Suzuki GW 250 to be launched by May-end
Sports bike enthusiasts have good news coming their way. Ganesh International, the sole authorised distributor of Suzuki two-wheelers in Nepal, is planning to roll out the Suzuki GW 250 motorcycle in the Nepali market by May-end.
The entry of the GW 250 from the Japanese auto maker will give stiff competition to entry-level sports bike models from brands like Honda, Royal Enfield, Ktm, Hyosung and Kawasaki, among others.
“Sports bikes from Suzuki have been doing well in the Nepali market. We are hopeful that this new model too will continue the run of Suzuki two-wheelers here,” said Pramila Khatri, sales manager at Ganesh International. She added that the bike would cater to the demand of people looking for an out-an-out sports bike with moderate engine capacity. The new offering from Suzuki, the GW 250, features a 248 cc liquid-cooled, in-line two-cylinder engine that can produce a maximum power output of 26 bhp at 8,500 rpm and a peak torque of 24.2 nm at 7,000 rpm. The engine has been mated with a six-speed transmission system which is housed in a semi double-cradle chassis designed to provide ample support for a variety of riding styles.
To enhance riding comfort, the device has a coupling-type balancer shaft fitted to the engine’s crankshaft and fuel-injection system which gives the rider precise throttle response while helping to monitor fuel economy and exhaust emissions, the company said.
A seven-way adjustable mono-shock rear suspension, which delivers smooth performance and telescopic front forks to soak up bumps while riding rough city streets or faster open roads for comfort, has added to the comfort quotient of this two-wheeler.
Despite being a sports model, the GW 250 weighs just 180 kg, making it preferable and comfortable on domestic city streets.
Likewise, the GW 250 features a digital LCD speedometer, odometer, twin trip meter, clock and fuel gauge readouts, maintenance interval indicator and three-mode rpm indicator which displays normal mode, eco mode and off mode on the right hand side of the speedometer. It is further accompanied by LED gear shift indicators on the left.
The bike has a strong three-spoke aluminium wheel which provides sport-style performance through a wide range of road conditions with hydraulic disc brakes front and rear to provide consistent and controlled braking while hammering city streets and roaming the open roads.
To add style on the ride, the machine is fitted with a clip-on-style handlebar which provides performance appeal and delivers comfort and control while riding. Other stylish features of this two-wheeler include bright dual lens tail and brake light with striking design. The motorbike has a silver-finished passenger grab bar which adds a comfortable hold for tandem rides, and serves up style when riding solo.
“Since the bike carries great styling, we are sure that it will strike a chord among sports motorcycle lovers,” said Khatri. “We aim to cater to the demand of people wanting to upgrade from their 150 cc-200 cc motorcycles.” Ganesh International has stated that the Japanese motorcycle is likely to be priced at around Rs 725,000.