Suzuki has launched the MY19 V-Strom 650XT in India today. No major changes have been done to the bike, except for revised graphics. Both, the white and the yellow paint finish now get new graphics. For the white, however, these are now blue instead of black and grey earlier. Even the rims are colour coded in blue on the Pearl Glacier white colour option.
Pricing remains unchanged at Rs 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). While the changes are fairly limited, we must say the white colour option now does look more appealing than before.
As it stands, the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT competes against the Kawasaki Versys 650 ( Rs 6.69 lakh) and the SWM Superdual T (Rs 7.30 lakh) (both, ex-showroom Delhi). In fact, we have put the two Japanese bikes against each other, so stay tuned for the comparison!
Here’s Suzuki’s official statement about the launch:
Press Release -
Suzuki Motorcycle India introduces 2019 edition of V-Strom 650XT ABS
New Delhi, January 28, 2019: Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Japan today introduced the latest style upgrade for Suzuki V-Strom 650XT - the ultimate adventure tourer motorcycle. The refreshed Suzuki V-Strom 650XT ABS now comes in new stirring graphic, as well as with additional features of hazard lights and side reflectors, adding to the motorcycle’s touring capabilities.
Suzuki V-Strom 650XT is the ultimate ‘Do-It-All’ motorcycle, renowned for its versatility that makes it as suited for the daily commute, long highway stretches; and unexplored rough roads. This all- terrain Suzuki motorcycle is available in 2 color schemes - Champion Yellow No.2 and Pearl Glacier White.
Commenting on the new edition, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have received an overwhelming response since the launch of Suzuki V-Strom 650XT last year, we wish to continue the momentum and win the hearts of our customer in 2019 as well. We are delighted to introduce the 2019 edition of Suzuki V-Strom 650XT which comes in added with features and will add to the attractiveness of this very capable motorcycle.”
The 2019 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT 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. It is equipped with the fuel-injection technology that churns out an improved performance. The lightweight Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) offers a controlled grip on the road and trustworthy braking performance in extreme conditions. The three-mode traction control system (2 Mode + OFF Mode), that ensures superior control over the engine which is effective in difficult road conditions helping prevent rear wheel spin further adds to the riding confidence.
The new Suzuki V-Strom 650XT is priced at INR 7,46,000 (ex-showroom, New Delhi).