Fall is a fabulous season for all sorts of reasons. We get to take our favorite knitted scarves out, there’s no better time to take a hike while Mother Nature puts on its most colorful show, everyone’s inner “basic white girl” secretly enjoys the return of pumpkin spice everything, and, of course, t’is also the season for new bikes.
Though all the big bike shows are canceled for 2020 and bike makers won’t have their usual international platforms to debut their new models, the show must go on. The list of unveilings scheduled in October, 2020, is becoming increasingly longer, and Suzuki just added its name to the list. Mark your calendars for October 7, because Suzuki will introduce a “superior way to ride”.
Indian media outlets received an invitation to attend what will likely be a virtual launch. The teaser image used for the invitation reveals very little information about the incoming model, aside from the shape of a digital display. That didn’t keep the local media from speculating about what Suzuki is going to debut—the only thing is that they can’t seem to agree on a theory.
Is there an updated Suzuki V-Strom 650 in the works?
At Autocar India, the writer suggests the incoming model will be a 125cc scooter or a spin-off the 155cc GSX and Intruder. At India Today, the educated guess is that the bike will be the BS6-compliant Suzuki V-Strom 650 XT, which would come with a digital display and smartphone connectivity. The V-Strom flagship was thoroughly upgraded last year so it wouldn’t be surprising for the 650 to follow.