Suzuki Motorcycles India is all set to launch a sporty 250cc motorcycle called the Gixxer 250. While the Gixxer 250 will be officially launched on the 20th of May, 2019, details on what the motorcycle will look like, and pack in, have already reached the internet. Motoroids has put out a picture and the spec sheet of the Yamaha Fazer 250 rival. From the looks of it, Suzuki seems to have yet another winner at its hands. The Gixxer 250 is expected to be priced at around 1.3 1.4 lakhs – a price tag that puts it squarely in the Yamaha Fazer 250 segment. As for other rivals, the Gixxer 250 will have to contend with the likes of the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 on the lower end of the price band and the Honda CBR 250R at the higher end of the price band.
As the spec sheet reveals, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 will be powered by a single cylinder four stroke engine that displaces 250cc, and that’s air and oil cooled. This motor will put 26 Bhp of peak power at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. A 6 speed manual gearbox will be standard. Fuel injection will also be standard on this motor, which will offer a single overhead camshaft operating four valves in order to keep costs in check. What this also indicates that the engine could be tuned for good low and mid range performance rather than outright top end performance. Suzuki is known for building very refined engines and the motor on the latest bike is expected to be no different.
The cycle parts on the new, fully faired Suzuki motorcycle will consist of telescopic front forks, a monoshock rear, alloy wheels shod with tubeless tyres, disc brakes on both wheels and a dual channel ABS unit as standard. The bike will weigh 161 Kgs, which while not being particularly light, is par for the course. Coming to the styling, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 has smooth flowing lines for most parts with some bits getting a rakish touch to add an element of edginess. Suzuki’s characteristic twin barrel exhaust makes an appearance. The front end of the bike, which is yet to be revealed is expected to be similar to that of the bigger GSX range of superbikes that Suzuki sells. The idea behind the design would be to give buyers a high performance motorcycle with the looks of the GSX range, but at a very affordable price tag.
Suzuki has been slowly but steadily building up its presence in the high performance motorcycle segments in India. While the Japanese two wheeler giant is best known for its Access range of automatic scooters, bikes like the Gixxer 250 and the erstwhile Inazuma 250 will establish Suzuki as an alternative to Yamaha, Honda and Kawasaki in the high performance motorcycle space where volumes are low but the margins are fat. If the Gixxer 250 manages to do well for Suzuki, we expect the brand to bring in more such motorcycles in the near future.