Suzuki Motorcycle India today launched the new 250cc Sports Adventure Tour motorcycle V-Strom SX in India. The all-new V-Strom SX is priced at Rs 2.11 lakh, ex-showroom. This is Suzuki’s entry level product in the Sports Adventure Tour segment. The Suzuki V-Strom will compete with motorcycles like the Royal Enfield Himalayan, KTM 250 Adventure, Benelli TRK 251, BMW G 310 GS in the SX segment.
Speaking at the launch, Mr. Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India, said, “We are delighted to announce our entry into the 250cc Adventure Sports segment with the V-Strom SX launch. The all-new V-Strom SX is designed to cater to the needs of riders who prefer versatile sports adventure tours. The V-Strom SX will be perfect for exploring a variety of adventure terrain on motorcycles as well as riding in cities and highways. Today, motorcycles have evolved as an extension of their owner’s personality and riders see their motorcycle as a partner, not just a means of transportation. We are sure that with its all-round capabilities, the V-Strom SX will fit perfectly with the latent needs of Indian riders. The All-New 250cc Sports Adventure Tour is designed to follow in the footsteps of its older brother and make people fall in love with its performance, travel capabilities and features on a daily basis. ”
The Suzuki V-Strom SX 250cc is a dual-purpose motorcycle. It is suitable for both highways, city runs and challenging terrain. The V-Strom SX is actually based on Suzuki’s Gixxer 250 motorcycle which is already being sold in India. The styling of the motorcycle has changed and now it has got a beak design, octagonal LED headlamps, fly screen, knuckle guards, muscular looking tank design, short up-swift exhaust, LED tail lamps and much more. The design of the V-Strom SX has got a rough and tough look design which is actually like a high power V-Strom motorcycle.
Suzuki offers a complete digital instrument cluster that supports Bluetooth connection, USB charger and other features. The instrument cluster displays notifications like turn-by-turn navigation, incoming calls, SMS alerts and missed alerts when connected to a mobile phone via a WhatsApp alert display and booth. The V-Strom SX comes with a telescopic fork at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. As an adventure tour motorcycle, the V-Strom SX has more travel in suspension than the regular Gixxer 250. The front and rear have disc brakes and the bike also has dual-channel ABS. The motorcycle has 19 inch front and 17 inch rear wheels and has a ground clearance of 205 mm. The seat height of this motorcycle is 835 mm and it has a 12 liter fuel tank.
As mentioned above, the V-Strom SX is based on the Gixxer 250 and is powered by the same 249-cc, single cylinder, 4-stroke, oil cooled engine. The engine generates 26.5 Ps and 22.2 Nm of peak torque. Combined with a 6-speed gearbox. The Suzuki V-Strom SX is available in three shades – Champion Yellow No. 2, Pearl Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black.