Suzuki Gixxer 250 To Produce 26.5 Horsepower; Launch On May 20

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Suzuki Gixxer 250 will reportedly be offered in three colour options and dual-channel ABS system as standard

Suzuki’s two-wheeler arm in India is preparing to launch a brand new motorcycle marking its foray into the quarter-litre segment on May 20 and it has already been teased. Commonly known as the Gixxer 250, a new report emerged on the internet sheds light on its performance and equipment details, and we are pleasantly surprised.

Since Yamaha introduced the FZ25 and Fazer 25 sensing the new found enthusiasm in the 250 cc segment, its main rival Suzuki was expected to follow suit immediately with a pair of competitors. However, it did not turn out to be the case as Suzuki took more time than initially anticipated.

Unlike the Yamaha duo, it could be offered only in a fully faired version as the speculations surrounding the arrival of a 250 cc naked roadster taking design inspiration from the Haojue DR300 are nearly put to rest. The report further claims that the Gixxer 250 will be sold with dual-channel ABS as standard.

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The three paint schemes it will be retailed with are silver, grey and blue (likely Suzuki’s signature racing blue). As for the all-important powertrain, the Gixxer 250 will reportedly come equipped with a single-cylinder 250 cc oil-cooled four-valve engine and despite the absence of liquid-cooling, it will pump out 26.5 horsepower.

This makes the Gixxer 250 produce nearly 6 hp more than the Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer 25. The powertrain is expected to be BSIV compliant only when it goes on sale amidst likely getting fuel injection technology and it could be updated to meet the stringent BSVI emission norms in early 2020.

The respectable power output will make the Gixxer 250 compete firmly against Bajaj Pulsar RS200 and Honda CBR250R. The feature list will likely comprise of LED headlamp, LED tail lamp and indicators, all-digital instrument cluster, dual exhaust pipes, monoshock rear suspension, telescopic front forks and so on. It could be priced under Rs. 1.50 lakh (ex-showroom).