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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 Photo Gallery

Our man Melling beats us to the punch with a first ride evaluation of the revitalized Suzuki V-Strom 650. Can the wee-strom better hang with its growing Adventure bike competition? Check out the full review in our 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 First Ride.

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Though adequate the adjustable suspension felt average.
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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650
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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650
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A tall windscreen and comfortable riding position left our contributor ready to tackle the highway.
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With a new dry weight of 472 pounds the V-Strom is 11 pounds lighter.
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The 2012 V-Strom 650 has a slim waist and low saddle that make it easy to ride and maneuver.
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2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650
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Our correspondant in Europe got first dibs on Suzuki's all-new 2012 middleweight adventuring touring bike - the V-Strom 650.
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While a bone-stock V-Strom isn't meant for off-road touring, simple additions like an engine guard and a smaller sprocket can greatly increase its long-distance capabilities.
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The V-Strom's engine will pull at practically any rpm range but is also capable of revving like a two-stroke Twin.