Suzuki India has now entered the highly competitive segment of the 250cc engine offerings in the market by launching its Gixxer SF 250 in the country. The new sport bike was launched alongside its lighter counterpart, namely the Gixxer SF 150. The two new bikes from the house of Suzuki will be available at a starting price of Rs 1,70,655 and Rs 1,09,870 (ex-showroom, Delhi) respectively.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
The all-new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 will be competing against the likes of Honda CBR 250 and the KTM Duke 250 and for this, Suzuki has tried an all new design on the sport bike. The Gixxer SF 250 boasts of an all-LED headlamp and a fairing that manage to deliver a sharp and sporty look to the bike. In addition, the bike gets split seats, clip-on handlebars, a new instrument cluster with white backlight, multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels, telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear. The bikes also offers a dual-channel ABS.
As for its performance, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 will come with a 249 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that is able to generate 26hp and 22.6 Nm of torque. The motorcycle carries a 6-speed transmission for its 161 kg kerb weight.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 150
As an update to the existing model, the new Gixxer SF 150 comes at a Rs 12,000 higher price tag than the older model which had a starting price of Rs 98,076 (ex-showroom, Delhi). It is powered by the same 154.9 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine though, churning out 14.8hp and 14 Nm of torque. More similarities can be found in the suspensions, dual disc brakes and the single channel ABS system of the motorcycle.
The new model proves to be costlier due to the strengthened frame with a thicker centre tube and a retuned suspension, as per Suzuki. Design changes can also be observed in the new Gixxer SF 150’s revised fairing, sharper LED headlamps, split seats and the tweaked instrument cluster.
The closest competition for the motorcycle will be the newly launched Xtreme 200S, priced at Rs 98,500.