Based on the Inazuma, the Suzuki V Strom 250 Adventure Motorcycle will rival against the upcoming Kawasaki Versys 250.
Suzuki, the Japanese automaker had unveiled an all-new entry-level adventure motorcycle last year. Called Suzuki V Strom 250, the adventure motorcycle will also make its way to Indian market in near future. Ahead of its India launch, Suzuki has launched this quarter-litre adventure tourer in the Chinese market. The vehicle will be offered with two variants – ABS and Without ABS. While the Non-ABS version is priced at CNY 29,880/- (around Rs 2.8 lakh), the ABS version is tagged at CNY 31,880/- (approx Rs 3 lakh).
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. Powering the motorcycle is a 248cc, four-stroke liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin, which is paired to a 6-speed gerbox. This engine is good for 25bhp and 23.40Nm of torque. In India, the adventure tourer is expected to be launched in early 2018.
Suspension mechanism of the bike comprises of telescopic forks and monoshock at the front and rear, respectively. Talking about features, the bike is equipped with LCD instrument console, LED tail-lamp, tall windscreen, a mobile charging socket, dual-purpose tyres, etc.
After launching this adventure motorcycle in the Japanese and Chinese market, Suzuki will launch V-Strom in UK market. The company is yet to make an official statement whether the bike would come to India or not. Going by the increasing demand for adventure motorcycles, Suzuki could launch this V Strom motorcycle in the Indian market. It is expected to be launched in India in early 2018; a possible debut at the Auto Expo 2018 can’t be ignored.
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 2.5 lakh.
The new Suzuki V Strom adventure tourer will be powered by a 248cc four-cylinder liquid-cooled SOHC parallel-twin engine. This is the same engine that also powers the Chinese-spec model. It is capable of producing a maximum power output of 25bhp and a peak torque of 23.38Nm. 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 design inspiration comes from the company’s first adventure bike – the V Strom 1000. The bike gets sharp tank cowl that is projecting as a secondary mud guard. Other features include 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