Suzuki Gixxer 250 getting ready for Auto Expo 2016 debut?

According to a recent media report, Suzuki Gixxer 250 is currently under works for a global premiere at Auto Expo 2016 in February. The new quarter litre sportsbike is expected to adopt a single-cylinder layout to keep costs under bay.

Suzuki Gixxer 250 under development
Suzuki Gixxer 250 is likely to derive styling cues from 155cc variant pictured here.

It is reported that the engine is currently being developed in India with inputs from Japanese HQ. With an estimated power output of 25-28 PS, Gixxer 250 will pickup a fight with KTM Duke 200 and Mahindra Mojo. Local development and manufacturing would go a long way in arriving at a competitive price point which, in this case, is expected to be around INR 1.5 lakhs (ex-showroom).

Styling of Suzuki Gixxer 250 is likely to resemble its 155 cc street fighter sibling but overall dimensions would be slightly larger. One can’t rule out a KTM RC200-rivaling fully faired Gixxer 250 SF either.

Suzuki Gixxer SF Review-01 side
A fully faired Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF is also a rich possibility (image: Gixxer SF 155).

Though Gixxer 250 is expected to be showcased at Auto Expo, market debut is expected to happen much later in 2016 since the vehicle is still said to be in developmental stage.

Gixxer has really been a game changer for Suzuki who was struggling to stay afloat in India. So it only makes sense to add more derivatives under a strong selling brand.

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