Suzuki Gixxer 250 is the next big thing from the Japanese brand. The bike awaits unveil in January 2019, most probably at a dealer event and will launch in India around March 2019. The only question that remains is the list of equipment on offer as motorcycling community is divided into two different thought schools. The first view believes that Suzuki will rival the popular Yamaha FZ25 and bring a quarter-litre engine with features like fuel injection, oil cooler, and ABS. The other expects Suzuki to launch a premium streetfighter that rivals KTM 250 Duke and offer liquid cooled engine and USD forks.
The same variant will give birth to a faired version, rivalling options like Apache RR310 and Honda CBR250R in segment (if liquid cooled) or Yamaha Fazer 25 with oil cooling. The design inspiration for the upcoming Gixxer 250 will come from their GSX-S300 as it is the most recent design seen for a performance-spec naked in the global market. The motorcycle can share exactly the same design if Suzuki has no plans to bring the twin-cylinder performance motorcycle to India. Most parts will be shared with the younger Gixxer if planned rival stays Yamaha FZ25 in the country.
On the other hand, a completely new frame and body, with performance-friendly USD front forks can arrive if Suzuki plans to focus more on brand image than sales chart. The only feature that will arrive for sure is ABS and thus, pricing the motorcycle under INR 1.40 lakh is only possible with an oil-cooled unit. They will need to skip the premium features for this placement or otherwise, the next rival would be the KTM Duke 250, priced at INR 1.80 lakh (ex-showroom, without ABS). The current generation Suzuki lineup is available with just 150cc options before jumping to the big bikes section.