The V-Strom series of motorcycles are the adventure-touring motorcycles from Hamamatsu. The 650 is the middleweight product, and sits below the V-Strom 1000. It has both a tarmac-biased version and an off-road capable one called the XT. The XT adds spoke rims, hand guards and an engine bash plate. The V-Strom 650 has ABS and traction control as standard. The engine is a liquid-cooled V-twin that displaces 650cc and has extremely accessible torque. Figures lie at 645cc, two cylinders, and 71bhp/62Nm. The V-Strom XT is the only middleweight adventure tourer in its price range that offers traction control.
The V-Strom 650 competes with the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the SWM Superdual T.