The new Suzuki Gixxer 250 (GSX 250) has been in talks for a while. The bike has just been unveiled. This bike is called as Suzuki GSX 250R but for India it will be called as GSX 250R. This has just been unveiled in China. What will be coming with? It is India bound as well. When will it be launched? We have all the details on this bike.
The elder brother of the GSX-R150, or the Gixxer 150. This bike will be making its way into India. The Gixxer 150 with its full fairing brother Gixxer 150 SF has been doing well in India. This quarter-litre bike takes its inspiration from the GSX-R range of motorocycles. The bike will be made available in other markets by the end of 2016 or early 2017. For India, it is due to make its entry by mid 2017. This will be a more powerful bike on offer, especially for those who need more power and won’t settle for the Gixxer 150.
What will this bike have on offer a 250cc engine, liquid-cooled and will come mated to a six-speed transmission. The engine will churn about 28bhp of power and will come with upside down forks. The other important aspect, ABS will be offered as a standard feature. This bike will be manufactured in India and exported to Japan, just the way the Gixxer 150 is. Suzuki had a 250cc bike previously called as Inazuma, however it won’t a success because of the high pricing. With its Indian base, it will be able to reduce the pricing of the bike. This will enhance the company’s advantage in Japanese market.
There are already a lot of strong competing products with the Gixxer 250. The KTM RC200, Kawasaki Z250, Benelli TNT300 and the Honda CBR 250R. These will be strong competing products that are doing well in the market. Especially the Duke and the CBR.
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Suzuki Gixxer 250 (GSX 250R) Launch Date
The new quarter-litre bike will make its entry into India sometime next year. It is a bit early to state when, but sometime by mid 2017. This will be apt timing for Suzuki to be prepared for a new quarter litre bike. The Gixxer 250 will be falling the design of the Gixxer 150.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 (GSX 250R) Price in India
The Gixxer 250 will be much more expensive than the Gixxer SF. We expect the on-road pricing of this bike to be close to INR 1.6 lakhs (on-road) and the highest about INR 1.8 lakhs. The goal will be to under cut the competition.
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Suzuki Gixxer 250 Engine
The 250cc engine on the Gixxer 250 will churn about 24.66 bhp of power from 248cc engine. The peak torque is 23.4Nm and it comes with a six-speed box. This will be more than most of its competition. The strong point about the Gixxer has been the engine’s smoothness. This gives it an edge over the competition. The power delivery is linear and the engine has good enough power too. This will be a free-revving engine with high engine rpm.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Mileage
The Gixxer 250 will come with a BS-IV complaint engine, when it is launched. We can expect a reduction in the mileage due to that. We reckon the fuel-efficiency of the new Gixxer 250 will be about 30 km/l in the city and about 35 km/l on an open road. However, we will still have to do some waiting.
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Suzuki Gixxer 250 (GSX 250R) Competition
Suzuki Gixxer 250 will take on the KTM RC200, Honda CBR 250R, Mahindra Mojo and even the Pulsar RS200 up to some extent.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Images
Suzuki Gixxer (GSX R250 Features)
ABS – Dual channel
Upside down forks
Moto GP livery option
Suzuki Gixxer 250 (GSX R250) Design
Suzuki Gixxer 250 looks like the mini version of the Gixxer. This makes it look appealing and stylish. A lot of the elements are shared in design with the bigger Suzuki bike. The large fuel tank and even the body cladding looks appealing. There is the Suzuki livery and the black and blue combination. The headlamp is inspired from the Hayabusa and the instrument cluster is digital. The tail lamps are LED and there is single exhaust. There are daytime running LEDs and the bike has 17-inch wheels.
The mono shock rear suspension is visible and there are rear disc brakes too. This was made standard after even the Gixxer 150 got both disc brakes. The bike’s suspension has been designed from scratch. There is a raked split seat and even the handle bars seem to be a pick from the more powerful Gixxers.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Colours
Suzuki will be offering the Gixxer 250 with six colour options. We do not have all the details. These are finalised for China so far. Three of these are blue, red and black.