Compared to the BS4 model, the BS6 compliant Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is costlier by a whopping Rs. 1.38 lakh, which additionally makes considerably pricier than its closest rival.
Suzuki Motorcycle India has lastly launched the BS6 compliant V-Strom 650 XT priced at ₹ 8.84 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) ending a protracted wait. Compared to the BS4 model that retailed at ₹ 7.46 lakh, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT BS6 is costlier by a whopping ₹ 1.38 lakh. The bike was first showcased on the 2020 Auto Expo, following which a teaser was launched in April. Originally slated to reach by the center of the 12 months, the pandemic delayed the journey tourer’s arrival. The new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT BS6 takes on the Kawasaki Versys 650 within the phase, with the latter priced at ₹ 6.79 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
Commenting on the launch, Koichiro Hirao, MD – Suzuki Motorcycle India mentioned, “V-Strom has made its own following in India. The ultimate adventure tourer has proved its mettle in the highway touring capabilities while exploring different terrains. It is truly a masterpiece with the ultimate balance provided by the natural riding position, comfortable seat and the flexible engine character. This is our first BS6 compliant big bike and we are confident that this cleaner and greener motorcycle will continue to win people’s hearts with its performance and maneuverability as it hit the Indian roads.”
The up to date Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT comes with a revised engine that now meets Euro5 and BS6 emission norms. The 645 cc 90-degree, V-Twin engine now produces 70 bhp at 8800 rpm and 62 Nm of peak torque at 6500 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. Compared to the BS4 model, the bike has seen a marginal drop in energy whereas peak torque stays the identical. Suzuki has additionally outfitted its Easy Start System to the motor that enables for a stress-free begin that minimises engine stalling at low rpm. The middleweight tourer additionally comes with ABS and three-mode traction management that may be switched off.
Visually, not rather a lot has modified on the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT BS6. The bike although is available in two color choices – Pearl Glacier White and Champion Yellow. Other salient bits embrace the sloping gas tank with extensions, tall windscreen, step-up seat, and spoked wheels. The bike carries over its semi-digital instrument console, USB charger and 12-volt energy socket. The journey tourer rides on a 19-inch unit on the entrance and a 17-inch wheel on the rear, wrapped in Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A40 tyres. Suspension duties are dealt with by 43 mm telescopic entrance forks and a monoshock on the rear, whereas braking efficiency is dealt with by twin 320 mm discs on the entrance with two-piston calipers and a 260 mm single disc on the rear with a single-piston caliper. The bike has a kerb weight of 216 kg.