Suzuki 250cc Adventure motorcycle is said to share the quarter liter motor of the Gixxer 250 and it will share design from V-Strom 250…
During this massive downturn in the auto industry, Suzuki is the only mass market manufacturer in India which has been doing better numbers than last year; almost everyone else is in red (related story)! Apart from broadening its bread and butter scooter lineup, Suzuki is also focusing on motorcycles and wants to have a bigger pie in it.
It currently sell streetfighters, cruisers and faired sportsters in the Indian market and according to a report at Bikewale, it has the Adventure segment in sight next. The report says that Suzuki is working on a entry-capacity Adventure motorcycle which could be designed around the company’s V-Strom 250 (pictured in this story) but will feature the single cylinder quarter liter engine of the new Gixxer SF 250.
Suzuki 250cc Adventure Motorcycle – More Details
There will definitely be part sharing between similar platform models, however, to justify the ‘ADV’ tag, this new, unnamed adventure model is expected to get a new sub-frame and longer travel suspension.
They say that the Indian model will be lighter than the international V-Strom 250 and will be developed primarily for our market, which means that it would be produced locally. However, Suzuki will contemplate exporting it to neighbouring countries also.
According to the report, this model is still at its nascent stage and will only be launch ready after two years.
Gixxer’s 250cc engine is quite potent and we would love to get an Adventure motorcycle made on it. Essentially we are looking at something around the Royal Enfield Himalayan price range but considering it will be from Suzuki, it will be a lot more reliable.
We will update more bits on this once we have concrete info on this upcoming model; however, we like the initial chirpings. Till then you can read our review of its elder sibling – V-Strom 650 here…