Suzuki always uses clever marketing strategy to promote its upcoming products in India. Like when the company started its business here, showcased its motobug-magnet, Hayabusa, at every Suzuki outlet across India to coax the customers of their presence and product. Suzuki tricked out a similar card for its upcoming bike ‘Inazuma’ in India but it has not made any great impact on young bike fanatics yet. Although, the package of quarter-litre mill is enough to captivate the attention of moto anoraks but due to the jaded looks and chaste design, it doesn’t appeal and has not been praised too much by the focused market.
Recently, a computer generated render of a full fairing motorcycle was published on the web world which is being anticipated as the 250cc version of the GXR. The report is not vouchsafed by company, but the emerging demand in the quarter-litre segment makes it hard to deny the information as a furphy. A glance of the GXR-250R image is enough to perceive the mighty GSX-1000R DNA in its character appearance. The identical full faired front design with the elongated vertical headlamp seems charismatic and evokes the character of a superbike. Although, the twin split seats and the rear tail design looks slightly awkward with the front design.
The eminence of Suzuki in the premium motorcycle league has been legendary. Even in the 250cc segment, the Suzuki GSX-R250 from the 1990’s was one of the most acclaimed motorcycle of its era. The 250cc 4-stroke, 4-cylinder DOHC engine in the GSX-R250 produced 42 PS of power, revving freely to 15,000 RPM. The GXR-250R is expected to sit on an aluminium perimeter frame to enhance the riding aesthetics as well as to keep the bike weight under proportions as heavy frame made up of steel was quite an issue in the old GSX-250R. The new motorcycle is expected to be powered by a twin-cylinder engine with power output of around 30-35 BHP.
The suspension will also be on stiffer side for better high speed stability with monoshock suspension at the rear and traditional telescopic forks at the front. Arguably, as images of GXR-250R shows, the bike will be heavily oriented towards sporty riding and racing dynamics to satisfy the cravings of riding enthusiasts. Suzuki has not made any official announcement over the new development till now. However the GXR-250R is likely to be introduced next year.
Source – TMCBlog