rider comfort, though at the expense of some extra gas – the fuel capacity a half-gallon lower at 5.3 gallons. The seat is 0.6 inches taller now, at 32.9 inches, though Suzuki promises the perch’s shape makes it easier to reach the ground. There are also low and high seat options, which raise and lower the height by 20mm (0.8 inches) in either direction.

WEIGHT REDUCTION

The lower fuel load contributes to the lower claimed curb weight, a full 13 pounds lighter than the previous model. Also lightening the load is the new rear carrier of the exhaust, now black resin instead of aluminum. The ABS system is also lighter (1.5 pounds) than the previous unit (3.3 pounds).

Scheduled to hit showrooms mid-November, the 2012 V-Strom's MSRP is still to be determined.


NEW ELECTRONICS

A new instrument cluster utilizes a left-side analog tach with right side LCD display. The LCD includes digital speedo, gear position indicator and fuel gauge. Riders can also shuffle through info via convenient switchgear button at the right handlebar.

PRICE & AVAILBILITY

Suzuki says the new Stroms should hit dealer floors by mid-November. MSRP is still to be determined, as is pricing and availability of accessory options. The 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS will be available in the orange and black colorways. The white colorway originally leaked on the global Suzuki site will not be imported to the American market for 2012.

_________________
"If you ride like there's no tomorrow, there won't be."


Top
 Profile  
 
Unread postPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 2:15 am 
Administrator
Administrator
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2003 6:00 pm
Posts: 32034
Location: Houston, Texas
Real Name: Mike
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 21
My Motorcycle: 2013 Moto Guzzi V7 Stone
I now have it up, and I can easily guarantee I have more information and photos on this bike than any other site on the internet.



Redesigned 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS

Image

Image

The highly anticipated redesign of the V-Strom. See it now. Total Motorcycle has the MOST information on the new 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS anywhere. More photos, more features, more specifications, right here: 2012 Suzuki Motorcycle Model Guide.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2012models/2012-Suzuki-VStrom650ABS.htm


2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Review

Time For Real Adventures

The spirit of adventure beckons you to new destinations. To new sights, sounds and sensations. The V-Strom 650 ABS is built to get you there with more enjoyment and excitement, in greater comfort. Performance. Handling. Styling. Redesigned throughout. Upgraded throughout. The V-Strom 650 ABS. Time for real adventures.


In 2002, Suzuki introduced the V-Strom 1000 in a new motorcycle category, the Sport Enduro Tourer. Its running performance and packaging earned worldwide acclaim. In 2003, Suzuki released the V-Strom 650 targeting a wider range of users. This versatile model covers not only daily use such as commuting, but also weekend touring as well. With the addition of an ABS-equipped model in 2006, the V-Strom 650 has always been the best-selling model in its class. To further improve its running performance and riding comfort, Suzuki decided to develop a new model.

For 2012, Suzuki is introducing the new and improved V-Strom 650 ABS. The development concept for the 2012 model was "The Comfortable Adventure Tourer". While enhancing the proven running performance and in-town versatility of the current model, Suzuki improved the riding comfort even further on the 2012 V-Strom. Its new V-Twin 645cc engine features improved overall performance in the low-to-mid rpm range and the styling and bodywork design was revamped for better wind protection. In addition, fuel economy and environmental performance were also enhanced.

2012 will mark the 10th anniversary of the V-Strom series since its introduction. Suzuki hopes the new V-Strom 650 ABS will be enjoyed by many more riders......


http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/motorcycles/2012models/2012-Suzuki-VStrom650ABS.htm

_________________
2015 Motorcycle Model Guides
2014 Motorcycle Model Guides

Total Motorcycle is official Media/Press for Aprilia, Benelli, Beta, Bimota, BMW, Buell, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Husaberg, Hyosung, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, KYMCO, Moto Guzzi, Moto Morini, MV Agusta, Norton, Phantom, Piaggio, Polaris, Ridley, Roehr, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Ural, Vespa, Victory, Yamaha and Zero.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 14 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 7 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

 
 

Powered by phpBB © 2015 phpBB Group