New 2012 Suzuki V-Strom DL650

New 2012 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 Two Brothers Racing has released new exhaust for the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom - the V.A.L.E. two-in-one 3/4 Race Systems. The Suzuki DL650 V-Strom combines the minimalist appeal of a naked street fighter with the supreme usability of Suzuki's rider friendly, low-maintenance 650cc twin engine that first saw service on the SV650 introduced in 1999. The end result is a ride that's all about riding.

We've already covered superb twin-powered machines like the SV650 and Kawasaki's Ninja 650R. But lately there's been an influx of more unconventional twins that an entry-level-or even "returning to the sport"-rider can choose from. These bikes have interestingly gone against the established norms that have been typical of the class for years.

In the twisty stuff, or on dirt, gravel and other unimproved roads, the DL650 V-Strom is even better than I expected it to be. It changes direction effortlessly, while maintaining good stability and inspiring a feeling of confidence. I was afraid that it might be a little flighty or twitchy, but even after riding the thing like a loon, my fears turned out to be entirely unfounded. On highways and interstates, the 650 offers good wind protection and the adjustable windscreen allowed me to create a cruising environment that was free from the annoying buffeting that often plagues faired bikes.

The advantage of the aftermarket mount is that it enables your windshield to be adjusted for 25 degrees of tilt angle as well as 3″ (76mm) of height. And you can do that without any special tools while you are seated on your motorcycle. Another big benefit of this bracket is that it allows the air to flow under the windshield as well as over it.