Suzuki V-Strom 650 will be imported to India as CKD unit, and then assembled locally.
Suzuki V-Strom 650 middleweight adventure tourer has been unveiled for the Indian market. The Japanese bikemaker showcased the motorcycle at the Auto Expo 2018. In India, the Suzuki V Strom 650 will arrive as CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, and then assembled locally at the bikemaker’s plant. Just so you know, the company is already assembling the Hayabusa in the country. Similar to the global model, the India-spec version will be made available in two-variants – V-Strom 650 and V-Strom 650 XT.
The middleweight adventure tourer from Suzuki recently made its India debut at the Auto Expo 2018. Though there is no official word on its launch timeline, it is likely to be rolled out in the second half of 2019. Read – Suzuki Burgman Street Scooter Is Coming To India
With an aim to make it an affordable offering, Suzuki will bring in the V Strom 650 from Japan as CKD unit and assemble it locally. It is estimated to come with a price tag of Rs 6.5 lakh (ex-showroom). If launched at this price, it will give a tough fight to its arch rival – the Kawasaki Versys 650. Read: Suzuki Intruder 150 – All You Need To Know
Power source for the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is a 645cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. This 90-degree V-twin motor generates a maximum power output of 70bhp at 8,800rpm and 66Nm of torque.
Suzuki’s globally popular, the V-Strom 650 is an aggressive-looking adventure tourer. The standard V Strom 650 variant features the cast aluminium wheels with Bridgestone Battlewing tyres, while the V Strom 650 XT model is assembled with aluminium rims with stainless steel wire spokes wheels. The front and rear tyres’ size stand at 110/80 R19 and 150/70 R17 respectively. While the standard variant carries a kerb weight of 213kg, the XT version weighs 216kg. Read – 2017 Suzuki GSX-R150 Goes Into Production
Features such as plastic protection for the engine cases and front header pipe and plastic handguards are exclusively offered on the 650XT model. The bike gets Suzuki’s Easy Start System along with a digital analog instrument cluster, a 3-stage traction control system and height adjustable windscreen. Safety features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS) and traction control are standard on the bike.