Chinese bike producer Haojue has filed a design patent for a 300cc bike known as the HJ300. While the Haouje 300cc bike won’t have any relevance to us, what does concern us is the truth that Haouje is Suzuki’s associate in China.
Motorcycles just like the GW250 (badged Inazuma in India) and the GSX-250R, are constructed by Haouje in Changzou, China. According to studies, the HJ300 is more likely to be rebadged because the Suzuki GSX-S300 for international markets. The HJ300’s engine specs haven’t been revealed, though it does seem related in building to that of the Suzuki GW250’s engine. It is, nevertheless, rumoured that this could possibly be a 299cc, liquid-cooled, parallel twin motor with output figures of round 30-34hp and 25Nm of peak torque. The engine might be mated to a 6-speed transmission.
The patent drawings point out a contemporary and aggressive design language for the upcoming Suzuki GSX-S300. The up to date styling will come as a welcome aid to Suzuki followers, for the reason that GW250 suffered from its dated styling (even for its time, if we might add). The new 300 contains a petite and chiselled LED headlight which seems to be cool, whereas the chunky USD fork provides to its aggressive, avenue fighter stance.
Its sharp design language continues onto the gas tank, in addition to the tail part, making it look fairly spectacular (if not KTM-outrageous), on the entire. The instrument console is a fully-digital LCD unit and can characteristic a speedometer, tachometer, gear place indicator and the standard array of options and telltale lights. The cycle elements are additionally up to date and it now will get an all-new body (or a closely revised one, on the very least) in addition to an aluminium swingarm which replaces the metal box-section unit. The bike’s braking consists of discs at both finish, and dual-channel ABS might be normal.
The new Suzuki GSX-S300 is more likely to make its international debut on the 2018 INTERMOT present in Germany or the EICMA present in Italy, later this 12 months. It is feasible that the Suzuki GSX-S300 will come to India in 2019, because the demand for bikes between 200-400cc is rising. If Suzuki does see potential for our market, the GSX-S300 is more likely to are available to India as a CKD import from China (the place it will likely be produced) simply as was the case with the Inazuma. This ought to end in a price ticket between Rs 3-3.5 lakh and the GSX-S300 will compete towards the likes the Benelli TNT 300i, Kawasaki Z250 and the upcoming BMW G 310 R. On efficiency phrases, it is going to, after all, face fierce competitors from the KTM 390 Duke, as nicely.