Suzuki Gixxer 250 is all set to be launched on May 20, 2019 in the Indian market. However, prior to the launch, it has been reported that the new motorcycle will come with a BS VI compliant engine. Just so you know, BS VI emission norms will come into effect from April 1, 2020 in India and there are still months left but the company is introducing the engine right from the launch. Suzuki Gixxer 250 will be presented as a fully-faired motorcycle, while it challenges the likes of Yamaha FZ 25, Honda CBR 250 and KTM Duke 200 in the Indian market.
The Gixxer 250 will boast of disc brakes on both the wheels alongwith dual-channel Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard. The dual-channel ABS is said to be identical to that of Yamaha Fazer 250. The suspension setup will feature the traditional telescopic forks at the front and an adjustable monoshock at the rear end. Other features will include full-LED headlamp, LED tail-lamp cluster and a fully digital instrument cluster, which will be borrowed from the 155cc Gixxer. It will be offered in three colors: Silver, Blue and Grey. The inclusion of BS VI motor will make the Gixxer 250 more expensive than its counterparts and it might be priced in excess of Rs 1.50 Lakhs (Ex. Showroom).
Speaking of the new BS VI engine, it will comprise of fuel-injection system, electronic control unit, an O2 sensor, three-way catalytic converter and an onboard diagnostic module. The 250cc single-cylinder oil-cooled, 4-valve engine will belt out top power of 26.5bhp, which is nearly 6bhp more than its closest rival Yamaha Fazer 25. It is also being learnt that the company has apparently told the existing dealers to adopt a new showroom design for the arrival of new Gixxer 250. As per the instructions issued by Suzuki, only the dealerships that adopt this new layout will be able to retail the Gixxer 250. Also, the Japanese automaker has ruled out a naked roadster version of the Gixxer 250 based on the Haojue DR300.
Source - Motoroids