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Compare the 2012 Kawasaki Versys Base vs 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS. The 2012 Kawasaki Versys Base has an MSRP of $7,899, while the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS has an MSRP of $8,299.
 

KEY FACTS

   
Manufacturer Kawasaki Suzuki
Model Versys V-Strom
Year 2012 2012
Class Standard Standard
Country of Origin Japan Japan
MSRP $7,899

PRICE QUOTE
$8,299

PRICE QUOTE
 

PRICE

   
Warranty 12 months 12 months
 

Engine

   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 10.6:1 11.5:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 649 645
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid
Engine Type Parallel Twin V Twin
 

Seat Specifications

   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 33.3 32.9
 

Front Suspension

   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.6 1.7
Front Travel (in) 5.9 5.9
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork
 

Rear Suspension

   
Rear Travel (in) 5.7 6.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

   
Ground Clearance (in) 6.9
Trail (in) 4.3
Width (in) 33.1 32.9
Wheelbase (in) 55.7 61.4
Length (in) 83.7 90.2
 

Capacities

   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5 5.3
 

Misc

   
Major Revision Year 2010 2012
Year 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Standard Standard
 

Weight

   
Dry Weight (lbs)
 

Transmission

   
Number Of Speeds 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 

Brakes

   
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 160/60 R17 150/70 R17 69H
Front Tire (Full Spec) 120/70 R17 110/80 R19 59H
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2012 Kawasaki Versys Base vs 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS