Known to make brilliant motorcycles, like the mighty falcon, the Hayabusa, Suzuki Motorcycles is undoubtedly one of the most popular Japanese motorcycle manufacturer across the world. While the superbikes it offers are immensely popular, the brand is also doing really well in the premium commuter segment with the Gixxer family. These bikes have been a top choice for people looking out for a sporty, 155 cc motorcycle. The Gixxer family currently has two models – the Gixxer 155 and the Gixxer 155 SF. While the former is a naked streetfighter, the latter is a sporty, faired machine. This family is about to welcome a new member very soon, a more powerful member, the Gixxer 250.
Confirmed by our sources, the upcoming 250 cc motorcycle from Suzuki has been christened the Gixxer 250. This motorcycle, scheduled to be launched on the 20th of this month, will borrow design cues from its siblings. At the heart would be a grunty, single-cylinder, 4-valve per cylinder, oil-cooled motor, which will generate as much as 26.5 hp. Other features to come with this motorcycle include all LED illumination at both ends, with a wide headlight assembly and just like the Gixxer 155, a dual exhaust tip will be present. Suzuki will also offer dual-channel ABS as standard with the motorcycle, and a choice of three colour options – grey, silver and blue. As believed earlier, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 would be offered in both naked and faired avatars, but that does not seem to be the case any more. The Gixxer 250 will only be offered in a faired version, giving the naked body style a miss.
With the facts established, we can now talk about the other features expected to come with this motorcycle. While there is no information on what type of chassis the motorcycle will use, we expect it to be suspended by a USD fork set up in the front and a pre-load adjustable monoshock at the rear. That said, Suzuki, in order for more competitive pricing, may offer a standard telescopic fork. Also expect a flat handlebar, which seems to be more practical on road than sporty clip-ons, an all-digital instrument console and a decent set of brakes. Keep looking at this space for more news on the Gixxer, as the launch date comes closer.