Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched its mid-capacity adventure tourer, the V-Strom 650XT ABS at Rs 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The motorcycle is powered by a 645cc liquid cooled V-twin engine. It gets a two-stage traction control which can be switched off for off-roading. The bike is equipped with ABS, LED tail lights, 12V DC outlet and adjustable windscreen.
The bike is also equipped with a multi-function instrument panel which gives out rider info like fuel level, coolant temperature, gear position, battery voltage and traction-control modes apart from displaying the speed and odo readings. The bike is available in two colours – yellow and white.
In India, the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS challenges the Kawasaki Versys 650, which retails at Rs 6.69 lakh (ex-showroom).
Here’s the full text of the press release from Suzuki:
Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd., a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today launched the much-awaited adventurer tourer – V-Strom 650XT ABS in India. The Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS is the ultimate tackle to ‘Do-It-All’ motorcycle, renowned for its versatility that makes it as suited for daily commute, long highway stretches; and unexplored rough roads.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. 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. Off late, Motorcycles have evolved as an extension of its owner’s personality. Individuals are now ready to invest to get an experience they were longing for. With it’s all-round capabilities, 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. As our third new product launch of this financial year, V-Strom 650XT ABS delivers on our promise of introducing well-engineered and technological advance premium offerings; emphasising our commitment to the Indian market.”
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS is equipped with four stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC with 645cm3 displacement, 90° V-twin engine, making it an ideal and an attractive option for anyone seeking a perfect middleweight adventure bike. It is equipped with the fuel-injection technology that churns out an improved performance. The lightweight Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) offers a controlled grip on the road and trustworthy braking performance in extreme conditions. The three-mode traction control system (2 Mode + OFF Mode), that ensures superior control over the engine which is effective in difficult road conditions helping prevent rear wheel spin further adds to the riding confidence.
The all-new multi-function instrument panel incorporates the speedometer, odometer, fuel level, coolant temperature, gear position, battery voltage, traction-control modes; and provides the rider with accurate information throughout their journey. Keeping in mind the long touring terrains and unexpected weather conditions, the bike comes with a 12V DC outlet as a standard feature, supporting rider to use satellite navigation systems and recharging mobile devices.
The V-Strom 650XT ABS comes equipped with Suzuki Easy Start System enabling to start the engine with only one-push of the starter button. It also has a windscreen with a three position adjustment for increased wind protection in any kind of weather. Enhancing the high on-road capabilities, sturdiness, and firmness, the model is equipped with specially designed BATTLAX ADVENTURE A40 tyres with tubeless tyre applicable wire spoked wheels.
With Suzuki’s adventure DNA, V-Strom 650XT ABS has gained the status as the benchmark for the middle-weight adventure model. It takes its design inspiration from the desert racer DR-Z and DR-BIG. It comes with highly visible and stylish LED tail lights, and slim and easy to manoeuvre bodywork with a new slimmer tank for stress free long rides. Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS is versatile, controllable and accessible in its total performance and provides an excellent riding experience. In India, a saree guard and front number plate bracket are included as a part of the standard equipment for the V-Strom 650XT ABS.
This all-terrain motorcycle is available in two colour options – Champion Yellow Color No. 2 and Pearl Glacier White and is priced at INR 7,46,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).