Suzuki has recently launched its BS6-compliant (Euro 5) V-Strom 650 XT in Australia. This is the same bike that’s expected to make its way to Nepal in upcoming months. Suzuki first unveiled its BS6-compliant V-Strom 650 XT in February at Auto Expo 2020. It was showcased alongside other updated models from the company that are set to be launched in Nepal in the near future. The Japanese company would have launched the new motorcycle in Nepal back then, however the Covid-19 situation must have caused plans to deviate.
While we have been waiting for the BS6-compliant Gixxer range, and the Access and Burgman Street in Nepal, the company’s V-Strom has been delayed due to the pandemic and other many cause that government has declined the purpose from many Nepalese motor company. However, Suzuki has launched its updated V-Strom 650 XT in Australia and it gives us a good idea of what to expect for the Nepalese market. First of all, Suzuki's 645cc V-twin engine doesn't seem to have lost much power. It now produces 70.7 hp and 62 Nm of torque, which makes it almost identical to the 71 hp and 62 Nm of the BS4.
Another change comes in the form of color schemes on offer. The Australian market has the option to choose from the Metallic Oort Gray, Pearl Brilliant White and Candy Daring Red / Glass Sparkle Black color schemes. While we can't be sure whether or not to expect the yellow color scheme for Nepal if the bike is to be launched here. It will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Suzuki may also include Low RPM Assist technology that automatically adjusts idle speed when the clutch is engaged or driving at very low speeds and thus prevents stopping when needed to be.
The company has not given any details regarding the launch date for Nepalese market, however, we are optimistic about the new motorcycle to break cover shortly. We expect it to be one of Suzuki’s first BS6-compliant big bikes in Nepal. For more information about auto news in Nepal, please stay tune with us.