Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 Vs Yamaha Fazer 25 Vs Honda CBR250R: Spec Comparison

Modified On May 21, 2019 By Jehan Adil Darukhanawala for Suzuki Gixxer SF 250

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Which one of these quarter-litre faired motorcycles makes for a good value proposition?

Suzuki has gone up the displacement game with its Gixxer series of motorcycles with the first of them being the full-faired Gixxer SF 250. The company is not done just yet as it will bring the naked Gixxer 250 this year too. But, the Gixxer SF 250 has its work cut out. It has a tough task ahead as it has to go up against the Yamaha Fazer 25 and the Honda CBR250R. Which of these make the most sense? Let’s find out.

Engine: 

 

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250

Honda CBR250R

Yamaha Fazer 25

Engine

249cc oil-cooled single-cylinder

249cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder

249cc air-cooled single-cylinder

Power

26.5PS @ 9000rpm

26.5PS @ 8500rpm

20.9PS @ 8000rpm

Torque

22.6Nm @ 7500rpm

22.9Nm @ 7000rpm

20Nm @ 6000rpm

Gearbox

6-speed

6-speed

5-speed

The Gixxer and the Ceeber might be equal on power but look closely and you will find that the Suzuki makes its peak power as well as peak torque at a slightly higher rpm. This could mean that it gets an even wider powerband than the CBR250R, a motorcycle known for this very feature. The Yamaha feels severely lacking in the power department once you get her up to triple digit speeds and in this company, its shortcomings are very apparent. 

Underpinnings:

 

Gixxer SF 250

Honda CBR250R

Yamaha Fazer 25

Wheelbase

1345mm

1369mm

1360mm

Kerb weight

161kg

167kg

157kg

Fuel tank capacity

12 litres

13 litres

14 litres

Seat height

800mm

784mm

795mm

Tyre (front)

110/70 R17 (radial)

110/70-17

100/80-17

Tyre (rear)

150/60 R17 (radial)

140/70-17

140/70-17

Suspension (front)

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Telescopic fork

Suspension (rear)

Monoshock

Monoshock

Monoshock

Small, sharp and sporty - the Gixxer SF 250  seems the more focused machine of the three. You sit higher than the rest, the clip-on bars will lends it a bit of forward arching riding posture and the pegs are just a bit rearwards. Plus, it has got a wheelbase which is shorter than all of these bikes and interestingly, it is only 5mm longer than that of the KTM RC 200. 

The CBR250R’s comfortable stance will continue to please those who do not want an aggressive riding position but also do not want something as upright as the Fazer 25. You have got to remember that the CBR250R is an eight-year-old bike, with the only changes from the original bike being LED lighting, graphic schemes and BSIV emission norm adherence. And still, the bike has managed to stay relevant. 

Again, the Yamaha seems like a downer as it is nowhere as close to the above two in riding dynamics. It has all the makings of a great touring setup as it has got a large fuel tank and upright riding stance but the lack of a sixth gear and not enough power just restricts it to a city slicker.

Price (all prices ex-showroom Delhi)

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250

Honda CBR250R

Yamaha Fazer 25

Rs 1.70 lakh

Rs 1.94 lakh

Rs 1.43 lakh

With the brilliant price tag of Rs 1.7 lakh, the Gixxer SF 250 sits bang in the middle of its two rivals. And from what the specs have to say, it certainly gives you a lot more for your buck than the other two. Want to know how good the new Gixxer SF 250 is? Well, we will have our ride review out shortly.

*Ex-showroom Price in Delhi
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