The Suzuki VStorm 250 is available globally as a premium 250cc tourer bike and has been updated for the year 2020. The changes are said to be cosmetic only. Will the Suzuki Vstorm 250 finally hit the Indian market? Find out the answer and also its specifications below.
Sadly, Suzuki does not have any plans to bring in the Vstorm 250 to the Indian market for now. The company says that the bike will become too expensive if it is brought to the Indian market and will not be able to compete with other bikes of the same segment. Instead, Suzuki has plans to develop a new 250cc tourer bike that will be built for the Indian market. While the design language will be similar to the international spec V-Strom 250, the engine, seat height, ground clearance and few other bits will be developed keeping Indian consumers in mind.
The VStorm 250 gets some styling changes as well as some new colour options. It gets two new colour options which are Pearl Nebula black and silver metallic. Interestingly, the two new colour options only come in the ABS variants. Also with these colour options you get VStorm badging on the beak and red coloured elements on the bike. The headlamp is also bordered with a chrome rim. The fuel tank gets new stickers along with red rim stickers. The changes in the new model are limited only to colour and graphics upgrade. The prices are also the same as those of the MY2019 model. The ABS versions of the bike get a shorter heat shield on the silencer and a smaller knuckle guard.
Suzuki VStorm 250 engine
On the engine front, the Suzuki VStorm will get the same 250cc liquid-cooled, two cylinder, SOHC motor. The engine is good for 23.6 bhp and 22 Nm of torque and is coupled to six-speed gearbox. The bike also weighs 189 kgs and the fuel efficiency claimed by the company is 31.6 kmpl.
VStorm 250 features
The Suzuki VStorm 250 comes equipped with long-travel telescopic front suspension, mono-shocks at the rear, alloy wheels, 110/80-17 front and 140/70-17 rear tyres, spherical headlamp signature beak-like front cowl, steep front windshield, 17-litre fuel tank, digital instrument cluster and so on. The ground clearance is also a respectable 160mm.
The updated VStorm 250 has been launched in Japan at JPY 5,70,240 (INR 3.82 lakhs) for the non-ABS variant and JPY 6,02,640 (INR 4.04 lakhs) for the ABS variant. The prices are the same as the outgoing model. The competition could be the upcoming KTM Duke 250. Checkout our review on the Duke 250: