Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Specifications Leaked!
The 250cc Gixxer will make its India debut on May 20
- Design language looks similar to the Gixxer SF, albeit in a sportier package.
- Gets dual-channel ABS as standard.
- It will be the flagship Suzuki motorcycle to be built in India.
We’ve known for a while that Suzuki’s mystery motorcycle scheduled to launch on 20 May 2019, is the Gixxer 250. However, if it’ll come in its international form or would be “Indian-zed” for our shores was still unknown. Technical specifications of this upcoming 250cc motorcycle has leaked, and it has revealed some interesting details.
Starting with the design, the Gixxer SF 250 seems to carry the same look as the Gixxer SF albeit in a more muscular and sportier form. It gets full-fairing, clip-on handlebars and a sporty riding position. The fuel tank looks sleek with cuts and creases, and as per the leaked spec-sheet holds 12-litres of fuel. The double-barrel exhaust seen on the Gixxer can also be found here, finished in chrome.
Coming to the technical side of things, powering the motorcycle is a 249cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor. It generates 26.5PS of power at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,500, mated to a 6-speed transmission. Yes, it does make more power than its closest rivals - Yamaha FZ25 (20.9PS/20Nm) and is on par with the Honda CBR250R (26.5PS/ 22.9Nm). However, unlike the Yamaha offering, both the Suzuki and Honda bike feature a 6-speed transmission.
Suspension duties here are taken care of by telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. While braking hardware consists of disc brakes at both ends and dual-channel ABS unit. The Gixxer SF 250 comes with 17-inch alloy wheels shod with tubeless 110/70 section front tyre and 150/60 rear tyre. As per the spec sheet, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 tips the scale at 161kg (kerb), which makes it 6kg lighter than the Honda CBR250R.
Considering the cost of equipment, we expect Suzuki to price the Gixxer 250 somewhere around the Rs 1.65 to Rs 1.75 lakh (ex-showroom). We will be riding this quarter-litre Gixxer soon enough. Until then, stay tuned!
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