More off-road focused V-Strom 650 for 2015?

Updates revealed in Suzuki 'parts cataloque' - including a new beak

SUZUKI'S V-Strom 650 is getting a beak and spoked wheels with dual-sport tyres, according to a new parts catalogue unearthed by a Dutch bike website.

A page purporting to be from a Suzuki parts catalogue, published by Oliepeil.nl, clearly shows a beak included in the V-Strom 650's upper-fairing assembly, as well as a spoked rear wheel with a dual-sport tyre.

The spokes could suggest more off-road potential, offering greater strength than the cast wheels found on the current bike. The dual-purpose tyre is another indication of greater off-road ambition than the current V-Strom 650, which is really a middleweight tourer in adventure clothes.

The catalogue lists the model name ‘DL650X’. Whether it will be a replacement for the current 'DL650' V-Strom, or a more off-road focused edition sold alongside, is unclear.

Either way, the new beak is likely to be a feature of all variants of the model from 2015, giving it a closer family resemblance to the bigger V-Strom 1000, introduced this year.

However, it looks like the 650 will retain its dual-headlights instead of adopting the single lamp found on its bigger brother.

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