2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure

The 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure is an ADV touring motorcycle that offers fantastic performance in the middleweight segment. It’s built to be the pinnacle of the middleweight V-Strom motorcycle line. The bike takes what the V-Strom 650XT has and adds a set of aluminum panniers to it as well as an accessory bar, a handlebar cross-brace, and mirror extensions.

The bike gets a 90-degree V-twin liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 645cc. The engine makes 70 hp and 46 lb-ft of torque. That engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. This is a real touring machine ready to go pretty much anywhere.

The V-Strom 650XT Adventure is a unique offering and fans of serious adventuring for long periods of time will absolutely love it. The V-Strom 650XT Adventure comes with a starting price tag of $10,399.

The motorcycle is available in only one color, and that color is Pearl Vigor Blue.

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

2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure


Model Overview

General Info

  • Price:  $10,399
  • Key Features:
    • Traction Control
    • Anti-lock Brake System (ABS)
    • LED Lighting

Key Specs

  • Engine type: 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
  • Power: 70 hp
  • Curb weight: 216 kg (476 lb.)
  • Seat height: 32.9 in

Key Competitors

  • 2020 KTM 790 Adventure R
  • 2020 BMW F850GS
  • 2020 Kawasaki Versys 650 LT

 


2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure Specifications

From Suzuki

Engine

Engine 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90˚ V-twin
Bore x Stroke 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm (3.2 in. x 2.5 in.)
Compression Ratio 11.2:1
Fuel System Fuel injection, SDTV-equipped
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump

Drivetrain

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

Chassis

Suspension Front Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Suspension Rear Link type, single shock, coil spring, 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 Pearl Vigor Blue

Electrical

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

Dimensions

Overall Length 2275 mm (89.6 in.)
Overall Width 910 mm (35.8 in.) No accessories installed
940 mm (37.0 in.) Approximate width with Adventure accessories installed
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.) No accessories installed
239 kg (528 lb.) Approximate weight with Adventure accessories installed

Warranty

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

 


2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT 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 carries Suzuki V-Strom aluminum panniers that are easy to slide on and off, which keeps the motorcycle trim for short jaunts.

Ready for real adventure, this V-Strom has aluminum, spoke-style wheels with tubeless radial dual-sport tires, hand guards, and a protective lower engine cowl.

Engine Features

Using SV650 engineering, the V-Strom’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 Adventure 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 Adventure 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.

Chassis Features

The beak-style fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and new mounting structure, helps the V-Strom 650XT Adventure 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 are 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 black 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)** 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 Adventure is ready to carry the gear you need as it is equipped with Suzuki’s ADV-style, 37-liter aluminum panniers that attach to powder-coated, stainless steel carriers. Fashioned out of 1.5mm thick aluminum plate with super-strong, no-pierce rivet technology, these panniers offer a number of features, including hinged lids that stay in place when open, internal and external tie-down points, plus keyed stainless steel latches and quick-release hardware. Built to be waterproof with rubber-sealing lids, these panniers have powder-coated interiors that avoid aluminum stains on cargo.

Other Adventure features include a handlebar cross-brace that’s an excellent foundation to mount accessories like a GPS, plus mirror extensions so you see less of you and more of what’s behind you.

The V-Strom 650XT Adventure also comes with a rugged accessory bar, hand guards, and a protective lower engine cowl.

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 for the V-Strom 650XT Adventure includes a matching top case, center-stand, auxiliary lights, low- and high-profile seats, heated grips, high-grip foot rests, fuel-cap mount tank bags, and more.

Additional lock tumblers that match the bike’s ignition key are included, so you can change over to Suzuki’s accessory side and top cases, and have the convenience of same-key operation.
• NOTE: The supplied aluminum panniers use a different key than the motorcycle’s ignition key.

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

*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. Nor 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 drive carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.


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