Here, we have a four-way spec-sheet comparison between the recently launched Suzuki V-Strom SX and its biggest competitors in the Indian market.
Suzuki has recently launched their new 250cc adventure motorcycle – V-Strom SX – in India. It shares many of the components with other quarter-liter offers from the brand, such as the Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250. This new ADV brings a lot to the table, at least on paper, and it’s a seemingly lucrative deal.
Here, we have compared the special sheets of the newly arrived Suzuki V-Strom SX with its nearest competitors – KTM 250 Adventure, Benelli TRK 251, and Royal Enfield Himalayan.
Suzuki V-Strom SX v KTM 250 Adventure v Benelli TRK 251 v RE Himalayan – Features and Equipment
Suzuki is offering many features in the new V-Strom SX. With an LED headlight (including LED DRL), an LED taillight and a full-digital LCD instrument console. The motorcycle has a pair of telescopic front forks and a monocoque rear suspension. The braking system has single disc brakes on both wheels with dual-channel ABS.
The KTM 250 Adventure also gets an LCD instrument console, adjustable front visor, USD front fork, rear monoshock, halogen headlights and an LED taillight. The motorcycle has disc brakes on both wheels – a 320mm front and a 230mm rear – with dual-channel ABS.
The Benelli TRK 251’s equipment list includes an LCD digital instrument console, LED lighting system, USD front fork, rear monogram, and more. The wheels here have single disc brakes – 280mm and 240mm – and dual-channel ABS is also offered here. .
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has a complex instrument console, which includes an analog speedo, analog touchscreen, analog fuel gauge, digital compass, an LCD readout for odometer / tripmeter and a tripper navigation system. The suspension system has a telescopic fork and a rear panel, while the braking system has a 300mm front disc and a 240mm rear disc (with dual-channel ABS).
Suzuki V-Strom SX vs KTM 250 Adventure vs Benelli TRK 251 vs RE Himalayan – Powertrain
The newly launched Suzuki V-Strom SX uses the same engine as the Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250. This oil-cooled powerplant is good for 26.5 PS peak power and maximum 22.2 Nm of torque. This motor is mated to a 6-speed transmission.
|Technical features||Suzuki V-Strom SX||KTM 250 Adventure|
|The size of the device||249cc||248.76|
|Engine type||Oil-cooled, single-cylinder||Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder|
|Maximum power||26.5 PS||30 ps|
|Maximum torque||22.2 Nm||24 Nm|
The KTM 250 Adventure is powered by a 248.76cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder powerplant. This motor delivers 30 PS and 24 Nm of power and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. In comparison, KTM is the most powerful model.
The Benelli TRK 251’s 249cc, liquid-cooled, single-pot powerplant generates a maximum power and torque of 25.8 PS and 21.1 Nm, respectively. To harness this power, a 6-speed transmission is used.
|Technical features||Benelli TRK 251||Royal Enfield Himalayan|
|The size of the device||249cc||411cc|
|Engine type||Liquid-cooled, single-cylinder||Air / oil-cooled, single-cylinder|
|Maximum power||25.8 PS||24.31 ps|
|Maximum torque||21.1 Nm||32 Nm|
The Royal Enfield Himalayan has the largest engine – a 411cc unit. This air and oil-cooled motor belt produces a maximum of 24.31 PS of power and a maximum torque of 32 Nm. Here the transmission duty is driven by a 5-speed gearbox.
Suzuki V-Strom SX v KTM 250 Adventure v Benelli TRK 251 v RE Himalayan – Price
Suzuki V-Strom SX launches Rs. 2.11 lakh, which is surprisingly affordable for a motorcycle of this class. The KTM 250 Adventure is priced at Rs. 2.35 lakh, while the Benelli TRK 251 is priced at Rs. 2.59 lakhs. For the Royal Enfield Himalayas, its price starts from Rs. 2.14 lakhs to Rs. 2.22 lakhs.
|Suzuki V-Strom SX||Rs 2.11 lakh|
|KTM 250 Adventure||Rs 2.35 lakh|
|Benelli TRK 251||Rs 2.59 lakhs|
|Royal Enfield Himalayan||Rs 2.14 lakh to Rs 2.22 lakh|
Suzuki’s new ADV is quite affordable compared to its competitors. Considering all the features and performance in the offer, it offers a brilliant price.
All prices mentioned ex-showroom, New Delhi