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Suzuki V-Strom 650 India Launch Likely: Check Out Its Differences With Existing Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Before it gets launched in India, let's take a look at how Suzuki V-Strom 650 is different from the existing Suzuki V-Strom 1000

Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki, with an aim to further its presence in Indian adventure tourer bike segment, is likely going to introduce Suzuki V-Strom 650 in the country.

The company already sells Suzuki V-Strom 1000 in India as a CBU (Completely Built Unit). Its smaller version, the upcoming Suzuki V-Strom 650, is most probably will be launched as a CKD (Completely Knocked Down) unit, thereby getting priced quite competitively.

According to reports, as of now, Suzuki has not decided as to when the new V-Strom 650 will be introduced in India. This is because training the technicians might take upto a year, and moreover creating an assembly line for the bike is also a tedious task; it could take upto two years.

The Suzuki V-Strom 650, first launched in 2004 globally, is marketed in Europe, Oceania, and the Americas. The bike, which is currently in its third generation, is also known as Suzuki DL650.

Before it gets launched in India, let's take a look at how Suzuki V-Strom 650 is different from the existing Suzuki V-Strom 1000.

Suzuki V-Strom 650

This middleweight sport touring comes equipped with 645cc, 4-stroke, liquid cooled, 90-degree V-twin, DOHC, 8-valves engine, which churns out 66bhp of maximum output at 8,800rpm and 60.3Nm of torque at 6,400rpm. 

Slated for launch not before 2019, it might get priced somewhere between Rs 6 lakh - Rs 7 lakh. 

Dimensions wise, V-Strom 650 measures 2,290mm X 840mm X 1,390mm. It has a wheelbase of 1,555mm. 

It is currently manufactured at Suzuki's final assembly plant in Toyokawa, Japan.

Suzuki V-Strom 1000

The 2016 V-Strom 1000 ABS has 1,037cc, 4-stroke, 90-degree V-twin, DOHC, liquid-cooled engine, which produces maximum torque of 103Nm at 4,000rpm. 

Available in Metallic Mat Fibroin Gray and Candy Daring Red colours, Suzuki V-Strom 1000 measures 2,285mm X 865mm X 1,410mm. It has a wheelbase of 1,555mm, ground clearance of 165mm, and seat height of 850mm. 

Priced at Rs 13,45,000 (ex-showroom Delhi), the bike features Suzuki traction control, which manages and controls the engine output. 

The bike's comprehensive instrument cluster include an analogue tachometer and a brightness-adjustable LCD speedometer. LCD readouts include an odometer, dual trip meters, the gear position, the coolant and ambient temperatures, the voltage, the riding range, the average fuel consumption, the instantaneous fuel consumption, the traction control mode, a fuel gauge, and a clock.

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