2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure [Model Overview]

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More Adventure, More Action, More V-Strom: The 2021 V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure​

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As usual, the 2021 Suzuki line-up includes a couple of adventure-focused variants of the already impressive V-Strom 650 model. These variants include the V-Strom 650 XT and XT Adventure models: two Japanese motorcycles that have been designed to offer rocksteady reliability and unintimidating performance for day-to-day rides to full-on adventures.

Like many other Suzuki motorcycles in the 2021 range, these uprated V-Stroms draw power from Suzuki’s tried and tested 645 cc DOHC V-twin engine, with 70 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of peak torque. In terms of performance, they’re both identical to the base-model V-Strom 650. They also feature the same riding aids and electronics, including traction control, ABS, easy start, and a low-RPM assist function.

However, the two models differ from the base model on their level of added extras. The 650 XT model boasts aluminum wheels, a tall front screen, ADV-inspired stacked headlights, handguards, a protective engine cowl. The XT Adventure has that and more, with the addition of aluminum panniers as standard, along with mirror extensions, a handlebar cross-brace, an accessory bar, and more.

For 2021, the V-Strom 650 XT is available with a new color option: Candy Daring Red with Glass Sparkle Black. The V-Strom 650 XT Adventure is also blessed with a new color option for 2021: Champion Yellow No. 2.

The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT starts from $9,349 USD / $10,999 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure in one place.

2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure


Motorcycle Overview​



General Info​

  • Price: $9,349 USD / $10,999 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Versatile liquid-cooled, 645cc, 90-degree, V-twin engine
    • ADV fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and adjustable windshield
    • Adventure-styled accessories, including hand guards and engine protection


Main Specs​

  • Engine: 645 cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
  • Power: 70 HP
  • Torque: 46 lb-ft
  • Kerb Weight: 476 lbs (216 kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.9 in (835 mm)


Competitors​



2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure Specifications​




Engine​

Engine645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
Bore x Stroke81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in. x 2.5 in.)
Compression Ratio11.2:1
Fuel SystemFuel injection SDTV-equipped
StarterElectric
LubricationWet sump

Drivetrain​

Transmission6-speed constant mesh
ClutchWet, multi-plate type
Final DriveChain, RK525SMOZ8, 118 links

Chassis​

Suspension FrontTelescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension RearLink type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes FrontTokico, 2-piston calipers, twin disc, ABS-equipped
Brakes RearNissin, 1-piston, single disc, ABS-equipped
Tires Front110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless
Tires Rear150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity20.0 L (5.3 US gal.)
ColorCandy Daring Red / Glass Sparkle Black

Electrical​

IgnitionElectronic ignition (transistorized)
Spark PlugNGK MR8E-9
Headlight12V 65W (H9 high-beam) and 12V 55W (H7 low-beam)
Tail LightLED

Dimensions​

Overall Length2275 mm (89.6 in.)
Overall Width910 mm (35.8 in.)
Overall Height1405 mm (55.3 in.)
Ground Clearance170 mm (6.7 in.)
Wheelbase1560 mm (61.4 in.)
Seat Height835 mm (32.9 in.)
Curb Weight216 kg (476 lb.)

Warranty​

Warranty12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty
ExtensionLonger coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).

2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure Features​


Key Features​

Liquid-cooled, 645cc, 90-degree, V-twin engine delivers strong torque in the low- to mid-rpm range, yet provides a strong rush of high-rpm power that’s ideal for any riding mission.

Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, Easy Start System, Low RPM Assist feature, plus ABS** technology make a great motorcycle really incredible.

ADV fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and adjustable windshield, houses a multifunction, illumination-adjustable instrument panel that delivers a wealth of information.

The strong and light chassis has integrated mount points for unified Suzuki V-Strom luggage that’s easy to clip on and off and keeps the motorcycle trim when ready for touring.

Ready for real adventure, the V-Strom 650XT has new Candy Daring Red and Glass Sparkle Black bodywork with black-anodized aluminum rims on the spoke-style wheels with tubeless radial dual-sport tires, hand guards, and a protective lower engine cowl.

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

Engine Features​

Using SV650 engineering, the V-Strom 650XT’s DOHC, liquid-cooled engine has been tuned to deliver clean, strong power at any rpm.

Low-friction resin-coated pistons and SCEM-coated cylinders help deliver high mileage for class-leading touring range.

Unique engine cover hardware and select fasteners are designed to permit the use of Torx or conventional hex-style tools.

The sleek 2-into-1 exhaust system routes below the chassis to reduce weight, centralize mass, and provide space for a narrow tail section (and optional luggage).

The exhaust system has twin catalyzers and employs O2 feedback to the EFI system to produce optimum combustion efficiency and reduce emissions to an incredibly low level.

The fuel-injection system employs Suzuki’s innovative SDTV (Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve) on 39mm throttle bodies. The secondary throttle valves are controlled by a servo motor for smooth power delivery.

Ten-hole, long-nose-type fuel injectors on each throttle body improve fuel atomization for better combustion efficiency while reducing fuel consumption.

Suzuki’s patented Throttle-body Integrated Idle Speed Control (TI-ISC) stabilizes the engine idle speed and helps lower emissions. The system is compact and lightweight.

The TI-ISC on the V-Strom 650XT has Suzuki’s Low RPM Assist feature that seamlessly adjusts engine speed during takeoff and low-speed riding to smooth the power delivery. It also helps reduce the possibility of the rider stalling the motorcycle.

The Engine Control Module (ECM) provides state-of-the-art engine management and has enhanced settings to suit the updated intake and exhaust systems, resulting in better fuel economy and linear throttle response.

The engine has dual spark technology heads with two high-energy, slim electrode spark plugs per cylinder, which aid in combustion efficiency and power production.

The V-Strom 650XT is equipped with Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System*, which lets the rider control the throttle with more confidence in various riding conditions. It continuously monitors front and rear wheel speeds, throttle opening, engine speed, and the selected transmission gear to adjust engine output if wheel spin is detected.

There are three traction control modes (1, 2, and OFF), and the difference between the modes is their sensitivity to road conditions. Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level, most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip (riding on good, smooth roads). Mode 2 is highest sensitivity level, suitable for road conditions where the grip may be limited (wet or cold surfaces). OFF disengages all traction control features.

This V-Strom also features the Suzuki Easy Start System, which lets the rider start the motorcycle with a momentary press of the start button without pulling in the clutch lever when the transmission is in neutral.

The compact radiator is flanked by wind-directing plates that enhance cooling efficiency and direct heat out of the side vents away from the rider’s legs.

The six-speed transmission suits sporty rides with tight first through fifth gear ratios and a tall top gear (sixth gear) for highway cruising.

Low-maintenance, long-life sealed O-ring drive chain is standard.

*The Traction Control System is not a substitute for the rider’s throttle control. It cannot prevent loss of traction due to excessive speed when the rider enters a turn and/or applies the brakes. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

Chassis Features​

The beak-style fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and new mounting structure, helps the V-Strom 650XT cut through the wind, protecting the rider in style.

The three-way height-adjustable windscreen was wind-tunnel tested to reduce wind sounds, buffeting, and rider fatigue.

The fuel tank has a generous 5.3-gallon capacity but is shaped to be thin at the rear to flow into the slimmer seat, which aids the rider in touching the ground at stops.

The internal construction and cap of the fuel tank is updated so the gasoline capacity is the same for both the 49-state and California versions.

The spacious two-up seat combines smooth and slip-resistant surfaces, plus an embossed V-Strom logo.

Lightweight, rigid twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm contribute to smooth handling performance and excellent stability.

Spring-preload-adjustable 43mm front forks and link-type rear suspension are combined with a rebound damping adjustment and hand-operated spring preload adjuster.

Spoke-style wheels, with blue anodized aluminum rims laced with stainless steel spokes, absorb shock from irregular road surfaces well and accept tubeless tires.

Adventure-spec Bridgestone Battlax 19-inch front and 17-inch rear tubeless radial tires are mounted to the spoke-style wheels for all-around good performance.

Front dual 310mm disc brakes and a rear 260mm disc brake deliver controlled stopping power.

Compact Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)** system monitors wheel speed to match braking to available traction.

The lightweight resin luggage rack incorporates easy-to-grasp grab bars and aligns with the passenger section of the seat, offering a larger surface for carrying cargo or luggage.

The V-Strom 650XT comes with hand guards and a protective lower engine cowl.

**Depending on road surface conditions, such as wet, loose, or uneven roads, braking distance for an ABS-equipped vehicle may be longer than for a vehicle not equipped with ABS. ABS cannot prevent wheel skidding caused by braking while cornering. Please ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

Electrical Features​

The multifunction instrument panel features brightness-adjustable LED backlighting for its large diameter analog tachometer, digital speedometer, and LCD data display.

LCD readouts include odometer, dual trip meter, traction control modes, gear position, coolant and ambient temperature, fuel consumption, fuel gauge, and clock. Switching between readings can be done with the left handlebar switch.

LED indicators include an ABS alert and a freeze warning icon, which together with the air temperature display warn of possible icy road conditions.

Strong three-phase charging system supplies the 10Ah maintenance-free battery for easy starting and additional accessory power. A dedicated accessory fuse is located under the seat.

The stacked, 65/55-watt halogen headlamps illuminate the road when your ride stretches into night.

The LED tail and brake light is bright and vibration resistant. The turn signals use bright amber incandescent bulbs with clear lenses.

A handy 12-volt DC accessory outlet is mounted on the inner dash.

Additional Features​

Genuine Suzuki Accessories include side and top cases, engine guards, low- and high-profile seats, heated grips, hand guards, and more.

12-month unlimited mileage limited warranty. Longer coverage periods with other benefits available through Suzuki Extended Protection (SEP).*

*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.


2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure Photos​

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2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure Videos​





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