The launch of a 250cc Suzuki streetfighter will turn true this year. Suzuki Gixxer 250 is expected to be launched in India around Diwali in October 2019. As of now, no test mule has been spotted testing on the Indian roads. Earlier, the motorcycle was expected to launch by mid-2019, but that slot later went into the hands of the Gixxer SF 250. The new 250cc Suzuki motorcycle was earlier expected to be based on the Haojue DR300 in terms of the overall design and looks but now, you can expect the fairing of the SF 250 to transform into a tank extension.
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 litre-class street machine as every manufacturer follows the same trend of first launching a powerful litre-class motorcycle and then taking design hints for the regular model.
Expected pricing for the Suzuki Gixxer 250 falls around INR 1.55 lakh, leaving chances for 10% reduction in price if they plan to place their product around Yamaha FZ25 in terms of ex-showroom price. At present, the 2019 model of FZ25 with 2-channel ABS is available for INR 1.34 lakh.
As Suzuki has launched the SF 250 with a 2-channel ABS unit, the upcoming Gixxer 250 will also bring the safety feature as standard. The Indian government has also made it mandatory for all 125cc+ motorcycles to be equipped with ABS. Starting from 1st April this year, no 2-wheeler brand can sell a 125cc+ bike or scooter without anti-lock braking system.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Street Fighter
Expected Technical Specifications
- Displacement: 249cc, 4-Stroke
- No. of Cylinders: Single Cylinder
- SOHC, 4-Valve, Oil-Cooled
- Fuel System: Fuel Injection
- Starter System: Electric
- Bore x Stroke: 76.0mm x 54.9mm
- Maximum Power: 26.5 HP @ 9000 rpm
- Maximum Torque: 22.6 NM @ 7500 rpm
- Transmission: 6-Speed Gearbox
- Front Suspension: Telescopic Forks, Coil Spring, Oil Damped
- Rear Suspension: Mono Suspension, Swing Arm Type
- Front Brake: Single Disc
- Rear Brake: Single Disc
- 2-Channel ABS (Standard)
- Front Tyre: 110/70-R17
- Rear Tyre: 150/60-R17
- Cast Alloy Wheels
- Double Barrel Exhaust
- Type: Tubeless Tyres
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