Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki's latest fully-faired is waiting for debut at INTERMOT show in October or EICMA show in November. Ahead of unveiling, pictures of production spec version have been leaked online.
The motorcycle was rumoured with two names- Gixxer 250 and GSX-250. The spy pictures taken by iwanbanaran.com show fairing of the motorcycle with GSX-250R sticker indicating Suzuki would not use the Gixxer branding. The R suffix does indicate it will be a track-focused motorcycle which will go up against Honda's recently unveiled CBR250RR.
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. Production-spec is in line with prototype in terms of design. The motorcycle comes with an aggressive and crisp body fairing that is complemented sculpted fuel tank, split seats and exposed chain. From the rear three fourth angle, it is difficult to differentiate GSX-250R with Gixxer SF. On contrary to the expectation, the production does not come with 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 GSX-250R is expected to be powered by a retuned 250cc twin-cylinder engine from Inazuma motorcycle from Suzuki's stable. The liquid-cooled engine will be tuned to belt out 34bhp and 30Nm 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.