Suzuki is all set to launch a new motorcycle on 20th May in the 250cc segment; it will be powered by a new 250 cc single cylinder oil-cooled engine with fuel injection
Suzuki is planning to launch the much-awaited Gixxer 250 on 20th May in India. The Gixxer 250’s design is likely to take inspiration from the Hajoue DR300 and it is expected to get LED headlamp along with clear lens indicators and LED tail lamps. The fuel tank could get a muscular design and the handlebar a single piece unit. The riding position will be upright and the company might offer split seats with rear set foot pegs.
The instrument cluster will be fully digital and it might be shared with Gixxer and SF models. It will be loaded with features like gear shift indicator, time, speedometer, odometer, time, trip, fuel gauge along with other important warning lamps. Suzuki is expected to give split grab rails and rear will likely have sporty look.
The patent details of engine leaked last year confirm that the engine is a 250 cc single cylinder unit with four-valve SOHC unit. The company has given oil-cooling instead of liquid cooling to keep cost low but the engine gets fuel injection system, which will improve fuel efficiency as it is also important for performance.
The power is expected to be around 25 PS and it will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. But the company will unlikely add any high-tech features like a slipper clutch for cost reasons. The braking duties will be handled by disc brakes at front and rear. The Gixxer 250 is expected to get dual-channel ABS braking system as standard.
The rear will get mono-suspension and it will be tuned for better handling. We are expecting, Suzuki to price the model aggressively and the Gixxer 250 will compete against Yamaha FZ25. Suzuki might also introduce a fully-faired version based on the Gixxer 250 sometime later as they did with the naked version of Gixxer 155 and SF models.