Suzuki GSX650F

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Suzuki GSX650F
Suzuki GSX650F
Manufacturer Suzuki
Production 2008-2012
Predecessor Katana
Class Sport touring
Engine 656 cc (40.0 cu in) liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, inline-four, 16-valve, DOHC
Bore / stroke 65.5 mm × 48.7 mm (2.58 in × 1.92 in)
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Power 85 bhp (63 kW)[1]
Torque 45.6 lb⋅ft (61.8 N⋅m) [1]
Ignition type Electronic
Transmission 6 speed constant mesh
Frame type Duplex steel tube cradle
Suspension Front: Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear: Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front: Twin Ø 310 mm (12 in) discs
Rear: Single Ø 240 mm (9.4 in) disc
Tires Front: 120/70 ZR17 M/C
Rear: 160/60 ZR17 M/C
Rake, trail 26°, 108 mm (4.3 in)
Wheelbase 1,470 mm (58 in)
Dimensions L: 2,130 mm (84 in)
W: 760 mm (30 in)
H: 1,225 mm (48.2 in)
Seat height 770 mm (30 in)
Fuel capacity 19 l (4.2 imp gal; 5.0 US gal)
Oil capacity 3,000 ml (3.2 US qt)
Turning radius 3 m (9.8 ft)
Related Suzuki GSF650 Bandit

The Suzuki GSX650F is a sport touring motorcycle made by Suzuki. It is essentially an updated Bandit, filling the void of the retired Katana.[opinion] The 656 cc liquid-cooled engine has 85 bhp (63 kW)[1] and a 12,500 rpm redline. The transmission is 6-speed with a chain drive. Anti-lock brakes were added as standard equipment in 2009 for Canada.

Australasian LAMS variant[edit]

In Australia[2] and New Zealand,[3] the Suzuki GSX650 is available in an "FU" model to comply with the LAMS (Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme) requirements. This is achieved by shipping a modified ECM (Engine Control Module) that has most of the upper band of available engine revs mapped to lower power output.[citation needed]

The model typically is identifiable by the graphic on the fairings blending less abruptly than the F counterpart, i.e.; the blue and white default colour scheme are feathered together to give seamlessness whereas the F model fairings are deliberately sharp lines achieving a sportier look.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c "Suzuki GSX650F (2007-current)". Bauer Media. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Suzuki Australia
  3. ^ Suzuki New Zealand

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