suzuki vstrom 650 motorcyclediaries

650 cc Suzuki V-Strom receives minor updates for the year 2019

Launched just three months back, Suzuki has updated the V-Strom 650 XT for the year 2019. The changes are mainly cosmetic and get new features as well.

Suzuki India launched the V-Strom 650 in the country in October 2018. The company says that they received a positive response for the adventure motorcycle but haven’t shared any bookings or sales number.

suzuki vstrom 650 motorcyclediaries

The adventure motorcycle from Suzuki continues to be offered in the XT trim which is more focused on off-road riding. Following changes are made to the 2019 version.

  • Hazard Lights
  • Side Reflectors
  • New Graphics

The color options available for V-Strom 650 XT are Champion Yellow No 2 and Pearl Glacier White. The new graphics, no doubt, refreshes the model. The adventure tourer is third locally assembled motorcycle to launch in India from Suzuki‘s stable. The other two motorcycles which are locally assembled are: GSX-1300R Hayabusa and GSX-S750.

suzuki vstrom 650 motorcyclediaries

Suzuki V-Strom continues to derive power from 645 cc, liquid cooled, 90 degree V-twin, DOHC engine. The engine churns out 71 bhp @8800 rpm and 62 Nm @6500 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox completes the powertrain.

Commenting on the new edition, SMIPL Managing Director Satoshi Uchida said the 2019 edition of Suzuki V-Strom 650XT comes in with added features and “We will add to the attractiveness of this very capable motorcycle”.

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“We have received an overwhelming response since the launch of Suzuki V-Strom 650XT last year, we wish to continue the momentum,” he added.

In terms of safety features, V-Strom is equipped with a dual-channel ABS and 3-stage Traction Control system.

suzuki vstrom 650 motorcyclediaries

2019 V-Strom 650 XT is priced at Rs 7.46 Lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The price seems to be a bit higher than other bikes in the segment, but V-Strom is certainly more serious at what it does the best, ie, off-roading and touring.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT Specifications

Engine: 645 cc, 90 Degree, V-Twin
Power: 71 bhp @8800 rpm
Torque: 62 Nm @6500 rpm
Gearbox: 6-Speed
Kerb Weight: 216 Kg
Seat Height: 835 mm
Ground Clearance: 170 mm
Fuel Tank: 20 Liters
Range: 500 Km
Front Tyre: 110/80R19M/C tubeless
Rear Tyre: 150/70R17M/C tubeless

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