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2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/650XT Adventure [Specs, Features, Photos]

The Perfect Middle-Weight ADV: 2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

The Suzuki V-Strom 650XT is arguably all the motorcycle you’ll need. Whether you’re looking to get around town, hit the highway, or wander down an unexplored trail, the V-Strom 650XT is more than equipped to take on anything you throw at it. The V-Strom 650XT sits above the base V-Strom 650 and below the top-of-the-line 650XT Adventure in the Japanese manufacturer’s North American 2022 motorcycle portfolio.

The 650XT and 650XT Adventure are effectively the same motorcycles, with the latter offering some more features as standard, including crash protection, a handlebar cross-brace, and aluminum panniers. Both bikes are powered by a 645cc V-twin engine that produces 70hp and 46 lb-ft of torque, just like the base V-Strom 650.

Unlike the base model, these two adventure-oriented iterations come with spoked wheels, a skid plate, and handguards. Rider aids include Suzuki’s advanced traction control system, easy start system, low-rpm assist function, and ABS.

In Canada, the V-Strom 650XT is referred to as the V-Strom 650XA, while the V-Strom 650XT Adventure bears the V-Strom 650XAA moniker. For 2022, the V-Strom 650XT and the V-Strom 650XT Adventure are available in just one color scheme each in the U.S. The former comes in a Pearl Vigor Blue with Metallic Matte Sword Silver colorway, while the latter gets a Glass Sparkle Black color scheme. Across the border, both models are available in the color schemes mentioned above and a third Champion Yellow No.2 color.

The 2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/650XT Adventure starts at $9,399 USD / $11,099 CAD.

On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/650XT Adventure in one place.

2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/650XT Adventure


Motorcycle Overview

General Info

  • Price: $9,399 USD / $11,099 CAD
  • Key Features:
    • Versatile 645cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine
    • Tubeless, wire-spoke wheels
    • Iconic Suzuki DR-Big styling

Main Specs

  • Engine: 645cc V-twin
  • Power: 70hp
  • Torque: 46lb-ft
  • Wet Weight: 476 lbs (216kg)
  • Seat Height: 32.9 inches (835mm)

2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/650XT Adventure


2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/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 with SDTV
Starter Electric
Lubrication Wet sump

Drivetrain

Transmission 6-speed constant mesh
Clutch Wet, multi-plate type
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 / Metallic Matte Sword Silver

Electrical

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

Dimensions

Overall Length 2,275 mm (89.6 in.)
Overall Width 910 mm (35.8 in.)
Overall Height 1,405 mm (55.3 in.)
Ground Clearance 170 mm (6.7 in.)
Wheelbase 1,560 mm (61.4 in.)
Seat Height 835 mm (32.9 in.)
Curb Weight 216 kg (476 lb.)

Warranty

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

2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/650XT Adventure


2022 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT/650XT Adventure Features

Key Features

Ready for real adventure, the V-Strom 650XT has new Pearl Vigor Blue and Metallic Matte Sword Silver bodywork with blue-anodized aluminum rims on the spoke-style wheels with tubeless radial dual-sport tires, hand guards, and a protective lower engine cowl.

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 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 has integrated mount points for unified Suzuki V-Strom luggage that’s easy to clip on and off and keeps the motorcycle trim when ready for touring.

*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. Neither 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 ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

Engine Features

 

Using SV650 engineering, the V-Strom 650XT’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 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 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.

*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. Neither can it prevent the front wheel from losing grip.

Chassis Features

The beak-style fairing, with vertically stacked headlights and new mounting structure, helps the V-Strom 650XT 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 is 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 blue 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 comes with hand guards and a protective lower engine cowl.

**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 ride carefully and do not overly rely on ABS.

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 include side and top cases, engine guards, low- and high-profile seats, heated grips, hand guards, and more.

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

*Subject to separate coverage for certain parts and the exclusions and limitations described in the New On-Road Motorcycle Limited Warranty.


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