Suzuki has launched the Gixxer SF 250 and the bike marks the brand’s re-entry in the quarter-litre segment after it discontinued the Inazuma 250. The bike was launched at a price of INR 1.70 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi and now the manufacturer has confirmed that a new street fighter naked variant will be coming soon.
The naked motorcycle will be based on the Gixxer SF 250 and will be powered by the same oil-cooled, 249cc, single-cylinder, 4-valve SOHC engine that produces 26.5 PS of power @ 9000 RPM and 22.6 Nm of torque @ 7500 RPM coupled to a 6-speed transmission. The bike is expected to feature LED headlights and LED tail lights, fully digital instrument console, naked street fighter design with sharp tank shrouds, step-up seats, disc brakes on both wheels which are equipped with a dual-channel ABS, brush finished alloy wheels and more.
The exterior dimensions on the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 measure 2010mm in length, 740mm in width, 1035mm in height, 1345mm in wheelbase along with a 165mm of ground clearance and 800mm of seat height. The bike weighs 161 kg (kerb) and comes with a 12L fuel tank capacity. The naked version will most definitely be lighter by a few kilos, making it a little faster off the line.
Additionally, the brand also launched the Gixxer SF which looks nearly identical to the Gixxer SF 250 and is powered by an air-cooled, 154.9cc, single-cylinder, 2-valve SOHC engine that produces 14.1 PS of power @ 8000 RPM and 14 Nm of torque @ 6000 RPM matched to a 5-speed transmission. The kerb weight of the Suzuki Gixxer is 136 kg and the fuel tank capacity of 12 litres.
The Gixxer 250 naked model is expected to retain all the features from the Gixxer SF 250 and will be cheaper by INR 10,000-15,000. When launched, the Gixxer 250 will primarily rival the popular Yamaha FZ-25 in the Indian market.