Suzuki is expected to introduce Gixxer 250 around the festive season; 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 around the festive season in India. The Gixxer 250 design takes inspiration from the Hajoue DR300 and it is expected to get LED headlamps along with clear lens indicators and LED tail lamps. The global model of Gixxer 250 gets upside down forks.
But the company won’t introduce them in India just like Yamaha did with R15 Version 3.0 as it will be replaced by conventional telescopic forks. The fuel tanks get a muscular design and the handlebar is a single piece unit with rear set foot pegs. The riding position will be upright and the company might offer split seats.
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 end on a high note for a sporty look.
The patent details of engine leaked last year and it confirms 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 along with performance.
The power is expected to be around 25 PS and it will be mated to a 6-speed gearbox. But the company won’t add any high-tech features like a slipper clutch, which will increase the price. The braking duties will be handled by disc brakes at front and rear. The Gixxer 250 will likely get dual-channel ABS braking system as standard.
The rear will get mono-suspension and it will be tuned for handling. We are expecting, Suzuki to price the model aggressively and the Gixxer 250 will compete against Yamaha FZ-25. 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.