Update: We have ridden the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. Read the comprehensive road test review here.
Leaked images of an accessory brochure for the Gixxer 250 have given us our first glimpse of the naked
- Spy images of the upcoming Gixxer 250 have been leaked online.
- The images give us a glimpse of the bike and its possible accessory fitments.
- The bike will borrow the same engine and underpinnings from the Gixxer SF 250.
- Expect the Gixxer 250 to be launched before September 2019.
We had earlier reported that Suzuki was planning to launch the Gixxer 250 in India post the launch of its fully faired sibling. And now, a couple of images of the naked have leaked online, suggesting that the Japanese manufacturer may launch the Gixxer 250 in India before September 2019. Although we cannot see the bike in its entirety, the spy images do provide some key insights about the bike’s styling.
The images seem to be of an accessory catalogue for the Gixxer 250. To shed some light, the bike in the leaked pictures seems to feature a couple of add-ons like a pair of knuckle guards, a tank pad, engine guard, rim tapes and what looks like seat covers. And unlike the Gixxer SF 250, which sticks to solid paint schemes, the streetfighter gets a dual-tone paint job.
Other notable differences, compared to the Gixxer 150, include new tank extensions and an engine cowl. Also, unlike the Gixxer SF 250’s clip-on ‘bars, it gets single-piece handlebar. Aside from these, the Gixxer 250 is likely to borrow the engine and underpinnings from its faired sibling. The latter’s digital instrument console, dual-tone wheels and dual-channel ABS setup are also expected to be carried over.
The Gixxer SF 250 is powered by a 249cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected motor which gets a unique oil-cooling system. It’s capable of producing 26.5PS of power and 22.6Nm of torque, mated to a 6-speed transmission. That said, the Gixxer 250 could feel a bit peppier compared to the Gixxer SF 250 since it does away with the fairing. In terms of underpinnings, it is likely to borrow the same telescopic fork, monoshock and disc brakes at both ends.
In terms of pricing, expect the Gixxer 250 to undercut the Gixxer SF 250 (Rs 1.7 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi) by around Rs 10,000 - Rs 15,000. Once launched, it will go up against the Yamaha FZ25 which has been enjoying a free reign up until now. Also, expect Suzuki to launch an all-new Gixxer (150) alongside the Gixxer 250.
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