The V-Strom 650 is a middle-weight adventure tourer from Suzuki. Based on the, V-Storm 1000, which is the company’s flagship adventure tourer, the V-Storm 650 too carries forward the same design philosophy sporting a beak-like front fairing with vertically stacked headlamps and an adjustable windscreen. The bike’s instrument console features an analogue tachometer paired with a multi-function, illumination adjustable display that offers the rider a wealth of information. In the 2019 edition, Suzuki added hazard lamps and side reflectors to the motorcycle.
The motorcycle has been built around a strong yet light-weight aluminium twin-spar chassis, featuring integrated mount points for panniers. It also comes with spoke wheels shod with tubeless radial dual-sport tyres. The motorcycle rides on 43mm adjustable telescopic forks up front and a monoshock with rebound and preload adjustment at the back. For braking, the motorcycle comes with 310mm twin-discs at the front and a 260mm disc at the back, with ABS as standard.
Powering the middle-weight motorcycle is a 650cc liquid-cooled V-twin that is capable of producing 71bhp and 62Nm. The motor comes with rider aids like three levels for traction control, Easy Start System and Low Rpm Assist. Transmission duties are handled by a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox.
The V-Strom 650 XT is available in two colours - Champion Yellow and Pearl White Glacier. In its segment, the motorcycle competes against the Kawasaki Versys 650, SWM SuperDual T and the upcoming Benelli TRK 502.