Suzuki GSX-R250 (Suzuki Gixxer 250) fully revealed in spyshot

Posted on: Oct 3, 2016 - 12:32pm IST

Expected to premiere on November 10.

According to a report on MotoBlast, the image below is of the Suzuki GSX-R250 (Suzuki Gixxer 250), which will have its premiere at the EICMA 2016 in Milan, Italy, on November 10.

Suzuki GSX-R250 (Suzuki Gixxer 250) fully revealed
Suzuki would not use the ‘Gixxer’ branding based on the ‘GSX’ logo on the fairing.

Inspired by larger, liter-class Suzuki models, the Suzuki GSX-R250 (Suzuki Gixxer 250) features an aggressive and butch-styled fairing, a large, haunched fuel tank, split seats, plenty of aluminium/alloy parts and an exposed chain. The motorcycle also sports ‘GSX’ lettering on the fairing, indicating that Suzuki would not use the ‘Gixxer’ branding on this product. The Gixxer is seen as an upmarket commuter motorcycle in India, and the branding could put off buyers in the premium quarter-liter segment.

However, it is expected to borrow its powertrain from the Suzuki Inazuma, which was discontinued in India in March 2015 owing to poor sales. On the Inazuma, Suzuki employed a 248 cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine capable of 18 kW (24 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 22 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm, and paired to a 6-speed gearbox.

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Power for the Suzuki GSX-R250 is expected to come from the same engine powering the Suzuki Inazuma.

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While a market launch in Europe and other South East Asian markets could take place this financial year, Suzuki Motorcycle India is yet to confirm the product for the Indian market. In an interview from earlier this year, Mr. Suresh Babu Janarthan, Project Leader for CBU Products at Suzuki Motorcycle India, reportedly said that the company will launch such a product in India “when the time is right”.

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[Source – MotoBlast]

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