Suzuki has launched the V-Storm SX 250 Sports Adventure motorcycle in India priced at Rs. 2.12 Lakh. This now becomes the most affordable V-Storm model from the Japanese motorcycle giant for the country. The motorcycle is available in 3 different colour schemes, namely Champion Yellow, Pearl Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black.
In terms of looks the V-Strom SX 250 takes its styling inspiration from the big brother Suzuki V-Strom series. The key USP for the 250cc version is that the bike is designed for the daily commute, long highway rides, and exploring rough terrains. The beak design of this sports adventure tourer is inspired by Suzuki DR-Z racer and DR- BIG off-road models and has been remade specifically for the V-Strom SX. The LED Octagonal shaped headlights provide a sleek look and support the rider. At the back of the sports adventure tourer are the LED taillights.
Powering the Suzuki V-Strom SX is the 250cc single cylinder engine that comes with Suzuki Oil-Cooling System (SOCS). The Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS) warms the engine up quickly and keeps it at the optimum temperature. It also contributes to the engine’s overall lightweight and the V-Strom SX’s nimble feel. The sports adventure tourer comes with sensors to provide data to the electronic fuel injection to monitor and deliver the ideal amount of fuel to match the riding conditions. Powered by SEP Technology, Suzuki V-Strom SX promises to deliver high fuel efficiency. This is the same engine that also powers Gixxer 250 and SF250. This engine makes 26.5 ps at 9300 rpm and 22.2 Nm at 7300 rpm and is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Power and torque output are retuned to suit the bike’s adventure character. In terms of features the motorcycle also gets Suzuki Ride Connect and a USB outlet, Suzuki Easy Start System allows the engine to start with a click of a button. The unique Suzuki Connect feature comes with the Bluetooth enabled digital console that lets you sync your mobile phone with the Suzuki V-Strom SX to provide features such as turn-by-turn navigation, incoming call, SMS alert and WhatsApp Alert display and missed call, speed exceeding warning, phone battery level display and the estimated time of arrival. A USB outlet on the left side of the instrument cluster is capable of charging a device.
Speaking on the launch, Satoshi Uchida, Managing Director, Suzuki Motorcycle India, said, “We feel delighted to announce our entry in the 250cc adventure sports segment with the launch of V-Strom SX. The All-New V-Strom SX has been manufactured to cater to the needs of the riders who like a versatile sports adventure tourer. V-Strom SX will be perfectly suitable for city and highway riding as well as to explore various kinds of adventure terrains on a motorcycle.
The Suzuki V-Storm 250 SX rivals the likes of KTM 250 Adventure, Benelli TRK 251, Yezdi Adventure and BMW G 310 GS, Himalayan and recently launched Royal Enfield Scram.