Japanese motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki is working on a brand new 250cc motorcycle which is expected to bear the name Gixxer 250. Now a new report by Bike Advice is claiming that the Gixxer 250 could be revealed to dealers as early as January 2019.
The publication claims that the new bike will be offered in both naked and fared guise. The naked version of the new Gixxer 250 is expected to arrive first as a streetfighter and will be followed later by the more expensive faired bike. Bike Advice claims that the new Gixxer 250 could be launched as early as this financial year which means that a launch could happen anytime before April 2019 starts.
The new Gixxer 250’s styling could follow the likes of the larger and muscular GSX-S750 and the GSX-S1000 bikes that are already on sale in India. However, there is also a chance that the new bike could share a few design cues with the Chinese Houje DR300, which is expected to be rebadged as the Suzuki GSX-S300 in international markets.
There is no news regarding the engine that will power the all-new Gixxer 250. However, the new engine is expected to be a new single cylinder unit with around 25 hp on offer. The new bike could get a 5-speed gearbox option though there is a chance that the Gixxer 250 could be instead offered with a 6-speed transmission option instead. The new bike’s engine is not expected to get liquid cooling but instead will make do with air and oil cooling.
Suzuki India is expected to keep prices of the all-new Gixxer 250 on the aggressive side and the bike could miss out on a few features. The new Gixxer 250 is expected to feature conventional front forks up front instead of the more expensive upside down units. Suspension duties at the rear end will be handled by a monoshock unit. Braking duties will be handled by disc brakes at both ends. The disc brakes will be assisted by ABS. However, there is no news if this will be a dual-channel ABS setup could be offered with the new bike instead of the less expensive single channel unit.