Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Launched In India; Priced At Rs 7.46 Lakh

Suzuki Motorcycle has launched the V-Strom 650 XT in India. The new Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is priced at Rs 7.46 lakh, ex-showroom (Delhi). Bookings for the V-Strom 650 XT already began a month back for an amount of Rs 50,000.

The middle-weight adventure tourer is the third motorcycle from the brand to be locally assembled after the GSX-S750 and the Hayabusa.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Launched In India At Rs 7.46 Lakh; Specs, Features, Details, Images & More

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT styling has been inspired from its larger sibling, the V-Strom 1000. However, the 650 version also comes with its fair share of features and equipment. Suzuki has launched the more off-road capable XT version in India, among the two variants available globally.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Launched In India At Rs 7.46 Lakh; Specs, Features, Details, Images & More

Satoshi Uchida, MD, Suzuki Motorcycle India, said, "We are delighted to offer the ultimate adventure-tourer Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS to Indian customers as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) unit, assembled in India."

He further added, "With its all-round capabilities, the V-Strom 650XT ABS is the apt motorcycle for adventure enthusiasts who want to be able to ride the same motorcycle for daily usage as well."

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Launched In India At Rs 7.46 Lakh; Specs, Features, Details, Images & More

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is powered by a 645cc, V-Twin engine. It produces 70bhp and 62.3Nm of torque, while being mated to a six-speed gearbox tuned for long-distance riding.

The ADV-tourer rides on premium anodised wire-spoke rims with Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A40 tubeless tyres. The suspension on the V-Strom 650 is handled by conventional telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear, with preload and rebound adjustment.

While braking is through dual 310mm and single 260mm discs at the front and rear, respectively with ABS as standard.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Launched In India At Rs 7.46 Lakh; Specs, Features, Details, Images & More

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

Thoughts On The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT In India

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Launched In India At Rs 7.46 Lakh; Specs, Features, Details, Images & More

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is one of the most affordable ADV-tourer offerings from the Japanese brand in India. It is also the second middle-weight motorcycle offering after the GSX-S750. The V-Strom 650 takes on competition from the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650 in India.

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Article Published On: Thursday, October 4, 2018, 19:35 [IST]
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