Suzuki Motorcycle India has finally launched the V-Strom 650XT ABS at a sticker price of Rs 7.46 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom, New Delhi) in the country. This all-terrain motorcycle is available in two colour options - Champion Yellow Color No. 2 and Pearl Glacier White. Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS gets several bells and whistles while powered by a 645cc engine. It would challenge the likes of Kawasaki Versys 650, Triumph Tiger 800 and Honda CBR 650F in the Indian market.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd. said, “We are delighted to offer the ultimate adventure-tourer Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS to Indian customers as a Completely Knocked Down (CKD) Unit, assembled in India. Off late, Motorcycles have evolved as an extension of its owner’s personality. Individuals are now ready to invest to get an experience they were longing for. With it’s all-round capabilities, V-Strom 650XT ABS is the apt motorcycle for adventure enthusiasts who want to be able to ride the same motorcycle for daily usage as well. As our third new product launch of this financial year, V-Strom 650XT ABS delivers on our promise of introducing well-engineered and technological advance premium offerings; emphasising our commitment to the Indian market.”
Drawing design inspiration from the desert racer DR-Z and DR-BIG, Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS comes with an all-new multi-function instrument panel which houses the speedometer, odometer, fuel level, coolant temperature, gear position, battery voltage, traction-control modes. It boasts of a 12V DC outlet as a standard feature, supporting rider to use satellite navigation systems and recharging mobile devices. The V-Strom 650XT ABS comes equipped with Suzuki Easy Start System enabling to start the engine with only one-push of the starter button. It also has a windscreen with a three position adjustment. The bike rides on specially designed BATTLAX ADVENTURE A40 tyres with tubeless tyre applicable wire spoked wheels.
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS flaunts stylish LED tail lights and new slimmer tank. In India, a saree guard and front number plate bracket are included as a part of the standard equipment. Speaking of the safety features, it comes with lightweight Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) and three-mode traction control system (2 Mode + OFF Mode). Mechanically, the bike is powered by a four stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC with 645cm3 displacement, 90° V-twin engine.