Suzuki accidentally leak shots of new V-Strom 650

Whoops. Suzuki Europe lift the lid on the new model

Suzuki accidentally leak shots of new V-Strom 650

SUZUKI'S new V-Strom 650 images have been leaked ahead of the bike's official launch, by Suzuki Europe.

In the digital age, marketing bods often think they're being clever by slowly leaking concept sketches and 'spy shots' of bikes to generate hype before the official launch but in what appears to be a bit of a cock-up, the images of the new V-Strom 650 were uploaded to Suzuki Europe's website for a few hours but the page has since been removed.

The 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS looks to us like it's largely cosmetic changes to the current model. It appears to be powered by the same engine, no specific horsepower or torque figures were quoted on the website however the capacity remains at 645cc, the bore and stroke remains the same but the compression ratio has dropped from 11.5:1 to 11.2:1.

The 2012 model's dimension changes mean it's now taller and longer, with a seat height of 835mm up by 15mm on the current model and a 5mm longer wheelbase.

Its 20-litre fuel capacity is two litres smaller than the current model.

Lookswise, it certainly appears to have been designed to mimic the new Triumph Tiger 800.

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