by Matthew Scott

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]

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

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About the Author: Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott is a dedicated photographer, vintage car enthusiast, and regular contributor to Overland Journal. Growing up in Chicago in a family that valued “all things automotive” as much as exploring the region’s back roads, provided a solid platform for a career as an automotive journalist. He departed the Windy City in lieu of Prescott, Arizona, and the great open spaces and adventure opportunities of America’s Southwest. @matthewexplore