Suzuki may be considering replacing the V-twin engine in its mid-size adventure touring model with a redesigned parallel-twin engine, according to recent testing. The upcoming parallel-twin engine that will power the new Suzuki V-Strom 700 will be completely revamped. The Suzuki V-Strom 650’s existing 645cc V-twin engine will be replaced by an engine with a 700 cc displacement, according to rumors.
Will shifting from the V-twin engine format also require changing the model name? Since keeping the “V” in the name would be illogical with a parallel-twin engine, it appears like Suzuki will be looking to replace the bike’s moniker. There is currently no information available regarding the specific displacement or power, although the upcoming parallel-twin engine is anticipated to produce roughly 75 bhp.
New Suzuki V-Strom 700
The bike is seen in recent photos being tested with a modified frame and an upside-down fork. The swingarm is slightly different from the one on the current model when viewed from the rear. The test vehicle had wire spoke wheels with a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel, respectively.
According to rumors, the next-generation Suzuki V-Strom may also be offered in two variations, with the XT variant likely receiving the 21-inch front and 18-inch rear wheel configuration and the more road-focused edition sporting a 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheel arrangement. Suzuki’s upcoming model hasn’t been announced yet, but we anticipate hearing more details later this year, perhaps even at the EICMA 2022 show in Milan in November.