Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT likely to launch in September, to be priced around Rs 9 lakh

The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT will be brought in via the CKD route and locally-assembled.


Suzuki is all set to launch the V-Strom 650 XT in India that is expected to take place in the third week of September. The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT was showcased in India at the Auto Expo this year. We have learnt from our sources that the Suzuki 2 Wheelers will launch the V-Strom 650 XT with spoked wheels in 19-inch front an 17-inch rear in India and not the alloy wheels version as conveyed by some of the dealerships in India. The 2018 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT will be brought in via the CKD route and locally-assembled. This could translate into competitive pricing. We expect the on-road pricing to be around Rs 9 lakh, on road.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT. Image: Suzuki

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT. Image: Suzuki

Suzuki India has been able to achieve good pricing on the GSX-S750 owing to the same reason  local assembly. The 650 XT will be the third motorcycle from Suzuki big bikes after the Hayabusa, and the GSX-S750 to be locally-assembled. The Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT was first showcased at the Intermot 2016 and made its India debut at the 2018 Auto Expo in February.

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT

The V-Strom 650 XT brings spoked wheels in 19-inch front an 17-inch rear for more usability off the road. It comes powered by the 650cc V-twin from the popular Suzuki SV 650 sold internationally. Its styling is inspired by the larger V-Strom 1000 which was previously launched in the country.


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