Suzuki Gixxer 250 is expected to launch in India this year. If Suzuki launches a 250cc version of the SF variant, it would go against Yamaha R15 V3.
As said earlier, Suzuki Gixxer 250 is highly speculated to launch this year, probably by June 2019. Its engine patents were leaked online sometime back.
Globally, Suzuki has Inazuma and GSX250R in the quarter-litre segment, but both the bikes use twin-cylinder engines. Inazuma was available in India earlier as a CBU. However, it did not perform well.
In India, Suzuki Gixxer 250 will use a single-cylinder 250cc engine, that will be newly built for the Indian market. The engine specs remain unknown, but could deliver around 25 BHP and 22 Nm of torque.
As of now, we know that Suzuki Gixxer 250 will come in the naked street version. We expect Suzuki to bring the same 250cc engine of the Gixxer SF, its fully faired version of the regular Gixxer.
If Gixxer 250 SF comes in to play, it would squarely go up against Yamaha R15 V3 in terms of pricing. Based on the engine specifications, it will go against Honda CBR250R and Yamaha Fazer 25.
Yamaha R15 V3 dual-ABS is priced at Rs 1.39 Lakhs. It is costlier than the non-ABS variantby Rs 14,000, which goes for Rs 1.25 Lakhs (ex-showroom prices).
Gixxer SF pricing starts from Rs 90,000 going up to Rs 97,000. The prices of 250 SF could go up to Rs 1.3 Lakhs. The 150cc SF variant is costlier than the regular Gixxer.
The expected power figures of Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF should be around 24-25 BHP. On the other hand, R15 V3 makes 19.1 BHP, which is a lot higher for the regular 150cc motorcycles.
On the other hand, the regular Gixxer 250 will compete against the likes of Yamaha FZ25, Yamaha MT-15 and the rumoured upcoming Bajaj Pulsar 250.
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Currently, the sales of Suzuki Gixxer and SF are declining every month. For the month of December 2018, it hardly made 1076 units. Although, Gixxer is one of the cheapest motorcycle in its 150-160cc sporty commuter segment.