Suzuki GSX-S300 is the same motorcycle as the GSX-S250 with a bored up engine, which could come to India in a faired avatar probably known as GSX-F300
It’s quite long that we’ve been waiting for a perfect competitor to the iconic KTM Duke 390. Funny but it seems like the Duke 390 is an ideal student with a naughty side. It does everything great and still manages to exhibit a fun quotient which has kept people like us going gaga over it. However, it isn’t that it hasn’t had its share of rivals. The Yamaha R3, the Benelli 300 and the Kawasaki Z250R all tried their luck to overthrow it, sadly they couldn’t.
This time, however, things may change as a venerable manufacturer plans to plough into this segment. We are talking about none other than the Japanese giant Suzuki Motorcycles India. There are leaked drawings of an all-new 300cc motorcycle that Suzuki is planning to unveil. This new bike is rumoured to be called as the GSX S300, now that is a mighty statement.
The patented drawings were leaked in China and were filed by Suzuki’s partner, Haojue sometime earlier. According to sources, the new motorcycle will be launched in China in 2019 and will be sold as HJ-300. In other markets though, Suzuki will stick to the GSX tag. This is not Suzuki’s first attempt at the quarter-litre segment. They also had the Inazuma 250 earlier on which unfortunately wasn’t quite a success.
The new spyshots suggests the GSX S300 draws its styling from the bigger GSX S1000. The headlamp is inline with the S1000 and so is the overall silhouette. Interestingly it employs USD forks at the front and an aluminum swingarm at the rear. The bike features a two-piece seat. The bike also features ABS and raised clip-ons for sporty yet relaxed riding.
Now for 2019, Suzuki is planning to revise its entire lineup. This motorcycle could be launched with styling more in line with the new models like the new GSX S1000 for 2019. If the gods permit we could even see an EICMA 2018 debut for the upcoming models.