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 is has now been decided to deliver minor V-Strom 650 to India. One of the senior Suzuki official has also reported the same news.
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 company will require a minimum of two years to locally assemble the V-Strom 650 in the desi country.
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 aluminium 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 breaking 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 rupees 6 to 7 lakhs margin, mostly as an ex-showroom price.