Suzuki V-Strom 800DE

Launched in India

Powered by Suzuki’s new liquid-cooled, 776cc, 270-crank parallel-twin engine, which is rated for 84.3hp and 78Nm.

Features the same main frame as the GSX-8S that comes suspended with Showa adjustable front fork with 220mm of travel and preload adjustable monoshock

Braking is handled by a pair of 310mm discs at the front with four-piston floating callipers and a 260mm disc at the rear with a single-piston calliper.

With its 20-litre fuel tank, the V-Strom 800DE weighs 230kg, while it stands 220mm above the ground

Electronic aids include a bidirectional quickshifter, four riding modes, three traction control settings and dual-channel ABS, all of which is controlled via new 5-inch TFT dash

Unlike the smaller V-Strom 650XT, and like its closest Japanese rival the Honda Transalp 750, the spoked wheels on the 800DE come shod with tubed tyres.

Priced at Rs. 10.30 lakh (introductory, ex-showroom, Delhi) the V-Strom 800DE rivals the Honda Transalp 750 (Rs 11 lakh) and Triumph Triumph Tiger 850 Sport (Rs 11.95 lakh).

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