Published on August 26th, 2021 | by Amirul Mukminin


Suzuki V-Strom 650XT Is Here For Your Adventuring Needs

The V-Strom 650XT has the looks and the hardware to quench your thirst for adventure

Local adventure bike fans will be happy to hear that Suzuki Malaysia has also included the Suzuki V-Strom 650XT in its big bike portfolio. Set to rival the likes of the Kawasaki Versys 650 and the Honda CB500X, the V-Strom 650XT is priced at RM37,989 including a two-year/20,000 km warranty.

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The model is offered in a new Candy Daring Red and Glass Sparkle Black colour scheme, with black anodised aluminum spoked wheel wrapped in tubeless radial dual-sport tyres measuring 19 inches at the front and 17 inches at the rear.

Hand guards, a protective lower engine cowl and a three-way height-adjustable windscreen are some of the adventure-ready features fitted as standard on this bike. If that’s not enough, side and top cases, engine guards, low- and high-profile seats, and heated grips are optionally available as well.

The V-Strom 650XT is powered by a 645 cc, liquid-cooled V-twin engine churning out 71 PS at 8,800 rpm dan 62 Nm of torque that peaks at 6,300 rpm. The six-speed transmission has tight first through fifth gear ratios and a tall top gear (sixth gear) for highway cruising.

The suspension system features spring-preload-adjustable 43 mm front forks and a link-type rear monoshock with a rebound damping adjustment and hand-operated spring preload adjuster. Meanwhile, stopping power is provided by dual 310 mm discs with Tokico two-piston callipers at the front and a 260 mm with a single-piston callipers at the rear. ABS is fitted as standard, just like on the SV 650 and the Katana.

As for the electronics, the V-Strom 650XT comes with Suzuki’s Advanced Traction Control System, which has three traction control modes – 1, 2, and Off. Mode 1 is lowest sensitivity level, most suitable for skilled riders or in conditions that have good road surface grip, while Mode 2 is suitable for surfaces where the grip is limited. Low RPM Assist and Engine Control Module (ECM) are also included.

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