The Suzuki V-Strom SX is the new 250 cc, entry-level adventure sport tourer from Suzuki Motorcycle India, and is based on the Suzuki Gixxer 250 platform.
The Suzuki V-Strom SX takes the Suzuki V-Strom name and design inspiration from the larger Suzuki V-Strom models and introduces a 250 cc sport touring motorcycle based on the Suzuki Gixxer 250 platform. The made-in-India Suzuki V-Strom SX marks the entry of Suzuki into the 250 cc entry-level adventure sport touring segment. Billed as a crossover, the V-Strom SX has been designed to cater to a segment of riders looking for a versatile adventure sport touring model, capable of taking on the daily commute, highway riding, as well as for exploring mild off-road trails. Here’s a look at what all the new Suzuki V-Strom SX offers.
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The Suzuki V-Strom SX takes styling and design inspiration from its bigger siblings in the V-Strom family. According to Suzuki Motorcycle India, the beak design of the V-Strom SX has been inspired by the legendary Suzuki DR-Z racer and the DR-BIG off-road models and has been made specifically for the V-Strom SX. The bike is available in three colours, Champion Yellow No. 2, Pearl Blaze Orange, and Glass Sparkle Black.
The Suzuki V-Strom SX also comes with Suzuki Easy Start System, Bluetooth connectivity via the Suzuki Ride Connect app, which offers features such as turn-by-turn navigation, incoming call, SMS alert, 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 can charge a device. It glows blue making it easy to spot and use even in low light situations. The missed call alert and caller ID feature are available only on Android systems.
Engine & Output
The engine is based on the Suzuki Gixxer 250 series, with the 249 cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled single overhead cam (SOHC), four-valve engine, making 26 bhp at 9,300 rpm and 22.2 Nm of peak torque at 7,300 rpm. According to Suzuki, the 250 cc adventure sports tourer has adapted analytic technology from MotoGP that was used to develop the valves, shim type roller rocker arms retainers, and pistons to reduce weight. The V-Strom SX’s engine has a piston which contributes to increased output and better fuel efficiency, and the engine can handle a wide variety of situations, from riding in town to high-speed cruising. Sensors provide data to the electronic fuel injection system to monitor and deliver the ideal amount of fuel to match riding conditions.
Suspension & Cycle Parts
Compared to the Gixxer 250, the V-Strom SX has more ground clearance of 205 mm and has a kerb weight of 167 kg. Fuel tank capacity remains the same at 12 litres. The Suzuki V-Strom SX employs a 19-inch front wheel and 17-inch rear wheel combination, but suspension travel isn’t increased to offer full-blown off-road credentials. In any case, Suzuki Motorcycle India has billed it as a crossover, which should help the V-Strom SX take on mild off-road duties, and comfortable long-distance touring capability.
Price & Rivals
The Suzuki V-Strom SX is priced at ₹ 2.11 lakh (Ex-showroom) and has the KTM 250 Adventure and Benelli TRK 251 as its main rivals. But considering its price tag and capability, it will also go up against the likes of the Royal Enfield Himalayan, Yezdi Adventure, Hero XPulse 200 4 Valve, and even the Honda CB200X. Where the V-Strom SX scores is in its styling and the smooth powerplant taken from the Gixxer 250 family.