Having launched the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 in India, the Japanese motorcycle manufacturer is now planning to introduce its streetnaked sister, the Suzuki Gixxer 250R
Recently, Suzuki Motorcycles India Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) introduced the fully-faired Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 in the Indian market. At the launch of the new motorcycle, the company clearly mentioned its plans of launching another quarter-litre motorcycle by the year-end. The model in question here is the Suzuki Gixxer 250R, which is, basically, the streetnaked version of the new motorcycle.
As visualized in a new rendering, the Suzuki Gixxer 250R will be the naked version of Gixxer SF 250. It would retain most of the body parts and will be mechanically similar to the SF 250. The only difference will arise from the fact that it will have a street naked look, which means it will miss out on the stylish front fairing and will instead have a bolder and more macho appearance.
Other than this anomaly, there will be not much to differentiate between the two models. Both the motorcycles will have the same fuel tank, the same instrument cluster and even the same body panels and wheels. The chassis and the engine specifications will also remain unchanged, while the new Suzuki Gixxer 250R could be available in a new paint scheme or two.
It has been visualized in the rendering that the fuel tank of the Suzuki Gixxer 250R will feature shrouds on either side to make the side profile look more muscular. The motorcycle could even feature an engine cowl to enhance the sporty looks of the quarter-litre motorcycle. Other highlights of the styling package will include split-style seats, split grab rails, LED tail light and 10-spoke alloy wheels.
Powering the Suzuki Gixxer 250 will be the same 249cc single-cylinder, 4-valve, SOHC, fuel-injected engine that powers the SF 250. It features Suzuki Oil Cooling System and outputs a maximum power of 26.5 PS at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 22.6 Nm of 7,500 rpm. The motor comes mated to a six-speed transmission.
Suspension duties will be courtesy of conventional telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear, while the braking force will come from disc brakes on both the wheels. Dual-channel ABS will be offered as a standard feature. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 is likely to cost Rs 1.60 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi).