Suzuki has not been amongst the top sellers in the country when it comes to the two-wheeler segment as only Hayate and Access from their stable have managed to garner some attention from the buyers. They even have a 150 cc offering for the taking but that does not find many takers despite being a capable bike. But Suzuki are looking to enter the 250cc performance segment in the country this year and the bike will be the Inazuma 250, which is also known as GW 250 in some markets. As per the latest reports, the Suzuki GW250 Indian launch is expected to happen in 2013.
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The bike is a naked steetfighter and will reach India by mid-2013 that is somewhere between June and August this year. The reports of Suzuki entering the quarter litre biking segment in the country have been doing rounds for quite some time but this time the news is pretty much confirmed. The GW 250 comes with 248 cc parallel-twin engine which gives out 25.6 BHP and a peak torque of 24.2 NM.
The Suzuki quarter-litre motorcycle will be produced locally to keep the pricing in check and the company’s plant at Gurgaon will play host to the streetfighter. The bike despite being a naked bike, is more of a tourer rather than an outright track bike or a street bike. Some people like the naked bikes but they despise the fact that they can not be used for longer rides. So the Suzuki GW 250 might just be the one which satiates their need.
And now let us talk about the pricing. The bike will have to be priced below the Rs.1.5 lakh price bracket to make it a success because if the pricing goes north of that, it will enter the baby Ceeber’s category and that surely is not a good thing for a bike without a fairing. Pulsar 375 is also due for a launch this year and that will be priced somewhere around the Rs.1.5 lakh mark as well. So the Suzuki offering will surely have a hard time setting a strong footing and who knows the naked tourer might just find a lot of takers.
Source: Bike India