Suzuki V-Strom 650XT BS 6 to be launched soon

Suzuki V-Strom 650XT BS 6 was showcased at the Auto Expo 2020.
By Prashant Singh
| Updated on: 20 Apr 2020, 01:06 PM
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT BS 6
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT BS 6

Suzuki Motorcycle India has officially teased the arrival of the BS 6 compliant V-Strom 650XT. The launch of the updated middleweight adventure tourer motorcycle is expected to happen anytime soon now.

It was also showcased at the Auto Expo 2020.

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In the newly updated BS 6 avatar the motorcycle looks near identical to the last model and doesn't feature any cosmetic updates save for the new set of graphics.

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Previously it derived power from a BS 4 compliant 645 cc liquid-cooled engine with DOHC and 90-degree V-Twin configuration. This engine churned out 70 PS of maximum power at 8,800 rpm and 62 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm. In the updated BS 6 configuration, the output and fuel-economy figures could alter slightly.

It comes loaded with a semi-digital instrument cluster packing an analogue rev counter on the left side complemented by a digital split screen on the right. The screen displays all the necessary information in a simple and uncluttered format.

Some of its other feature highlights include a tall windscreen, single-piece headlight, large and comfortable seat, upright riding position, long travel suspension, and wire-spoke wheels with tubeless tyres.

Its suspension duties are performed by long travel conventional telescopic front fork and a monoshock unit at the rear. Its braking setup include twin front discs and a single disc at the rear. The brakes work in-conjunction with a dual-channel ABS. The bikes also features three-level traction control – Level 1, Level 2 (wet or cold conditions) and Off.

The BS 6 update will result in a minor price hike. For the record, the previous BS 4 spec model retailed at 7,52,084 (ex-showroom, Mumbai).

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The company has also recently revealed the pricing of the V-Strom 1050 and V-Strom 1050XT in the Japanese market. While the former has been given a price tag of JPY 14,30,000 ( 10.20 lakh), the latter retails at JPY 15,18,000 ( 10.83 lakh).

First Published Date: 20 Apr 2020, 01:05 PM IST

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