Suzuki V Strom Sx Vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison


Suzuki V Strom Sx Vs Royal Enfield Himalayan Comparison

Suzuki Motorcycle India recently announced the launch of the new V-Strom SX 250 in the market. The new two-wheeler uses the same engine and platform as the popular Gixxer 250 range, but gets a host of new devices that make it a great touring model. It rivals other similar range adventure models like Royal Enfield Himalayan, BMW G 310 GS and KTM 250 Adventure. In the report below, we compare it with the Himalayan to see how different the two are in terms of technical specifications.

Talking about the engine, while the Suzuki V-Strom comes with a single-cylinder, 249 cc engine, the Himalayan gets a bigger 411 cc single-cylinder engine. The V-Strom engine generates 26.5 Bhp of power and 22.2 Nm of torque, while the Himalayan engine produces 24.3 Bhp of power and 32 Nm of peak torque. The V-Strom is clearly ahead in terms of engine output, however, while the Himalayan only gets a 5-speed transmission, the V-Strom is mated to a 6-speed transmission.

The seat height of the Suzuki V-Strom is 835 mm, while the Himalayan gets a seat height of 800 mm, which makes it easy to sit on the Himalayan. In terms of ground clearance, the V-Strom measures 205 mm while the Himalayan measures 220 mm, which is more than the Himalayan when it comes to off-road riding. However, the Himalayan weighs more than 199 kg (curb), while the V-Strom weighs only 167 kg, which makes it easy to ride.

In terms of features, the V-Strom gets a fully digital instrument console which is again borrowed from the Gixxer series. This screen can also be connected with a smartphone via Bluetooth, similarly, the Himalayan gets a Bluetooth enabled semi-digital console that gets the company’s patented Tripper navigation system.

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The V-Strom SX price ranges from Rs 2.11 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), while the Himalayan price ranges from Rs 2.14 Lakh to Rs 2.22 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).


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