Here at Motorbike Madness, we are proud to introduce the Suzuki V-Stom 650 to our fleet of big touring bikes. The V-Stom utilizes a 645cc 90 degree V-Twin engine that is completely liquid-cooled.
Perfect balance is maintained due to its double overhead cam which gives low vibration. The 90-degree cylinder angle goes further to ensure a smooth comfortable ride. A well-engineered 6-speed gearbox provides excellent gear changing at any speed.
Two-level traction control combined with Suzuki’s low rpm assist is great for riders with lesser riding abilities or experience. These 2 features combined mean that taking off from a stationary position is much easier. The engine provides more revs preventing stalling and the traction control keeps the power stable and consistent.
The three-position adjustable windshield gives great wind protection whatever the conditions are.
ABS brakes are fitted as standard. Braking is more than taken care of with a 310-millimeter rotor disc brake up front, with two-piston calipers on a 19-inch high-performance wheel providing ample breaking.
In the back wheel, there is a 250-millimeter disc on a 17-inch wheel which provides the perfect balance for on-road and off-road riding. The front suspension has 6.3 inches of travel offering a smooth and comfortable ride on any terrain.
You will find that cornering is not only well balanced but provides the rider with a lot of confidence. The rear suspension benefits from rebound damping adjustment meaning that if you’re riding with a pillion passenger the spring tension can be adjusted to perfection.
When you undertake a road tour of length one of the most important things is riding position. The Suzuki V-Stom 650 has a perfect balance in this regard with a seat height of 33.5 inches which is suitable for almost all riders. The quality padding ensures that ever riding long distances for vast durations is very comfortable and alleviates a lot of the stress common with other bikes.
Ground clearance is a full 6 inches. Whether you’re planing an on-road or off-road ride this clearance will adequately take care of rough terrain, at 476 pounds a more challenging off-road experience would be better undertaken with our alternative Honda 500 range which is less powerful but a lot more nimble.
The power is very easy to manage even at full throttle and the handling is quick, intuitive, and very approachable. In fact, the handling is s good that the bike virtually corners itself.
Suzuki has always been known for its high-performance well-balanced engines. There’s no exception here. Its super quiet and smooth with hardly any vibration at revs approaching 8000 rpm and with a red line of 10,000, you will experience excellent acceleration. This little gem is a joy to ride at any speed and any distance. The fast-revving linear engine is soft and approachable and so much fun you’ll be sad when the day’s ride draws to an end.
All in all the Suzuki V-Stom 650 is a welcome addition to our big bike fleet. Its handling and power make it the perfect bike for Thailand’s roads and sandy lanes.
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