Suzuki Gixxer 250 (GSX R250) will rival KTM Duke 200, Kawasaki Z250, Benelli TNT 300, Honda CBR 250R and Yamaha YZF-R3.
October 21, 2016 – The much-awaited Suzuki GSX 250R (Suzuki Gixxer 250 in India) recently broke cover at the 14th China International Motorcycle Trade Exhibition. The bike will have its world premiere at the 2016 EICMA Motorcycle Show in November 2016. This quarter-litre motorcycle is basically the bigger sibling of the GSX-R150, and derives its design inspiration from bigger GSX-R motorcycles.
A report published on carandbike claims that the Japanese bikemaker has no plans to launch the GSX-R in India anytime soon. Though, we believe it will be a great move to bring in the more powerful version of the bike 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 and KTM RC200, Kawasaki Z250 and Kawasaki Ninja 300, Benelli TNT 300, Honda CBR 250R and Yamaha YZF-R3.
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’s upcoming entry-level sports bike recently goes on sale in China. As for now, its India launch isn’t on the card. We’ll update the launch details as and when the company announces it.
|Minimum||Rs 1.50 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 1.80 lakh|
If launched in India, the Gixxer’s 250cc version will be positioned against the KTM Duke 200 and KTM RC200 within estimated price range of 1.50 lakh – Rs. 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom).
|Engine||248cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled Petrol|
|Max Power||24.7bhp @ 8,000rpm|
|Max Torque||23.2Nm @ 6500rpm|
Power for the new 250cc Gixxer model comes from 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.
Powered with a 250cc single-cylinder engine, this entry-level sportbike is expected to deliver a mileage around 30kmpl-35kmpl.
Based on Suzuki’s GSX platform, the new Gixxer 250 shares some its styling elements with the GSX-R1000. Features such as instrument cluster and switchgear consoles are carried forward from its more powerful sibling. The bike also gets a sporty tank, a newly developed swing-arm, clip-on handlebars, raked split seats, edgy tail section and GSX-R250 badge. Along with the standard fork upfront and monoshock rear brakes, it will also get an optional anti-lock braking system.
Other design highlights include full fairing, Hayabusa inspired large healamp 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. The bike comes fitted with 17-inch alloy wheels and Michelin tyres. It has a wheelbase of 1430mm, and offers a seat height of 790 mm. The new Gixxer 250 carries a kerb weight of 178kg.
– MotoGP Livery Blue
– Dual-tone Red & Black
– New swing-arm
– Sharp edged panels
– GSX-R250 badge
– GSX-R-inspired styling
– Huge fuel tank
– Tall windscreen
– Rear view mirrors
– Fully digital instrument console
– Clip-on handlebars
– Split seats
Front – Telescopic Forks
Rear – Monoshock
Front – 290 mm single disc with two-piston caliper
Rear – single 240 mm disc
Front – 110/80 – 17
Rear – 140/70-17