New Suzuki V-Strom SX 250cc adventure bike emerges in India

The new Suzuki V-Strom SX is an interesting quarter-litre ‘baby’ dual-sport ADV machine, but it’s an India-only bike.

  • All new Suzuki V-Strom SX is a ‘baby’ dual-sport packing the right style and features.

  • It harnesses the 250cc single lifted from the Suzuki GSX250R, offering 26HP and 22.2NM.

  • Key features include dual-channel ABS, digital dash with connectivity function, and more.

  • Sadly, this is an India-only offering, but bike’s potential in similar Asian markets is undeniable.

Meet the Suzuki V-Strom SX that just emerged in the Indian motorcycle market late last week. Aptly, this is a quarter-litre (250cc)entry-level  ‘baby’ iteration of Suzuki’s popular V-Strom dual-sport range.

Whilst Suzuki had attempted a V-Strom 250 prior, it’s poor market reception in the EU region saw said model shelved. This new one that just emerged in India isn’t related to that, but that’s not bad news entirely considering what it reportedly features.

For starters, it harnesses the same 250cc single derived from the Suzuki GSX250R, delivering about 26HP and 22.2NM of twist through a six-speed constant-mesh transmission.

The Suzuki V-Strom SX reportedly weighs in at about 167KG, which makes said output figures rather adequate.

Elsewhere, this pint-sized V-Strom features a telescopic front fork with 120mm of stroke dialled in, and it’s paired with a rear swingarm-mounted rear shock offering seven-level pre-load adjustment.

The wheels, on the other hand, measure 19-inches un front and 17-inches at the rear. As for braking, it’s a single disc brake setup both front and aft, and both are tied to a dual-channel ABS suite as well.

Other notable features include a digital meter panel display brimmed with Bluetooth connectivity, USB charging port, all-LED lighting, as well as the novel Suzuki Easy Start System electric ignition suite.

Based on reports coming out of India, the Suzuki V-Strom SX retails with a sticker price of INR211,600 – roughly RM11,700.

No word on whether Suzuki intends to have this baby V-Strom available in other markets just yet, but we’re certain it would do well in markets such as ours.

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