Suzuki VStorm 650 XT India Launch Soon as the manufacturer plans to go on an offensive in the premium motorcycle market
Adventure tourers are gradually conquering a profound and significant fraction of the desi motorcycle market. These bikes have become very much popular throughout the country and are also being admired for their profound performance. Though Suzuki is already selling the V-Strom 1000 in India, it has now been decided to deliver minor V-Strom 650 to India. Revealed at the Auto Expo 2018, the Suzuki VStorm 650 XT India Launch is set to happen soon.
Although the launch timeline is not yet decided, Suzuki stated that it will take at least a complete annum for them to coach the technicians and to develop an assembly line for the vehicle. The Gixxer producer is carefully considering to locally integrate the motorcycle in India to keep a check on costs. The V-Strom 650 will be flown down from Japan and it is said to have entirely knocked down units and it has been assembled in India.
The world-wide triumph of the V-Strom 650 has affected the company and in fact, it is the V-Strom 650 that is more famous than the V-Strom 1000. Internationally, Suzuki sells the motorcycle in two versions, which are the V-Strom 650 standard and V-Strom 650XT respectively. The 650XT is the top ranking version which dons aluminum rims with stainless-steel spokes and off-road oriented tyres. The Suzuki V-Strom 650 is being powered by an efficient 645cc liquid-cooled, V-twin motor that produces 70 HP of power and 66 Nm of torque, which certainly is an appreciable magnitude. The engine is teamed up with a 6-speed gearbox.
ABS braking system and Traction Control are present as a conventional feature in both the variants. However, Suzuki is yet to announce whether India will receive and market one of the two variants or both the variants. The V-Strom 650 is expected to be priced around Rs. 6 to 7 lakhs margin, mostly as an ex-showroom price. Stay tuned for the Suzuki VStorm 650 XT India Launch.