Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Honda CBR250R – Specification Comparison

Here we put the newly launched Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 against the old but popular Honda CBR250R. Both get the same capacity engine with similar power figures.

Suzuki has finally launched the much awaited Gixxer SF 250, a fully faired sportsbike. The design language is completely new, inspired by the global GSX-S series. The same styling comes on the Gixxer SF as well.

This is the second time that Suzuki has tried its luck in the 250cc segment. Earlier, it launched the twin-cylinder engine Inazuma, which failed to make a mark. There are only a couple of quarter-litre motorcycles in India.

It competes with the likes of Honda CBR250R and KTM RC200. But the former one is the ideal rival, and thus, we compare both the sportsbikes.

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Gixxer SF 250CBR250R
Price (ex-showroom)Rs 1.70 LakhsRs 1.94 Lakhs

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is more affordable of the two. Priced at Rs 1.70 Lakhs (ex-showroom), it is cheaper than CBR250R by nearly Rs 24,000. The price difference in both the bikes is considerable, given that SF 250 offers the same power.

Engine Specifications

Gixxer SF 250CBR250R
Engine249cc oil-cooled DOHC249cc liquid-cooled
Power26.5 BHP26.5 BHP
Torque22.6 Nm22.9 Nm
Top Speed150 km/hr135 km/hr

SF 250 uses a 249cc oil-cooled DOHC engine, that puts out 26.5 BHP and 22.5 Nm of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox and the top speed of 150 km/hr.

CB250R uses a 249cc liquid-cooled engine, which produces the same power figure, but the torque is a bit higher. It also comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The top speed achievable here is up to 135 km/hr.

The top speed difference of both the bikes is by 15 km/hr, which is important for a performance motorcycle. We will be able to tell the difference in the performance in our comparison review.

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Suspension and Braking

Gixxer SF 250CBR250R
Suspension (F)Telescopic ForksTelescopic Forks
Suspension (R)MonoshockPro Link Monoshock
BrakesFront and Rear Disc with Dual-ABSFront and Rear Disc with Dual-ABS

For suspension, Gixxer SF 250 and CBR250R uses the same setup – telescopic forks at the front and a mono shock absorber at the back, The braking setup is also the same with the front and rear discs with dual-channel ABS as standard.

SF 250 gets a stiffer suspension setup, which comes in handy for corners. The CBR, however, uses a softer tuning for the suspension. The soft setup is better for the city-riding.


Features onboard the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 include:

  1. LED headlamps
  2. LED tail lights
  3. Clip-on Handlebars
  4. Split Seats
  5. Fuel Injection
  6. Dual-ABS
  7. Fully Digital Instrument Console
  8. Grab Rails

A similar features list comes on the Honda CBR250, which is as follows:

  1. LED headlamp
  2. Digi-Analogue Speedometer
  3. Split Seats with Grab Rails
  4. Dual-ABS
  5. Clip-on handlebars
  6. Fuel Injection

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Gixxer SF 250CBR250R
Fuel Tank Capacity12 Litres13 Litres
Mileage (claimed)35 kmpl35 kmpl
Riding Range (as per claimed mileage)400 kms450 kms

Gixxer SF 250 gets 12 litres worth of fuel tank capacity. With an expected mileage of 35 kmpl, it should deliver a riding range of around 400 kms. On the CBR250R, the fuel tank is slightly big at 13 Litres. With an identical fuel economy, the riding range should be around 450 kms.