By Joe Appleton
More Adventure, More Action, More V-Strom: The 2021 V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure
As usual, the 2021 Suzuki line-up includes a couple of adventure-focused variants of the already impressive V-Strom 650 model. These variants include the V-Strom 650 XT and XT Adventure models: two Japanese motorcycles that have been designed to offer rocksteady reliability and unintimidating performance for day-to-day rides to full-on adventures.
Like many other Suzuki motorcycles in the 2021 range, these uprated V-Stroms draw power from Suzuki’s tried and tested 645 cc DOHC V-twin engine, with 70 horsepower and 46 lb-ft of peak torque. In terms of performance, they’re both identical to the base-model V-Strom 650. They also feature the same riding aids and electronics, including traction control, ABS, easy start, and a low-RPM assist function.
However, the two models differ from the base model on their level of added extras. The 650 XT model boasts aluminum wheels, a tall front screen, ADV-inspired stacked headlights, handguards, a protective engine cowl. The XT Adventure has that and more, with the addition of aluminum panniers as standard, along with mirror extensions, a handlebar cross-brace, an accessory bar, and more.
For 2021, the V-Strom 650 XT is available with a new color option: Candy Daring Red with Glass Sparkle Black. The V-Strom 650 XT Adventure is also blessed with a new color option for 2021: Champion Yellow No. 2.
The 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT starts from $9,349 USD / $10,999 CAD.
On this page: we’ve curated specs, features, news, photos/videos, etc. so you can read up on the new 2021 Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT / XT Adventure in one place.
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