How Much Power Does the 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure Make?

Suzuki’s middleweight adventure bike gets Cycle World dyno tested.

The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure is the Hamamatsu manufacturer’s urban middleweight adventure bike. This V-Strom, like many other Suzuki motorcycles, is a do-it-all machine that packs the capability, yet an unassuming attitude that will get you wherever you’re thinking about going.

Just days before Suzuki announcing the all-new Suzuki V-Strom 800DE and V-Strom 800DE Adventure—which are both powered by the brand new 776cc parallel-twin engine with a 270-degree crankshaft—we placed the current V-Strom 650 on the Cycle World dyno for what will likely be its final time. That means putting the coveted 645cc liquid-cooled 90-degree V-twin that also powers the SV650 through its paces.

The 2023 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Adventure’s horsepower and torque figures recorded on the Cycle World dyno.Robert Martin Jr.

Strapped to the Cycle World Dynojet 250i dynamometer ahead of an upcoming comparison test, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 produced a peak 66.85 horsepower at 9,210 rpm and 43.04 pound-feet of torque at 6,560. A smooth power delivery is complemented by an overall flat torque curve of the V-twin powerplant. The result is an approachable and flexible engine characteristic that works well in nearly every riding environment.

That’s what adventuring is all about, isn’t it?