Suzuki talks about 2021 SV650/V-Strom 650 motorcyclesOctober 8, 2020
The Japanese company has confirmed that it will definitely begin selling the Suzuki SV650 and V-Strom 650 mid-size adventure sports bikes in 2021. Among all the changes, the engines of the new products will fully comply with Euro 5 environmental standards.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, motorcycle manufacturers have filed a petition for an extension of the deadline, by the end of which they need to fully “fit” their engines to Euro 5 environmental standards. Obviously, an extension has been granted and will give producers two more years to “catch up.”
That being said, most companies have already worked hard to make their bikes more environmentally efficient and more efficient in terms of fuel consumption.
The Suzuki SV650, despite being a popular model in the market, has yet to receive an update. The wait is over as leaked documents show that the SV650 and V-Strom 650 will be introduced in the 2021 model year and their engines will be fully Euro 5 compliant.
To be honest, we already half expected the V-Strom 650 to receive no changes in this regard, since the current version of this midsize adventure sports tourer is already BS6 environmental (Indian market). BS6 and Euro 5 are almost the same, so work has been done to bring the model in line with existing emission standards.
Things were not so good with the SV650. In 2017, the model received important updates, including a more powerful engine and a lighter frame, but the changes to comply with the Euro 5 standard were not included in the list.
It looks like the 2021 model year versions of these bikes won’t get much change other than some engine tweaks. According to homologation documents, the V-Strom 650 and SV650 will receive slightly less powerful engines.
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