Suzuki GSX R250 will compete against the recently unveiled Honda CBR 250RR
Suzuki GSX R250, the upcoming quarter litre motorcycle from the Japanese two wheeler manufacturer has been previewed through the leaked images. The patent images leaked in Australia, shows the motorcycle takes design cues from the smaller sibling Gixxer 155. It comes looking more muscular though.
The Suzuki GSX R250 sports sharp headlamps, a beefy cowl. The mono halogen headlamp, fairing panels come with resemblances from its larger sibling GSX R1000. Also the split seats and delta tipped tailpipe looks bit similar too. The sketches show the motorcycle features muscular fuel tank, offering comfortable riding position combined with the low positioned rider seat. The rear tail section of the motorcycle gets trimmed.
While there is no image of the instrument cluster, expect it to come featuring a fully digital console in front of the clip on handle bar. The power source for the R250 will be a 248 cc liquid cooled twin cylinder engine.
This engine would be shared with Suzuki Inazuma 250. Expect the R250 to generate power in higher tune compare to the Inazuma 250. The maximum power output is expected to be around 30 PS.
In the Suzuki Inazuma the 248 cc liquid cooled inline twin cylinder engine gets mated to a 6 speed transmission and kicks out 26 PS of peak power and 24 Nm of peak torque. Suzuki Motorcycles might unveil the production spec GSX R250 later this year. Once launched it would get a tough competition from the recently unveiled Honda CBR 250RR. Also the Suzuki quarter litre model will compete against the Yamaha R25 and KTM RC 250.
The commuter segment is ruled by Bajaj in India. The Suzuki is eyeing to get a fare share in the premium segment with sporty models. In that case we can hope the Japanese two wheeler maker to launch the motorcycle in India sometime in 2017.