Confirming our earlier story about the introduction of a new 250cc motorcycle in May 2019, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 could be launched in India on the 20th of May, 2019. The bike maker has released a teaser with the caption, “Witness the dawn of greatness”. Another line at the bottom calls it the most exciting launch of the year. In all probability then, this points towards the launch of the much talked about 250cc motorcycle.
What also cements the possibility further is our source, who earlier confirmed the launch date, and has now informed us that the 250cc motor will produce about 26.5 HP and will be oil cooled. We’ve also been tipped that the current-gen Suzuki Gixxer 150 series will also be updated and unveiled either on the same day or on a separate launch date. The Gixxer 250 (Our guess it will be called that) will most likely be powered by a fuel-injected, single-cylinder, quarter-litre motor, which should be paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
In terms of equipment, expect single-channel ABS at the very least along with LED illumination at the front and back. Suspension duties could be handed over to USD front forks and a monoshock at the rear, however, don’t be surprised if you see something telescopic up front to keep things competitively priced. As is the trend these days, an all-digital instrument cluster is almost a given and there could either be a flat handlebar or clip-ons. The latter looks more like a possibility for a fully-faired version that is said to follow once the Gixxer is launched. There are no details available about the chassis’ architecture or the swingarm’s construction. Our guess is that it won’t be a very complicated affair. But then, we always love to be wrong about such things.
n terms of styling, expect the naked Gixxer 250 to borrow cues from the bigger, GSX-R Suzukis, while the fully-faired Gixxer 250 could be styled like their litre-class superbikes. It could even arrive in the same guise as the GSX250R which is available internationally. An update for the smaller Gixxers has been due for a long time too and we’ll come back with more updates closer to the launch date.