Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

Tough X Smart

The V-Strom 650 is one of the great all-rounders, and an excellent choice for leisure riders, commuters and tourers alike.

The V-Strom 650 ABS styling, created with a “tough x smart” theme, reflects its upgraded adventure tourer performance. It’s liquid-cooled, DOHC , 90-degree V-Twin engine is ready for a full-range of riding with a broad torque delivery, the signature V-Twin low-to-mid rpm power, and plenty of sporty high rpm range power.

So whether you are 'doing' the Coromandel Loop or the Forgotten World Highway (HW 43: Taumarunui to Stratford) you will benefit from the highly regarded fuel injected 645cc V-twin engine.  Providing abundant torque and smooth throttle response, this fantastic engine, combined with a 20 litre fuel tank, height adjustable screen, ABS (Antilock Brake System) and a relaxed riding position, will give you the ability to ride all day in comfort.

The Suzuki is very capable for two up touring in New Zealand. Luggage is Givi 36L side panniers plus 36, 45 or 50 litre top box and is the most popular bike of its class with riders.

We also have an optional lowered version of this motorbike, reducing the seat height to 805mm.


Days: Peak/High Season Shoulder Season
15 to 21 NZ$139.00 NZ$109.00
6 to 14 NZ$159.00 NZ$139.00
2 to 5 NZ$169.00 NZ$159.00
Suzuki DL650 V-Strom


Engine Type 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 90-degree V-twin
Engine Displacement (cc) 645
Bore x Stroke 81.0 mm x 62.6 mm
Transmission 6-speed
Fuel System Fuel Injected
Starter Electric
Overall Length (mm) 2275
Overall Width (mm) 835
Overall Height (mm) 1405
Wheelbase (mm) 1560
Ground Clearance 170
Seat Height (mm) 835
Kerb Mass (kg) 213
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped
Rear wheel location / suspension Link type, coil spring, oil damped
Brakes Front Disc, twin
Brakes Rear Disc
Tyre Front 110/80R19 M/C 59V, tubeless
Tyre Rear 150/70R17 M/C 69V, tubeless
Fuel Tank Capacity (L) 20

Rates include Free side luggage cases, unlimited Kms˚ and tax

Peak/High Season: November March
Shoulder/Low season: April – October

Bond: $2500.00 or $950.00*

*Add $30 per day to the hire rate for this bond rate to apply. Minimum hire 7 days to be eligible.

Includes Tax, Unlimited Kilometres (4+ days only)


It has been described by many as the best all rounder that you can ride for days. It is simple and reliable and will take you on any adventure you require.

“There are times when a manufacturer gets a motorcycle just right, when price, style and mechanics come together with all of the intangibles to create exactly what the rider wants. The V-Strom 650 (or “Wee-Strom,” as it’s affectionately known) is one of those bikes.” Rider magazine

“For a 650 it never feels lacking in power, has good torque at low revs and nice power up to the red line to keep it fun and very smooth engine.”
Suzuki DL650 V-Strom

Additional Information

  • Collision Damage Waiver - $33 per day for lower bond rate, minimum 7 days rental to be eligible.
  • FREE Side Luggage for Standard Cases.
  • FREE Unlimited Kilometers on rentals 6 Days & over*
  • Navigation TomTom Rider 400/450 GPS available NZ$10 per day (maximum NZ$120 per rental, Bond NZ$400).
  • Bring your own GPS complete with wiring & mounts - fitting charge NZ$50 plus any hardware we need to provide.
  • Top-boxes available @ $4 per day ($80 Maximum).
  • Tank-bags available @ $4 per day (NZ$48 Maximum).
  • Lowering links can be fitted to the rear suspension of Tiger 900, DL650 NZ$80 fitting fee.
  • Low Seats available for some models, please ask for options NZ$80 per hire.
  • Puncture repair and tyre inflation kits supplied for NZ$20 per hire.

*Short Term Rentals 2 to 5 days have 350 kilometres per day included – Free, additional KM over 350 per day will be charged at 39c per KM on bikes up to 750cc, 59c/km on bikes over 760cc

  • Rider minimum age is 21 years old and must hold valid motorcycle license & can only hire bikes up to 650cc
  • Hire Motorcycles 700cc and over have a minimum rider age of 25.
  • Long Term Hires - Hires over 22 days rates are by negotiation, please ask for options
  • We have depots in Auckland and Christchurch, one-way hires are Okay. One way hires Auckland -Christchurch, or Christchurch – Auckland will incur a $799 surcharge.

All our rental motorcycles are maintained by fully qualified motorcycle technicians, and are New Zealand Government Transport certified as rental vehicles.

During the hire period NZBIKE.COM is not obliged to replace an accident damaged motorcycle, but we will do our best to get you back on the road as soon as possible. If you damage a motorcycle you must report this to NZBIKE.COM immediately.

During the hire period the hirer is responsible for taking care of the motorcycle including basic maintenance, including correct tyre pressures, Oil levels, and - on hires over 22 days - Oil and filter replacement (if necessary) is paid by us.  Proof of purchase must be provided on return of the motorcycle for re-imbursement.

Most overseas licenses are valid for use in New Zealand; the same restrictions apply as the country of origin. Riders must be 25 years of age or over for all our motorcycles over 700cc and have reasonable riding experience. Licenses must have a motorcycle endorsement. If your license is not in English, an international driving permit will be required. 

The customer or the customer's travel agent is responsible for all paperwork requiring entry to New Zealand. Requirements due to COVID-19 change frequently so please check the latest requirements.

  • 20% deposit required to confirm a RENTAL booking. Deposit 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 30 days of hire commencing.
  • 10% deposit required to reserve a TOUR booking. Deposit is 50% refundable if cancelled prior to 60 days of tour commencing, Payments and Deposits if cancelled within 30 days of departure are non-refundable.
  • Confirmed Tours need to be fully paid 60 days prior to departure, full tour payment is 50% refundable up to 30 days from departure.

A bond equal to the insurance excess amount is required from the hirer at the time the motorcycle is picked up. This bond is to be secured with a credit card pre-authorization and is cancelled when the motorcycle is returned undamaged to NZBIKE.COM Depot. Any damage to the motorcycle, up to the insurance excess will be deducted from the security bond (or CDW amount if applicable).

  • Note: Credit Card is needed on hire pickup, Bonds are not charged but a pre-authorization of the bond amount is confirmed. Your credit card must have sufficient clear funds equal to the bond amount.

Motorcycle insurance is not included in the rental rates. It covers damage to the motorcycle, fire and theft only. The hirer is separately liable for any accessories hired with the motorcycle. The insurance excess (deductible) varies per model and is listed in the schedule Insurance Deposits.