It is now confirmed that Hamamatsu-based auto giant Suzuki will launch the Inazuma 250 in Brazil. The unveiling will take place at Hall Two Wheels in October according to Autos Segredos.
Few months back, it was speculated that the Inazuma was on its way to Indian shores. It was even spied once by G.E.A.R.S, a Goan riding club (Check pics here). It was also said that Salman Khan would unveil the bike at its Indian premiere.
However, the Lightening-That-Strikes-In-A-Storm (INAZUMA is the Japanese for it) seems to have been caught up in a muddle. There are no fresh updates or developments of its Indian entry, as Suzuki itself stays nearly non-existent in the Indian landscape.
The Inazuma 250 is powered by a parallel-twin, quarter-litre engine. It is fuel-injected, and employs liquid cooling too. The engine is capable of whipping up around 24.48 horsepower, mated to a six-speed tranny. Front forks are telescopic, and a mono shock will be present at the rear.
*This is the semi-faired Inazuma. Click pic for details
There are discs at both the front and rear. The wheels are classy-looking, three-spoked aluminium wheels. Up above, there is a cool console consisting of a tiny GS150R-esque LCD screen accompanied by an analog tacho. A few LED warning lights are also present.
The riding position is well-set, and the handlebars are high-set and lends a relaxed feel. The parallel-twin should provide enough spunk when needed. The Inazuma, though looks dated, present itself as a very reliable and practical option specially for folks who are considering a relaxed mile muncher.
The question here is: Why is Suzuki dilly-dallying with the Inazuma’s Indian launch? When are we going to get the Inazuma, if at all??