For the first time, a near-production-ready prototype of what appears to be the upcoming Suzuki V-Strom 700 has been undergoing testing in Italy.
Suzuki V-Strom 700 Engine and Modes
The 645cc V-twin engine in the V-Strom 650XT produces 70.7PS and 62Nm. We anticipate that the new parallel twin engine will be more potent than its predecessor. You can also carry over the three riding modes, three-stage traction control, and dual-channel ABS of the present model to the new bike.
Suzuki released the GSX-S1000GT last year as their most recent new motorcycle. With its new 700cc parallel twin platform, Suzuki is prepared to compete with Yamaha’s Tenere 700 with an adventure bike.
In October last year, a new patent design revealed Suzuki’s brand-new 700cc parallel twin engine. Despite this, the Japanese manufacturer will presumably call their adventure bikes “V”.
The essential advantage of a parallel twin is that it is more compact than the V-twin that currently drives the SV650 and V-Strom 650 XT, allowing the bikemaker to optimise the chassis space.
Suzuki V-Strom 700 Design & Features
The V-Strom 700’s airbox will be under the seat, as shown by the design patent, so you may change the air filter without removing the fuel tank.
The spy images of the bike undergoing test runs show a new upside-down fork at the front. The test vehicle has wire-spoked wheels suitable for tubeless tyres; the front wheel is probably 21 inches in diameter, and the rear is either 17 or 18 inches. The India-spec V-Strom 650XT currently rides on 19- and 17-inch spoke wheels at the front and rear, respectively, with dual-purpose Bridgestone Battlax A40 tubeless tyres.
The V-Strom 700 will also use the same design aesthetic as its older sibling, the V-Strom 1050, according to the spy photos. This V-Strom has a new twin-stacked LED headlight in addition to a fascia that takes inspiration from DR Big. Suzuki should also replace the outdated semi-digital console with a TFT screen that supports smartphone connectivity and navigation, replacing the outdated semi-digital console.
Suzuki V-Strom 700 Price
There’s no official word from Suzuki yet, but the bike looks production-ready. It could be unveiled at EICMA this year, post which there’s a high chance of this bike coming to India. The V-Strom 700 is expected to cost significantly more than the V-Strom 650XT, which is currently available for Rs 8,88,030 (ex-showroom Delhi).