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Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom – Louis Special Conversion

Louis' conversion makes the Suzuki V-Strom an even better tourer.

suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion
suzuki dl 650 v-strom

Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom

Exactly what a touring enduro should be: lightweight, reliable, torquey and no frills.

A very affordable touring enduro – The Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom

Suzuki's responsive and budget-friendly touring enduro has been a major player in the all-rounder market for years. And since 2012, the DL 650 has been more appealing than ever. The styling became easier on the eye and the V-twin was given more oomph and superior economy at the same time. The riding position and comfort are also great for covering long distances. Bikers looking to give free rein to their wanderlust with the V-Strom will, however, want to invest in a few extras to make the experience more enjoyable.

suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion
suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion
suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion
suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion
suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion

Generous baggage allowance with TraX aluminium cases from SW‑MOTECH

A GPS sat nav should be top of the shopping list. We went straight for a Garmin, which can be perfectly integrated into the cockpit using a mount from SW-MOTECH. Sturdy and weatherproof TraX aluminium cases, also from SW-MOTECH, will hold all your touring gear. They are secured on an easy-to-remove QUICK-LOCK-EVO rack, with an anti-theft device for protection against light fingers.

A sidestand foot and retrofitted centre stand ensure the bike is stable on unpaved ground, with the latter also making it easier to service the chain. Protection against crash landings or stone chip damage is provided by a Protech radiator cover, along with an engine guard and crash bar from SW-MOTECH.

The right accessories for all-season riders and long-distance tourers

Keen bikers value hand guards, and not just for going off road. The model-specific hand guards fit perfectly, keep the airstream out, and effectively help the Daytona heated grips to stretch out the riding season. The high-powered heated grips should be connected via a relay to protect the switch. To improve the ergonomics and provide better wind protection, we fitted an LSL touring handlebar, adjustable footrests from SW-MOTECH and an Ermax windshield that's 8 cm higher than the original. A cruise control from Scottoiler prevents pains or cramps in your throttle hand when travelling long distances, while a rear hugger from Puig and a Bodystyle front mudguard extension keep the worst of the splatter and spray at bay.

suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion
suzuki dl 650 v-strom louis special conversion

Eye candy for the 650 V-Strom

Naturally we also kitted out the V-Strom with a few eye-catching extras. Elegant, CNC-machined hand levers from LSL, aluminium mirrors from Magazi and slim Koso LED turn signals lend a sporty touch. The turn signals are installed with mount covers and a relay to ensure the right flashing rate. The DSX-5 full exhaust system from Shark promises a sportier but legal sound plus less weight.

Go to the products of the Suzuki DL 650 V-Strom

All parts at a glace

Best in test

*DAYTONA* HEATED GRIP

The test winner!
For greater comfort
Made in Japan

Rating : 3.95 out of 5

instead of 59.99

39.99

To the product
12V VEHICLE EURO SOCKET

Incl. 170cm connect.cable
For 12 V devices with
cigarette lighter plug

Rating : 3.05 out of 5

14.99

To the product
ADAPTER QUICK-LOCK EVO

brand specific
adapter for side carrier
QUICK-LOCK EVO

Rating : 5 out of 5

from 19.95

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BAAS BA02 PNEU-CONTROL

Safer
Easy to change
Set of 2

Rating : 2.6 out of 5

8.99

To the product
BODYSTYLE EXTENDER

Efficient remodelling
of your front mudguard.
Silk-matt black

Rating : 4.02 out of 5

instead of 29.95

from 24.95

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CYLINDER LOCK SETS

Keyed Alike system for
SW-Motech
TraX aluminium cases

Rating : 2 out of 5

from 7.95

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DELO GRIP ADHESIVE

For mounting heated grips
Permanently secure
Increased riding safety

Rating : 3.46 out of 5

7.99

To the product

New!

ERMAX WINDSHIELDS

Specially designed for
Touring motorbikes.
Black tint,type approval

Rating : 4.21 out of 5

from 89.95

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FLASHER RELAY, 7 POLES

Electronic flasher
unit with 7 poles
for various Suzuki.

Rating : 4.33 out of 5

29.99

To the product

Exclusive & on sale

Best in test

GARMIN ZUMO 340LM LOUIS

Widescreen sat nav: 22
European countries, incl.
Lifetime Map Updates*

Rating : 2.62 out of 5

249.00

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Sale %

GIVI TANKRING

Convenient, super-fast
and secure installation
on the tank

Rating : 4.09 out of 5

from 12.00

To the product

Best in test

GIVI XS308

Ideal touring
tank bag
for Tanklock System

Rating : 4.17 out of 5

instead of 139.99

119.99

To the product

Best in test

KOSO LED TURN SIGNAL

LED turn signal with
sporty, elegant
design.

Rating : 4.09 out of 5

29.99

To the product
LSL BRAKE LEVER

6-position adjustment
CNC-milled
Top Design

Rating : 4.42 out of 5

99.95

To the product
LSL CLUTCH LEVER

6-position adjustment
CNC-milled
Top design

Rating : 4.64 out of 5

99.95

To the product
LSL NAKED BIKE HANDLEBAR

High-quality chrome
Increases riding comfort
Incl. ABE!

Rating : 4.45 out of 5

54.95

To the product

Best in test

MIRROR MAGAZI E-APPROVED

Universal mirror in
a modern design
E-approved

Rating : 4.17 out of 5

instead of 44.99

29.99

To the product

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PROTECH RADIATOR COVER

Highly weather-resistant
and optimal protection
for radiator fins!

Rating : 4.08 out of 5

from 59.95

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QUICK-LOCK ADAPTER PLATES

brand specific
adapter plates
QUICK-LOCK f. ALU-RACKs

Rating : 3.33 out of 5

from 29.99

To the product
QUICK-LOCK ANTI-THEFT

For Quick Lock (+Evo)
Safe and sound
Sold in pairs

Rating : 3 out of 5

44.95

To the product
QUICK-LOCK EVO

Side racks made from
shapely oval tubing
-closer to the bike!

Rating : 3.82 out of 5

from 209.95

To the product

New!

QUICK-LOCK GPS-BRACKET

Model-specific, vibra-
tion-dampened, quick-
release sat nav holder

Rating : 3.69 out of 5

instead of 44.95

from 39.95

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REAR HUGGER PUIG

sporty styling
Ready to mount
black varnish, with ABE

Rating : 4.33 out of 5

instead of 139.99

from 69.99

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Exclusively at Louis

SCOTTOILER LOUIS SPECIAL

Universal kit
Fully automatic chain
lubrication.The original!

Rating : 3.68 out of 5

instead of 139.95

99.99

To the product

Best in test

SHARK DSX-5 EXHAUST

Extremely light with
dB eater, alum. or black
exhaust, EC type approval

Rating : 4.32 out of 5

instead of 299.99

from 249.95

To the product
SIDESTAND FOOT

Aluminium CNC machined
Shapely sidestand extens.
For various models

Rating : 4.33 out of 5

from 39.95

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Best in test

SW-MOTECH ALU-RACK

High-strength aluminium
luggage racks

Rating : 3.85 out of 5

from 64.95

To the product

Best in test

SW-MOTECH ALUBOXES

Design meets ruggedness
The new aluminium
case TraX EVO

Rating : 2.5 out of 5

from 279.95

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SW-MOTECH ALUMINUM

With side protection
Extremely robust
Absolute precision fit

Rating : 4.28 out of 5

from 39.95

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Best in test

SW-MOTECH CRASHBAR

Maximum protection
Excellent value for
money

Rating : 4.09 out of 5

from 69.95

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SW-MOTECH FOOTREST-KIT

For mounting on the
footrest bracket
With type approval

Rating : 4 out of 5

99.95

To the product
SW-MOTECH GEAR LEVER

High-quality, elegant &
CNC-machined for
enhanced ergonomics

Rating : 5 out of 5

129.95

To the product

Best in test

SW-MOTECH HAND GUARDS

Not only an eye candy
but also give
optimal hand protection

Rating : 3.38 out of 5

from 99.95

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Best in test

SW-MOTECH MAIN STAND

Well engineered
incl. type approval

Rating : 4.01 out of 5

from 119.95

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SWITCHING RELAY

To protect additional
headlights, horns or
heated grips

Rating : 4.28 out of 5

instead of 6.99

5.99

To the product

Best in test

TRAX EVO ALU TOP-BOX

Design & strength
combined - the new
SW-Motech aluminium box

from 289.95

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TURN SIGNAL MOUNT COVER

Covers for the 'naked'
turn signal mounts
For many models

Rating : 3.03 out of 5

instead of 7.99

from 3.99

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