The Suzuki VStrom 250 will be a small power vehicle from Suzuki. It will become the entry point into Suzuki’s adventure bikes segment. The bike is expected to enter the Indian market this year but in the last quarter. With the expected growth in the adventure segment and entry of KTM and Benelli with serious off-road vehicles, this segment might see good growth. As people get used to this new segment then Suzuki will launch the VStrom 250.
The styling of this bike will resemble the Inazuma 250. The engine will be from the Gixxer 250 which is a decent engine which doesn’t put out frantic power but it is a powerful engine. The international spec vehicle has a twin-cylinder engine but for India, it will have the single-cylinder mill of 249cc. This engine puts out a power of 26.5 bhp and the vehicle has a max torque of 22.6 Nm. The engine will see a remap for more torque for this adventure segment. Overall the underpinnings of the vehicle will be the same as the Gixxer 250. The suspension setup will strong with long-travel forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. The rear sprocket of the vehicle will have more teeth for better low-end acceleration. The Suzuki VStrom 250 will have a lot of similarities with the Gixxer 250 in terms of technical specifications.
In terms of design, the vehicle looks like a complete adventure vehicle. It has a beak with a large windshield. This bike interns of design will be something that will compete with the Benelli 502 TRK and the upcoming KTM 250 Adventure. The instrument cluster will have a complete TFT colour display. The bike has a slew of electronics which will aid to manage this amount of weight. The vehicle will get LED lights. It will have mounting brackets for panniers and top box. The bike will be provided with a number of accessories for touring.
The pricing of this bike is expected to be at Rs 3 lakhs. The vehicle will compete with the BMW G310GS and the Benelli Leoncio in terms of price. The KTM 390 adventure will be more powerful but will also compete in terms of price. As of now, Suzuki is busy with updating their current lineup for BS6 emission norms. The company will introduce new bike after their current lineup is made BS6 compliant.