Updated Suzuki V-Strom 650XT revealed; India-bound

After ages, the dependable Suzuki V-Strom 650XT seems to get an update. Suzuki seems to be following the “if it ain’t broken, why fix it” mandate. The bike looks exactly the same as the older model, save for the new paint schemes. The bike has been showcased for the Australian market. There, it gets the choice of three colour options – Metallic Oort Grey, Pearl Brilliant White and Candy Daring Red/Glass Sparkle Black. Surprisingly, Suzuki had shown this very updated model at the Auto Expo earlier this year. This in picture, the launch still hasn’t happened though a teaser is very much up on the Suzuki India website. We wonder when the launch is going to take place. There though is a slightly encouraging news about this updated Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Euro V model that we will also be getting. Scroll down.

Updated Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

Updated Suzuki V-Strom 650XT specs, features

The updated Suzuki V-Strom 650XT uses the same 645cc V-twin present in the BS4 bike. However, it now gets a secondary catcon and the silver lining we were talking earlier is here. The engine makes 70.7PS of power and 62Nm of torque. This is slightly down from the 71PS of power that the BS4 used to make. We think the loss of 0.3PS is livable. The mid-range is said to be enhanced in what was already a fantastic package.

There are said to be no other enhancements and the bike still weighs 216kg. It has a 20 litre fuel tank capacity with now slimmer proportions. The seat height is 835mm with an option to lower it if needed through the accessories catalogue. Competition to the bike comes from the Kawasaki Versys 650 as of now. We expect the Suzuki to be priced a bit more than the Kawasaki. The updated Suzuki V-Strom 650XT price in India could begin from Rs 7.7 lakh, ex-showroom.

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