Once again, patent images of the quarter-litre sportbike from Suzuki Motorcycles have emerged. This time however, it is most likely the 250cc sportbike will enter production soon. Suzuki Motorcycle is reportedly going to christen its new bike as the GSX-R250.
In terms of design and styling, the GSX-R250 will look similar to its older siblings. Designers will draw inspiration from their GSX-RR, GSX-R1000, GSX-R750, and GSX-R600 models. The bodywork will be aerodynamic so as to provide an enhanced riding experience.
Previously, there were rumours that the GSX-R250 would borrow a retuned engine, which was used by their Inazuma model. Suzuki Motorcycles could take another route and provide an all-new single-cylinder 250cc, liquid-cooled engine for price sensitive markets.
From the patent images, it is evident that the GSX-R250 will be an affordable offering from Suzuki. The GSX-R250 will ride on regular telescopic front suspension and mono shock for the rear. A simple box frame swingarm is used on the sportbike, along with a traditional exhaust system.
The Suzuki GSX-R250 is expected to make its global debut by 2016-end. Suzuki Motorcycles could introduce the GSX-R250 in most markets by early 2017. Currently, Suzuki offers entry-level and directly the top-end range of two-wheelers in India, and the GSX-R250 could do well in the country.