V-Strom 650XT comes with wire wheels, revised bodywork.
Dutch mag reports Suzuki’s mid-size adventure bike is becoming more trail-worthy. Waittaminnit, didn’t we do something like that ourselves? …
The long term 650 V-Strom project bike is up for grabs!
‘Ow did ‘Arris’s modded V-Strom work out in the dirt? Our Limey editor tells all.
Whatever happened to the V-Strom 650 long-termer, anyway? Rob details his final tweaks to the bike’s setup.
Editor ‘Arris rounds off the rest of the mods to the V-Strom long-termer – just in time for Suzuki to slap it in their booth and show it around the upcoming Canadian motorcycle show circuit.
CMG picks up Suzuki V-Strom 650 long-termer.
Since we still had both the SV and DL when we hit Shannonville for a track day a few days later, we thought it might be interesting to tape up the lights and put them out there to see what they can do. After all, the SV’s supposed to be the tuned-up motor and in a more sporty chassis than the V-Strom, so what better place?
I wake up at 7 a.m. I’m in a motel room with a freshly showered Mr. Seck doing the wakey-wakey chant. Then comes the realization that I’m about to embark on a 12-hour endurance ride around the back-end of northern Ontario in search of obscure clues in obscure places for some kind of obscure pleasure. Welcome to the Blackfly Rally – 12 or 24 hours of non-stop riding to test man and machine with no plausible reason other than to ride … a lot.
In part 1 of our long-term V-Strom update, we went over the fitting of a whole host of SW Motech parts (kindly supplied by Twisted Throttle), before Mr. Seck took it out on its inaugural dirt ride at one of Rally Connex’s dual-sport events. Everything seemed to hold up well, but then he was babying it … somewhat.