- Suzuki reveals new BS6-compliant V-Strom 650 XT
- Gets new graphics on its fuel tank and beak fairing
- Likely to be launched next month
While the new V-Strom continues to be powered by a 645cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor, the engine is now compliant with BS emission norms. Although Suzuki hasn’t revealed the performance figures of this updated engine, we believe they might vary up to some extent over the outgoing BS4 V-Strom which makes 71bhp and 62Nm. It comes mated to a six-speed gearbox.
On the cosmetic front, the overall styling of the ADV has been retained. However, to distinguish it from the previous model, Suzuki has adorned the motorcycle with new decals on the fuel tank and the front beak fairing. Furthermore, the list of features also remains the same comprising of three-level switchable traction control and ABS. To deliver adequate range while touring, it also comes with a massive fuel tank of 20 litres.
The V-Strom 650 XT rides on a combination of 19-17-inch spoke wheels which are suspended by 43mm telescopic forks up front and a monoshock with adjustable rebound and preload at the rear. For shedding speed, it incorporates 310mm dual discs at the front and a 260mm disc at the rear.
While the existing model of the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT retails at Rs 7.52 lakhs (ex-showroom), the BS6 version will carry a minor premium over the current pricing. It goes up against the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the SWM Superdual T.