Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has introduced the new Suzuki V-Strom SX in India, marking Suzuki’s entry into the 250cc adventure sports touring segment. The styling and design of the 250 cc V-Strom SX are inspired by its larger V-Strom siblings. According to Suzuki Motorcycle India, the V-Strom SX’s beak design was inspired by the legendary Suzuki DR-Z racer and the DR-BIG off-road models, and it was created specifically for the V-Strom SX. The bike will be available at all Suzuki Premium dealerships in India in three colors: Champion Yellow 2, Pearl Blaze Orange, and Glass Sparkle Black.
Suzuki V-Strom SX: Style
To begin with, the new Suzuki V-Strom SX needs to borrow styling from Suzuki V-Strom 1050 sold in global markets. The prominent beak was inspired by the old Suzuki DR-Z racer as well as DR-BIG off-road models. The octagonal LED headlight, related to the Gixxer 250, is located above the beak. A tall windscreen gets to sit above the headlight, and handguards round out ADV look at the front end.
Step to the side and you’ll notice big, dual-tone plastic fuel tank shrouds, which conceal the 12-liter metal fuel tank, which has the same capacity as the Gixxer 250 street naked. The shroud merges with beak, and the overall effect is pleasing. A two-piece seat, dual-tone tail section with just an integrated LED tail-light, and a luggage carrier/grab bar are also design highlights.
Suzuki V-Strom SX: Frame
The main chassis of the V-Strom SX is said to be related to the Gixxer, although with “few modifications,” while a subframe & swingarm are completely different. The wheelbase has been increased by 100mm over the Gixxer 250, and the steering geometry is relatively relaxed.
The bike is supported by a telescopic fork and just a rear mono-shock with a 7-step preload adjustment. The kerb weight of the V-Strom SX is 167kg, which is around 11kg heavier than the Gixxer 250.
According to the manufacturer, front suspension travel is now only 120mm. Having said that, the bike has a generous 205mm ground clearance, compared to the Gixxer 250s 165mm. Expectedly, the seat height has increased by 35mm to 835mm.
The bike has a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel, both of which are fitted with MRF Mogrip Meteor tires. These appear to be the same as those shown on KTM 250 Adventure.
Whenever it comes to braking, this same bike comes standard with a disc in front and rear, as well as dual-channel ABS. It is currently unknown whether or not rear ABS can be turned off.
Suzuki V-Strom SX: Features
The V-Strom SX has a USB charging port as well as a digital LCD screen for Bluetooth connectivity, WhatsApp alert, turn-by-turn navigation, ETA information, and other features.
Engine: Suzuki V-Strom SX
The new V-Strom SX is powered by the same 26.5hp, 22.2Nm, 249cc oil-cooled engine as shown on the Gixxer 250 street naked, mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Given the engine’s rev-happy nature, we can’t wait to ride a motorcycle and see how it performs as an adventure motorcycle.
Suzuki V-Strom SX: Image Gallery
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