Friday, July 3, 2009


The V-Strom 650 combines the versatile performance of the V-Strom 1000 with exciting middleweight agility. Now available with the added safety and piece of mind of Suzuki's Antilock Braking System (ABS) With its height-adjustable aerodynamic windshield and spacious riding position, the V-Strom 650 is designed for smooth, comfortable performance on the highway. In addition, it has an extra-large fuel tank for extended riding. It's equally at home around town, thanks to its low seat height, light weight and overall crisp handling. And the V-Strom's V-twin engine adds excitement to every ride, offering a wide powerband and strong acceleration in every gear. What really sets the V-Strom apart from other street bikes, of course, is its unmatched versatility. Its lightweight, agile handling inspires confidence, while its smooth suspension front and rear performs exceptionally well in almost any situation. It's time to get in on the adventure - with the Suzuki V-Strom 650.


The main reason of the success of motor bikes in India is their four stroke engine which is extremely fuel efficient. Out of the total market for two wheelers in the country, a whopping 81% is captured by this heart winning machine.

There are number of players capturing the bike market today. Hero in collaboration with Honda, TVS, Yamaha, Suzuki, the good old Royal Enfield and even the earlier scooter manufacturers like LML and Bajaj Auto are providing excellent fodder to the average bike lover. Even though all of them are providing a bike to suit everybody's needs, let us do a quick check on what is new on the shelves of the motor bike bazaar in the country!

Hero Honda-

Hero Honda has come up with quite a few new and amazing models. The Hero Honda Karizma, Hero Honda Splendor NXG, Hero Honda CBZ X-Treme and the Hero Honda Hunk are the new names that can steal your heart.

While the Karizma is good for its 223cc single cylinder, air cooled, four stroke engine which produces optimum power of 17bhp at 7000rpm and its beefy 'VFR 800' kind of looks, the Splendour NXG gives stylish new looks and a high performance engine. While the original CBZ won the entire nation's and particularly the youth's hearts over, the CBZ extreme comes with features like more power, self start and good design attributes like a powerful windscreen.

BMW F650


Motor Type

Four-stroke vertical single cylinder engine, liquid cooled

Bore x Stroke

100 x 83 mm (3.93 x 3.26 inches)


652 cc

Max Power

48 hp (35 KW) at 6,500 rpm or 34 hp (25 Kw) at 5,700 rpm

Max Torque

57 Nm (42 ft lb) at 5,200 rpm or 48 Nm (35 ft lb) at 4,200 rpm

Compression Ratio

9.7 : 1

Valves Per Cylinder


Valve Control

DOHC, using chain drive, cup tappets

Carburation System

2 Mikuni constant depression carburettors, 33 mm

Engine Lubricating System

Dry sump

Power Transmission


Multi plate clutch in oil bath

Number of Gears


Gear Selection

Dog type gearbox (ratchet foot lever)

Gearbox Ratios

2.75 / 1.75 / 1.31 / 1.05 / 0.88 : 1

Rear Wheel Ratio

1 : 2.94


16 / 47 teeth

Electrical System

Ignition System

Contact free high voltage capacitor ignition


12 V / 280 W


0.9 Kw

Spark Plugs