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Thread: Suzuki V-Strom 650 to be launched in India soon

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    Default Suzuki V-Strom 650 to be launched in India soon

    2018 Auto Expo saw the unveiling of Suzuki V-strom 650. The V-Strom 650 will represent Suzuki in the middle-weight Adventure touring category. It won’t be long that we will get to see the V-Strom 650 zipping through Indian highways. As the reports suggest, the launch might be just around the corner.

    Reports suggest that dealers have already started taking bookings of the motorcycle for a token amount of INR 50,000. The V-Strom 650 is powered by a 645 cc V-Twin engine which churns out 71 bhp @ 8800 rpm and 66 nm of torque at 6500 rpm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed transmission. Another highlights of the engine are that it comes with twin overhead camshafts, electronic fuel injection and liquid-cooling.

    Suzuki has equipped the small V-Strom with essential electronics such as riding modes, traction control and ABS. To suit the touring needs of the targeted customers, Suzuki has thrown in a 12-volt power outlet as well. The wheels’ dimension also makes the adventure quotient of the bike strong as it comes with a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel.

    The cherry on the top will be the pricing. The V-Strom 650 will become Suzuki’s third model which will come via CKD route. Currently, the GSXS-750 and the Hayabusa are the models which come via CKD route. The reason behind their aggressive pricing. We can expect Suzuki to launch the bike between 7.7 lakh and 7.9 lakh rupees. Once it gets launched, it is going to pose a serious threat to the Kawasaki Versys 650.


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    Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom 650 to be launched in India soon

    This will be perfect one for adventure touring in India, just the right size and power for making the best of our roads. If they can price it below 7.5L then it will be super sweet.

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    Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom 650 to be launched in India soon

    This and GSX-S750 are the perfect "Big Bikes" to upgrade to and still live with it till retirement.
    Soon, very soon an FD or RD needs to be opened and gotta cut the DairyMilk and 5Star intake.
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    Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom 650 to be launched in India soon

    A fairly good choice for India. US riders have typically criticized the "Wee-strom" ("wee" as in small, not that other thing; get your mind out of the gutter) as being underpowered, and not a good choice for anything more extreme than well-graded compacted dirt roads. That can be seen in the lack of any kind of skid plate (not even plastic!), the low-mount exhaust, and the street-only tires. An additional criticism is that the suspension is very soft and lacks adjustability. In India, however, power won't be an issue, and most riders are unlikely to try bashing the bike through untouched jungle. If you're considering this bike, though, look very closely at the engine just hanging down there, especially that oil filter sticking out there just begging to be bashed by a rock or piece of debris. If nothing else, seriously consider spending the money to buy a *good* aftermarket skid plate for the bike even if you never ride anywhere but the street.
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    Default Re: Suzuki V-Strom 650 to be launched in India soon

    Any ownership experience on this bike? How about the service costs?

    I am considering an upgrade to this segment. I liked the V-strom on a short TD. Planning to go for a longer one and still waiting for a Versys 650 TD as well.


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