Suzuki will officially launch the all-new Gixxer 250 on 20th May in India and the manufacturer has officially announced it. The much-awaited bike will take on the likes of Yamaha FZ25 and KTM 250 Duke in the market. The Suzuki Gixxer 155 has received a good response from the market and the same is expected from the elder sibling of the bike.
The Indian market will be the first in the world to get the all-new bike but the styling cues can be similar to the Gixxer 155. However, Suzuki will ensure that the Gixxer 250 looks much more muscular than the entry-level Gixxer in India. In fact, the upcoming bike can be inspired by Haojue DR300, which is an upcoming bike from Suzuki’s partner in China. The bike was revealed officially in the Chinese market and will go on sale soon. It gets a very muscular fuel tank with a sleek headlamp at the front. However, the Gixxer 250 can be completely different from the DR300.
Nonetheless, the Gixxer 250 is expected to get features like full LED headlamps and a fully-digital instrument cluster. Suzuki may even add Bluetooth functionality to the Gixxer 250 to stay ahead of the competition. Just like the Gixxer 155, the elder sibling will get an aggressive styling but the riding position is expected to be relaxed just like the Gixxer 155. Other quirky styling can include twin exhaust muffler and split grab rails.
The engine details of the upcoming Suzuki Gixxer 250 are also not known yet. Earlier, the patent of the 250cc engine was leaked. It suggests that the upcoming bike will be powered by a single-cylinder set-up with oil-cooling. It is also expected to get fuel injection system. The engine is expected to produce around 25 PS of maximum power and will get a six-speed transmission. To keep the cost in check, Suzuki may not add features like slipper clutch in the bike. Even the Yamaha FZ25 does not offer the slipper clutch. However, it will get disc brakes on both the wheels with a dual-channel ABS as standard.
The front suspension will be telescopic fork while at the rear a monoshock will be put on work. Suzuki is expected to price the bike aggressively to take on the rivals head-on. It should be noted that Suzuki may also launch a fully-faired version of the bike in the future, which will take on the likes of Honda CBR250 but that may take a long time to become a reality.
The number of affordable performance motorcycles has increased by quite a lot in the recent past in India. With the popularity of such motorcycles growing, we can expect to get more such launches in the Indian market in the coming years.