Suzuki Motorcycles launches the Inazuma 250 in India

Suzuki is one brand that has been experiencing contrasting fortunes in the Indian market. While Maruti-Suzuki, the four-wheeler subsidiary, is dominating the passenger car segment despite the advent of fresh competition, the same can't be said about Suzuki Motorcycles India Limited. In fact, except for the Access 125 scooter, no other Suzuki two-wheeler has made quite an impact in the Indian market. Of course, the Shaolins and Shoguns that were once part of TVS-Suzuki joint-venture weren't considered when we made that statement.

After what seems like ages, a new Suzuki motorcycle was launched today as the company took the wraps off the Inazuma 250, a premium naked motorcycle. Powered by a 249cc, parallel twin, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that delivers 24 bhp of maximum power and 24.4 Nm of peak torque coupled to a 6-speed gearbox, the Inazuma 250 is positioned as a premium offering in the quarter-liter super-bike segment that's generating a lot of fanfare of late. Armed with a 110 mm tire at the front and 140 mm tire at the rear, the Inazuma 250 looks butch and muscular, with the dual-chromed exhaust pipes and the sculpted mudguard and fuel tank contributing significantly to the wow factor. The headlight, though, look distinctive and a bit weird too. The Inazuma 250 is assembled at Suzuki's plant in Manesar and is available in black and red colours.

Priced at INR 3.10 Lakhs ex-showroom Delhi, the Suzuki Inazuma 250 is targeted at other quarter-liter super-bikes such as the Honda CBR 250R and the Kawasaki Ninja 300. The problem is, while the Honda offers similar performance and better looks at a cheaper price tag, the Ninja brings in more power, better image and unmatched legacy at a similar price. Where does that leave the Inazuma 250 remains to be seen.

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