Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, 2019 Gixxer SF Launched In India
Both the bikes feature similar sporty design language
- The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is priced at Rs 1,70,655 (ex-showroom Delhi).
- On the other hand, the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF costs Rs 1,09,870 (ex-showroom Delhi).
- Compared to the previous generation Gixxer SF, the 2019 model is Rs 7,964 more expensive.
Suzuki India has launched its quarter-litre faired offering, the Gixxer SF 250, at Rs 1,70,655 (ex-showroom Delhi). This motorcycle is considerably different from the Gixxer 250 sold internationally both mechanically and design-wise. In its segment, the Gixxer SF 250 goes up against the Yamaha Fazer 25 and Honda CBR250R. Bookings have officially commenced across dealerships, and the bike is available in two colours: grey and black.
Along with the Gixxer SF 250, the Japanese brand has also launched the 2019 Gixxer SF in the country at Rs 1,09,870 (ex-showroom Delhi). The 2019 iteration receives a complete design, features and ergonomics overhaul. It goes head to head against the Hero Xtreme 200S. This motorcycle also comes in two colours: black and grey.
The 2019 Gixxer SF essentially gets the same design language as the Gixxer SF 250. Going by this similarity, it looks like Suzuki has gone for a uniform design scheme for their small-capacity faired motorcycles. The two motorcycles pack LED headlamps and tail lights while the indicators are traditional bulb units. Suzuki has equipped the two motorcycles with a new LCD instrument console. The bikes also come with raised clip-on handlebars, split seats and thus, the ergonomics are likely to be slightly sporty. Earlier, the Gixxer SF had a single-piece handlebar and a single-piece seat.
The Gixxer SF 250 employs a 249cc single-cylinder engine which features a unique oil-cooling system. It generates 26.5PS of power and 22.6Nm of torque and works alongside a 6-speed transmission. At 161kg kerb, the Gixxer SF 250 weighs 6kg lighter than its arch nemesis, the Honda CBR250R. It also makes the same amount of power but slightly loses out on torque (0.3Nm less).
Suspension bits include telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear. The sports tourer comes to a halt using disc brakes on both ends with dual-channel ABS as standard. It rolls on 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped with 110-section front and 150-section rear tubeless radial tyres.
On the other hand, Suzuki has retained the 154.9cc engine in the 2019 iteration of the Gixxer SF FI, but is BS6-ready. It makes 14.1PS at 8000rpm (0.7PS less than the outgoing model) and 14Nm at 6000rpm. Underpinnings - telescopic fork and rear monoshock - also remain unchanged but the front suspension is stiffer. The bike comes to a halt using disc brakes on both ends with single-channel ABS as standard.