The leaks ahead of INTERMOT turned out to be true, as the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT broke cover today in Germany. Taking its cues from its 1,000cc sibling, the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT is visually very similar to Suzuki’s other ADV bike, though at its center is the same tried-and-true 645cc v-twin engine.

Noticeable differences to the Suzuki V-Strom 1000, beside the engine of course, are the wire-spoked wheeles, side-by-side dual headlight (the V-Strom 1000 has a stacked headlight). Like the V-Strom 1000 though, the V-Strom 650XT comes with a 19″ front wheel (17″ rear).

At 474 lbs at the curb, the V-Strom 650XT ABS is a lighter option to the V-Strom 1000, and gives the Triumph Tiger 800XC & BMW F800GS a good run for their money — expect the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS to be priced aggressive, as such.

For riders who like to play dress-up, the 2015 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT has various options available, such as a skid plate, crash bars, aluminum top and side cases, and LED fog lights.

The V-Strom 650XT is available in four colors: gray, white, blue, and red. Expect the model to be available in Europe and the US, though Suzuki hasn’t confirmed the latter just yet.





Source: Suzuki

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  • Rordr

    Why did they have to put that beak on? Ugly as sin!

  • Rordr

    The new Versys looks much, much better!

  • Thomas

    Suzuki really bludgeoned the wee with the ugly stick didn’t they?

  • Random

    Please, make it stop.

    The Versys is pretty and the Strom is f…ing ugly? Boxers without telelevers? I must be in a parallel universe.

  • Eddie

    Wow, what a pointless redress. That beak looks horrendous. I’m assuming the’ll still make the beakless variant? I sure hope so.

  • Eddie

    That looks beaking ugly!

  • Suzuki styling dept needs a swift kick in the arse. They clearly copy Triumph,Ducati and some 4th grade kid with a 64 box of crayons. where are the pink-green splash grafixx?

  • L2C

    Wow. Kawasaki is the clear winner.

  • Xan

    Lol those headlights and beak make it look like a really excited bird of some sort. Also “give the f800gs and tiger 800 a run for their money” seriously? Maybe for people who want a mid sized adventure looking bike, but this thing is down significantly in power and payload capacity. The f800gs is the most dirt worthy of the GS line, and you’re putting forth that an adventure styled sport bike will give it a run for its money?

  • Paul Cypert

    Poor Weestrom just keeps falling down the ugly tree. Everything I read about it sounds great, but does anyone feel articles are written like a friend trying to sell you on their uglier friend. “The bike has great riding personality.”

    But I guess there’s a market for Robo-transformer-duck enthusiasts.

  • MikeD

    LOL. Ugly just keep getting Uglier.


    U nailed it in your first sentence. LMAO.

  • Wow, tough room. How are all your jobs as professional designers for a world-wide vehicle maker going? :)

  • Tim C.

    That’s funny Chris. I kinda like the bird look. It has character.

  • Ross O

    Please, please, please not grey!!!!!

  • flat boy

    Belafonte said (remember him?) “if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife, so from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you…….her name is V-strom…..be happy