Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki has been working on a 250cc fully-faired motorcycle for a while. Emerging reports indicate the motorcycle is ready for unveiling and the debut can be expected at INTERMOT 2016 show in Cologne scheduled to start on October 5.
The motorcycle has been touted with two possible names -- Gixxer 250 or GSX-R250. The first prototype of the motorcycle was spied last year in China and the patent images of the motorcycle were leaked online earlier this year. Both shed some light on the design of the model.
The new motorcycle's design has been influenced by the larger GSX-R1000. It features more angular body panels that lend a muscular stance. The motorcycle will come with a sculpted fuel tank, clip-on handle bars and split seats. At the rear, it will flaunt an LED tail light. The instrument cluster and switch gears will be identical to the Gixxer 150cc model sold in India. The new motorcycle will also share as many components as possible with the Gixxer 150 to keep the cost in check.
The Gixxer 250 is expected to be powered by a retuned 250cc twin-cylinder engine from Inazuma motorcycle from Suzuki's stable. The liquid-cooled engine is expected to churn out 25bhp and 24Nm of torque mated to six-speed transmission. The motorcycle will be employed with telescopic forks up front and a mono-shock suspension at the rear. Braking power will come from disc brakes for both the front and rear wheels. ABS is expected to come as standard since safety regulations in India from next year will demand ABS on motorcycles above 125cc.
The new Suzuki fully-faired motorcycle will go up against Yamaha YZF-R3 and Honda CBR250R.