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New Suzuki V-Strom 800DE launched in India at Rs 10.30 lakh

Gajanan Kashikar Published: March 28, 2024, 08:58 PM IST

After unveiling the new V-Strom 800DE at the Bharat Mobility Expo, Suzuki has launched the successor to the V-Strom 650XT in India at Rs 10.30 lakh (ex-showroom). For reference, the V-Strom 650XT was priced at Rs 8.93 lakh (ex-showroom). The adventure motorcycle was officially showcased at the EICMA in Milan a couple of years ago alongside the new GSX-8S.

Suzuki V-Strom 800DE: Engine Specifications

Equipped with a new 776cc, parallel-twin, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine mated to a six-speed gearbox. The motor generates 84.3PS at 8,500rpm and 78Nm of torque at 6,800rpm. Notably, the V-Strom 800DE introduces the Suzuki Cross Balancer - a patented system promising reduced vibrations and smooth operations.

Suzuki V-Strom 800DE: Styling

The V-Strom 800DE features a fresh design compared to its predecessor. Sporting a new steel frame and sub-frame with an aluminum swing-arm, the adventure motorcycle features vertically stacked twin-LED projector headlamps, angular side panels with sharp cuts and creases, a high-set beak, sculpted fuel tank, an adjustable windscreen, a single-piece scooped-out seat, and wire-spoked wheels. Overall, the new 800DE bears a sportier appearance than its predecessor.

Additionally, the brand offers three paint options for the ADV: Glass Sparkle Black, Glass Matte Mechanical Grey, and Champion Yellow No. 2.

Suzuki V-Strom 800DE: Features and Specifications

Loaded with features, the bike comes with a switchable five-inch TFT colour display, dual-channel ABS, Suzuki Intelligent Ride System (SIRS), riding modes, Gravel mode, ride-by-wire, traction control, bi-directional quickshifter, low rpm assist, and a USB port.

In terms of hardware, Suzuki has equipped it with adjustable Showa front upside-down forks, a rear monoshock, dual 310mm disc brakes at the front with 2-piston Nissin callipers, a single disc at the back with a one-piston Nissin calliper, a 90/90 21-section front tire, and a 150/70 R17-section rear unit.

Further, the ADV boasts a 20-litre fuel tank, a seat height of 855mm, a ground clearance of 220mm, and a curb weight of 230kg.

Suzuki V-Strom 800DE: Rivals

In India, the new V-Strom 800DE competes against the likes of the BMW F850 GS (Rs 12.95-13.75 lakh), Triumph Tiger 900 (Rs 13.95-15.80 lakh), and Honda XL750 Transalp (Rs 11 lakh). All prices are ex-showroom.

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