2007 Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

The DL1000 was the original V-Strom; introduced in 2002, it was quickly recognized by the motorcycling community as a capable all-around bike and a real performance bargain.  In 2004 Suzuki sweetened the pot by mating the V-Strom's excellent chassis with a re-tuned version of the sweet V-twin engine from their SV650.  Also known as the "Wee-Strom," the DL650 gained a reputation as an adventure-touring bargain; it offered much of the performance of the DL1000 at a price some $2400 lower.  It's a great all-around motorcycle, and Cycle World magazine (09/06) says that it "may just be the most shockingly competent machine in the world today."  The bike shown above is a 2007 model that was my second DL650. Like most other bike owners, I made performance and cosmetic modifications and have documented them on a modifications page. Some of the mods were made on the '05 model and some on the 07; I'm posting them all for the benefit of other Wee-Strom owners.  You may browse through the collection of photographs of the bikes by clicking on the Gallery button. For further information, check out a few of the Links I've included. Please e-Mail me if you have comments or need information!