Suzuki Gixxer 250cc motorcycle will come in both naked streetfighter and fully-faired versions.
Japanese two-wheeler automaker, Suzuki had unveiled the GSX 250R at the 2016 EICMA Motor Show in 2016. It was speculated that this motorcycle (could be called Suzuki Gixxer 250) will also mark the re-entry of Suzuki in quarter-litre segment of India; that didn’t happen. Instead, Suzuki is working on an all-new 250cc motorcycle for the Indian market. Scheduled to be launched in the second quarter of 2019, the new bike will be sold under Gixxer nameplate. We believe that this will be a great move to bring in the more powerful bikes considering the growing popularity of 200-250cc bikes in India. And just like the Gixxer 150cc, the company has an option to launch the 250cc model too in both naked and fully-faired versions. This will also help the company rival the KTM Duke 200, Yamaha FZ250, KTM RC200 and the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250.
Suzuki will first launch the streetfighter version of the Gixxer 250, which will be followed by the faired Gixxer 250 SF in the second half of 2019. The India-spec model will receive a single-cylinder unit with a 4-valve SOHC layout. This engine will be benefitted with a vertically stacked oil-cooling system instead of a liquid-cooling one, and fuel injection technology. For people not in the know, this isn’t the first time Suzuki is entering the quarter-litre segment. The company earlier had Inazuma, which failed to generate volume for the company due to its high price. The product otherwise was really capable. And now with the huge success of the Gixxer brand, it won’t be that tough for the Japanese bikemaker to sell a 250cc bike under the same brand.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 India Launch Date
Japanese automaker, Suzuki is yet to make an official announcement on the launch of its new entry-level sports bike. Media reports claim that the new motorcycle could be launched in the second quarter of 2019, most probably in June. We’ll update the launch details as and when the company announces it. Also See – 2019 Suzuki Gixxer 150 In The Works
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Price in India
|Minimum||Rs 1.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
If launched in India, the Gixxer’s 250cc version will be positioned against the Yamaha FZ25 and the upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250 within estimated price range of 1.50 lakh – Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom).
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Specifications
|Engine||248cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled Petrol|
|Max Power||24.7bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque||23.2Nm @ 6500rpm|
The global 250cc GSX250R is powered by a 248cc single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine paired to a 6-speed gearbox. It is capable of putting out a maximum power of 24.7bhp, while generating 24.2Nm of torque. This engine has stroke with a compression of 11.5:1 and 53.5 x 55.2 bore. The India-spec Gixxer 250 is likely to get a new 250cc, single-cylinder engine. This engine is expected to come with 4-valve head, and will use an oil-cooler instead of liquid-cooling. Power output is expected in the range of 22-25bhp. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed gearbox. Also See – Suzuki Intruder 150 Price, Specs & Details
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Mileage
Powered with a 250cc single-cylinder engine, this entry-level sportbike is expected to deliver a mileage around 30kmpl-35kmpl.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Design
The India-spec Gixxer 250 will be based on the existing Gixxer 150 frame, which ensures greater localisation and aggressive pricing. The global model is based on Suzuki’s GSX platform. Both naked and fully-faired versions will be launched; first will be the naked streetfighter. This model will share design cues from the premium Suzuki GSX-S750 and the GSX-S1000, which are already on sale in India. The vehicle could also share some visual elements from the upcoming Suzuki GSX-S300. On the flip side, the fully-faired model will share design cues from the global Suzuki GSX-250R. The bike is expected to get a sporty tank, a newly developed swing-arm, clip-on handlebars, raked split seats, edgy tail section and LED headlamp and tail-light. Along with the standard fork upfront and monoshock rear brakes, it will also get anti-lock braking system.
The faired version is also likely to get Hayabusa inspired large headlamp unit, rear view mirrors, a tall windscreen, single exhaust with twin aperture, fully digital instrument cluster and LED taillights, side blinkers and daytime running lamps.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Features
– Stronger Gixxer 150 frame
– Sharp edged panels
– Gixxer 250 badge
– GSX-R-inspired styling
– Huge fuel tank
– Tall windscreen
– Rear view mirrors
– Fully digital instrument console
– Clip-on handlebars
– Split seats
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Other Details
Front – Telescopic Forks
Rear – Monoshock
Front – single disc with two-piston caliper
Rear – single disc
Dual-channel ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System)