After waiting patiently for a few years now, the Indian subsidiary of the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer Suzuki – the Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited (SMIL) has finally launched its first-ever 250cc sports adventure tourer, V-Strom SX in the Indian subcontinent at a price of Rs. 2.11 lakh (ex-showroom).
The All-new model marks the Suzuki Motorcycle India’s entry into the 250cc sports adventure tourer segment and according to the company, the motorbike will be able to provide perfect versatility to its riders. The company claims that the bike has been developed by keeping in mind the needs of Indian drivers for tasks like daily commutes, long highway rides, and exploring rough terrains.
Touted as the ‘Master of all Adventures’ the V-Strom SX borrows its design and engineering influences from its elder siblings of the V-Strom series. The 250cc motorcycle has been designed with the concept of “Toughness in a Slender Shell” by Suzuki. Under this concept, the V-Storm SX gets a rugged, adventure-inspired exterior look that features a slim exterior shape owing to the compact engine design that appears to be wrapped in a “protector-like” shell. The adventure tourer also gets a beak design nose inspired by the legendary DR-Z racer and DR- BIG off-road models.
The new motorbike features an LED Octagonal shaped headlight that offers a sleek look along with high visibility. It also gets an LED tail light setup in the back. The V-Storm SX also comes equipped with features like Suzuki Easy Start System, Suzuki Ride Connect, USB outlet, Bluetooth enabled digital console, 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.
Powering this adventure tourer is a 249cc, 4 stroke, 1-cylinder, oil-cooled SOHC engine which comes with Suzuki’s proprietary Suzuki Oil-Cooling System (SOCS) technology. The bike offers excellent torque at low rpm and a smooth run-up. The V-Storm SX has been developed by adopting the analytic technology from Suzuki’s MotoGP division. The technology was used to develop the valves, shim type roller rocker arms, retainers and pistons to reduce the weight.
The sports adventure tourer also 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 without compromising on unmatched performance and manoeuvrability.
The model will be available at all Suzuki Premium dealerships across India and will come in three colours – Champion Yellow No. 2, Pearl Blaze Orange and Glass Sparkle Black.
Speaking on the launch, Mr. 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 the city and highway riding as well as to explore various kinds of adventure terrains on a motorcycle.
Today, motorcycles have evolved as an extension of its owner’s personality and riders look at their motorcycle as a partner rather than just a vehicle to commute. We are confident that with its all-round capabilities, V-Strom SX will perfectly blend with the latent demands of the Indian riders. All-New 250cc sports adventure tourer has been conceptualized to follow the footsteps of its big brother and make people fall in love with its performance on daily basis, touring capabilities and features.”