Suzuki V-Strom 650XT starts a war in the adventure bikes segment
Suzuki India recently launched the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT in India. As predicted, the stylish adventure tourer commands a price-tag of Rs. 7.46 lakh (Ex-Showroom, Delhi). So, the V-Strom 650XT is costlier than the main opponent Kawasaki Versys 650 which retails at Rs 6.7 lakh (ex-showroom).
Suzuki Motorcycle India assembles the Suzuki V-Storm 650XT locally. The latest adventure bike will compete against the Kawasaki Versys 650 which currently sells at Rs 6.7 lakh. Suzuki Motorcycle India displayed the V-Strom 650 at the 2018 Auto Expo in February. However, the company had confirmed the launch just recently. Suzuki launched the V-Storm 650XT now in order to boost the sales during the upcoming festive season.
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Variants:
The Suzuki V-Strom 650XT is already selling in the global markets. The V-Strom 650 XT version boasts the off-road attributes.
The V-Strom 650XT gets the design cues from the elder sibling, the V-Strom 1000, which is also on sale in India. The motorcycle has a decisive stance with a front beak that nicely integrates below the headlamp. The windscreen is manually adjustable. The motorcycle has more plastic sections at the front while the rear end has minimum body panels.
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Engine & Power:
The Suzuki V-Storm 650XT gets its power from a twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 645cc engine that is expected to deliver 71ps of power at 8,800 rpm and 62Nm of torque at 6,500rpm. The engine mates to a six-speed transmission. The bike gets a multifunction instrument cluster. It features an analog tachometer and two digital screens that display a range of information. The motorcycle has a twin-spar type frame.
The preload-adjustable 43mm front forks and rear mono-shock adjustable for preload and damping handle the suspension duties. The 310mm discs at the front and a single 260mm rear disc control the bike. In addition, the ABS is standard. The adventure tourer will also get a switchable two-stage traction control system, a height-adjustable windscreen, Suzuki's Easy Start System. It'll run on 19” at the front and 17” alloy wheels at the rear along with Bridgestone Battle Wing tubeless tires. Besides, the off-road specific XT version also gets the spoked-wheels, dual-purpose tires, knuckle guards, engine guards and more.
Suzuki is expected to locally assemble the adventure bike. So, therefore, after the Hayabusa and GSX-S750, the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT will become the third big bike that Suzuki Motorcycle will assemble in India.
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Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Specifications (expected):
|Type||4-Stroke, 2-Cylinder, Liquid cooled,|
|Bore x Stroke||81.0 mm x 62.6.0 mm|
|Engine Output||71ps @ 8,800rpm|
|Torque||62Nm @ 6500rpm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission Type||6 Speed, Constant mesh|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Seat Height||835 mm|
|Kerb Weight||216 kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20 Ltrs|
|Front||Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear||Link type, Coil-spring, oil damped|
|Front||110/80R19M/C 59V, tubeless|
|Rear||150/70R17M/C 69V, tubeless|
For more information, please visit: http://www.globalsuzuki.com/motorcycle/products/v-strom650a_xt/