Suzuki, the leading Japanese sports bike manufacturer, has launched the quarter-litre Gixxer SF 250 motorcycle in India at an ex-showroom price of INR1,70,655. The India-specific version of the bike is much different, both mechanically and in design, from the unit sold in the global markets. Bookings for the new bike, available in black and grey colour schemes, have already commenced and the new Suzuki two-wheeler will compete with the Honda CBR250R and the Yamaha Fazer 25 in its segment.
Besides the Gixxer SF 250, the Hamamatsu-headquartered company also launched the 2019 Gixxer SF standard motorcycle. The bike commands an ex-showroom price of INR1,09,870. The new Gixxer SF has undergone a complete overhaul, including the features, design, and ergonomics. The 2019 Gixxer SF will rival the Hero Xtreme 200S and other bikes in its price class.
The Gixxer SF 250 is hauled by an oil-cooled, 249cc motor which outputs 26.5PS maximum power and 22.6Nm peak torque. The single-cylinder engine is mated to a 6-speed gear system. The kerb weight of the bike 161kg, almost 6kg lighter than the Honda CBR250R.
Suzuki, meanwhile, has retained the single-cylinder 154.9cc motor for the 2019 Gixxer SF. The engine produces 14.1PS maximum power at 8,000rpm and 14Nm peak torque at 6,000rpm. The motorcycle, on its part, retains the same design language of the Gixxer SF 250. Both bikes have LED headlights and taillights, and an LCD instrument cluster. The indicators, however, are traditional bulbs. The ergonomics of both bikes are sportier, including features like split seats and clip-on handlebars. The Gixxer SF, earlier, had a single-piece seat and handlebar. The bikes are supported by front telescopic forks and a rear monoshock absorber. Dual-channel antilock braking system (ABS) comes as standard, while the bikes have disc brakes on both ends.
The Gixxer SF 250 and the 2019 Gixxer SF are expected to hit the streets next month.