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Suzuki V-Strom SX vs KTM 250 Adventure VS Royal Enfield Himalayan: Engine, Specs,Features Compared

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Recently Adventure Tourers have been all the rage with new Entrants entering the market every now and then. A recent serious Entrant Has been The Suzuki V-Strom SX which has tough competition to battle out in between Royal Enfield Himalayan , AND KTM 250 Adventure.

While the Suzuki v-strom Sx has enough power to beat the Himalayan but KTM’s DOHC liquid cooled Engine produces way more power and torque for the Suzuki to beat.

Suzuki V-Strom Ground Clearance Comparison

Suzuki V-strom Sx beats the KTM in this department getting short of a few mm’s to beat the Himalayan, the Suzuki V-Strom Sx is also 10 mm longer in wheelbase to the KTM, it has 5mm additional ground clearance to the KTM and a 20 mm lower seat height than the KTM but in all these aspects other than ground clearance it gets beaten by the Royal Enfield Himalayan.

picture credit-Suzuki

V-Strom Sx Engine

Unlike the Globally available Suzuki V–strom 250 that hails a 249 cc dual cylinder liquid cooled motor.  but we get the same engine as the Gixxer250and Gixxer 250sf. The Engine churns out about 26ps of power and 22 Nm of peak torque at 7300 Rpms.

In comparison the KTM’s Engine is way more advance as its liquid cooled DOHC and produces more power and torque. While the Himalayan gets beaten up in the horse power department it does have the highest Torque of the pack though.

MotorcycleSuzuki v-strom sxKtm 250
Royal Enfield
249cc single cylinder
Oil cooled sohc
249cc single cylinder
liquid cooled DOHC
411cc. single cylinder
SOHC, Air Cooled
Power26.5 ps @9300 rpm30ps @ 9000 rpm25.31 ps @ 6500 rpm
Torque22.2Nm @7300rpm24Nm @7500 rpm32Nm @ 4000-5000
Transmission6- speed6-speed5 speed
Wheelbase1440 mm1430 mm1465 mm
205 mm200 mm 220 mm
Seat Height835 mm855 mm855 mm
Weight167kg177 kg199 kg
picture credit -KTM

 Suzuki V-Strom Sx PRICING

THE KTM being the most costly for its advance engine and modular trellis frame chassis provides most power as well , but there is a clean difference in between Suzuki V-Strom Sx and the KTM of about Rs 20k though the pricing would be flexible based on state taxes etc.

Suzuki V-Strom Seat Height

Considering the Average height of the Indian riders a lower seat height would do better in the market, THE Suzuki V-strom Sx wins over KTM in this aspect but not over the Himalayan which has the lowest seating height of the three.

Picture credits- Royal Enfield

Suzuki V-strom Wheel base

The Suzuki v -Strom Sx beats the KTM adventure in this aspect as well further getting beaten by the Himalayan which has the longest wheel base, Although in adventure applications a longer wheel base might not be the best help possible.

Suzuki  v-strom sx proves to be a phenomenal bike which provides the best features at a brilliant price, lets see how well the new Engine performs in the new application its been paced in.

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