Suzuki updates the V-Strom 650 crossover 2022

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 range is renewed, confirming itself as one of the best-selling medium-displacement travel and crossover motorcycles.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 my2022 crossover test test motorcycle review
Suzuki V-Strom 650 my 2022

Suzuki presents the V-Strom 650 2022 range, one of the best-selling mid-engined crossovers and the best seller of the House of Hamamatsu.

With a wide range of colors, some of which are new, and of fittings, with the possibility of choosing between alloy wheels or spoked wheels, the V-Strom 650 can also be purchased by choosing the innovative and practical WAY2RIDE financial formula.

Content index

  1. Graphics, design and rims
  2. Engine and chassis
  3. Comfort and equipment
  4. Way2ride program

The Hamamatsu Sport Enduro Tourer is enjoying considerable success this year, so much so that the number of units sold since the beginning of 2021 has already exceeded the total of 2020 during the summer. motorcycle much loved is its unique ability to combine brilliant performance and extraordinary driving pleasure with unparalleled reliability, qualities appreciated both by lovers of touring on two wheels and by those who use the bike for small daily trips.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 my2022 crossover test test motorcycle review
Suzuki V-Strom 650 my 2022

Graphics and rims

The V-STROM 650 MY2022 dresses a first-rate technical package with a new assortment of colors. The range is divided into two variants that offer the possibility to choose between the two different souls of the same bike, one with a more elegant and street character or the other, the XT model, able to wink at the world of adventuring. and off-road.

La V-STROM 650 recognizable by its black alloy wheels and its clean look, it can be ordered in three colors, two of which are new. These are the lively Blu Montreal and the refined Nero Dubai, to which is added the candid Bianco Cortina.

The V-STROM 650XT, on the other hand, stands out at first sight for the presence of spoked rims, suitable for mounting tubeless tires and available in two color variants to best match the superstructures. By opting for Cortina White and Petra Yellow, the rims are in fact gilded, while they become blue with Dubai Black and with the new Santorini Blue livery, embellished with a gray finish for the unmistakable beak front. The decision to tie each colorway in the name of a location underlines the globetrotter spirit of the V-STROM 650.

To differentiate the examples illustrated above are also the graphics, which in the case of the V-STROM 650 move only the windshield, while in the case of the V-STROM 650 XT they also extend over the tank. The V-STROM 650 sold in Italy they are always equipped with the standard handguards and tip.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 my2022 crossover test test motorcycle review
Suzuki V-Strom 650 my 2022

Engine and chassis

The V-STROM 650 MY2022 is Euro 5 approved. Its 90-degree V-twin engine benefits from the recent updates introduced to increase performance and reduce fuel consumption and harmful emissions. The efforts of Suzuki engineers focused in particular on the search for optimal combustion, obtained thanks to Dual Spark and Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve technologies and ten-hole injectors, capable of finely vaporising the petrol. Overall efficiency also benefits from the joint use of the SCEM treatment for the cylinder liners and a special coating for the pistons, both designed to contain internal friction. The V-STROM 650 MY2022 has a maximum power of 71 hp at 8.000 rpm and a maximum torque of 62 Nm at 6.500 rpm, most of which are available from low revs, for a smooth and rapid progression in all situations. With a consumption of only 4 l / 100 km and therefore an average mileage of 25 km / liter, the V-STROM 650 also ensures reduced running costs, while the presence of a 20-liter tank brings the range to 450 km.

Hamamatsu's engineers have chosen aluminum for both the double-beam frame and the swingarm of the V-STROM 650. The extensive use of such a precious material is a rarity for the category and gives the chassis of this Suzuki a perfect balance. between stiffness and lightness. On the road, all this translates into unparalleled behavior: whether traveling alone or with the passenger and any luggage, the V-STROM 650 is agile in tight corners and at the same time precise and stable in the fastest stretches.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 my2022 crossover test test motorcycle review
Suzuki V-Strom 650 my 2022

Comfort and equipment

During long journeys aboard the V-STROM 650, exceptional ride comfort also emerges, the result of careful ergonomic study and careful profiling of the windscreen, the shapes of which were defined after long tests in the wind tunnel. The suspension uses excellent quality suspension and the rear mono-shock absorber has a knob that allows you to change the spring preload quickly and quickly.

The V-STROM 650 and 650XT MY2022 have a rich standard equipment, which enhances their exceptional versatility. In addition to the ABS, in city use the Suzuki Easy Start System and the "Partifacile" - Low RPM Assist system are appreciated, which facilitate starting and departures, while on slippery surfaces you can count on the "Aprisereno" system - Traction control adjustable on two levels and can be deactivated. Among the equipment present there is also a solid luggage rack well aligned with the saddle and a 12V socket. This is useful for powering or recharging a navigator or smartphone and is placed next to clear and complete instrumentation, consisting of an analog rev counter and a multifunction digital display.

WAY2RIDE - Maximum freedom, even in future choices

The V-STROM 650 MY2022 can be purchased at clear and advantageous conditions also through the innovative and practical WAY2RIDE formula. This flexible and customizable financial tool goes beyond the classic concept of ownership in favor of the idea of ​​a monthly driving cost. Those who choose this product can jump on the bike immediately by paying just an advance and therefore paying monthly installments for two or three years. It is the Customer who establishes the initial outlay and the amount of the 24 or 36 installments, in order to then arrive at a certain Guaranteed Future Value. Upon expiry, WAY2RIDE gives the Customer maximum freedom, offering him three possibilities: pay the remaining amount and keep the bike, return it to the Dealer or replace it with another Suzuki.