Suzuki will soon launch the all-new quarter-litre segment bike in the Indian market to take on the likes Honda CBR250 and Yamaha Fazer 250. The fully-faired motorcycle will be a first from the Japanese manufacturer in the segment and will be launched later this month. Before the official launch of the bike on 20th May, all the details about the upcoming bike have been revealed.
As per Motoroids, the all-new Suzuki Gixxer 250 will be available only in the fully-faired avatar and will not be launched in the naked version. Even though Suzuki is yet to announce the name of the upcoming bike officially, it will be called the Gixxer 250. Just like the Gixxer 155 SF variant, it will get styling cues from the bigger Suzuki bikes and will be much sportier in terms of looks.
The new details also reveal the engine details of the upcoming bike. It will be powered by a single-cylinder, oil-cooled, 4-valve engine that generates a maximum power of 26.5 Bhp. Also, it will get all the new-age features like full LED headlamps, full LED tail lamps, dual-tip exhaust muffler and dual-channel ABS as standard. Suzuki will initially offer three choices of colours – grey, silver and blue.
The Suzuki Gixxer will take on the likes of Honda CBR250, Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and the Yamaha Fazer 250 in the Indian market. Minute details like the suspension remain unknown but since it will be a premium offering, it is expected to get a monoshock in the front and an Upside Down front fork suspension. However, to keep the cost low, Suzuki may exclude such features and offer a regular telescopic suspension. Also, the bike will get an all-digital instrument cluster just like the Gixxer and the Gixxer SF. It is quite possible that Suzuki may update the instrument cluster and add features like Bluetooth-connectivity for the smartphones.
The all-new Suzuki Gixxer will get a stylish side fairing, something that will make the bike look very attractive. However, the seating posture of the rider is expected to be relaxed and not as aggressive as the sports bikes. This will allow Suzuki to target a wider range of customers in the market who would want a bike for daily use too.
Earlier, it was rumoured that Suzuki will launch a naked version of the bike in the market but with the new details, it seems like the all-new bike will be targeted at a different segment of buyers. Currently, the only naked bikes in the segment are the Yamaha FZ25 and the KTM 250 Duke. The price of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 will remain competitive in the market when compared to the likes of Honda CBR250.