Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Review: Image Gallery
Here’s a selection of detailed shots of the new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 from our first ride at the BIC
After the Inazuma, Suzuki is back into the 250cc segment with the Gixxer SF 250, priced at Rs 1.7 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). This time though, the quarter-litre bike is sharply designed and wears a full fairing for that added dose of sportiness too. We took the motorcycle for a spin at the Buddh International Circuit and here are the detailed images which should help you get up close and personal with the new bike.
There are lots of angular lines on the fairing design and the overall, the Gixxer SF 250 looks quite aggressive and youthful. The minimalist graphics and the brushed metal finish in the alloy wheels also give it a classy appeal.
The faired design helps the bike cut through the wind. However, it remains to be seen how effective the wind blast protection will be because of the short windshield. Only a real-world test will give us a clear answer.
The sharp rake angle and the deduced trail coupled with the radial front and rear tyres make the bike a hoot to ride around the corners. That said, the Gixxer SF 250 isn’t as flickable as its smaller brother, the 2019 Gixxer SF.
The headlamp is all-LED but the indicators are of bulb type. The angular elements in the headlight design further accentuate the sporty character of the bike. A proper real-world test will give us a better idea of its illumination quality.
The handlebars are clip-on units for a slightly forward leaned riding position. However, in the interest of comfort, they’re raised to ensure reasonably comfortable mile-munching capability.
The instrument cluster is fully digital with blue backlight. It houses all the crucial information like speedometer, tachometer, 6-bar fuel gauge, odometer, gear position indicator, trip meters and clock. However, range indicator is missing.
At 800mm, the rider’s seat is the tallest in class. The split type layout helps in supporting the rider’s bum while spirited riding.
Powering the motorcycle is a single-cylinder 249cc engine that’s developed specifically for this bike. It comes with a unique oil cooling system which negates the need for fins. This system has helped Suzuki to keep the weight in check compared to a similarly-sized liquid cooled engine. The motor makes 26.5PS and 22.6Nm, working along with a 6-speed transmission.
The short fender and small suspension cover should help minimise dust from settling over the rear monoshock.
The dual-exit stubby exhaust exudes a proper muscular feel. A lot of riders will find the chromed tip and chromed heat shield appealing.
While the tyre hugger may not go well with the sporty stance of the bike, it will help in reducing the tyre splash, especially during the rains. Also, the minimalistic saree guard looks pretty neat without compromising on the functionality.
The rear wheel wears a 150-section radial rubber, which is the widest in class. Also, Suzuki offers disc brakes on both ends with standard dual-channel ABS.