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Suzuki V-Strom SX launched at Rs 2.11 lakh | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The brand new Suzuki V-Strom SX goes up towards the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Yezdi Journey and KTM 250 Journey.

Suzuki India has launched its a lot awaited 250cc journey motorbike, the V-Strom SX, at Rs 2.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Suzuki V-Strom SX is predicated on the Gixxer 250 platform, and has the identical oil-cooled engine. 

Suzuki V-Strom SX: design

Starting with the design, the brand new Suzuki V-Strom SX borrows its styling cues from the Suzuki V-Strom 1050 that’s offered in worldwide markets. The outstanding beak is, the truth is, impressed by the Suzuki DR-Z racer and DR-BIG off-road fashions of yore. Above the beak is the octagonal LED headlight, much like the Gixxer 250. A tall windscreen sits above the headlight, with the handguards finishing the ADV take a look at the entrance finish.

Step to the facet and also you’ll see the big, dual-tone plastic gasoline tank shrouds, beneath which lies the 12-litre metallic gasoline tank, comparable in capability to the Gixxer 250 avenue bare. The shroud merges with the beak, and total, this portion appears fairly cohesive.

Different design highlights embrace a two-piece seat, dual-tone tail part with an built-in LED tail-light and a baggage provider/seize bar.

The bike will probably be obtainable in three colors – Champion Yellow 2, Pearl Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black.

Suzuki V-Strom SX: engine

The brand new V-Strom SX is powered by the identical 26.5hp, 22.2Nm, 249cc, oil-cooled engine that is mated to a 6-speed gearbox – as seen on the Gixxer 250 avenue bare. Suzuki hasn’t made any adjustments to the interior gearing or the sprockets.

Given the rev-happy nature of this engine, we are able to’t wait to experience the motorbike to see the way it fares as an journey motorbike.

Suzuki V-Strom SX: chassis

The corporate says that the V-Strom SX’s essential chassis is much like the Gixxer, albeit with a “few modifications”, whereas the subframe and swingarm are totally completely different. The bike’s wheelbase has gone up by 100mm in comparison with the Gixxer 250, and it additionally has a comparatively relaxed steering geometry.

The bike is suspended by a telescopic fork and a 7-step, preload adjustable monoshock on the rear.  The V-Strom SX has a kerb weight of 167kg, which is about 11kg greater than the Gixxer 250.

The corporate states that the entrance suspension journey is barely 120mm. That being stated, the bike does have a beneficiant 205mm floor clearance, vis-a-vis 165mm on the Gixxer 250. The seat peak, expectedly, has additionally gone up by 35mm to 835mm.

The bike rides on a 19-inch entrance wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel, shod with MRF Mogrip Meteor tyres. These look much like those seen on the KTM 250 Journey.  

In relation to braking, the bike makes use of a disc on the entrance and rear with dual-channel ABS as normal. Whether or not the rear ABS might be switched off or not is unclear as of now.

Suzuki V-Strom SX: options

The V-Strom SX is supplied with a USB charging port and a digital LCD display screen with Bluetooth connectivity, WhatsApp alert, turn-by-turn navigation, ETA info and extra. 

Suzuki V-Strom SX: competitors

At Rs 2.11 lakh, the Suzuki V-Strom SX is priced at par with the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Yezdi Journey. It additionally faces competitors from the KTM 250 Journey, nevertheless, the latter has a bonus on paper with a liquid-cooled engine that makes extra energy. It additionally prices about Rs 20,000 greater than the Suzuki.

Which quarter-litre journey bike is your decide. Tell us within the feedback.

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