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User Review of V-Strom SX by Nitish Bakale

4.7/5


37 Reviews
107 Ratings

Masterclass bike go for it

1 year ago


Nitish Bakale

Rating Parameters

(out of 5)

5

Visual Appeal


5

Reliability


5

Comfort


5

Service Experience


5

Value for Money

About the Reviewer

Used it for

Everything

Owned for

< 3 months

Ridden for

< 5000 kms

The buying experience was very good, when I had given a test drive for the first time I fell in love with this machine. Great bike compared to Himalayan. The engine is super smooth, ride comfort is next level, and you can go for the long touring overall bike is next level highly recommend it for others who are planning.

Tips for Suzuki V-Strom SX

Drive always in a higher gear to get max mileage I'm getting mileage around 35-38 km/ltr in the city and I'm highways I'm getting 40-42 km/ltr.

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  • Awesome bike

    2 weeks ago


    Saurabh Parsodkar

    Styling, design, features
    Suzukis aren’t going to win beauty pageants except for their few Superbikes. In this case, the front is better than the rear with the beak as the most attractive element.
    I feel this bike should have been just named SX250 rather than adding V-strom, which kind of dilutes the pedigree of the bigger V-strom. I was initially of the opinion that this contraption is only meant for cost-conscious countries like India, was surprised that the same model has been launched in Australia as well in 2023. Twin-cylinder engine model exists in Europe. Although that model may not make the cut for the V-strom badge, however, it at least has a twin-cylinder engine.
    Many aspects have been carried over from 250cc Suzuki siblings. Part sharing is good in the platform, however, Suzuki India should have worked on both suspensions. Getting the ADV look is correct. However, the kind of roads that Indian cities have now mandate plusher suspension..

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    No

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    1


  • Honest Review after 25k kms

    4 weeks ago


    Arjun

    Here's my honest review. I have been using this bike for over 1.5 years and have driven it for 25k kms.
    Pros: Smooth engine. Super comfortable and wonderful machine for touring. Return good milage in both highways and city. (Above 30 in city traffic)
    Low maintenance in terms of filter and engine oil.
    Clutch is a bit stiff and riders under 5.7 will be bit uncomfortable as the bike is tall
    Cons: Out of excitement I missed doing a predelivery inspection. There was a knocking sound from the front shocks when breaks were applied or when i used to hit a pothole. I brought this to the mechanic's notice at the very first service and I have approached them for the same issue 5 times. Every time they would just tighten some nut and return the bike saying it's fixed. Last time they replaced the coneset still the sound came back after a few hundred kms. I'm frustrated with Suzuki's service. I commute is mostly on highways and traffic never off-road. I wonder how many issues might arise if I go for off-roading.
    Next is quality of switches: all switches stopped functioning properly after 10k kms. They never replaced it even after complaining several times. I'm facing this issue from reputed service centres from both Udupi and Bangalore(Karnataka).
    Another issue is suspension is too stiff and the suspension travel is low. Your arms get punished each time you hit a pothole.
    The worst part is resale value for this bike is too low. Incase you want to sell it Good luck with your task 🙂 as market is flooded with 2nd hand vstroms with low demand

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    1

    Service Experience


    3

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    > 15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    The mrf tyres are really good. Even though I am an enthusiastic rider i got a milage of 23k kms out of my back tyre. Front is still usable over 26k kms. Go for xpulse break pads. It will cost half price and same performance. Use motul engine oil (Suzuki's native engine oil make your engine lose refinement)

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    6


  • Strom

    10 weeks ago


    Sahil Dhadve

    I want to buy the beautiful machine
    I will buy this on diwali
    And the ADV bike is best than all bike
    The bike is very cool and comfortable
    Nice looking at the bike gives you all the comfort and enjoyment that any bike could not give at this price budget and thank you
    The bike is really called the Strom

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your bike all time maintenance ok

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    2


  • Chota Pack Bada Dhamaka

    11 weeks ago


    Kaushal Rajpopat

    1. Very good bike for every type of adventure experience with best buying experience.
    2. Very good mileage
    3. Perfect for long tour with the pillion.
    4. So smooth on roads and engine does not heat much as compared to the other bikes of the segment.
    5. Eye catchy bike design and always a head turner.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your chain lubricated within an appropriate interval, and maintain Tyre pressure to get good mileage. Do service on time so as to get the best out of the machine.

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    1


  • Best in Adventure

    13 weeks ago


    Subhendu Saha Sardar

    1. The buying experience is very good. when I visited to buy this machine in black colour they didn't have stock but as they promised they would bring the bike within 2. days & they did it... Love this service
    2. Riding experience: nothing to say... I just love to ride this machine... an awesome experience... Now my machine running 10530km within 9 months. I have done almost 5000km with a long ride it was a lovely experience.
    3. Looks & performance: Performance is good.. you can get a decent average of 35-37 in the city & 40+ you can get easily on the highway depending on your riding style & weight.
    The looks are nice... but it could be more attractive if Suzuki give a little bit more features. I have seen one of the manufacturing defects on the knuckle guard.
    4. servicing & maintenance: it's a 250cc segment adventure machine so definitely service & maintenance will be a little bit high from other machines. but it is decent... if you own this type of machine & also if you are a daily user then you need to keep it under regular maintenance.
    Overall I love This machine in the adventure segment at this price...
    I would highly recommend it to those who can start with adventure.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    10000-15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Check always Chain. It's a highly maintenance item in this bike.

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    3


  • V-Strom 250 SX: Adventure-Ready or Everyday Ride?

    13 weeks ago


    Sanjay Bind

    1. The Vstrom 250 SX was an excellent bike. Overall The Buying experience was good. We can say OK OK .
    2. The bike was excellent to drive in City because I am daily committing to this bike it's over on good.
    3. The bike looked stunning on the road and the performance was good.
    4. The service experience was my bad.
    But servicing is very good and fine and it's pocket friendly. The overall servicing cost is around 1200 to 1500.
    5. Pros.
    If you are searching for a tour or adventure bike you can definitely to this bike.
    And its maintenance is also very cheap from other superbikes.
    5. Cons
    Some vibrations also come in this bike and the gears issue also can be felt.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    1


  • Vstrom

    14 weeks ago


    You Never Know

    The gear shifting initially is very hard but after the first service it gets smoother and performance is very good in the city and at highways. I have a Yezdi Adventure too v Strom's better than the Yezdi as it's a smaller engine and gives more mileage compared to the Yezdi but it's not suitable for extreme offroad pretty decent power which is sufficient for city and highways and decent mileage at both.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    3


  • Strom is Storm in Quarter lit.

    30 weeks ago


    Shubham Ameta

    The buying experience was decent. Although, the showroom didn't give me a good deal and hadn't completed the promises still I was in love with the bike so I purchased it from them anyway. Riding experience is the ultimate to date. I have ridden 1700km and done my first service. I am getting good mileage, did an 800 km return trip with luggage and it was a comfortable ride both for rider and the pillion. Looks are awesome. Many eyes turn around when the bike passes or in a parking lot. It gives a big bike feel. Servicing is an area that is debatable. I did my first service but I think Suzuki's service centers need improvements. I have read reviews about Suzuki's service centers and I felt those are pretty true. However, the dealer is renowned and premium in my city so their customer service is good and responsive. Handling ( except left-hand side pulling, which has a solution but my service center does not know). Mileage, Seat comfort, and Headlight (compared to others in the segment) look very good. No heating issue. Maintenance cost. Need more initial torq. Side mirrors. The visor is a bit small. The exhaust note and its position bit awkward. The horn is loud but very scootish sound. The headlight throw is a bit awkward. The hazard light is missing. It should be included as it is a touring machine. After-sales service.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    6


    5


  • Best bike in 250 cc segment

    34 weeks ago


    Sachin Bisht

    The looks are good and the height of the bike is very high similar to the BMW 310 Adventure. Riding experience is so good and the speed of this bike cruising is easily 100 km. Also, this bike comes with a liquid-cooled engine and the sound of this bike is very smooth. You will definitely love the road presence

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    There is no such maintenance for this bike as we have brand trust of suzuki

    Was this review helpful?

    4


    8


  • Awesome

    36 weeks ago


    Shakti Singh

    I am about to buy this vehicle, have been reading a lot of reviews about the bike for a year, and have reached the final decision but still confused between Vstorm and Honda CB200X. It's about budget. For Vstorm I will have to increase my budget a bit. And Honda is also coming in my budget, and also Honda looks better than the Vstorm. But I can close my eyes and go for VSTORM.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Do not accelerate unnecessary

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    16

  • Awesome bike

    2 weeks ago


    Saurabh Parsodkar

    Styling, design, features
    Suzukis aren’t going to win beauty pageants except for their few Superbikes. In this case, the front is better than the rear with the beak as the most attractive element.
    I feel this bike should have been just named SX250 rather than adding V-strom, which kind of dilutes the pedigree of the bigger V-strom. I was initially of the opinion that this contraption is only meant for cost-conscious countries like India, was surprised that the same model has been launched in Australia as well in 2023. Twin-cylinder engine model exists in Europe. Although that model may not make the cut for the V-strom badge, however, it at least has a twin-cylinder engine.
    Many aspects have been carried over from 250cc Suzuki siblings. Part sharing is good in the platform, however, Suzuki India should have worked on both suspensions. Getting the ADV look is correct. However, the kind of roads that Indian cities have now mandate plusher suspension..

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    No

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    1


  • Honest Review after 25k kms

    4 weeks ago


    Arjun

    Here's my honest review. I have been using this bike for over 1.5 years and have driven it for 25k kms.
    Pros: Smooth engine. Super comfortable and wonderful machine for touring. Return good milage in both highways and city. (Above 30 in city traffic)
    Low maintenance in terms of filter and engine oil.
    Clutch is a bit stiff and riders under 5.7 will be bit uncomfortable as the bike is tall
    Cons: Out of excitement I missed doing a predelivery inspection. There was a knocking sound from the front shocks when breaks were applied or when i used to hit a pothole. I brought this to the mechanic's notice at the very first service and I have approached them for the same issue 5 times. Every time they would just tighten some nut and return the bike saying it's fixed. Last time they replaced the coneset still the sound came back after a few hundred kms. I'm frustrated with Suzuki's service. I commute is mostly on highways and traffic never off-road. I wonder how many issues might arise if I go for off-roading.
    Next is quality of switches: all switches stopped functioning properly after 10k kms. They never replaced it even after complaining several times. I'm facing this issue from reputed service centres from both Udupi and Bangalore(Karnataka).
    Another issue is suspension is too stiff and the suspension travel is low. Your arms get punished each time you hit a pothole.
    The worst part is resale value for this bike is too low. Incase you want to sell it Good luck with your task 🙂 as market is flooded with 2nd hand vstroms with low demand

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    1

    Service Experience


    3

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    > 15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    The mrf tyres are really good. Even though I am an enthusiastic rider i got a milage of 23k kms out of my back tyre. Front is still usable over 26k kms. Go for xpulse break pads. It will cost half price and same performance. Use motul engine oil (Suzuki's native engine oil make your engine lose refinement)

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    6


  • Strom

    10 weeks ago


    Sahil Dhadve

    I want to buy the beautiful machine
    I will buy this on diwali
    And the ADV bike is best than all bike
    The bike is very cool and comfortable
    Nice looking at the bike gives you all the comfort and enjoyment that any bike could not give at this price budget and thank you
    The bike is really called the Strom

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your bike all time maintenance ok

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    2


  • Chota Pack Bada Dhamaka

    11 weeks ago


    Kaushal Rajpopat

    1. Very good bike for every type of adventure experience with best buying experience.
    2. Very good mileage
    3. Perfect for long tour with the pillion.
    4. So smooth on roads and engine does not heat much as compared to the other bikes of the segment.
    5. Eye catchy bike design and always a head turner.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your chain lubricated within an appropriate interval, and maintain Tyre pressure to get good mileage. Do service on time so as to get the best out of the machine.

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    1


  • Best in Adventure

    13 weeks ago


    Subhendu Saha Sardar

    1. The buying experience is very good. when I visited to buy this machine in black colour they didn't have stock but as they promised they would bring the bike within 2. days & they did it... Love this service
    2. Riding experience: nothing to say... I just love to ride this machine... an awesome experience... Now my machine running 10530km within 9 months. I have done almost 5000km with a long ride it was a lovely experience.
    3. Looks & performance: Performance is good.. you can get a decent average of 35-37 in the city & 40+ you can get easily on the highway depending on your riding style & weight.
    The looks are nice... but it could be more attractive if Suzuki give a little bit more features. I have seen one of the manufacturing defects on the knuckle guard.
    4. servicing & maintenance: it's a 250cc segment adventure machine so definitely service & maintenance will be a little bit high from other machines. but it is decent... if you own this type of machine & also if you are a daily user then you need to keep it under regular maintenance.
    Overall I love This machine in the adventure segment at this price...
    I would highly recommend it to those who can start with adventure.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    10000-15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Check always Chain. It's a highly maintenance item in this bike.

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    3


  • V-Strom 250 SX: Adventure-Ready or Everyday Ride?

    13 weeks ago


    Sanjay Bind

    1. The Vstrom 250 SX was an excellent bike. Overall The Buying experience was good. We can say OK OK .
    2. The bike was excellent to drive in City because I am daily committing to this bike it's over on good.
    3. The bike looked stunning on the road and the performance was good.
    4. The service experience was my bad.
    But servicing is very good and fine and it's pocket friendly. The overall servicing cost is around 1200 to 1500.
    5. Pros.
    If you are searching for a tour or adventure bike you can definitely to this bike.
    And its maintenance is also very cheap from other superbikes.
    5. Cons
    Some vibrations also come in this bike and the gears issue also can be felt.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    1


  • Vstrom

    14 weeks ago


    You Never Know

    The gear shifting initially is very hard but after the first service it gets smoother and performance is very good in the city and at highways. I have a Yezdi Adventure too v Strom's better than the Yezdi as it's a smaller engine and gives more mileage compared to the Yezdi but it's not suitable for extreme offroad pretty decent power which is sufficient for city and highways and decent mileage at both.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    3


  • Strom is Storm in Quarter lit.

    30 weeks ago


    Shubham Ameta

    The buying experience was decent. Although, the showroom didn't give me a good deal and hadn't completed the promises still I was in love with the bike so I purchased it from them anyway. Riding experience is the ultimate to date. I have ridden 1700km and done my first service. I am getting good mileage, did an 800 km return trip with luggage and it was a comfortable ride both for rider and the pillion. Looks are awesome. Many eyes turn around when the bike passes or in a parking lot. It gives a big bike feel. Servicing is an area that is debatable. I did my first service but I think Suzuki's service centers need improvements. I have read reviews about Suzuki's service centers and I felt those are pretty true. However, the dealer is renowned and premium in my city so their customer service is good and responsive. Handling ( except left-hand side pulling, which has a solution but my service center does not know). Mileage, Seat comfort, and Headlight (compared to others in the segment) look very good. No heating issue. Maintenance cost. Need more initial torq. Side mirrors. The visor is a bit small. The exhaust note and its position bit awkward. The horn is loud but very scootish sound. The headlight throw is a bit awkward. The hazard light is missing. It should be included as it is a touring machine. After-sales service.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    6


    5


  • Best bike in 250 cc segment

    34 weeks ago


    Sachin Bisht

    The looks are good and the height of the bike is very high similar to the BMW 310 Adventure. Riding experience is so good and the speed of this bike cruising is easily 100 km. Also, this bike comes with a liquid-cooled engine and the sound of this bike is very smooth. You will definitely love the road presence

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    There is no such maintenance for this bike as we have brand trust of suzuki

    Was this review helpful?

    4


    8


  • Awesome

    36 weeks ago


    Shakti Singh

    I am about to buy this vehicle, have been reading a lot of reviews about the bike for a year, and have reached the final decision but still confused between Vstorm and Honda CB200X. It's about budget. For Vstorm I will have to increase my budget a bit. And Honda is also coming in my budget, and also Honda looks better than the Vstorm. But I can close my eyes and go for VSTORM.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Do not accelerate unnecessary

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    16

  • Awesome bike

    2 weeks ago


    Saurabh Parsodkar

    Styling, design, features
    Suzukis aren’t going to win beauty pageants except for their few Superbikes. In this case, the front is better than the rear with the beak as the most attractive element.
    I feel this bike should have been just named SX250 rather than adding V-strom, which kind of dilutes the pedigree of the bigger V-strom. I was initially of the opinion that this contraption is only meant for cost-conscious countries like India, was surprised that the same model has been launched in Australia as well in 2023. Twin-cylinder engine model exists in Europe. Although that model may not make the cut for the V-strom badge, however, it at least has a twin-cylinder engine.
    Many aspects have been carried over from 250cc Suzuki siblings. Part sharing is good in the platform, however, Suzuki India should have worked on both suspensions. Getting the ADV look is correct. However, the kind of roads that Indian cities have now mandate plusher suspension..

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    No

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    1


  • Honest Review after 25k kms

    4 weeks ago


    Arjun

    Here's my honest review. I have been using this bike for over 1.5 years and have driven it for 25k kms.
    Pros: Smooth engine. Super comfortable and wonderful machine for touring. Return good milage in both highways and city. (Above 30 in city traffic)
    Low maintenance in terms of filter and engine oil.
    Clutch is a bit stiff and riders under 5.7 will be bit uncomfortable as the bike is tall
    Cons: Out of excitement I missed doing a predelivery inspection. There was a knocking sound from the front shocks when breaks were applied or when i used to hit a pothole. I brought this to the mechanic's notice at the very first service and I have approached them for the same issue 5 times. Every time they would just tighten some nut and return the bike saying it's fixed. Last time they replaced the coneset still the sound came back after a few hundred kms. I'm frustrated with Suzuki's service. I commute is mostly on highways and traffic never off-road. I wonder how many issues might arise if I go for off-roading.
    Next is quality of switches: all switches stopped functioning properly after 10k kms. They never replaced it even after complaining several times. I'm facing this issue from reputed service centres from both Udupi and Bangalore(Karnataka).
    Another issue is suspension is too stiff and the suspension travel is low. Your arms get punished each time you hit a pothole.
    The worst part is resale value for this bike is too low. Incase you want to sell it Good luck with your task 🙂 as market is flooded with 2nd hand vstroms with low demand

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    1

    Service Experience


    3

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    > 15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    The mrf tyres are really good. Even though I am an enthusiastic rider i got a milage of 23k kms out of my back tyre. Front is still usable over 26k kms. Go for xpulse break pads. It will cost half price and same performance. Use motul engine oil (Suzuki's native engine oil make your engine lose refinement)

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    6


  • Strom

    10 weeks ago


    Sahil Dhadve

    I want to buy the beautiful machine
    I will buy this on diwali
    And the ADV bike is best than all bike
    The bike is very cool and comfortable
    Nice looking at the bike gives you all the comfort and enjoyment that any bike could not give at this price budget and thank you
    The bike is really called the Strom

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your bike all time maintenance ok

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    2


  • Chota Pack Bada Dhamaka

    11 weeks ago


    Kaushal Rajpopat

    1. Very good bike for every type of adventure experience with best buying experience.
    2. Very good mileage
    3. Perfect for long tour with the pillion.
    4. So smooth on roads and engine does not heat much as compared to the other bikes of the segment.
    5. Eye catchy bike design and always a head turner.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your chain lubricated within an appropriate interval, and maintain Tyre pressure to get good mileage. Do service on time so as to get the best out of the machine.

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    1


  • Best in Adventure

    13 weeks ago


    Subhendu Saha Sardar

    1. The buying experience is very good. when I visited to buy this machine in black colour they didn't have stock but as they promised they would bring the bike within 2. days & they did it... Love this service
    2. Riding experience: nothing to say... I just love to ride this machine... an awesome experience... Now my machine running 10530km within 9 months. I have done almost 5000km with a long ride it was a lovely experience.
    3. Looks & performance: Performance is good.. you can get a decent average of 35-37 in the city & 40+ you can get easily on the highway depending on your riding style & weight.
    The looks are nice... but it could be more attractive if Suzuki give a little bit more features. I have seen one of the manufacturing defects on the knuckle guard.
    4. servicing & maintenance: it's a 250cc segment adventure machine so definitely service & maintenance will be a little bit high from other machines. but it is decent... if you own this type of machine & also if you are a daily user then you need to keep it under regular maintenance.
    Overall I love This machine in the adventure segment at this price...
    I would highly recommend it to those who can start with adventure.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    10000-15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Check always Chain. It's a highly maintenance item in this bike.

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    3


  • V-Strom 250 SX: Adventure-Ready or Everyday Ride?

    13 weeks ago


    Sanjay Bind

    1. The Vstrom 250 SX was an excellent bike. Overall The Buying experience was good. We can say OK OK .
    2. The bike was excellent to drive in City because I am daily committing to this bike it's over on good.
    3. The bike looked stunning on the road and the performance was good.
    4. The service experience was my bad.
    But servicing is very good and fine and it's pocket friendly. The overall servicing cost is around 1200 to 1500.
    5. Pros.
    If you are searching for a tour or adventure bike you can definitely to this bike.
    And its maintenance is also very cheap from other superbikes.
    5. Cons
    Some vibrations also come in this bike and the gears issue also can be felt.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    1


  • Vstrom

    14 weeks ago


    You Never Know

    The gear shifting initially is very hard but after the first service it gets smoother and performance is very good in the city and at highways. I have a Yezdi Adventure too v Strom's better than the Yezdi as it's a smaller engine and gives more mileage compared to the Yezdi but it's not suitable for extreme offroad pretty decent power which is sufficient for city and highways and decent mileage at both.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    3


  • Strom is Storm in Quarter lit.

    30 weeks ago


    Shubham Ameta

    The buying experience was decent. Although, the showroom didn't give me a good deal and hadn't completed the promises still I was in love with the bike so I purchased it from them anyway. Riding experience is the ultimate to date. I have ridden 1700km and done my first service. I am getting good mileage, did an 800 km return trip with luggage and it was a comfortable ride both for rider and the pillion. Looks are awesome. Many eyes turn around when the bike passes or in a parking lot. It gives a big bike feel. Servicing is an area that is debatable. I did my first service but I think Suzuki's service centers need improvements. I have read reviews about Suzuki's service centers and I felt those are pretty true. However, the dealer is renowned and premium in my city so their customer service is good and responsive. Handling ( except left-hand side pulling, which has a solution but my service center does not know). Mileage, Seat comfort, and Headlight (compared to others in the segment) look very good. No heating issue. Maintenance cost. Need more initial torq. Side mirrors. The visor is a bit small. The exhaust note and its position bit awkward. The horn is loud but very scootish sound. The headlight throw is a bit awkward. The hazard light is missing. It should be included as it is a touring machine. After-sales service.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    6


    5


  • Best bike in 250 cc segment

    34 weeks ago


    Sachin Bisht

    The looks are good and the height of the bike is very high similar to the BMW 310 Adventure. Riding experience is so good and the speed of this bike cruising is easily 100 km. Also, this bike comes with a liquid-cooled engine and the sound of this bike is very smooth. You will definitely love the road presence

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    There is no such maintenance for this bike as we have brand trust of suzuki

    Was this review helpful?

    4


    8


  • Awesome

    36 weeks ago


    Shakti Singh

    I am about to buy this vehicle, have been reading a lot of reviews about the bike for a year, and have reached the final decision but still confused between Vstorm and Honda CB200X. It's about budget. For Vstorm I will have to increase my budget a bit. And Honda is also coming in my budget, and also Honda looks better than the Vstorm. But I can close my eyes and go for VSTORM.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Do not accelerate unnecessary

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    16

  • Awesome bike

    2 weeks ago


    Saurabh Parsodkar

    Styling, design, features
    Suzukis aren’t going to win beauty pageants except for their few Superbikes. In this case, the front is better than the rear with the beak as the most attractive element.
    I feel this bike should have been just named SX250 rather than adding V-strom, which kind of dilutes the pedigree of the bigger V-strom. I was initially of the opinion that this contraption is only meant for cost-conscious countries like India, was surprised that the same model has been launched in Australia as well in 2023. Twin-cylinder engine model exists in Europe. Although that model may not make the cut for the V-strom badge, however, it at least has a twin-cylinder engine.
    Many aspects have been carried over from 250cc Suzuki siblings. Part sharing is good in the platform, however, Suzuki India should have worked on both suspensions. Getting the ADV look is correct. However, the kind of roads that Indian cities have now mandate plusher suspension..

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    No

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    1


  • Honest Review after 25k kms

    4 weeks ago


    Arjun

    Here's my honest review. I have been using this bike for over 1.5 years and have driven it for 25k kms.
    Pros: Smooth engine. Super comfortable and wonderful machine for touring. Return good milage in both highways and city. (Above 30 in city traffic)
    Low maintenance in terms of filter and engine oil.
    Clutch is a bit stiff and riders under 5.7 will be bit uncomfortable as the bike is tall
    Cons: Out of excitement I missed doing a predelivery inspection. There was a knocking sound from the front shocks when breaks were applied or when i used to hit a pothole. I brought this to the mechanic's notice at the very first service and I have approached them for the same issue 5 times. Every time they would just tighten some nut and return the bike saying it's fixed. Last time they replaced the coneset still the sound came back after a few hundred kms. I'm frustrated with Suzuki's service. I commute is mostly on highways and traffic never off-road. I wonder how many issues might arise if I go for off-roading.
    Next is quality of switches: all switches stopped functioning properly after 10k kms. They never replaced it even after complaining several times. I'm facing this issue from reputed service centres from both Udupi and Bangalore(Karnataka).
    Another issue is suspension is too stiff and the suspension travel is low. Your arms get punished each time you hit a pothole.
    The worst part is resale value for this bike is too low. Incase you want to sell it Good luck with your task 🙂 as market is flooded with 2nd hand vstroms with low demand

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    4

    Visual Appeal


    4

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    1

    Service Experience


    3

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    > 15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    The mrf tyres are really good. Even though I am an enthusiastic rider i got a milage of 23k kms out of my back tyre. Front is still usable over 26k kms. Go for xpulse break pads. It will cost half price and same performance. Use motul engine oil (Suzuki's native engine oil make your engine lose refinement)

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    6


  • Strom

    10 weeks ago


    Sahil Dhadve

    I want to buy the beautiful machine
    I will buy this on diwali
    And the ADV bike is best than all bike
    The bike is very cool and comfortable
    Nice looking at the bike gives you all the comfort and enjoyment that any bike could not give at this price budget and thank you
    The bike is really called the Strom

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your bike all time maintenance ok

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    2


  • Chota Pack Bada Dhamaka

    11 weeks ago


    Kaushal Rajpopat

    1. Very good bike for every type of adventure experience with best buying experience.
    2. Very good mileage
    3. Perfect for long tour with the pillion.
    4. So smooth on roads and engine does not heat much as compared to the other bikes of the segment.
    5. Eye catchy bike design and always a head turner.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    4

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Keep your chain lubricated within an appropriate interval, and maintain Tyre pressure to get good mileage. Do service on time so as to get the best out of the machine.

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    1


  • Best in Adventure

    13 weeks ago


    Subhendu Saha Sardar

    1. The buying experience is very good. when I visited to buy this machine in black colour they didn't have stock but as they promised they would bring the bike within 2. days & they did it... Love this service
    2. Riding experience: nothing to say... I just love to ride this machine... an awesome experience... Now my machine running 10530km within 9 months. I have done almost 5000km with a long ride it was a lovely experience.
    3. Looks & performance: Performance is good.. you can get a decent average of 35-37 in the city & 40+ you can get easily on the highway depending on your riding style & weight.
    The looks are nice... but it could be more attractive if Suzuki give a little bit more features. I have seen one of the manufacturing defects on the knuckle guard.
    4. servicing & maintenance: it's a 250cc segment adventure machine so definitely service & maintenance will be a little bit high from other machines. but it is decent... if you own this type of machine & also if you are a daily user then you need to keep it under regular maintenance.
    Overall I love This machine in the adventure segment at this price...
    I would highly recommend it to those who can start with adventure.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    6 months-1 yr

    Ridden for

    10000-15000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    Check always Chain. It's a highly maintenance item in this bike.

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    3


  • V-Strom 250 SX: Adventure-Ready or Everyday Ride?

    13 weeks ago


    Sanjay Bind

    1. The Vstrom 250 SX was an excellent bike. Overall The Buying experience was good. We can say OK OK .
    2. The bike was excellent to drive in City because I am daily committing to this bike it's over on good.
    3. The bike looked stunning on the road and the performance was good.
    4. The service experience was my bad.
    But servicing is very good and fine and it's pocket friendly. The overall servicing cost is around 1200 to 1500.
    5. Pros.
    If you are searching for a tour or adventure bike you can definitely to this bike.
    And its maintenance is also very cheap from other superbikes.
    5. Cons
    Some vibrations also come in this bike and the gears issue also can be felt.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    4

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    > 1 yr

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    3


    1


  • Vstrom

    14 weeks ago


    You Never Know

    The gear shifting initially is very hard but after the first service it gets smoother and performance is very good in the city and at highways. I have a Yezdi Adventure too v Strom's better than the Yezdi as it's a smaller engine and gives more mileage compared to the Yezdi but it's not suitable for extreme offroad pretty decent power which is sufficient for city and highways and decent mileage at both.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    2


    3


  • Strom is Storm in Quarter lit.

    30 weeks ago


    Shubham Ameta

    The buying experience was decent. Although, the showroom didn't give me a good deal and hadn't completed the promises still I was in love with the bike so I purchased it from them anyway. Riding experience is the ultimate to date. I have ridden 1700km and done my first service. I am getting good mileage, did an 800 km return trip with luggage and it was a comfortable ride both for rider and the pillion. Looks are awesome. Many eyes turn around when the bike passes or in a parking lot. It gives a big bike feel. Servicing is an area that is debatable. I did my first service but I think Suzuki's service centers need improvements. I have read reviews about Suzuki's service centers and I felt those are pretty true. However, the dealer is renowned and premium in my city so their customer service is good and responsive. Handling ( except left-hand side pulling, which has a solution but my service center does not know). Mileage, Seat comfort, and Headlight (compared to others in the segment) look very good. No heating issue. Maintenance cost. Need more initial torq. Side mirrors. The visor is a bit small. The exhaust note and its position bit awkward. The horn is loud but very scootish sound. The headlight throw is a bit awkward. The hazard light is missing. It should be included as it is a touring machine. After-sales service.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    3

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Everything

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    < 5000 kms

    Was this review helpful?

    6


    5


  • Best bike in 250 cc segment

    34 weeks ago


    Sachin Bisht

    The looks are good and the height of the bike is very high similar to the BMW 310 Adventure. Riding experience is so good and the speed of this bike cruising is easily 100 km. Also, this bike comes with a liquid-cooled engine and the sound of this bike is very smooth. You will definitely love the road presence

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    5

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Tours

    Owned for

    < 3 months

    Ridden for

    5000-10000 kms

    Tips for other riders

    There is no such maintenance for this bike as we have brand trust of suzuki

    Was this review helpful?

    4


    8


  • Awesome

    36 weeks ago


    Shakti Singh

    I am about to buy this vehicle, have been reading a lot of reviews about the bike for a year, and have reached the final decision but still confused between Vstorm and Honda CB200X. It's about budget. For Vstorm I will have to increase my budget a bit. And Honda is also coming in my budget, and also Honda looks better than the Vstorm. But I can close my eyes and go for VSTORM.

    Rating Parameters

    (out of 5)

    5

    Visual Appeal


    5

    Reliability


    5

    Comfort


    5

    Service Experience


    4

    Value for Money

    About the Reviewer

    Used it for

    Daily Commute

    Owned for

    Never owned

    Tips for other riders

    Do not accelerate unnecessary

    Was this review helpful?

    5


    16

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