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Suzuki Drops A Surprise; New Two-Wheeler To Launch On May 20


Could this be the new Gixxer 250 or is it the updated Access scooter? Only time will tell

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  • Suzuki has sent in an invite for the launch of a new two-wheeler on May 20.
  • The invite contains a teaser image of a part of the upcoming two-wheeler.
  • Could be the all-new Gixxer 250, or possibly even the new Access 125.
  • The Gixxer 150 hasn’t been updated since launch and a new one might be on the cards as well.

 

Suzuki To launch new bike by May 20

We love it when manufacturers send invites for their new two-wheelers in the form of teasers. But it can also frustrate us to no extent. This particular one had us scratching our heads quite a bit. What puzzled us this time around wasn’t just the question of whether it was a bike or a scooter, but the exact component that was teased.

The image shows a body panel with what appears to be a headlamp or tail lamp assembly. There’s a line running across the top left which suggests that it could be a front headlamp panel. However, that could also be Suzuki being naughty by photoshopping it intentionally. While Suzuki, as expected, is tight-lipped about the upcoming two-wheeler, the company did mention that it will be its most exciting launch of the year. So what could it be? Here are some options.

 

Suzuki To launch new bike by May 20

New Gixxer 250:
This is a bike that has been generating a lot of buzz among Suzuki dealers. Given the fact that Suzuki is calling the upcoming launch event its most exciting for the year, the Gixxer 250 seems the most likely prospect. This all-new bike for India looks like a scaled down GSX-R1000 and gets sporty bits like clip-on handlebars and rear-set footpegs. Internationally, the bike is known as the GSX250R and comes with a 250cc parallel twin motor. However, we expect this bike to be sold in India with a single cylinder, air-cooled 250cc motor with a power output ranging between 20PS to 22PS.  It is likely to get conventional front forks, a rear monoshock and ABS as standard as well. We expect the Gixxer 250 to be priced at Rs 1.4 lakh (ex-showroom).

 

Suzuki To launch new bike by May 20

New-generation Access 125:
The Access 125, which is one of Suzuki’s most popular offerings in the country, is due for an update. So the part shown in the teaser image could very well be from the tail section of a facelifted Access. Among other things, the scooter could get features like an LED headlamp and a digital instrument console, both of which are offered on the company’s other 125cc scooter - the Burgman Street.

 

Suzuki To launch new bike by May 20

Next-generation Gixxer:
The Gixxer too is begging for an update. In fact, there have been no real changes to the Gixxer ever since it was launched back in 2014. So it’s reasonable to think that Suzuki’s new two-wheeler might just be a massively updated Gixxer, finally bringing it up to speed with 2019. However, we are having difficulty associating the teaser image with any of the Gixxer’s body panels. A new Gixxer SF maybe? Among other things, we expect the updated bike to get a LED headlamp and a refreshed instrument console.

Suzuki To launch new bike by May 20

While the prospect of Suzuki launching the Gixxer 250 seems the highest, we’ll be digging around for a clearer idea. So stay tuned for more information.

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  • Benjamin Gracias | 6 months ago Hey Aviper, The Access 125 has been long due for an update. However, there is a strong possibility that Suzuki might launch a completely new Access 125 at next year's Auto Expo. 0 Reply
    Aviper | 6 months ago Is Suzuki going to update Access 125? I looking for LED light and external fuel lid. 0 Reply
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