The Suzuki Gixxer 250cc motorcycle will be pitted against the likes of Honda CBR250 and the Yamaha Fazer 250.
Suzuki will launch an all-new quarter-litre motorcycle in the Indian market on May 20, 2019. It was speculated that the Suzuki Gixxer 250 will be a naked streetfighter; however, the company has opted for a fully-faired motorcycle to start its new innings in the quarter-litre segment. The upcoming 250cc motorcycle will be pitted against the likes of Honda CBR250 and the Yamaha Fazer 250.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 fully-faired motorcycle will share the styling cues from the bigger Suzuki bikes. It will come with sharper fairing and offers aggressive profile. The new motorcycle will be powered by a single-cylinder, oil-cooled, 4-valve engine that is capable of producing a maximum power output of 26.5bhp. Power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via a 6-speed manual gearbox. It is expected that the new engine will be compliant with BS6 emission norms. The new Suzuki Gixxer 250 will be more powerful than the Fazer 250.
In terms of features, the motorcycle will get LED headlamps and tail-lamps, dual-channel ABS system and dual-tip exhaust muffler. Previous reports claim that the new motorcycle will be offered in 3 exterior paint schemes – Grey, Silver and Blue. For suspension duties, the Gixxer 250 is likley to get conventional telescopic front forks and monoshock rear unit. However, the company could also opt for the upside down front forks. It will be equipped with all-digital instrument console, which is likely to offer Bluetooth connectivity option to access calls, message and music.
The all-new Suzuki Gixxer 250 will have aggressive fairing design, sculpted fuel tank and slimmer rear profile. The motorcycle is likely to offer comfortable riding posture instead of aggressive. With Gixxer 250, Suzuki will aim to target customers looking for a fast motorcycle for daily commute as well as occasional highway riding.
We believe that Suzuki will also launch the naked streetfighter version of the motorcycle, but on a later stage. The Gixxer 250 is expected to be based on the modified Gixxer 155’s chassis. This will help the brand to achieve competitive pricing. We expect the new motorcycle to cost around Rs 1.5 lakh.