Ahead of its launch in China, next-gen Haojue DR300 patent images have been leaked online. Haojue’s new 300cc motorcycle concept was unveiled at Chongqing Mobo Fair 2018, but patent images clearly show that the final version is a lot different. Haojue has a partnership with Suzuki and in select markets, Haojue DR300 may be sold as Suzuki GSX-S300 or Gixxer 300.
Only limited details have been revealed about new Suzuki Gixxer 300, but it’s likely that the motorcycle will get features like ABS, extended number plate holder and side reflectors. It is possible that Haojue DR300 will be launched as Suzuki GSX-S300 in Europe. In that case, the motorcycle will come with a Euro-6 compliant engine.
Upon comparing patent images with the version showcased at Chongqing Mobo Fair 2018, we can see that the motorcycle has an updated front fascia, featuring full LED, twin-pod headlight. LED can also be seen on the blinkers and tail light. Headlamp mask comes in a dual-tone finish whereas the fascia looks sharp with a compact flyscreen.
Instrument console is fully digital and comes with Bluetooth connectivity for accessing messages, calls and music. New Haojue DR300 has upright ergonomics, made possible by a tall-set handlebar. 2020 Suzuki Gixxer 300 utilizes contrasting colour theme of black, grey and silver elements, which give the bike a nifty profile. The contrasting colour theme is clearly evident on the headlight unit, fuel tank, fairing and tail section.
Seat setup has been updated and new Haojue DR300 comes with single piece seat configuration. Rear panel has also been changed, even though it looks somewhat similar to the one showcased at Chongqing Mobo Fair 2018. Alloy wheels, however, match the ones shown at the Fair.
Suzuki Gixxer 300 will have USD forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. Braking duties will be performed by petal-type disc brakes and ABS will be offered as standard. India launch is not expected. In the Indian market, Suzuki is prepping up for the unveiling of Gixxer 250, which is expected to debut next month. This will be followed by Gixxer 250 SF, a fully-faired version of Gixxer 250. It will rival the likes of Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer 25.