Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and SF 150 have been launched in India. The 150cc Gixxer gets a major overhaul and Suzuki gets a new quarter-litre sportsbike!
Suzuki Motorcycle India makes a leap in the entry-level performance motorcycle segment with two-new launches. As of now, it has only launched two new faired motorcycles – Gixxer SF 250 and SF 150.
Sadly, the Gixxer 150 does not receive any update and neither does it get the bigger 250cc engine. The SF or fully faired version, however, gets a massive upgrade, which makes it a much sportier motorcycle now.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 goes for Rs 1.70 Lakhs. The 2019 Gixxer SF goes for Rs 1.09 Lakhs (ex-showroom prices), seeing a slight hike of Rs 8,000 from the top-end variant.
Gixxer SF 250 uses a new 249cc oil-cooled single-cylinder engine 4-valve, that delivers 26.5 BHP at 9000 RPM and 22.6 Nm of torque at 7500 RPM. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
For suspension, it uses telescopic forks at the front and a swingarm monoshock suspension at the back. Braking is handled by disc brakes at both the ends with dual-channel ABS.
Gixxer 250 will use 17-inch radial tires at both the ends. The fuel tank capacity stands at 12 Litres. With a claimed mileage of 38.5 kmpl, it should deliver a riding range of around 350-400 kms. The kerb weight of the bike is 161 kgs.
Features onboard include LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, twin exhaust muffler, rear tire hugger, split seats, grab rails, dual-channel ABS and Clip-on handlebars. It is available in Metallic Matte Silver and Metallic Black
As for the Gixxer SF, it will continue with the same 155cc air-cooled SOHC Fuel-injected engine, that delivers 14.5 BHP at 8000 RPM and 14 Nm at 6000 RPM. It gets a 5-speed gearbox, as earlier.
The suspension and braking setup on the 155cc Gixxer is the same as the 250, but the former one gets a single-channel ABS as standard. This one weighs a bit lower, at 146 kgs. 17-inch tubeless tires at the front and 17-inch radial tires at the back are used.
Features on the SF are similar – LED headlamps, clip-on handlebars, split seats, a fully digital instrument console, twin muffler exhaust, a DC socket, but a single-ABS setup. It is available in Metallic Silver and Glass Sparkle Black colours, missing out the much loved Blue colour.
The 250cc Gixxer will go against Honda CBR250R, Yamaha Fazer25, Yamaha R15 V3, TVS Apache RR310 and KTM RC200. The 150cc variant will continue against Yamaha Fazer and Hero Xtreme 200S.
We are going to ride the new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and SF 150 tomorrow at none other than the Buddh International Circuit Racetrack. Stay tuned for our first ride review!