Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Starts Reaching Dealerships: Looks Dope

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Suzuki V-Strom 650 price is slightly on the higher side but it has a lot more ammo for your off-roading desires…

You have limited options in the mid-capacity Adventure tourer segment. Suzuki has targeted this very section of buyers with the launch of V-Strom 650 XT in India. XT is the more off-road centric ADV in the portfolio and the standard variant has not been launched in India – good ploy we say! In a latest update, it has started reaching dealerships. Pic of two units of the motorcycle in both the colours have been updated by Dream Suzuki Mumbai.

V-Strom 650 is assembled locally via CKD (Completely Knocked Down) kits and becomes the third motorcycle in Suzuki’s big bike portfolio to follow the CKD route – after the roadster GSX-S750 (read review) and Hayabusa!

V-Strom 650 Price

V-Strom 650 Key Features

  • Large 20 liter fuel tank
  • 3 Mode Traction control (including Off Mode)
  • Wire Spoke wheels with Tubeless tyres
  • Multi-function instrument panel
  • Low RPM Assist

V-Strom 650 gets power from a 645 cc V-twin engine which produces 71 bhp of peak power at 8800 rpm and 62 Nm of max torque at 6500 rpm. It is paired with a 6-speed transmission. In addition, it gets three-stage traction control system with standard ABS, however, for some reason it can not be switched off!

V-Strom 650 Price

V-Strom 650 XT Rs 7.46 Lakh

*ex-showroom New Delhi

Yes, it is costlier than its immediate rival Versys 650 (price Rs 6.5 Lakh) but V-Strom has better off-road credentials and is better kitted.

Bookings have already commenced and it is being offered in a choice of two colours – Champion Yellow Color and Pearl Glacier White.

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V-Strom 650 ticks most of the boxes for ADV lovers – it has got spoke wheels with tubeless tyres, high windshield, raised ground clearance, upswept exhaust etc. So, does it become the automatic choice in the segment… Check pic gallery.