Motorcycle insurance bargains: Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the great little Suzuki DL650 V-Strom.     

Insurance group: 10
Used price: £1,530-£2,860
New price: £5,249
Engine: 8v V-twin, 6 gears
Power: 60bhp
Top speed: 125mph
Weight: 189kg      

As a fun, realistic alternative to a licence-bashing sports middleweight, the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom's on to a winner. That engine is sublime, with mountains of really useable power where you want it. Plus it's only group 10 to insure.

Comfortable, fun and truly versatile, the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom can be taken anywhere (well, except off-road, despite its looks). Handling’s good enough for fast, twisty roads; protection’s ample for motorways; and the riding position’s perfect for urban commutes.

The retuned SV650 engine is the Suzuki DL650 V-Strom's strongest feature. Tweaked for more midrange, boy it delivers. The seat is comfy and wide, mirrors work, and pillion space is good too... all of which adds up to a very flexible daily workhorse and budget tourer.

MCN verdict

Handling

4/5

Engine

5/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

4/5

OVERALL

4/5

 

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