VOTD: Expedition Portal Tests the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650

The Expedition Portal team takes a brand new 2012 Suzuki V-Strom on an adventure through the Bradshaw Mountains, just south of Prescott, Arizona. With a 19" front wheel, standard ABS, factory hard-sided panniers and a powerful, yet economical motor—the V-Strom looks great on paper, and we haven't even gotten to its starting price of under $10,000. Curious to see how the bike does through water crossings, high speed dirt, and technical terrain? Watch the video to find out.

For more information on the 2012 Suzuki V-Strom, check out their website here. [link]