Subscribe to DriveSpark

Suzuki To Launch Locally-Assembled V-Strom 650 In India; To Rival Kawasaki Versys

Written By:

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki is planning to launch a new adventure motorcycle, the V-Strom 650 in the Indian market

Suzuki aims to price the V-Strom 650 competitively in the country, to achieve that the motorcycle will be locally-assembled in India. ET Auto reports that the V-Strom 650 will come to India through CKD (Completely Knocked Down) route and will be assembled at the Manesar plant.

Suzuki To Launch Locally-Assembled V-Strom 650 In India

MD of Suzuki Motorcycles India, Satoshi Uchida stated that the company would introduce a new motorcycle in the 650cc segment. He also said that the motorcycle will be introduced through CKD route and will be assembled in India. Suzuki also assembles the Hayabusa in India and it has reduced the price of the motorcycle in the country.

Suzuki To Launch Locally-Assembled V-Strom 650 In India

The imported unit of the Suzuki Hayabusa was priced at Rs 16 lakh, and after the CKD assembly began in India, the price dropped to Rs 13.88 lakh. The locally-assembled V-Strom is likely to carry a price tag of around Rs 6.5 lakh and will lock horns with the Kawasaki 650, the most affordable adventure motorcycle in India.

Recommended Video
Honda Africa Twin Features And Driving Modes Explained - DriveSpark
Suzuki To Launch Locally-Assembled V-Strom 650 In India

The Suzuki V-Strom draws power from a 650cc V-twin engine producing 66bhp and 60.3Nm of torque. The engine also features twin overhead camshafts, electronic fuel injection and liquid-cooling.

Suzuki To Launch Locally-Assembled V-Strom 650 In India

The kerb weight of the V-Strom 650 stands at 220kg which makes it a light and agile motorcycle. Inline twin-cylinder engine powers the Kawasaki Versys and the V-twin engine of the V-Strom will have the lower grunt, and the low-end torque is a must for an adventure motorcycle.

Suzuki To Launch Locally-Assembled V-Strom 650 In India

On the design front, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 features a large fairing with a windscreen to deflect windblast during highway runs. The motorcycle also gets adjustable long-travel suspension to tackle rough terrains. The motorcycle is equipped with disc brakes at both the ends with ABS. The motorcycle also features electronic aids such as riding modes and traction control.

Suzuki To Launch Locally-Assembled V-Strom 650 In India

DriveSpark Thinks!

The adventure touring motorcycle segment is rapidly growing in the Indian market. Sensing this Suzuki has planned to introduce the V-Strom 650 in the country which will take on the likes of Kawasaki Versys 650, the sole player in the segment. The motorcycle will be locally-assembled, and it translates to an affordable price tag which is a good news for motorcycle enthusiasts in India.

Trending On DriveSpark:

Honda Grazia Launched In India - Prices Start At Rs 57,827

EICMA 2017: Royal Enfield Interceptor 650 Revealed

EICMA 2017: Hero Xpulse Concept Unveiled

EICMA 2017: Royal Enfield Continental GT 650 Revealed

Read more on: #suzuki motorcycle
Please Wait while comments are loading...

Latest Photos