With speculations rife of a 250cc motorcycle under development, the rendering shows a new design approach for the Gixxer 250 that could be a perpetual successor to the old GSX-R250.
It is a known fact that Suzuki is working on a new 250cc motorcycle that will be launched sometime next year. Believed to be taking the genes forward from the highly successful Gixxer and SF models, the quarter-litre offering is likely to use a single-cylinder powertrain in India, whereas a twin-cylinder motor would power the bike in other markets. While details on the upcoming offering are very much under wraps, this new rendering showcases what the Gixxer 250 could spawn out to be.
The rendering done up by an international magazine has used the Suzuki Gixxer SF as the donor model, and has given the styling a rather radical approach, away from the manufacturer’s existing design language. The triangular headlight is replaced by new dual headlamps with LEDs that provides an extremely menacing appearance to the bike. You can further make out a tall windscreen, neatly curved muscular fuel tank design and clip-on handlebars on the rendering. In addition to the quarter-litre bike, the magazine has also rendered the next GSX-1000R using the same styling approach and the litre-class offering definitely looks aggressive.
While we suspect India to get a single-cylinder Suzuki Gixxer 250 to take on the KTM Duke 200, Hyosung GD250N, Honda CBR250R and the likes, there is also a possibility of the automaker working on a twin-cylinder offering that could be seen as a perpetual successor to the GSX-R250. An in-line 4-cylinder 250cc offering launched in the late 1980s, Suzuki could re-introduce the moniker internationally with the Gixxer SF’s styling as it will rival the Kawasaki Ninja 300 (250 in some markets), Yamaha R25/R3 and the likes.
The magazine also talks about Suzuki possibly spawning a G-Strom 250 in the future and given the growing popularity of adventure motorcycles globally, the quarter-litre G-Strom would make a lot of sense with a twin-cylinder motor. The automaker must seriously consider bringing something like that to India in the future, should it be pushing the model into development.
Rendering Source – Young Machine