Based on the Inazuma, the Suzuki V Strom 250 Adventure Motorcycle will rival against the upcoming Kawasaki Versys 250.
We informed you earlier that Suzuki is working on an all-new entry-level adventure motorcycle for the development markets including India. It was speculated that the new quarter-litre adventure bike will be named ‘G-Strom 250’; however, the bike has been christened as the ‘Suzuki V-Strom 250’. Based on the Suzuki Inazuma 250, the new Suzuki V Strom 250 India motorcycle will rival against the upcoming Kawasaki Versys 250 and others in its league.
Initially, the bike will be launched in the Japanese market, while the India launch might happen in the second half of 2017. Powering the motorcycle is a 248cc, four-stroke liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin, which is paired to a 6-speed gearbox.
The company is yet to make an official statement whether the bike would come to India or not. We expect the new adventure motorcycle could go on sale in the country towards the end of 2017.
The V-Strom 250 motorcycle will be brought to India as CKD kit, and will be locally assembled at the company’s Gurgaon based plant. We expect the bike to be priced somewhere around Rs 2 lakh.
Powering the new Suzuki V-Strom will be powered by a 248cc four-cylinder liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin engine that churns out a maximum power output of 24.7bhp and a peak torque of 23.38Nm of torque. The company claims that the engine has been optimized to maximize low-to mid-range power. Power is transmitted to the rear wheels of the bike via a 6-speed gearbox. The bike can run up to 482 kilometers on fuel tank.
Besides the V-Strom 250, the company is also planning to launch the Suzuki Gixxer 250 that will rival the KTM Duke 200, Bajaj Pulsar 200NS and the upcoming Mahindra Mojo. The Gixxer 250 will be powered by a 250cc, single cylinder engine that produces 24.7bhp of power and 23.2Nm of torque.
This touring and adventure motorcycle is expected to return around 25-30kmpl of fuel efficiency.
The Suzuki V-Strom 250 take its design inspiration from the company’s first entry-level adventure bike – the V-Strom 1000. The bike feature sharp tank cowl projecting as a secondary mud guard, alloy wheels, turn indicators mounted on the radiator casing, steep front windscreen, forged lever, single front disc brake and front telescopic suspension. The bike features a reasonably sized non-adjustable screen and an LCD instrument panel.
Suzuki V-Strom 250 Colors – Pearl Nebular Black/Solid Dazzling Cool Yellow, Metallic Diamond Red and Pearl Nebular Black.
· Sharp tank cowl projecting as a secondary mud guard
· 3-spoke alloy wheel
· Turn indicators mounted on the radiator casing
· Steep front windscreen
· Forged lever
· Single front disc brake
· Front telescopic suspension