The new 2018 Suzuki V – Storm 650 XT is expected to launch in India sometime around august of this year. The new 2018 Suzuki V – Storm 650 XT, the adventure tourer was first unveiled at the 2018 Auto Expo, New Delhi. Its launch in India is highly awaited by the adventure enthusiasts. Because of growing competition in this segment is giving the enthusiasts more options to choose from.
This adventure tourer is available globally in two variants – the standard 650 and the 650 XT. In India only the 650 XT variant is going to be launched. The 2018 Suzuki V – Storm is the third motorcycle of the Suzuki Motorcycles to be launched in India. The previous two were the Hayabusa and the GSX – S750. Once launched in India the new 2018 Suzuki V – Storm 650 XT will rival with Kawasaki Versys 650 in the middle weight segment. The ex showroom price of this adventure bike is expected to be around Rs 6.5 lakh. It’s entry on India as a completely knocked down unit will help Suzuki Motorcycles to price it competitively in Indian market.
The new 2018 Suzuki V – Storm 650 XT comes equipped with the anti braking system, ABS. The Suzuki V – Storm 650 XT gets a number of features from its V – Storm 1000 counterpart. The new adventure bike Suzuki V – Storm 650 XT gets aluminium rims with stainless – steel wire spokes and tubeless Bridgestone Battlax Adventure tyres. The motorcycle also comes with some additional safety features like plastic handguards and plastic protection for the front header pipe and engine cases as standard.
The 2018 Suzuki V – Storm 650 XT will extract power from a 645 cc, liquid cooled, four stroke, 90 degree, V twin engine. The engine churns out a maximum power of 71 PS at 8800 rpm and a peak torque of 62.3 Nm at 6500 rpm. A six speed gearbox comes paired to it. The suspension at the front includes 43 mm telescopic forks with 150 mm of travel. The rear will get an adjustable rebound and preload monoshock. The braking is controlled by the 310 mm dual front discs and a 260 mm single rear disc.
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