Suzuki V-Strom 650XT BS6, specs, price and more

 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT BS6, specs, price and more

Suzuki brings the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT 2021 BS6 to India.

By installing the new design cowling with the vertical configuration headlights, sharing the image with the V-Strom 1000, the cowling is noticeably slimmer giving the rider a more comprehensive view and therefore a lighter impression when mounted on the seat. 

The “Beak” giving the image of the DR-BIG heritage, is sharp and slanted forwards motivating the adventure feel while acting as a functional component reducing the uplift by 9%.

V-Twin Powerplant

The famous 645cm3 V-Twin powerplant has undergone an update, installing new technology such as the resin-coated pistons, and revising over 60 engine components to achieve a higher output in a broad area of the rev-range, while keeping the unique V-Twin character with low fuel consumption. 

With low fuel consumption combined with the large 20L fuel tank, the riding range between fill-ups is at the top in this class, relieving the rider from the stress of frequent refuelling.

Speedo

By sharing the easy to see and easy to operate/understand instrument cluster, along with the cowling design of with its bigger brother, the new 650 now has a wealth of information available to the rider. 

The new instrument cluster incorporates a large analogue tachometer and digital readouts for the gear position and speedometer. The digital section below displays the odometer, twin-trip meter, clock, fuel level, coolant temperature, ambient temperature, battery voltage, range on remaining fuel, average and instantaneous fuel consumptions, and traction-control modes. 

The remaining fuel range continues to display after the fuel gauge shows empty, offering the rider with accurate and comforting information.

Tires

The V-Strom 650XT features tubeless tyre applicable wire-spoked wheels which absorb shock from the road better due to the flexible character of spokes, providing the rider with further comfort and exhilarated riding pleasure. 

The Champion Yellow coloured model features unique gold-anodised rims in contrast to the black-anodised items on the other colour schemes. 

Wheel sizes are 19-inch on the front and 17-inch on the rear, realising the perfect balance of stable and nimble handling, and the newly installed Bridgestone BATTLAX ADVENTURE A40 tyres, specially developed for the new -V-Strom 650 feature improved stability and grip levels.

Traction control

Inheriting the favoured traction control system from the V-Strom 1000, the new V-Strom 650 ABS/XT ABS now also is equipped with this advanced technology. 

This system continuously monitors the front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position, and gear position with various sensors. It controls the engine output by managing the ignition timing and air delivery. 

The traction control system can be switched to either of two modes or off. The modes differ in terms of sensitivity. Mode one allows modest rear wheel spin for more advanced, exhilarating riding, while mode two activates traction control at the slightest loss of rear-wheel grip to give you greater confidence on slippery surfaces or in the rain. 

Modes

The choice of modes can be quickly and easily made by selecting the traction control mode from the left switch cluster and confirming it with a glance at the instruments. 

In difficult riding situations such as cold or ragged road surfaces, fully loaded with luggage, or with a pillion rider, this advanced system already established on the V-Strom 1000 shall back up the ride. 

The modes differ in terms of sensitivity. Mode one allows modest rear wheel spin for more advanced, exhilarating riding, while mode two activates traction control at the slightest loss of rear-wheel grip to give you greater confidence on slippery surfaces or in the rain. 

The choice of modes can be quickly and easily made by selecting the traction control mode from the left switch cluster and confirming it with a glance at the instruments. 

In difficult riding situations such as cold or ragged road surfaces, fully loaded with luggage, or with a pillion rider, this proven system shall back up the ride.

Brakes

Equipped with 310mm diameter twin discs with twin two-piston callipers on the front and a 260mm diameter single disk with a single-piston calliper on the rear, the V-Strom 650 ABS and 650XT ABS provides controllable and dependable stopping performance. 

Also, the compact and light-weight ABS, to avoid wheel lock caused by excess hard braking, has been upgraded to the next generation with advanced settings for a different natural feel and secure activation.

By adopting the new Low RPM assist system, the concern of an unexpected engine stall has been relieved. This system will automatically raise the idle speed when engaging the clutch or when riding at low rpms, assisting frequent clutch work in congested town rides and preventing sudden and unexpected engine stall when running in the short rpm range.

Design

The windscreen is extended to 9mm upwards to reduce the windblast and to buffer to the body. At the same time, the shape comes a change to control the wind flow rather than to create a wind-free zone. 

By making the boundary between the protective area and the not-protective area a blur, the rider will be able to move more freely due to less turbulence and feel a natural wind flow. The adjustable preset three positions are also available using four screws.

Outlet

With the newly adopted instrument cluster, the V-Strom 650 has gained a 12V DC outlet positioned directly below the instruments as standard equipment, supporting the rider for the use of satellite navigation systems and the recharging of mobile devices. An update for convenience, especially on long-distance touring.

Seat

The newly designed seat lives up to the reputation of the V-Strom comfort. While securing a wide flat area to support the rider when riding, the front of the seat is slim, enabling the rider to reach the ground when stopping quickly. 

Also, the pillion seat has ample and comfortable space, making sure the pillion rider can also enjoy the ride. When viewed from the side, the plentiful padding is visually assuring, inviting the rider on a long adventure.

Frame

Combination of the light yet rigid aluminium twin-spar frame and swingarm is a feature unique to this class, and with the wide-rage engine, provides light and smooth handling and stability in various riding situations.

Suspension

Flexible and comfortable conventional telescopic forks have a forgiving character, allowing stress-free long-distance rides to an exciting run on twisty roads. 

The rear suspension arrives with rebound adjustment and a remote preload adjuster which can be operated by hand allowing the rider to set up the suspension to match the riding style quickly or in a case of two-up riding or with a full load of luggage without any tools needed.

Seat

The critical feature on the V-Strom 650 is the ultimately comfortable seat, and although with the new design to match the update in cowling design, the reputation will continue. 

Also, an appeal inherited from the previous model is that the tandem area is parallel with the rear carrier providing a large flat space to strap considerable baggage when needed securely.

Slim Fuel Tank

The redesigned slimmer and smarter tank still hold a capacity of 20L, realising a long riding range combined with the excellent fuel consumption. 

Also, by eliminating the plastic covers on both sides of the tank from the previous model, the tank has become slimmer. It is now able to accommodate magnetically attachable tank bags. 

The frame covers which were positioned directly underneath the seat on the previous model now gets narrower, allowing the rider to reach straight down to the ground, resulting in better access to the ground and more confidence.

The V Strom 650 XT comes for Rs 889,507 (ex-showroom) Mumbai and into paint schemes.

  • Yellow and
  • White

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