Suzuki Motorcycles India, before the COVID era, teased the 2021 BS6 compliant V-Strom 650 XT Adventure Tourer motorcycle. The delays could be due to the COVID-induced lockdown and the disruption in the supply chain. But the brand has revealed the 2021 Euro5 compliant Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT in the Australian market leading us to believe that the adventure class mottorcycle is getting ready to be launched in the Indian market soon.
The new BS6 compliant V-Strom 650 XT is expected to arrive next year and is expected to feature a new cleaner BS6 motor and new paint themes. In the Australian market, the V-Strom 650 XT features Metallic Grey with Blue graphics, White with Yellow graphics and Black with Red accents. Apart from the new engine and the cosmetic changes the motorcycle is expected remain unchanged at least in terms of the mechanical bits.
The Suzuki V-Strom measures 2275 mm in length, 910 mm in width, 1405 mm in height, 1560 mm of the wheelbase and a commanding 835 mm of seat height. The motorcycle weighs 216 kg in weight and comes with a large 20-litre fuel tank capacity that enables the motorcycle for long highway tours. The V-Strom 650 XT also come with a 19-inch spoked front wheel and 17-inch spoked rear wheel shod in tubeless tyres.
The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is powered by a 645cc 90-degree V-Twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled DOHC motor with Suzuki Dual Throttle Valve (SDTV) fuel injection system and dual spark ignition that belts out 70 BHP of power and 62 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed constant mesh. The V-Strom 650 XT features an aluminium twin-spar frame that rides on 43mm hydraulic front fork suspension with coil springs and an oil-damped link-type spring preload-adjustable rear suspension. Braking power comes from dual 320mm floating discs with Tokico twin-piston callipers on the front and a single 260mm disc on the rear with Nissin single-piston calliper equipped with a dual-channel ABS system. Apart from the ABS the motorcycle also comes three riding modes and traction control for safety as standard.
When the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is launched in the Indian market expect the Adventure motorcycle to cost around INR 7.6 lakh ex-showroom. The V-Strom 650 XT competes with the Kawasaki Versys 650 in the Indian market.