According to the Suzuki India’s senior officials, the company is looking forward to making the country a global hub for its quarter-litre sports bike offering, the GSX-250R. The motorcycle with touring friendly engine and ergonomics has a strong fan base in the country and they are waiting desperately for its arrival.
It could be possible soon, but owing to an important goal of attaining good sales figures, its launch could delay for one or two years. The brands’ senior officials are hoping to achieve sales of more than 1 million vehicles by April 2020.
Currently, Suzuki India is being able to dispatch the cumulative sum of 0.6 million units yearly. However, attempting 1 million yearly sales by 2020, is not that tough, by making some serious efforts, the company can easily attain above-mentioned figures in remaining 21 months. Also, having 1 million sales target by 2020 with such stronghold is not bad at all.
Recent Suzuki India’s portfolio update includes the early launch of the Intruder 150 cruiser that was followed by the Gixxer ABS, the Access 125 CBS and the Access 125 SE CBS. furthermore, the Burgman Street 125 is also slated to hit the Indian tarmac by this month end or early next month. It is expected to be loaded with the 125cc powertrain shared from the Access 125.
The Suzuki GSX-250R that is highly anticipated in India is already on sale in the global markets. The global-specs model draws power of 24.7 BHP at 8000 rpm and 23.3 Nm at 6500 rpm from a 248cc, twin cylinder engine. Whereas, it just weighs 128 kgs.
If the motorcycle will be offered with the similar twin-cylinder powertrain that is being provided internationally, it will be priced pretty costlier at INR 3 lakh (ex-showroom). The chances are the company will develop a single cylinder engine for the India-spec model and priced it aggressively around INR 1.50 lakhs to generate great volume.