Regular readers amongst you would know that we have been following the launch of the Gixxer 250, updating you with the latest information available on hand. Following that series, we now have our hands on the technical specifications of this upcoming quarter-litre motorcycle. To be launched in the Indian market on 20th of May, this motorcycle would be competing against the likes of the Yamaha FZ25 and the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200. With looks inspired by its siblings, the Gixxers 155 series, this new machine is definitely a looker and looks a lot more sportier than the Fazer 25.
The fairing of the motorcycle looks neat with minimalistic badging, revealing a golden coloured engine head. Sporty, clip-on type handlebars would lend the motorcycle a committed riding stance enabling the rider to tuck in away from windblast on the road. The fuel tank comes with a tight crease, carved out to accommodate the rider’s legs while holding 12-litres of fuel. Just like the Gixxer 155 series, the Gixxer SF 250 too comes with a double barrel exhaust finished in chrome. The bike also comes with 17-inch alloy wheels as standard, which get a 5-dual-spoke design. The front tyre is of 110/70 section while the rear unit is 150/60, both being tubeless. The pillion gets a split seat, which is slightly raised over the rider’s saddle and also comes with a grab rail.
Powering the Gixxer is a 4-stroke, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel injected, SOHC, 249 cc motor which is tuned to generate 26.5 PS of peak power at 9,000 rpm while peak torque of 22.6 Nm is generated at 7,500. The power is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed transmission, pushing a kerb weight of 161 kg. Suspension duties are handled by a set of oil damped, coil spring telescopic forks in the front, which probably has been used for competitive pricing, while a swing-arm type mono-suspension does duty at the rear end. The anchorage department is taken care of by disc brakes at both ends which will be governed by a dual channel ABS module. With the launch date coming closer and closer, it will be interesting to see how this motorcycle will be priced when launched later this month. While you wait for that, keep looking at this space for more updates on this Japanese quarter litre machine.