Suzuki Intruder 250 could share the same platform and oil-cooled fuel-injected engine with the Gixxer SF 250
Suzuki’s motorcycle division in India has embarked on a new strategy to update its existing portfolio while introducing new products in the segments where it sees new potential. The Gixxer SF 250 has been launched as an all-new motorcycle fulfilling the long-awaited anticipation of enthusiasts to own a quarter litre fully-faired Suzuki single.
Additionally, the thoroughly refreshed Gixxer SF 155 is expected to make a strong impact building on the success of its predecessor. Several media reports have indicated that the Japanese manufacturer will introduce the naked version of SF 250 soon in India and it could be priced competitively to compete against KTM Duke 250.
Moreover, Suzuki is also reportedly exploring to move into new avenues using its popular nameplates including the Intruder. The entry-level Intruder cruiser has received mixed reaction among customers for its out-of-place styling. However, it could be fixed as a new 250 cc cruiser based on the Intruder is said to be on the cards.
Suzuki has had experience in the segment already with the Inazuma 250 but it failed to garner a big set of audience. The company will use the 250 cc platform employed in the Gixxer SF 250, which is an updated form of what can be found in the SF 155, for full effect in the upcoming models.
The Intruder 250 will likely be launched after the naked Gixxer 250 roadster and expect it to make Indian premiere at the 2020 Auto Expo before going on sale using the same oil-cooled fuel-injected engine as the Gixxer SF 250 with BSVI compliance. It develops 26.5 PS at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque delivered at 7,500 rpm, mated to a six-speed transmission.
It will derive design cues from the bigger Intruders sold internationally and expect a conventional suspension system with telescopic front forks and monoshock rear to be deployed. Braking duties could be performed by disc brakes on both wheels with dual-channel ABS system as standard fitment.