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2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike Review Specs Price

The 2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike combines the aesthetics of Suzuki’s renowned DR-BIG rally bike with tubeless-spoke wheels that provide genuine adventure functionality. And now for 2017 is a gorgeous Candy Daring Red and Glass Sparkle Black paint scheme with graphics that suit the black-anodized rims on the spoke-style, tubeless wheels.

Continuing the V-Strom family’s legacy of being a fun and sensible bike to purchase and ride, the 650XT’s engine achieves global pollution regulations while delivering outstanding performance and fuel efficiency. Suzuki’s technical achievements include a lightweight and trim chassis, resulting in a V-Strom 650XT that is adaptable, manageable, and affordable.

The Suzuki 2021 V-Strom 650XT is an Adventure bike that is better than the sum of its parts, with unparalleled adaptability and dependability. Check out a V-Strom on your next trip, and you’ll find that it answers all of your motorcycle-related queries while delivering a hefty dose of excitement on any route.

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike – Features and Price

Key Features

The 645cc, 90-degree, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine gives enough torque in the low- to mid-rpm range, as well as a surge of high-rpm power that is appropriate for any riding goal.

Suzuki’s Innovative Traction Control System, Easy Start System, Low RPM Assist function, and ABS technologies transform a fantastic motorbike into something remarkable.

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike

With vertically stacked headlights and an adjustable windscreen, the ADV fairing incorporates a multifunctional, illumination-adjustable instrument panel that provides excellent information.

The sturdy and lightweight chassis has integrated attachment points for unified Suzuki V-Strom baggage that is simple to clip on and off and maintains the motorbike trim while traveling.

The V-Strom 650XT boasts new Candy Daring Red and Glass Sparkle Black bodywork with black-anodized aluminum rims on spoke-style wheels with tubeless radial dual-sport tires, hand guards, and a protective lower engine cowl, making it ready for genuine adventure.

Engine Features

Using SV650 technology, the DOHC, liquid-cooled engine of the 2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike has been designed to give clean, robust power at any rpm. Low-friction resin-coated pistons and SCEM-coated cylinders contribute to the class-leading touring mileage.

Unique engine cover hardware and select fasteners are intended to be compatible with Torx and standard hex-style tools.

The streamlined 2-into-1 exhaust system is routed under the chassis to minimize weight, concentrate mass, and allow for a compact tail section (and optional luggage). The exhaust system is equipped with two catalyzers and uses O2 feedback to the EFI system to maximize combustion efficiency and decrease emissions to a superficial level.

On 39mm throttle bodies, the fuel injection system incorporates Suzuki’s unique SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve). A servo motor controls the secondary throttle valves for continuous power delivery. Each throttle body is equipped with ten-hole, long-nose fuel injectors that improve fuel atomization and combustion efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.

Suzuki’s unique Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) helps reduce pollution by stabilizing the engine’s idle speed. The system is small and portable.

The TI-ISC on the V-Strom 650XT is equipped with Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist, which regulates engine speed during acceleration and low-speed riding to smooth power delivery. It also reduces the likelihood of the rider losing control of the motorcycle.

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike

The Engine Control Module (ECM) delivers advanced engine management and has revised settings to accommodate the redesigned intake and exhaust systems, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and linear throttle response. Dual spark technology heads with two high-energy, small electrode spark plugs per cylinder enhance combustion efficiency and power output.

The V-Strom 650XT is equipped with Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, allowing the rider to modulate the throttle more confidently in various riding circumstances. It constantly monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, throttle opening, engine speed, and transmission gear to adjust overall engine output if wheel spin is detected.

There are three different traction control modes (1, 2, and OFF), and their sensitivity to road conditions varies between modes. Mode 1 is the lowest sensitivity level and is best suited for experienced riders or situations with adequate road surface grip (riding on good, smooth roads). Mode 2 is the most sensitive setting, designed for road situations where traction may be restricted (wet or cold surfaces). OFF deactivates the traction control system.

This V-Strom is also equipped with the Suzuki Easy Start System, which allows the user to start the motorbike with a quick push of the start button while the gearbox is in neutral without depressing the clutch lever.

The tiny radiator is flanked by wind-directing plates that boost cooling effectiveness and direct heat away from the rider’s legs via the side vents.

With close-fitting first through fifth gear ratios and a high sixth gear for highway driving, the six-speed gearbox is well-suited for sporty vehicles.

Standard is a low-maintenance, long-lasting O-ring sealed drive chain.

Chassis Features

With its beak-type fairing, vertically stacked headlamps, and revised mounting structure, the 2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike can better cut through the wind and protect the rider in style.

The height-adjustable, the three-way windshield was tested in a wind tunnel to decrease wind noise, buffeting, and rider fatigue. The gasoline tank has a big 5.3-gallon capacity but is narrow at the back to flow into the smaller seat, allowing the rider to touch the ground during stops more easily.

The interior structure and cover of the fuel tank have been changed so that the 49-state and California variants have the same fuel capacity.

The sizeable two-up seat has slip-resistant and smooth surfaces, as well as an embossed V-Strom logo. The lightweight and robust twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm contribute to excellent handling and stability.

43mm spring-preload-adjustable front forks and a link-type rear suspension are paired with rebound damping adjustment and a spring-preload adjuster that is manually controlled.

Wheels with blue anodized aluminum rims and stainless steel spokes absorb shock effectively from rough road conditions and are compatible with tubeless tires.

Adventure-spec The spoke-style wheels are equipped with 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless radial Bridgestone Battlax tires for all-around performance.

Dual 310mm of front disc brakes and a 260mm of rear disc brake provide regulated stopping force. The compact Anti-lock Brake Technology (ABS) system monitors wheel speed to adapt braking to available traction.

The lightweight resin luggage rack has grip bars that are simple to grasp and is aligned with the passenger part of the seat to provide a more extensive area for hauling goods or bags. The 2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike has hand guards and a lower engine cowl for protection.

Electrical Features

The LED illumination of the large-sized analog tachometer, digital speedometer, and LCD data display may be adjusted on the multifunction instrument panel.

LCDs consist of an odometer, dual trip meter, traction control modes, gear position, coolant and ambient temperature, fuel consumption, a fuel gauge, and a clock. The left handlebar switch allows the user to toggle between readings.

LED indicators feature an ABS warning and a freeze warning symbol, which, together with the air temperature display, alert the driver to the possibility of icy road conditions.

A robust three-phase system charges the maintenance-free 10Ah battery for simple starting and extra auxiliary power. An accessory-specific fuse is located under the seat.

The 65/55-watt stacked halogen headlights illuminate the road while traveling at night.

The LED brake and tail light are brilliant and resistant to vibration. The turn signals employ amber-colored incandescent lamps with transparent lenses.

A convenient 12-volt DC auxiliary outlet is installed on the inside dashboard.

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki – Frequently Asked Questions

Is The Suzuki V-Strom An Adventure Bike?

Yes, the V-Strom is a competent adventure bike that will enable the starting to the average rider to explore the terrain and its boundaries. It is not simply a marketing ploy because this bike performs very well on- and off-road.

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike

Of course, it is partially a marketing strategy. I’m not going to lie to you; adventure bikes are now trendy, and it would be awful for businesses not to provide an adventure line. Consider Harley Davidson. However, I feel confident that the V-Strom models also meet the criteria for the adventure title. We took them on a 43,000-kilometer, 27,000-mile road journey through Europe and Africa, and they performed well.

Is The V-Strom A Dual Sport?

No, the V-Strom is not a traditional dual-sport motorbike, but the word’s definition is vague. Dual-sport motorcycles designed for long-distance travel are often classified as adventure bikes, which is a more suitable classification for the V-Storm.

Dual sports, like enduro and adventure, are marketing terms, not precise measurements of weight, engine output, and intended use. In general, dual sport bikes are street-legal motorbikes built for on- and off-road use; hence, the V-Strom might be considered a dual sport bike.

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike – Price

The new 2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike is available for $9,349 only.

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike – Technical Specifications


Engine 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree, V-twin
Bore x Stroke 81mm x 62.6mm (3.2 inches x 2.5 inches)
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Fuel injection, SDTV-equipped
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump


Clutch Wet, multi-plate type
Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Final Drive Chain, RK525SMOZ8, 118 links


Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, coil spring, solo shock, oil damped
Brakes Front Tokico, 2-piston calipers, twin disc, ABS-equipped
Brakes Rear Nissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped
Tires Front 110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless
Tires Rear 150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity 20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
Color Candy Daring Red / Glass Sparkle Black

2021 V-Strom 650XT Suzuki Adventure Bike


Ignition Electronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark Plug NGK MR8E-9
Headlight 12V 65W (H9 high-beam) & 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
Tail Light LED


Overall Length 2275 mm (89.6 in.)
Overall Width 910 mm (35.8 in.)
Overall Height 1405 mm (55.3 in.)
Wheelbase 1560 mm (61.4 in.)
Ground Clearance 170 mm (6.7 in.)
Seat Height 835 mm (32.9 in.)
Curb Weight 216 kg (476 lb.)


Warranty 12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
Extension More extended coverage periods, including other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP)

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