Renowned for its versatility, reliability, and value, the V-Strom 650XT has attracted many riders who use it for touring, commuting, or a fun ride when the spirit moves them. It is a touchstone motorcycle balanced with a natural riding position, comfortable seat, and a flexible engine character that produces stress-free riding during brief daily use or a high-mile adventure. The 2019 V-Strom 650XT marries the looks of the V-Strom 1000 and the tubeless-spoke wheels of the prior V-Strom 650XT, unifying the V-Strom family. This V-Strom boasts strong engine performance and great fuel economy while achieving worldwide emission standards. A number of engineering accomplishments result in low weight and a thin chassis, producing a V-Strom that is more versatile, more controllable, and more accessible to elevate its total performance so it’s simply “more V-Strom.” And that’s what a rider wants: more of a good ride.