Suzuki Gixxer 250 will soon be a real-world moniker. The rumours doing rounds on the internet about the launch of a 250cc Suzuki motorcycle will turn true this year. Gixxer 250, the most probable name for this product, is expected to be unveiled at a dealer meeting this month and the motorcycle is expected to launch by March 2019. It won’t be wrong to assume that Suzuki is following Yamaha’s trick of launching a product that is powerful, affordable and unmistakably fan-focused.
The upcoming motorcycle has more chances of resembling a street machine as every manufacturer follows the same trend of first launching a street-fighter and then, a faired version with a majority of shared parts. Also, the recent launch of GSX-S750 in India can help buyers relate the quarter-litre machine with that value for money superbike. Expected pricing for the Gixxer 250 will fall around INR 1.50 lakh, leaving chances for 10% reduction in price if they plan to undercut Yamaha FZ25 in ex-showroom price. As Yamaha will also add ABS to the FZ25, launching the new Gixxer 250 will need the safety feature available as standard.
The direction will result in a price increase of minimum INR 12,000 in Yamaha FZ25. On the other hand, Suzuki Gixxer 155 and Yamaha FZ, have a price difference of INR 4000 in their base variants. That gap may not stay in Gixxer 250 as fuel injection is expected to be a standard feature. Fans can expect 22-24HP of maximum power, air+oil cooled engine, and 5-speed gearbox on the new Gixxer as cost-cutting will remain their primary purpose to get a firm hold on the quarter-litre market. The winning situation is highly dependent on motorcycle design as buyers get very specific around this segment for sharp designs and more power per kilogram of the motorcycle’s weight.