Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS launched in India at Rs 7.46 lakh

first_imgSuzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd has introduced an upgraded variant of its all-terrain touring bike V-Strom, the V-Strom 650XT ABS, for a price starting at Rs 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The new generation has been given several tweaks for better performance, more control and ample versatility.The 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS gets a four stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC with 90 degree and 645 cm3 V-twin engine having new technology such as the resin-coated pistons. Over 60 engine components have been revised for higher output in a broad area of the rev-range, while keeping the unique V-Twin character with low fuel consumption. The bike is available in two colour options — Champion Yellow and Pearl Glacier White.The instrument cluster on the new 650 now has 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 new V-Strom features tubeless tyre-applicable wire-spoked wheels. The Champion Yellow coloured model features gold-anodised rims in contrast to the black-anodised items on the Pearl Glacier White. Wheel sizes are 19-inch on the front and 17-inch on the rear. The advanced traction control system on the bike monitors its front and rear wheel speeds, throttle position, crank position, gear position with various sensors and controls the engine output by managing the ignition timing and air delivery.The traction control system can be switched off or to either of two modes. Mode one allows modest rear wheel spin for more advanced riding, while mode two activates traction control at the slightest loss of rear-wheel grip to help the rider on slippery surfaces or in the rain.advertisementThe 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS comes equipped with 310 mm diameter twin discs with twin two piston calipers on the front and a 260 mm diameter single disk with a single piston caliper on the rear. The company also claims that the compact and light-weight ABS has been upgraded to the next generation with advanced settings.Talking about the overall dimensions of the new bike, its length is 2,275 mm, width 910 mm, height 1,405 mm, wheelbase 1,560 mm, ground clearance 170 mm, seat height 835 mm and kerb mass 216 kg.The refurbished tank on V-Strom 650XT ABS has a capacity of 20 litres. Also by eliminating the plastic covers on both sides of the tank from the previous model, the company has made it slimmer and it can now accommodate magnetically attachable tank bags.The accessory bar on the new bike underlines the adventure touring look for it. It has been given a matte black powder coat finish and 2 mm thick steel tube for mounting LED fog lights. The top case has a capacity of 55 litres and can accommodate two helmets. The chain guard has been made out of powder coated aluminium and displays the V-Strom logo.ALSO READ | Land Rover launches 2019 Discovery Sport Landmark Edition, price starts at Rs 53.77 lakhALSO READ | Tata Motors increases prices of Hexa, SUV now starts at Rs 12.99 lakhALSO READ | Mahindra XUV300 safety features revealed, company claims several segment-first attributes in the new SUVlast_img read more