It is no secret that Suzuki and Yamaha are following the same approach in the Indian market. Both tried their hands initially by offering products for the mass market, then tried to please enthusiasts and now cater heavily to the scooter populace. However, step by step both are also taking care of the youth who are crazy for faired bikes. Suzuki will be launching their new motorcycle in India on May 20. Now, it emerges that the bike will be called the Gixxer SF 250. Yes, that’s the name and there are also juicy bits available about the motorcycle.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 specifics
The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 borrows its basic design language from the smaller Gixxer SF 150. However, it looks a bit sharper than the latter. In fact, there are design inspirations from the second-gen Yamaha R15 as well. This fully faired Gixxer SF 250 is likely to have an all-LED headlight. Going by the Burgman experience, the lights should definitely light up the dark roads well enough. An all-digital instrument cluster is expected as well.
In the front, Suzuki is offering conventional forks while at the back, there is a pre-load adjustable monoshock. The dual port end can is carried over from the smaller Gixxer SF. There are disc brakes on both ends and dual channel ABS too is offered. The ground clearance is 165mm.
Now we can move on to the juicy bits. The 4-valve, oil-cooled engine displaces 249cc and produces 26.5PS and 22.6Nm. The gearbox is a 6-speed unit. This BS-IV compliant, fuel injected engine is expected to be used in a naked street bike version at a later date as well. Going by the kerb weight of 161kg, this Suzuki should offer peppy performance too.
The most important bit now. Price? We expect the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 price in India to start from Rs 1.50 lakh, ex-showroom. At this price point, it will go head on with the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 as well as the Honda CBR250R and the Yamaha Fazer 250. Except for the Pulsar, all other bikes here offer dual channel ABS.