The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT model with BS-VI update has been showcased at the Auto Expo 2020, along with the BS6 models of its entry-level Gixxer series, the 155 cc Suzuki Gixxer and the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. In terms of features, the updated Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT carries over the same design, cycle parts, as well as instrument panel as the outgoing 2019 model. The only change in the Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT BS6 model includes body graphics mainly on the front part of the bike and on the fuel tank.
The updated middleweight adventure motorcycle, the V-Strom 650 XT, will now meet the upcoming Bharat Stage VI (BS6) emission regulations, although Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has not shared if there are any changes in the power and torque output of the BS6 V-Strom 650 XT. The engine continues to be the 645 cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled motor, which has been updated to meet the new emission regulations. For reference, the outgoing BS4 model of the V-Strom 650 XT puts out 70 bhp of maximum power at 8,800 rpm and 62 Nm of peak torque at 6,500 rpm.
The V-Strom 650 XT rides on a combination of 19-17-inch spoke wheels which are suspended by 43mm telescopic forks upfront and a monoshock with adjustable rebound and preload at the rear. For shedding speed, it incorporates 310mm dual discs at the front and a 260mm disc at the rear.
The instrument panel seems to be the same part digital, the part analogue unit used on the outgoing BS4 model, and everything else, from the mirrors, windshield, handlebar, suspension, wheels, and tyres continue to remain the same as before. In terms of rider aids, you get a three-level traction control system, which can be turned off, as well as ABS, which cannot be turned off. The current Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT is priced at ₹ 7.46 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The updated BS6 V-Strom 650 XT is expected to get marginally more expensive.