New Suzuki Gixxer 250has been spied in the UK, courtesy MoreBikes. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 should have the same 248 cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine as the Suzuki Inazuma 250, which produces 18 kW (24 hp) at 8,500 rpm and 22 Nm of torque at 6,500 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed transmission. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 will rival the newly-introduced Honda CBR250RR and Yamaha R25 as well as the Kawasaki Ninja 250. Its Indian launch hasn’t been confirmed yet. The design of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 seen in the spyshots matches with what was seen in the patent images that were leaked.. Image:IAB
Arvind Fluidic The Gixxer 250 is likely to be powered by a single cylinder unit. Here's a leaked image of the India-bound motorcycle:
Suzuki is quite late to the party but better late than never, right? Since it is a single cylinder, a competitive pricing will only make the bike desirable. I think, at around INR 1.5 lac the Gixxer 250 should be quite tempting.
Another shot of the upcoming Suzuki GSX250R (Gixxer250) has emerged online. Spotted in a blue monotone shade earlier, the recent picture shows a dual-tone red and black GSX250R. With the EICMA 2016 around the corner, Suzuki in all probability will unveil this quarter litre offering of theirs.
JijoMalayil Wow, the design sure looks aggressive and the paint scheme complements it perfectly well. Here are some more images found in iwanbanaran.com:
The sharp lines on the headlamp and the chunky front tyre make it look like a properly scaled down version of its litre class sibling. I think those angular slits on both sides of the headlamp are for the LED DRL's. Here's the rear:
The Suzuki GSX R250 aka Gixxer 250 Unveiled In China: Suzuki has launched the Gixxer 250 in China. The bike is powered by a 250cc parallel twin engine borrowed from the Inazuma. The power figure stands at 24.6 bhp at 8,000 rpm and the torque at 23.4 Nm, produced at an even lower 6,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a six-speed transmission and the power is sent to the rear wheels via a chain drive. The design is quite similar to its litre class brethren, as all the bikes under the Gixxer moniker are. The bike gets a two-to-one triangular exhaust. The instrument cluster is all-digital and sports a speedometer, tachometer, dual tripmeters, service and oil change indicator, mileage indicator (in Kilometers per litre), fuel gauge and a clock. The tell-tale lights include high beam indicator, turn lights, engine check light, shift light, coolant light and an engine oil low level light. The GSX R250 would be an ideal sport tourer, I guess. The power band also seems to be at lower revs, unlike other performance-based liquid cooled engines. Although there is no official word as to when it'd come to India, I expect this bike to be launched by the end of next year. Have a look at a few pictures:
The new Gixxer 250 looks quite sharp I must say. The engine from the Inazuma means that it won't be rapid but instead give a very progressive feel which should be ideal for touring. I hope they launch an exclusive tourer version of this one with a single piece seat for touring. The stepped seat in the picture above looks a bit impractical for carrying luggage I feel. If this is launched in India, then I guess Honda will be prompted to launch the latest CBR 250R too. Looks like good times ahead for the Indian biker in terms of the options available in the market.
NikilSJ Honda doesn't seem to care about the performance segment. The CBR 250 R already has so many competitors and Honda is just happy with their chart-busting sales of the Activa. Even if Honda brings the twin cylinder 250 RR, it'll be exorbitantly priced. For luggage solutions, do check out Viaterra Claw. It is designed to be compatible with almost all kinds of bikes, including the aggressive ones like the KTM RC twins! I have used Viaterra's products and I can confidently say that they make some of the most useful and practical stuff for motorcycle tourers!