Suzuki GW250 (Inazuma) coming to India in January 2014

Suzuki has announced to launch the Suzuki GW250 in India in January 2014. The naked street bike, which also goes by the name Inazuma 250, will be Suzuki’s first motorcycle in India.  It will be assembled at Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited’s Gurgaon plant.

It is powered by a 248cc,  liquid-cooled, in-line two-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed transmission. It will be competing with KTM 200, Pulsar 200NS and CBR 250R. The price and other details are not yet been announced.

Speaking exclusively to Autocar Professional, Atul Gupta, executive vice-president, SMIL, confirmed that “we are going to launch the 250cc motorcycle next month (January 2014) and new products to expand our current portfolio in the upcoming Auto Expo 2014. We are equally focussing on the scooters and the motorcycles.”

Gupta, however, did not disclose the specifics of the upcoming products. On clear priorities, he added that “we are absent in almost 60 percent of the existing markets domestically, so we are focussing on the dealership expansion. We are also expanding our production capacity by nearly 25 percent at our Gurgaon facility as we want to be ready while entering new territories.”