Suzuki Accepting Bookings For The V-Strom 650 In India — Launch Expected Soon

By Rahul

Suzuki has started accepting bookings for their upcoming middleweight adventure motorcycle, the V-Strom 650 in India. According to Zigwheels, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 is expected to be launched sometime next month.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Bookings Open; To Rival The Kawasaki Versys 650

Suzuki is accepting bookings for the ADV motorcycle for an amount of Rs 50,000. The motorcycle is expected to be priced around Rs 7 lakh, ex-showroom. This makes it similarly priced to its competition, the Kawasaki Versys 650.

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 will be the third motorcycle to be locally assembled in India, after the GSX-S750 and the Hayabusa.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Bookings Open; To Rival The Kawasaki Versys 650

Globally, the V-Strom 650 is available in two variants: Standard and XT. The standard variant is a more road-oriented motorcycle, while the XT is the off-road focused version. Suzuki, for now, is accepting bookings only for the standard variant.

The design of the middleweight adventure motorcycle has been inspired from its elder sibling, the V-Strom 1000.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Bookings Open; To Rival The Kawasaki Versys 650

The Suzuki V-Strom is powered by a 645cc V-Twin engine, producing 70bhp and 62.3Nm of torque. The engine is further mated to a six-speed gearbox, tuned for long-distance riding.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Bookings Open; To Rival The Kawasaki Versys 650

The V-Strom 650 rides on Bridgestone Battlax A40 Adventure Tyres with an Enduro-style thread. It also gets premium anodised wire-spoke rims as well.

Suspension duties on the V-Strom are handled by telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. The monoshock comes with rebound adjustment and a remote pre-load adjuster.

Braking on the ADV is through dual 310mm disc at the front and a single 260mm disc at the rear, with ABS as standard.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Bookings Open; To Rival The Kawasaki Versys 650

Other standard features on the Suzuki V-Strom 650 include a three-way height adjustable windscreen, three-stage traction control, easy-start system from Suzuki and a digital-analogue instrument cluster borrowed from the V-Strom 1000.

Thoughts On The Suzuki V-Strom 650

Suzuki V-Strom 650 Bookings Open; To Rival The Kawasaki Versys 650

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 is the most-affordable ADV from the brand in India. It is also the second middleweight motorcycle offering after the GSX-S750 in the country. Once launched in India, the ADV motorcycle will take on the highly capable Kawasaki Versys 650.

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