From a powerful motor to attractive pricing, Suzuki Gixxer SF250 surprises with you a lot of attractive features. A compilation of everything is here in five brief points:
Design & Style:
Though It does look quite different from its International-spec model, still, Suzuki GixxerSF 250 has a very dedicated sport-bike design look for the country. Its rear has a light appearance with a sharp tail and a simple tail-light, whereas front showcases a compact visor along with horizontally and vertically protruding headlight.
Fuel tank has got an attractive branding for the perfect street presence factor. Thick tires are good enough to help the bike with the weight of the lower half. The exhaust comes with a recognizable design from the side look but the exits are now squared. It has a unique headlamp design, sharp lines all over the body and an overall perfect sports-bike look.
On the contrary, Suzuki GixxerSF 250 is not an assertive sports bike but a sport-tourer well proven by its riding position. Having the clip-on handlebars set at a slightly high position, giving the riders a less aggressive seating, making it relatively a very comfortable to be on a sports bike.
The well-known brand has not compromised on the electronics front. The GixxerSF 250 is laced with features like a fully digital instrument console, LED head and tail lamps along with raised clip-on handlebars. Adding to the luxury, there is also multi-spoke alloy wheels with a brushed metal finish.
The bike comes with dual-channel ABS as standard, Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS), Suzuki easy start system, and sporty front suspension setup. The front and rear tires are 110 and 150-section in width while the 6-speed gearbox offers a smooth overall riding experience.
The SF 250 is also available with touring bike-like accessories like a DC charging socket and saddlebags. The speedometer, gear indicator, fuel gauge, tachometer, and digital clock are easy to read and good for even bright daylight conditions.
Suzuki has provided the GixxerSF 250 with an all-new 249cc, single-cylinder FI engine with a unique oil cooling system that uses a four-valve, SOHC head and has lightweight parts and construction.
It makes the 161 kg motorcycle technically more powerful than the Honda CBR250R for power-to-weight ratio. It tosses out 26.5PS of power and 22.6Nm of torque, blended with a 6-speed gearbox. The engine is compatible to race up to 154kph and also has the potential to help the motorcycle manage cruising speeds of 110-120kph. Auto expo 2020 is coming soon in India. Check 2020 Auto Expo Exhibitor list.
The Suzuki GixxerSF 250 settles amongst its direct rivals. Interestingly, the figures of power and acceleration are at par with the bike’s rivals the Honda CBR250R ABS and noticeably higher than the Yamaha Fazer 25’s. Comparing the price, it can also be put up against the KTM RC 200, but KTM is a focused super-sport bike and meant for the racetrack and can never be double as sports-tourer, unlike Suzuki GixxerSF 250.
Suzuki has consciously priced the GixxerSF 250 quite competitively. It is slightly more expensive than Yamaha Fazer 25, but facilitates you with better power and other key features of power and torque.
Comparatively to the Honda CBR250R, the Suzuki GixxerSF 250 is better affordable and doesn’t compromise on any front. While Suzuki Gixxer has engine BS6-ready, which is not the case with Honda CBR250R’s engine. The price tag of INR 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom) for the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 confirms that the brand took both the direct rivals into consideration of pricing and has balanced the same with their product placement.