The Suzuki Gixxer in its current guise has become one of the best bikes to own in the 150 cc segment. It is available in two versions, the naked streetfighter one and a fully faired one, called the Gixxer SF. The bike has a refined engine along with good handling and seating position. However, many have been waiting for a long time for Suzuki to launch a more powerful version of it.
Seems like that is coming true in near future. Speculations over a quarter litre bike from the Japanese company have been going around since a long time but now, Young Machine has shared a speculative rendering of the Gixxer 250. According to them, the bike could feature a oil cooling system similar to one found on the Pulsar 220 and the Yamaha FZ25 instead of liquid cooling. The render looks quite good with a wild and angular front end with LED lights and familiar Gixxer body decals. The render also shows the bike having golden coloured upside down forks, petal discs and an underbelly exhaust.
A 250 cc motorcycle from the company has been in demand since a long time by enthusiasts and now is a high time to bring one, especially with it’s main competition, the FZ, also offering a 250 cc version. As for the launch time, there has been no confirmation from the company but various sources and speculations hint towards mid 2019 as the expected period of launch. It is expected that the company will first bring a naked version which will then be followed by a fully faired variant, as was the policy followed during the 150 cc bikes launch. It will also feature a dual channel ABS as per the new government norms and will be powered by a single cylinder 250 cc motor with power outputs in the range of 22-24 Bhp.
There is a twin cylinder Gixxer on sale in many international markets but that would not be suitable for India as it would prove to be way more expensive. Therefore a two cylinder engine is more likely to make an appearance on the bike. Expect the pricing to be a bit less than the Yamaha FZ25 upon launch.