A new quarter-liter motorcycle from Suzuki, the GSX-250R, which has recently been launched in the UK, as per Bike India report could hit the Indian market anytime by the end of this year. There in the United Kingdom, the base model of the motorcycle is priced at £4299 (INR 3.49 lakh, approx.), whereas, the MotoGP edition of the GSX-250R will make you spend little more something around £4399 (INR 3.57 lakh, approx.).
The Suzuki GSX-250R was firstly showcased in front of the world in China in 2016. After the UK launch, the GSX250R is supposed to hit a number of countries in the near future, so the chances are it could mark its presence in the Indian biking sector by this year end. Though there is no official announcement from Suzuki, but the rapidly growing quarter-liter motorcycles market could make the bike major to do the same.
If launches in India, the GSX-250R would compete with the range of available motorcycles in the segment which comprises Kawasaki Ninja 300, Yamaha YZF-R3 (Revived model arriving in June 2017), and the Hyosung GT250R. In terms of pricing, all the mentioned rivals falls in the price range above INR 3 Lakh (ex-showroom) while Suzuki GSX-250R will be priced nearer to INR 3.25 lakh (ex-showroom) for the standard trim.
Apparently, sharing design language from its elder litre class sibling, the GSX-R1000, the GSX-250R gets aggressive headlamp assembly, full fairing, chiseled fuel tank and split step up seats, and distinct alloy wheels. At the instrument console, the motorcycle is decorated with an infotainment screen which gives information related to too many aspects by displaying speedometer, odometer, fuel gauge, gear indicator, trip meters, service and oil change indicators, real time fuel consumption and a clock.
Under the skin, the Gixxer 250 is loaded with a 248cc, twin-cylinder mill that is said to produce only 24.7 bhp at 8,000 rpm and deliver 23.3 Nm at 6,500. The generated power will be transmitted to the rear wheel via 6-speed gearbox. For braking, the motorcycle is fitted with a 290 mm, twin piston caliper disc brake at the front while rear gets a 240 mm disc. The advanced safety of ABS is being provided as optional on the motorcycle. But it will be noticeable that Indian market will be availed with this feature or not.