A little over Rs 50,000 separate the two. But beyond that – take engine capacity, number of cylinders, output figures, or even the genre of motorcycles these represent – and you’d find these are more closely related than you thought. These are both twin cylinder 650cc motorcycles with a sit-up-and-ride and go-anywhere attitude.
Dressed in yellow with gold wire-spoke wheels is the Suzuki V-Strom 650. It is here in the XT trim, which should make it more off-road friendly. It's also the bigger bike here in terms of dimensions.
The Kawasaki Versys 650 – wearing a matt black hue with some tasty green highlights and alloy wheels – might be smaller, but it is taller. And, it weighs almost the same as the Suzuki. But, the Kawasaki is more road-focused.
So, if you had to pick one, which one should it be? We took a small road trip to find the answer.