Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 had made its global debut in India and initial wholesales numbers have turned out to be quite encouraging. The bike was launched in May and dispatches had begun the same month.
Gixxer SF 250 May wholesale numbers have now been revealed and as per SIAM data, a total of 1,526 units were dispatched in the first month of the bike’s launch. This is significantly higher than many of its primary rivals such as Yamaha FZ25, Fazer and Honda CBR 250R.
Collective sales of Yamaha FZ25 and Fazer in May were 910 units whereas Honda CBR 250R sold 54 units. Gixxer SF 250 was launched at Rs 1.70 lakh and at this price point, it has also raced past other bikes such as Royal Enfield Himalayan that sold 1192 units and KTM 250 Duke that sold 681 units.
However, Gixxer SF 250 is not the bestseller at this price range. There are other bikes within this price segment that have registered higher sales than Gixxer SF 250. These include Royal Enfield Classic 350, KTM 200 Duke (2,246 units) and Bajaj Dominar (1,888 units).
Gixxer SF 250 deliveries have commenced from June and Suzuki is optimistic that sales will improve in the coming months. Suzuki will be launching the naked version of SF 250 this year, which will help boost sales further in this segment. Naked variant of SF 250 is expected to be priced at Rs 1.50 lakh. It has been spotted on road tests on several occasions over the past few months.
Along with Gixxer SF 250, Suzuki had also launched updated version of 150 cc Gixxer SF in May. New features and updates have helped improve sales of Gixxer SF from 410 units in April to 3391 units in May.
Gixxer 150 comes with a 154.9 cc engine whereas Gixxer SF 250 is powered by a 249 cc, oil cooled engine that generates max power of 26.5 PS @ 9000 rpm and max torque of 22.6 Nm @ 7500 rpm. In terms of safety, Gixxer SF 250 is equipped with disc brakes at both ends, integrated with dual-channel ABS.