The much talked about Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 has finally been launched in India today. Price starts from Rs 170,655 (ex-showroom). The new flagship Gixxer lands bang in the middle of a segment that has been bustling with activity in the recent years. Apart from this, Suzuki has also launched the new Gixxer 150 today. Read more about it here.
The new quarter liter kid on the block has got its styling spot on. The full fairing houses edgy LED headlamp, short visor, and covers everything except the crankcase. Other styling highlights include a snazzy tailpiece with split seats and integrated grab rails, sleek LED taillight, chrome tipped exhaust canisters with twin orifices, and a chiseled plastic shroud for the fuel tank.
Like most of its rivals, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF sports a fully digital instrument console with gear shift indicator, and clip-on handlebar. The ergonomics appears to have struck a balance between sportiness and comfort, just like its smaller displacement siblings. In a nut shell, the Gixxer 250 SF is designed to perform both city chores and highway runs with equal aplomb.
The latest Suzuki is powered by a single-cylinder 249 cc oil-cooled engine (newly developed SOCS – Suzuki Oil Cooled System) which is tuned to deliver 26.5 hp and 22.6 Nm of torque. Paired to a 6-speed transmission, the motorcycle should be able to sustain triple digit cruising at a relaxed engine speed. The fuel tank capacity and kerb weight stand at 12 liters and 161 kg respectively. Mileage claimed is 38.5 kmpl.
The Gixxer 250 cc is suspended by a regular telescopic front fork and a rear monoshock. As per the segment standard, the bike comes equipped with a disc at each wheel, supported by standard dual-channel ABS. The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod with 110/70 section front and 150/60R rear tyres. Going by the 150 cc Gixxer twins, one can expect the new comer to excel in riding and handling department. Two colours are on offer – Silver and Black.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF will primarily rival the KTM Duke 250, Yamaha Fazer 25 and Honda CBR250R. Competition would also come from models from the adjacent segments such as Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, TVS Apache RR 310, Mahindra Mojo, etc. The fresh and youthful styling styling is expected to be the new Suzuki’s USP. Suzuki has also unveiled the heavily updated Gixxer 150 SF which borrows its styling from the 250 variant.