Suzuki GSX-R250R

Suzuki has been notable for its absence in the sports quarter-litre class, especially in Malaysia. This might be set to change according to a visordown report showing the cover of Japanese magazine Auto-By with what is purported to be the incoming Suzuki GSX-R250R.

With increasing demand from markets like India, China, Indonesia and Thailand, Suzuki might be poised to try and grab market share from rivals Kawasaki and Yamaha, who have shown strongly in the sports 250 cc class in recent years. Reports suggest the baby Gixxer will be powered by a twin, despite contrary rumours it would have a four-cylinder.

The GSX-R250-R looks to be carrying the DNA of its bigger siblings, notably in the headlight, which mimics the unit found in the GSX-R1000. Up-side down forks look to be standard as well, and from the picture, the de rigeur single-disc setup in front.