Suzuki seems to be working really very hard to grab the market share it has been longing for since a long time. With its Inazuma nearing the launch date Suzuki is already working on a 250cc fully-faired sportsbike. With the Inazuma designed to give a comfortable yet powerful riding experience, this one is a sportsbike.
Recently Young Machine, a popular automobiles magazine in Japan published rendered images of what seems to be a small capacity Gixxer. The front fairing and the huge mono headlamp gives a clue that the styling of the 250cc bike will be derived from its elder sibling the GSX 1000R. What we see from the image, the bike will get a telescopic front suspension and a monoshock suspension layout at rear and the bike will be equipped with disc brake at its front and rear wheels. The exact spec of the engine and other components are not known so far, but it can be expected to similar to other 250cc bike in the Suzuki portfolio with some tweaks churn out better performance.
Suzuki has already launched 250cc bikes which were even street legal with a top speed of above 200kmph. The bikes could produce a power of 45 PS@15000rpm and a torque of 24Nm@10500rpm which is a very impressive figure. However the bikes had their skeleton made out of steel rather than aluminum which made them heavier. These bikes were very popular in Japan, and were also sold in Australia and New Zealand.
The 250cc segment has picked up a lot of heat and every manufacturer is trying to launch its best beast to impress its buyers in this segment. With two new models, with totally different styling Suzuki has made sure that there will be one less reason for its buyers to look anywhere else.
Check out more rendered images below the jump.
Source – TMC Blog