Suzuki V-Strom SX Launched, Priced At INR 2.11 Lakh
Suzuki India has unveiled the V-Strom SX, a 250cc adventure motorbike priced at Rs 2.11 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). The Suzuki V-Strom SX is built on the same Gixxer 250 platform as the Gixxer 250 and features the same oil-cooled engine.
Starting with the design, the new Suzuki V-Strom SX is based on the Suzuki V-Strom 1050, which is offered in worldwide markets. The big beak is a throwback to the Suzuki DR-Z racing and DR-BIG off-road vehicles of the past. The octagonal LED headlamp, similar to the Gixxer 250, is located above the beak. The ADV style is completed at the front end by a large windshield that sits over the headlamp and handguards.
Step to the side to view the big, dual-tone plastic fuel tank shrouds, which conceal the 12-liter metal fuel tank, which is comparable in volume to the Gixxer 250 street naked. The shroud blends into the beak and the entire section appear to be well-coordinated.
A two-piece seat, a dual-tone tail section with an integrated LED taillight, and a baggage carrier/grab bar are among the other design elements.
Champion Yellow 2, Pearl Blaze Orange, and Glass Sparkle Black are the three colors offered for the bike.
The new V-Strom SX is powered by the same 26.5hp, 22.2Nm, 249cc oil-cooled engine as the Gixxer 250 street naked, which is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. Suzuki hasn’t changed the internal gearing or sprockets in any way.
We’re excited to ride the motorbike and see how it performs as an adventure motorcycle, given its rev-happy temperament.
The primary chassis of the V-Strom SX is comparable to the Gixxer, with “a few tweaks,” according to the firm, but the subframe and swingarm are completely different. In comparison to the Gixxer 250, the bike’s wheelbase has increased by 100mm, and the steering geometry has been loosened.
A telescopic fork and a 7-step, preload-adjustable monoshock is used to keep the bike in place. The kerb weight of the V-Strom SX is 167kg, which is around 11kg higher than the Gixxer 250.
The front suspension travel is just 120mm, according to the manufacturer. Despite this, the bike has a large 205mm ground clearance compared to the Gixxer 250’s 165mm. The seat height has also increased by 35mm to 835mm, as planned.
The bike has MRF Mogrip Meteor tires on a 19-inch front wheel and a 17-inch rear wheel. These appear to be the same as the ones found on the KTM 250 Adventure.
The bike has disc brakes in the front and rear, as well as dual-channel ABS as standard. It’s unknown if the rear ABS can be turned off or not at this time.
The V-Strom SX has a USB charging port as well as a digital LCD screen with Bluetooth connectivity, WhatsApp alerts, turn-by-turn navigation, ETA information, and other features.
The Suzuki V-Strom SX is priced similarly to the Royal Enfield Himalayan and the Yezdi Adventure, at Rs 2.11 lakh. The KTM 250 Adventure is also a competitor, although the latter has an edge on paper with a liquid-cooled engine that produces greater power. It’s also roughly Rs 20,000 more expensive than the Suzuki.