The Gixxer SF 250 is powered by a 249cc single-cylinder motor pushing out 26.1bhp and 22.6Nm of torque; gets ABS & fuel injection.
After facing some disappointment with the Inazuma in 2014, Suzuki has finally gathered the courage to re-enter the quarter-litre segment in India. And boy has it been one of the most anticipated launches of 2019! This time, however, they have done two things differently. First, expanding on their existing model lineup, the motorcycle is christened Gixxer SF 250. And second, unlike the Inazuma, the SF 250 features a single-cylinder power unit which has allowed Suzuki to keep the cost in check. Speaking of which, Suzuki has launched the Gixxer SF 250 at ₹ 1.70 lakh (Ex-showroom, Delhi).
In terms of design, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 seems to borrow from the older GSX models (especially the headlamp cluster). The fairing, without doubt, looks sharp & neat, however, looking at the design of the 12-litre fuel tank, we can't help but draw parallels with its lower-displacement siblings. Featural offerings on the Gixxer SF 250 include a fully-digital LCD instrument cluster, clip-on handlebars, split seats, all-LED lighting and a twin-barrel, single-sided exhaust. It's interesting to note that its predecessor (sold as the GSX250R), featured a single-piece handlebar and seat. The Gixxer SF 250 sits on 17-inch double five-spoke allow wheels which are shod with a 110/70 tubeless tyre up front and a 150/60 unit at the back. The SF 250 gets an appreciable ground clearance of 165mm.
Powering the Gixxer SF 250 is a 249cc single-cylinder oil-cooled motor that pushes out 26.1bhp and 22.6Nm of torque, with a claimed fuel-efficiency figure of 38.5km/l. This motor comes paired with a 6-speed transmission. The Gixxer SF 250's 161kg weight is supported by telescopic forks up front and a monoshock setup at the back, while braking duties are performed by disc brakes on both ends, supported by dual-channel ABS.
The Gixxer SF 250 competes against the likes of the Yamaha FZ25/Fazer 25, Honda CBR250R, Bajaj RS200 and the likes. Of course, there’s also the KTM 250 Duke and the Hero Xtreme 200S in the mix. Also, Suzuki says that there is a naked version of the Gixxer SF 250 in the works which will be launched in the coming months.