Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT vs Kawasaki Versys 650 vs CFMOTO 650 MT specifications comparison

If ever there was one motorcycle segment that has been getting all the eye balls recently, it has to be the adventure-tourer. Billed as one of the most versatile segments – touring, commuting, off-roading and two-up riding; the ADV has got it all. No wonder that manufacturers are making a beeline for a slice of the pie. We have Kawasaki as the first entrant in the middleweight segment, with the Versys 650. There is also now Suzuki with the V-Strom 650 XT and very recently, CF Moto joined the group with its 650 MT model. The latter is modeled on the Kawasaki.

A taller ride height, different size tyres at the front and back, long travel suspension and more often than not, an upswept exhaust are they key to these bikes, While the CF Moto is the most affordable of the lot, the initial reports suggest that the quality could be better. The Kawasaki Versys 650, is built better but isnt a true-blue off-roader, especially because of the alloys as well as same size tyres. In this context, the Suzuki V-Strom 650 is the real deal. While it is costlier when compared to the the others, it is also the most capable off-road. If you can afford it, the Suzuki is better. If not, the Kawasaki will do just fine.

 

 

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT vs Kawasaki Versys 650 vs CFMOTO 650 MT specifications comparison

Suzuki
V-Strom 650 XT
Kawasaki
Versys 650
CFMOTO
650 MT
Engine Specification
TypeV-twin cylinder,
liquid cooled
Twin cylinder,
liquid cooled
Twin cylinder,
liquid cooled
Engine capacity645cc649cc649cc
Valvetrain8 valves8 valves8 valves
Compression ratio11.2:110.8:111.3:1
Max Power (rpm)71PS69PS71PS
Max torque (rpm)62Nm64Nm62Nm
Power/Weight328.70PS/tonne319.44PS/tonne325.68PS/tonne
Dimensions
Length
Width
Height (mm)
2,275
910
1,405
2,165
840
1,400
2,180
835
1,332
Wheelbase (mm)1,5601,4151,425
Fuel tank capacity20 litres21 litres18 litres
Kerb weight (kg)216216218
Suspension
FrontTelescopic, coil spring,
oil damped
41 mm inverted
telescopic fork
with adjustable
rebound damping
Retractable type
RearLink type, coil spring, oil dampedOffset laydown
single-shock
with remote spring
preload adjustability
Cantilever type
Brakes
Front310mm disc300mm discDisc
Rear260mm disc250mm discDisc
Tyres
Front110/80 R19120/70ZR17120/70Z R17
Rear150/70 R17160/60ZR17160/60Z R17
Price (ex-Mumbai)7.52 lakh6.69 lakh4.99 lakh
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