Suzuki Gixxer 250cc aka GXR 250 could be produced at the brand’s local facility and sold here at competitive price range
Suzuki GSX250R was making headlines for quite some time before making debut. The quarter-litre fully-faired sportsbike was showcased for Europe at the 2016 EICMA and it grabbed attention of everyone. With the bike going on sale in several foreign markets, it is expected to come to India sometime in the near future and could be showcased at the 2018 Auto Expo.
In the UK market, the Suzuki Gixxer 250R is available at Rs. 3.5 lakh and in our country too, it could be priced aggressively to compete with rivals like Mahindra Mojo, KTM RC 200, Benelli TNT 25 and Honda CBR 250R. The Suzuki GSX250R borrows its engine from Suzuki Inazuma that was priced at Rs. 3.1 lakh in India and couldn’t fetch impressive sales result due to the higher pricing.
It is expected that the brand won’t make the similar mistake again with the GSX250R. It is not sure how Suzuki is going to keep the pricing of the GSX250R, but if the Japanese company opts for local production of the model instead of importing it through CKD channel, then surely it will be priced very aggressive leading towards success in the highly price sensitive Indian market.
The fully-faired Suzuki Gixxer 250 cc was spied for the first time in a factory back in Japan in December 2015 and after almost a year, the production bike was launched there. It marked its European debut at EICMA 2016 with huge anticipation. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 has it all on the face of it – aggressive and muscular styling with sporty bits that can be clearly seen here.
Suzuki plans to grab 10 percent market share in whichever segment it competes in and to achieve its one million sales target, it is focussing on segments others than scooters. Consequently new premium products are expected in the years to come and it is reportedly confirmed that the 250 cc version of the GSX will be manufactured in India.
It could be the sporty R version we are talking about down here or a single-cylinder bike between 250-400 cc capacity. All in all, the GSX 250R holds greater significance for the brand in the premium segment when it gets launched in India too. Mechanical bits, engine and other specifications will make for a treat of a read. So why wait? Let us crack on! Here’s everything you need to know about the Suzuki Gixxer GSX 250R:
Suzuki Gixxer 250cc India Launch
|Suzuki Gixxer 250 India Launch||Late 2018 or Early 2019|
The 250 cc fully-faired Gixxer could be showcased in India at the upcoming 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. Its European premiere happened at the 2016 EICMA show before going on sale last year.
Suzuki Gixxer 250cc India Price
|Suzuki Gixxer 250 Price||Around Rs. 2.5 Lakh|
We expect the price to start from Rs. 2.5 lakh if it’s a single cylinder liquid-cooled motor. ABS if offered as optional, could see it reach to nearly Rs. 3 lakh which is still a good value for money. However, if it’s sold with the existing engine, a price range of around Rs. 3.5 lakh cannot be neglected (ex-showroom).
Suzuki Gixxer 250cc Engine and Gearbox
|Engine||248 cc liquid-cooled petrol engine|
|Power||24.7 hp at 8,000 rpm|
|Torque||23.3 Nm at 6,500 rpm|
The parallel-twin liquid-cooled 248 cc petrol engine produces a maximum power output of 24.7 hp at 8,000 rpm 23.3 Nm delivered at 6,500 rpm. It comes mated to a six-speed transmission. The motor has 53.5 x 55.2 bore and stroke along with compression of 11.5:1.
Chassis, Suspension and Brakes
|Suspension||USD Front Forks and Monoshock Rear|
|Tyres||110/80–17 Front and 140/70-17 Rear|
|Brakes||290 mm Single Disc With Two-Piston Caliper Front and Single 240 mm Rear Disc|
|Kerb Weight||178 kg|
Up front, the new Suzuki quarter-litre motorcycle doesn’t have USD forks but at the rear it features monoshock suspension. The front tyre size is 110/80–17 and the rear gets 140/70-17. The fully-faired bike has a kerb weight of just 178 kg. Braking capability is taken care of by 290 mm single disc with two-piston caliper up front and a single 240 mm disc at the rear.
|Suzuki Gixxer 250||25-30 kmpl|
Suzuki Gixxer 250cc will come equipped most likely with a lightest engine in its class and will be equipped SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) and should return a healthy 25-30 kmpl if sanely ridden.
Suzuki Gixxer 250cc Dimensions and Design
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 has taken design cues from its larger sibling GSX-R1000, while several components are shared with Gixxer 155 as well. The upcoming bike features a mono halogen headlamp, sharp look with the sporty fairing, muscular looking sculpted fuel tank. The windscreen looks taller, and it also features clip-on handle bars, fully digital instrument console.
The split seats and sharp tail section enhance the sporty appeal. A nose down and tail up design have been seen with a large sporty rear tail-piece. There is presence of a sleeker striking tail-lamp on this bike. At the Japanese launch, a dual-tone red and black alongside the MotoGP livery were introduced.
Suzuki Gixxer 250cc Colours:
In India, we will likely be getting four colour options such as Red, black, signature Suzuki blue and white.
Suzuki Gixxer 250cc Safety and Features
The faired version seen here has a taller windscreen, feature loaded tablet instrument cluster, 130-140 section radial tyres, an ABS as standard or at least an option. Split seats, clip-on handle bars are here as well.