Powering the Suzuki GSX-R 250 is an upgraded version of the Inazuma GW250’s parallel-twin engine. Displacing 248cc, the engine delivers 25bhp and 23Nm of torque, through a six-speed transmission. It gets conventional telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock in the rear. Brake setup consists of Nissin callipers gripping on a 290mm disc in the front and a 240mm disc in the rear.
While Suzuki has established itself as an important player in the lucrative premium commuter segment with the Gixxer, the quarter-litre sportbike segment in India is a different ball game altogether. This segment is still in a nascent stage, and sales numbers aren’t very encouraging. Besides, the presence of well-established contenders like the Honda CBR250R, Yamaha YZF-R3, KTM RC390 and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 make it a very difficult segment to crack. All of these dim the chances of Suzuki launching the GSX-R250 in India anytime soon. Nevertheless, fingers crossed!