The Suzuki GSX-250R has been spotted in a dual-tone colour scheme in production ready avatar. It will be unveiled in the next few weeks at a motorcycle motor show.

Suzuki GSX-R250
The Suzuki GSX-250R has been spotted in production ready avatar

The 200-300cc segment has been abuzz with a slew of launches from the Pulsar AS 200, TVS Apache 200 to the upcoming BMW G310R and TVS Akula 310. KTM too will be updating its 200cc Duke and RC motorcycles next year while Honda has chosen to focus on the commuter segment for increasing its volumes and taking the fight to its erstwhile partner, Hero MotoCorp.

The world’s largest 2-wheeler maker isn’t holding back either from the 200-300cc segment and has plans to launch a 200cc Xtreme which they showcased at the Auto Expo earlier this year and the HX250 is also on the horizon. The bike maker we don’t often speak much about when we talk about the entry-level performance segment, has woken up from its slumber.

Yes, we are talking about Suzuki which plans to take the upcoming EICMA or Intermot motorcycle shows by storm with the unveil of its quarter-litre offering, likely to be called the GSX-R250, not Gixxer 250 (there will be two models, one with a single-cylinder engine and the other with a twin-cylinder motor). The motorbike has been spotted in production ready avatar and it does look awesome, drawing heavy inspiration from the litre-class Suzuki GSX-R1000.

This isn’t the first time the Suzuki GSX-250R has been spied as last year it was spotted in single-tone blue colour at the Japanese automaker’s Chinese production facility. The motorcycle does look stunning with the full fairing giving it a sporty appeal and the muscular tank, split seats, wide tyres, clip-on handlebars, tall visor and full digital instrument cluster being the highlight design features.

Likely to be based on the Inazuma, the Suzuki GSX-250R will use conventional telescopic forks up front, rear monoshock (sourced from Kayaba) while the brakes will be Nissin sourced front and rear discs. The 248cc parallel-twin powerplant from the Inazuma is likely to propel this motorcycle and should do better than 24 PS and 22 Nm. Likely to be underpinned by a diamond frame, the GSX-250R will have front biased weight for better front-end feel. If launched in India, prices could exceed Rs. 2.5 lakhs although we are expected to get a more cost effective Gixxer 150 based 250cc bike.

Suzuki GSX-250R

– Spotted for the second time, this time in dual-tone colour
– To be produced in China, will share underpinnings with the Inazuma
– The GSX-250R will rival the KTM RC 200 and Honda CBR250R
– Suzuki is unlikely to launch the GSX-250R in India, instead a single-cylinder Gixxer 250 will be sold here

Suzuki GSX-250R
The Suzuki GSX-250R has a single-piece headlight which resembles its bigger sibling
Suzuki GSX-250R Front
In this blue shade, this Suzuki quarter-litre bike looks very sporty
Suzuki GSX-250R Side
The Suzuki GSX-250R gets a split seat set-up and a meaty tank
2017 Suzuki GSX-250R
The console on this motorcycle is a full digital one
Suzuki GSX-250R Rear
The exhaust canister is a chunky one on the Suzuki GSX-250R
Suzuki GSX-250R India
This Japanese motorbike does look very striking
Suzuki GSX-250R Official
An India launch isn’t confirmed but can’t be ruled out

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