Saying that Suzuki is late for the quarter-litre battle in the Indian market would be an understatement. Suzuki is the only one out of the four major Japanese brands to not have a product in the quarter-litre motorcycle segment in India. The Inazuma could not clock the expected sales and Suzuki was forced to cut down the prices. That did not work either and the motorcycle has been discontinued from the Indian market.
Rumours suggest that Suzuki will soon unveil a 250cc version of the Gixxer SF but we are yet to hear any official details on that front. While we wait for an official communication, we have come across a new render of the quarter-litre Gixxer SF from motoring portal Rushlane who have digitally re-imagined the upcoming motorcycle, expected to roll out from Hamamatsu very soon.
The render looks like a slightly tweaked version of the GSX-R1000. The motorcycle render is quite a stunner but what was difficult to gulp was the set of USD front fork setup with nitrogen filled canisters which is far-fetched idea for the class. The exhaust canister is visually identical to the Gixxer SF although with larger dimensions. The production spec model, however, will be quite different than this digital render.
The upcoming 250cc motorcycle was earlier spied at one of Suzuki’s production facilities. The motorcycle spotted at the production facility looked more aggressive and sporty than the Gixxer and Gixxer SF. The instrument cluster and its placement on the bike remains same as the 155cc Gixxers. However, unlike the Gixxer 155 and SF, the 250 motorcycle was equipped with new clip-on styled handlebar, new raised split-seats, a muscular fuel tank and GSX-R1000 inspired headlight.
The mechanical details are yet unknown but rumours are that it will carry a powerplant similar to the Suzuki Inazuma – a 248 cc liquid-cooled inline-twin engine that makes 26 PS of power and 24 Nm of torque. The engine would come mated to a six-speed gearbox.