In the Nepali market so far, Suzuki is known for its sporty bikes from the Gixxer series, and the stand-out two wheelers like the 125cc Burgman and the bold 150cc Intruder. While their product lineup is very well reviewed, it only extends to a few two wheelers.
The newest scooter from Suzuki—the Avenis— might be half a year old, but Suzuki hasn’t launched a new bike in Nepal for a couple years now.
As such, Suzuki is rumoured to bring a new product into the Nepali market, one built for adventure on the off-road and power: The Suzuki V Strom 250 SX.
The V Strom 250 SX recently entered the Indian market at the price of 2.11 Lakh Indian Rupees. Given the trade link of automobiles between India and Nepal, there exists a case to be made for the adventure bike entering Nepali markets soon.
Keep reading to see what the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX brings to the Nepali motorcycle segment and what it might cost for Nepali buyers.
Suzuki V Strom 250 SX Design
As Suzuki enters a new market segment of bikes in Nepal, the V Strom 250 SX takes a big turn from the Suzuki’s design philosophy we’re familiar with so far—now looking more akin to the BMW GS 310.
Built for adventure riding, the V Strom 250 SX is built like the typical adventure bike: taller frame, 10-spoke aluminium wheels, mud guards, and a raised windshield.
If you were to see this bike on the streets today, you’d have a tough time identifying the brand—the easiest identifying factor is the familiar headlight design from the Gixxer series of bikes.
Beyond the superficial design, there are the features that the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX brings to the table.
Suzuki V Strom 250 SX Features
The Suzuki V Strom 250 SX is a familiar looking adventure bike with a few unique features of its own. The bike comes with adjustable handlebars, raised windshield, and mud guards for adventure riding. The dual channel ABS on both wheels lend to much more safety on the bike, especially in unpredictable tracks. Plus, the low fuel and low oil indicators let drivers ride with a bit less worry.
- Adjustable Handlebars
- LED Headlight and Taillights
- Split-seat with grab rails for pillions
- Digital Instrument Cluster with Turn-By-Turn navigation
- Bluetooth connectivity and a mobile app
- Mudguards for grips
- Twin exhaust design
- Suzuki Eco Performance technology for fuel efficiency
- 6-speed gearbox
- Dual-channel dual disc brakes
- Low Fuel and Low Oil indicator
The Suzuki V Strom series is known for its adventure-driven design, but that doesn't mean the brand has compromised on the comfort and aesthetics of the bike.
The V Strom 250 SX strikes a perfect balance between functionality and aesthetics, making it a great option for riders who want to tackle tough terrain while still looking stylish on the road with a pillion on their back.
The split-seat design and grab rails make it so that riders can take a pillion with them on city rides as well, and the twin exhaust and headlight design pull eyes towards the bike on-road and off-road. The V Strom 250 SX's design ensures that riders not only have a great riding experience but also make a statement wherever they go.
Overall, the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX’s design provides both functionality and style. Whether you're commuting in the city or taking on the tracks, the V Strom 250 SX is a great option for both.
Suzuki V Strom 250 SX Engine Specification
The Suzuki V Strom 250 SX isn’t just eye-candy though. Below the rider sits a powerful 4-stroke, single cylinder, 249cc engine attached to a 6 speed gearbox. The combination of mechanical parts lets the V Strom250 SX reach a top speed of approximately 138 kmph.
The aforementioned Suzuki Eco Performance technology lets the V Strom 250 SX keep an ARAI claimed mileage of 32 kmpl.
Below is a detailed list of specifications for the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX:
» Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-stroke, 2-valve FI engine
» Emission Standard: BS6
» Displacement: 249cc
» Cooling System: Oil Cooled
» Max Power: 26.5 PS @ 9000 rpm
» Max Torque: 22.6 Nm @ 7500 rpm
» Gearbox: 6-Speed
» Top Speed: 122 kmph
» Mileage: 32 kmpl
While the V Strom 250 SX shows similar numbers to competitors in the segment, without any official claims about the bike in Nepal, it’s tough to judge where it’ll stack up against the rest.
Suzuki V Strom 250 SX Body Specifications
For those interested in more than just what the engine can put to the ground, here is a list of the body specifications of the V Strom 250 SX, including the brakes, suspension, and mileage, among others.
|Brakes, Tires, and Suspension|
» Front Tyre: Tubeless 100/90-19 with Disc Brake
» Rear Tyre: Tubeless 140/70-17 with Disc Brake
» Braking System: Dual-Channel ABS
» Suspension Setup: Telescopic Front Forks and Swing Arm Type Rear Suspension
The 10-spoke aluminium wheels, paired with dual disc brakes on tubeless tyres make the bike ready for anything the pavement or the dirt has to throw on it.
Whether it be a sudden obstruction on the trail, or a passerby on the streets, the dual channel ABS has riders covered as well.
|Dimension and Fuel Capacity|
» Seat Height: 835 mm
» Ground Clearance: 205 mm
» Kerb Weight: 167 kg
» Fuel Tank Capacity: 12 litres
» Colours: Yellow, Orange, Black
With a seat height of 835mm the bike might not be the easiest to ride for shorter riders. But then again, when both feet are on the pegs and the bike races through the dirt, the seat height makes little difference.
However, 167 kilograms of kerb weight, the V Strom 250 SX is definitely heavier—and possibly harder to manoeuver for riders—than its competitors.
The bike comes in one of three colours.
Suzuki V Strom 250 SX Expected Price In Nepal
|Suzuki V Strom 250 SX||Around 7 Lakhs|
As of now, the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX is yet to be announced with an official price in the Nepali market. In the meanwhile, motorheads can speculate on the approximate price of the bike given the competitors in the market.
Given its competition with the KTM Adventure 250 and the SYM NH 200, the approximate price of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX should be somewhere around the mid 6 to 8 lakh range. Given the lack of previous versions of the bike in Nepal, the best we can do is take a wide guess.
In conclusion, the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX is definitely a bike that buyers in the Nepali market should eagerly wait for. While its competitiveness might be up in the air, as the first of its kind from Suzuki in Nepal, the V Strom 250 will certainly have a uniqueness to it regardless.
The Suzuki V Strom 250 SX's success in the Nepali market will definitely be something to keep track of—its introduction is undoubtedly a significant step for Suzuki and the adventure bike sector in Nepal.
Therefore, riders can look forward to an exciting and unique adventure with the V Strom 250 SX.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX in Nepal?
The price of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX in Nepal is yet to be announced.
What are the top competitors of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX in Nepal?
The top competitors of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX are KTM Adventure 250, Benelli TRK 251, Hero Xpulse 200 4V, BMW G 310 GS, and KTM 390 Adventure.
What is the fuel tank capacity of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX?
The fuel capacity of the Suzuki V Strom 2560 SX is 12 litres.
What is the engine capacity of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX?
The engine capacity of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX is 249cc.
What is the mileage of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX?
The mileage of the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX is 32 kmpl.
Does the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX have switchable ABS?
No, the Suzuki V Strom 250 SX does not have switchable ABS. However, it does have dual ABS.