2016-V-Strom-650XTOn Earth the road never ends. From tarmac to trail, every ride is an escape into freedom. The 2016 iteration of the go-anywhere V-Strom 650XT (Cross-Touring) is now available in Australia.

Since first introduced in 2004, V-Strom 650 has been a top selling model in the adventure-touring segment over the last decade. The name V-Strom has become synonymous with comfortable, versatile adventure touring machines.

Last year Suzuki responded to increasing customer demand for more off-road capable and styled adventure touring machines and successfully delivered with the V-Strom 650XT in two exciting variants, full-powered and learner-approved.

Both popular models return for 2016 in striking new livery and retain the lightweight spoked aluminium wheel rims, manufactured by DID, which provide sporty appearance with enhanced shock absorption performance in off-road conditions.

Powered by Suzuki’s famous 645cc 90-degree V-twin DOHC engine ready for full-range riding enjoyment. Offering the distinctive beat feel of a V-twin, ample torque for easy handling at low and mid-range revs, and powerful performance at the high end of the rev range.

Its broad powerband makes for smooth going on steep twisty roads, open highways, and crowded city streets. Plus, great fuel economy ensures a class-leading^ riding range.

The learner-approved versions output is restricted to 35kW to meet the Learner Approved Motorcycle Scheme (LAMS) requirements.

The V-Strom 650XT Learner-approved is available now in Candy Red colour scheme for a recommended ride away price of $12,490.

The full-powered V-Strom 650XT is also available now in three colour schemes ? Metallic Matte Grey, Candy Red and Metallic Silver and for Australian customers will come equipped with Genuine Suzuki accessory hand-guards, engine under cowling and engine protection bars forthe rigors of off-road adventure riding for a recommended ride away price of $12,990.

Both models are backed by Suzuki’s two-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

^650cc~800cc adventure touring models

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