So, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 has finally entered the entry-level premium motorcycle segment. The fully faired motorcycle is priced at Rs 1.70 Lakhs (ex-showroom).
After months of rumours and weeks of spying, Suzuki has launched the new Gixxer SF 250. Giving the naked street design a miss, it launches the fully faired version that is based on the bigger GSX-S series.
Interestingly, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is the manufacturer’s second try at the quarter-litre segment. Earlier, it had launched the Inazuma, which use a twin-cylinder 250cc engine.
The new motorcycle is expected to give the ‘Gixxer’ brand name, a much needed revamp. So, here are five things that you need to know about the new sportsbike in town!
Suzuki has priced the SF 250 at Rs 1.70 Lakhs (ex-showroom). We expected the prices to be around Rs 1.5 Lakh budget, but seeing the level of sportiness in this bike, we appreciate the competitive prices.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 gets a new 249cc oil-cooled SOHC single-cylinder engine. The motor produces 26.5 BHP and 22 Nm of peak torque, while being mated to a 6-speed gearbox. Yes, it misses out on a slipper clutch, which could have made the motorcycle even better.
3. Suspension And Brakes
For suspension, it uses conventional telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the back. Being a sportsbike, Suzuki has kept the stiffer suspension setup, which was a delight on the racetrack.
Braking is taken care of by a 300mm disc at the front and a 220mm disc at the back, with dual-channel ABS as standard. The bite of the brakes are decent and gives you just the right confidence while braking hard.
Gixxer SF 250 comes loaded with features such as LED headlamps, LED tail lights, a fully digital instrument console, gear-shift indicator, split seats, dual-ABS and Fuel Injection. The feature list is good, and we could not have expected anything more.
The new Gixxer goes against the likes of Honda CBR250R and KTM RC200. We expected it earlier to go against Yamaha Fazer25 and Yamaha R15 V3. But its pricing, has put the bike in another level of competition, which is trending nowadays.