Suzuki was struggling a bit in the Indian market in terms of sales, until the Japanese brand launched the Gixxer, a 150cc motorcycle that set the sales pace going for Suzuki again. Soon, based on the Gixxer street bike, Suzuki launched a fully faired version called the Gixxer SF.
Ever since the the SF launched, there has been multiple speculations and talks about Suzuki coming up with a 250cc version of the Gixxer. Multiple renderings of the motorcycle appeared online and on of the best we have seen so far is the one below.
Looking at the picture, you understand where the Gixxer 250 borrows its design from — the GSX R 1000. The front design, including the fairing and the headlights resemble the GSX R 1000, while the side profile and towards the rear resemble the Gixxer SF, but with a bit more muscle.
The Gixxer and the Gixxer SF are powered by a 155cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine that produces 14.6bhp and 14Nm of torque. The engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and is available with an optional disc brake at the rear.
The Gixxer 250, however, will have a bigger engine (250cc) and could use a liquid cooling system. The engine, although there is no concrete news, could produce around 24 to 28bhp and could also sport a 6-speed gearbox with standard disc brakes at both ends, hopefully with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS).
Suspension duties is most likely to be carried by telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear, similar to the Gixxer SF's setup, but a an upside down front fork would be very welcomed. The only catch is for Suzuki to price the 250 right, to take on its competitors like the CBR250R and the Mahindra Mojo.