The 2020 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT gets a new colour option in the US market. The middleweight adventure tourer is available in a new Glass Sparkle Black colour at a Base MSRP of USD 9,299. The motorcycle also features gold rims that add a nice contrast to the visuals. The new option may also debut in the Indian market in the future. The India-bound 2020 model will arrive with BS-VI emission norm compliance.
The changes are limited to the updated paint. The engine specifications continue to include a 645 cc 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90˚, V-twin motor with a fuel injection system that employs a six-speed constant-mesh gearbox. Hardware specifications, too, remain unaltered. Thus, braking department comprises twin discs at the front with two-piston Tokico callipers, while the rear uses a single disc with a Nissin-sourced single-piston calliper.
Shock absorption task is performed by conventional telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the back. The adventure tourer rides on tubeless tyre compatible wire-spoke wheels that come wrapped in 110/80R19 front and 150/70R17 rear rubber.
Check out the complete technical specifications (US-spec mode) in the table below:
|Model||Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT|
|Engine and Performance|
|Engine||645cc, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, DOHC 90˚, V-twin|
|Bore x Stroke||81.0 mm x 62.6 mm|
|Fuel System||Fuel injection, SDTV-equipped|
|Transmission||6-speed constant mesh|
|Clutch||Wet, multi-plate type|
|Final Drive||Chain, RK525SMOZ8, 118 links|
|Length x Width x Height||2,275 mm x 910 mm x 1,405 mm|
|Ground Clearance||170 mm|
|Seat Height||835 mm|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||20-litres|
|Kerb Weight||216 kg|
|Suspension, Brakes and Tyres|
|Front Suspension||Telescopic, coil spring, oil damped|
|Rear Suspension||Link-type, single shock, coil spring, oil damped|
|Front Brake||Tokico, 2-piston callipers, twin disc|
|Rear Brake||Nissin, 1-piston, single disc|
|Front Tyre||110/80R19 M/C (59V), tubeless|
|Rear Tyre||150/70R17 M/C (69V), tubeless|
Meanwhile, Suzuki Motorcycle India expanded its product portfolio with the launch of the new quarter-litre Gixxer and Gixxer SF along with the facelift of the 155 cc range. The Gixxer SF 250 and the Gixxer SF also received MotoGP editions in our market. The company will reportedly introduce the Intruder 250 at Auto Expo 2020.