Suzuki will launch the Gixxer 250 in India in March or April 2019 and it will be positioned on top of the existing Gixxer 150 in their lineup
We already have reported earlier that Suzuki will be introducing a powerful new Gixxer 250 in India soon. The upcoming motorcycle will be powered by a newly developed 250cc single cylinder engine and it will be positioned above the existing Gixxer 150. Recently a Japanese motorcycle blog kojintekibikematome released some leaked patent image of this upcoming motorcycle’s engine. The patent images have revealed some new details of the powertrain that will actually power this affordable 250cc motorcycle.
The leaked image confirmed the fact that the upcoming 250cc, single cylinder unit will have four valve SOHC layout with vertically stacked oil-cooling unit instead of liquid cooling like we already reported earlier. A liquid cooled unit is expensive compared to the oil cooling unit and thus will help keep the prices down.
Fortunately, the new engine gets fuel-injection which will help in improving the overall fuel efficiency of the motorcycle. The power and torque output of the motorcycle are still unknown but expect the Gixxer 250 to produce peak power in between 22-25 Bhp range while it will be paired to a six speed gearbox.
According to the recent reports the Gixxer 250 will be showcased to the dealers in January 2019 while you can expect it to launch in India during the month of March or April 2019. As far as the prices are concerned expect the Gixxer 250 to be priced around Rs 1.75 Lakh (ex-showroom). While Suzuki will also introduce a fully faired variant of the motorcycle as well later.
The Gixxer 250 takes its styling inspiration from the Hajoue DR300 (aka Suzuki GSX-S300). The motorcycle will most probably use the existing Gixxer 150 chassis but it will be modified to support the bigger and powerful engine for enhanced riding dynamics.
The motorcycle will feature a full digital instrument cluster, disc brakes on both ends and ABS as standard. The Suzuki Gixxer 250, when launched, will take on the Yamaha FZ25, Bajaj Pulsar NS200, and the TVS Apache RTR 200 4V while the fully faired variant will rival directly against the likes of Yamaha Fazer 25 and the Honda CBR 250R.