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BS6 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT teased, India Launch soon

Written by Nizam Shaikh

Suzuki has updated the official website with the teaser image of the BS6 compliant Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT which leads us to believe that the bike will be launched soon in its BS6 avatar in the Indian market. The brand had launched the 2019 updated version of the V-Strom 650 XT ABS adventure tourer last year in the Indian market at the price of INR 7.46 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. 

The brand has not revealed any details on the specification but it is safe to hypothesize that the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is likely to retain the design and styling features from the outgoing model. The adventure tourer is likely to sport the same beak on the front upright front fascia, tall touring visor, angular tank cowling, ergonomic tank with a slimmer profile but a high 20-litre capacity, scooped seats, underbelly cowling, knuckle guards, etc. 

The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT in the BS6 avatar is also likely to feature stacked headlamps, three-step adjustable windscreen, 12V DC outlet for navigation equipment support and mobile charging etc. The V-Strom 650 XT also supports a plethora of accessories such as auxiliary lamps, top case, side case, LED turn signals, LED fog lights, heated grips etc. 

The new BS6 compliant engine is expected to match the performance figures from the outgoing V-Strom 650 XT which was 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. The BS4 compliant engine produced 71 hp of power and 62 Nm of torque matched to a 6-speed transmission. The bike also gets three riding modes and traction control for safety as standard.

In terms of its mechanical parts, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT features an aluminium twin-spar frame that rides on oil damped with coil springs telescopic front forks and a spring preload-adjustable oil-damped link-type rear suspension. The braking power comes from dual hydraulically operated discs on the 19-inch front wheel and a single disc brake on the 17-inch rear wheel. 

Apart from the V-Strom 650 XT, Suzuki is also expected to re-introduce the other motorcycles in the Big Bikes portfolio in India soon with new BS6 updates.