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Suzuki teases V-Strom 250 India launch | Autocar India

Written by Ravi Kapoor

The Japanese model’s upcoming journey tourer can be derived from the quarter-litre Gixxer twins.

Whereas rumours have lengthy prompt {that a} Suzuki V-Strom 250 is within the works, there was nothing official from the Japanese firm to substantiate this. Till now. As a result of Suzuki has lastly teased the launch of an upcoming journey tourer, and we count on this to be the V-Strom 250.

This motorbike is more likely to be derived from the quarter-litre Gixxer twins, and the teaser video reveals engine covers that look fairly an identical to the Gixxer’s. That being mentioned, Suzuki may implement some modifications in state of tune and sprocketing/gearing to make the motor higher suited to off-road use. That being mentioned, it does not seem to be the V-Strom 250 can be a hardcore off-roader, with the teaser video exhibiting alloy wheels. So count on it to be a soft-roader, poised to tackle the likes of the KTM 250 Journey. 

The entrance wheel may very well be a 19-inch unit, like on the KTM, and longer journey suspension may be thrown in to assist the Strom deal with some tough stuff. The teaser picture additionally confirms a rear disc brake and dual-channel ABS, and Suzuki would do nicely to offer an choice to disable the system on the rear wheel.

The upcoming bike’s Austrian rival makes use of the identical fundamental body as its bare Duke counterpart, that means it finally ends up with a somewhat tall 855mm seat top with a view to obtain satisfactory ranges of floor clearance and suspension journey. Suzuki would do nicely to present the V-Strom 250 a devoted body, which ought to afford the bike beneficiant clearance and journey, whereas nonetheless holding the seat top manageable.

For reference, the liquid-cooled 249cc engine within the Gixxer produces 26.5hp and 22.2Nm, whereas the KTM 250 Journey manages 29.91hp and 24Nm. Count on the V-Strom to be a reasonably well-equipped bike, with LED lighting, absolutely digital instrumentation and Bluetooth connectivity all more likely to be featured. Whereas Suzuki’s video does not point out a launch date, it ought to happen within the subsequent few weeks. Keep tuned for extra updates.

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