The MY20 V-Strom 650XT is now available from Australian dealerships sporting three updated colour schemes and for a limited time, customers can ride away with a bonus Genuine Suzuki aluminium top-case, valued at $1,000.
The bonus 38L top case is constructed from 1.5mm aluminium and powder coated black to protect against oxidation and abrasion whilst being easy to clean. Additional protection is offered by glass-fibre reinforced plastic covers at each corner top and bottom, the lid also features four large tie-down points integrated into the design.
The V-Strom name is synonymous with reliability and value for money amongst the motorcycling community. The perfect blend of capability, versatility and comfort ensures many stress-free kilometres for owners whether commuting daily or embarking on a long-distance adventure.
The highly refined 645cm3 90-degree V-twin is truly a masterpiece of Suzuki engineering. Tuned to deliver robust low to mid-range torque for whilst maintaining an exhilarating top-end, the full-powered variant produces 52kW / 8,800rpm with 62Nm of torque / 6,500rpm.
Maximum output of the Learner Approved variant is limited to 35kW in order to comply with the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) requirements. The Learner Approved version is only available in the Glass Sparkle Black colour scheme.
An advanced traction control system can be switched to either of two modes, or turned off completely. Differing in terms of sensitivity, mode one allows modest rear wheel spin for more advanced, exhilarating riding, whilst mode two activates traction control at the slightest loss of rear-wheel grip giving the rider greater confidence on slippery surfaces or challenging conditions.
Compared to the steel frames used by competitor models, the lightweight aluminium twin spar frame offers superior rigidity and balance providing steady handling and manoeuvrability whilst keeping the chassis slim enabling the rider to reach the ground easily.
An ever important feature on an adventure touring motorcycle is a comfortable seat, the V-Strom 650XT’s seat design works in unison with the front cowling and will continue living up to its reputation for being an ultra-comfortable touring machine.
For controllable and dependable stopping performance the 650XT is equipped with 310mm twin discs with twin piston calipers up front and a 260mm single disc with a single piston caliper on the rear. A compact and lightweight Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) unit features advanced settings for a more natural feel and secure activation.
Wire-spoked aluminium-alloy rims as standard on the V-Strom 650XT absorb shock effectively at low speeds to promote friendly handling character and are shod with Bridgestone Battlax Adventure A40 tyres.
Hand guards and protective engine under cowling are fitted as standard equipment to support harsh riding conditions.
For user convenience a 12V DC outlet is positioned directly below the instrument cluster as standard equipment.
The Suzuki Low RPM assist system reduces the chances of an unexpected engine stall by automatically raising the idle speed when releasing the clutch or when riding at very low rpms. Proving particularity helpful in frequent clutch work situations such as navigating through congested city traffic.
The Suzuki Easy Start System fires the thumping V-Twin to life at one touch of the starter button.
The MY20 Suzuki V-Strom 650XT and V-Strom 650XT Learner Approved are available now for a Manufacturer’s suggested price of $13,490* Ride Away including the bonus 38L aluminium top case.