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The Suzuki skywave 650

probably one of the most largest production scooters as of now here in Asia, the skywave 650 also known as burgman 650 in west countries is one of the biggest displacement of scooters in the suzuki skywave lineup which ranges from 100 to 650cc.

as of now only a few manufacturers has made scooters as big as the skywave 650 mainly yamaha and honda are the only confirmed manufacturers selling big scooters in the asian market. the skywave has been very popular among japanese scooter enthusiasts, because of its large horsepower, sleek design and actually its pocket friendly price. 

the skywave's engine is actually a 638cc L block water cooled engine, equipped with counter balancer and suzuki 4th generation electronic fuel injection system. with a  Bore and Stroke ratio of  75.5 x 71.3mm and a Compression Ratio of 11.2:1, it has  an electric starter and intelligent electronic controlled ignition system.  power produced by the engine is about 50Hp, enough to propel you into the highway at break necking speeds.. other features of the engine and transmission system include:

 - Powerful liquid-cooled, 638cc, DOHC, 8-valve, twin-cylinder engine - designed to produce responsive power under a wide range of riding situations

 - Electronic fuel injection system with 32-bit ECM, provides easy engine starts, precise throttle response, reduced fuel consumption, and low emissions

- Direct-type valve actuation system and downdraft intake (similar to GSX-R models) for strong engine performance

- Dual gear-driven countershaft system to reduce engine vibration

- Electronically-controlled pulsed-air injection system (PAIR), helps reduce emissions

- Convenient electric starting system with maintenance-free battery

- Suzuki Electronically-Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission - using a handlebar control switch, the   rider can choose between two fully automatic modes (power or normal), or a manual shift mode

- High-efficiency liquid-cooling system includes thermostatically-controlled fan and liquid-cooled oil cooler for consistent engine temperature under all operating conditions

- Attractive stainless steel exhaust system provides quiet operation and features a chrome muffler end-cap for improved appearance and high heat resistance

The SECVT system promises that the skywave's power can be optimally transmitted to the wheels with the option for the driver to either let the skywave select the speed for the cruise or let the driver choose the speed and shifting on the his/her preferences. 

here are some specs to jack you up with more information on the skywave:
  • Engine: 638cc, four-stroke, liquid cooled, twin cylinder, DOHC, 4-valve
  • Bore Stroke: 75.5 x 71.3mm
  • Compression Ratio: 11.2:1
  • Fuel System: Fuel Injection
  • Lubrication: Wet Sump
  • Ignition: Digital/Transistorized
  • Starter: Electric
  • Transmission: Electronically-controlled, CVT - automatic
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Overall Length: 2260mm (89.0 in.)
  • Overall Width: 810mm (31.9 in.)
  • Overall Height: 1435mm (56.3 in.)
  • Seat Height: 750mm (29.5 in.) *Ground Clearance: 125mm (4.9 in.)
  • Wheel Base: 1595mm (62.8 in.)
  • Dry Weight: 238kg (524 lbs.)
  • Suspension Front: Telescopic, oil damped
  • Suspension Rear: Twin shock, adjustable preload
  • Brakes Front: Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes Rear: Single hydraulic disc
  • Tires Front: 120/70-R15
  • Tires Rear: 160/60-R14
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 liter (4.0 gal.)

A stripped Suzuki skywave 650 showing its internal parts and oil and water radiotors

as one of the most cheapest in the lineup in japan's big rig scooters, the skywave 650 presented a very unparallel host of modification opportunity for its users and there a large number of modifications done to the skywave  

the Skywave is also popular in countries like Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, well there are some people her in the Philippines who I have known 2 owners here in Bacolod who have skywave scooters but they only have a 350 and a 200cc models.  

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