BREAKING: Suzuki’s First BS6 Big Bike Is Here!

  • Nov 23, 2020
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Almost a year after its reveal at the Expo, the V-Strom 650XT BS6 has been launched

We first laid eyes on it way back in February at the Auto Expo 2020, and after all the COVID-related setbacks, Suzuki has finally launched the V-Strom 650XT BS6. In doing so, it has also launched its first BS6-compliant big bike, with the next smallest offering at the moment being the Suzuki Gixxer 250 range. The updated V-Strom comes in at Rs 8,84,000, making it almost a lakh and a half more expensive than its BS4 predecessor!


BS4 Price

BS6 Price


Suzuki V-Strom 650XT

Rs 7,46,577

Rs 8,84,000

Rs 1,37,423

The massive hike is quite a shock, especially since not much has changed on the bike itself. It’s still powered by a 645cc DOHC 90-degree V-twin motor whose output, at 70.7PS and 62Nm, is a miniscule 0.3PS and 0.3Nm down on the BS4 version. To reign it in when things get hairy, Suzuki continues to offer the ‘Strom with switchable 2-level traction control.

The XT, being the more hardcore off-road variant of the V-Strom, continues to roll on wire-spoke wheels in a 19-inch/17-inch combo, while suspension is handled by a 43mm telescopic fork and linked monoshock adjustable for preload and rebound damping. Stoppers are in the form of twin 320mm discs up front bitten by two-piston calipers and a single 260mm disc at the rear clamped on by a single-piston caliper. Full details are available in the press release below:

New Delhi, November 23, 2020: Strengthening its BS6 product portfolio, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. (SMIPL), a subsidiary of Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan, today launched the BS6 variant of its ultimate ‘Do-it-All’ motorcycle, V-Strom 650XT ABS. Showcased in 2020 AutoExpo, the V-Strom 650 XT ABS becomes the first BS6 compliant big bike from SMIPL’s portfolio. Built to offer ‘Adventure in all Directions’, V-Strom 650XT ABS is known for its versatility and is best suited for the daily commute, long highway rides, and exploring rough terrains.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. Koichiro Hirao, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “V-Strom has made its own following in India. The ultimate adventure tourer has proved its mettle in the highway touring capabilities while exploring different terrains. It is truly a masterpiece with the ultimate balance provided by the natural riding position, comfortable seat and the flexible engine character. This is our first BS6 compliant big bike and we are confident that this cleaner and greener motorcycle will continue to win people’s hearts with its performance and maneuverability as it hit the Indian roads”.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT ABS is equipped with four stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC with 645cm3 displacement, 90° V-twin engine, making it an ideal and an attractive option for anyone seeking a perfect middleweight adventure bike. The motorcycle has adopted the Suzuki Easy Start System enabling a secure and stress-free start with the push of a button. The middleweight adventure tourer comes with a lightweight Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) offering a controlled grip on the road and trustworthy braking performance in extreme conditions. The lightweight frame provides steady handling and maneuverability. V-Strom 650XT’s three-mode traction control system (2 Mode + OFF Mode), ensures superior control over the engine and is effective in difficult road conditions, preventing rear wheel spin further boosting rider confidence. The BS6 compliant V-Strom 650 XT ABS, is a perfect example of a balance between, performance, power and control.

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