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2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Comparison Photo Gallery

We pit the 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS against the 2013 Honda NC700X and the 2013 Kawasaki Versys 650 in a battle of 650 Twins.

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The 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS had the most sportbike-like power delivery in our 650 Twin comparison.
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2013 Suzuki V-Strom Dyno Chart
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The V-Strom was the only bike equipped with ABS in our 650 Twins Shootout, but the dual 310mm front discs are plenty strong in their own right.
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We found the big gauges of the V-Strom to be the most useful because of its placement and the easy to see dials of its digital speedo, gear indicator and analog tach.
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Ergos on the V-Strom are comfortable with just a slight forward lean, but it's a long reach to the ground from its 32.9-inch tall seat.
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The 2013 V-Strom offered the best protection from buffeting among the three bikes in our 650 Twins Shootout.
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The 2013 Suzuki V-Strom is stable and handles intuitively when the roads begin to twist up.
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The saddle of the V-Strom is tall and wide, making it a challenge to get solid footing for any riders less than six-feet-tall.
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The 2013 Suzuki V-Strom is powered by 90-degree V-Twin with DOHC, the powerplant putting out 42.7 lb-ft of torque @ 6600 rpm and 64.43 ph @ 9000 rpm.
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For Motorcycle USA's 650 Twins Shootout, we pit the 2013 Suzuki V-Strom vs 2013 Honda NC700X vs 2013 Kawasaki Versys.
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Fueling is consistent on the 2013 V-Strom while its twin-spar aluminum frame and swingarm keep it firmly planted at speed.
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The 2013 Suzuki V-Strom 650 was the only bike in the test with standard ABS,but it does come with a bump up in price.
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The 2013 V-Strom offered the best protection from buffeting among the three bikes in our 650 Twins Shootout.