Ahead of its launch in the Indian market, Suzuki Motorcycles has teased the upcoming Gixxer SF 250 motorcycle on their Twitter account. While not much of the bike is seen in this video, the audio is quite crisp, delivering the aural note of the punchy quarter-litre engine. It is quite hard to believe that this motorcycle uses a single cylinder motor. To be launched on the 20th of May, this motorcycle would indeed be a great alternative to the Yamaha Fazer 25, its prime competitor, which is priced at INR 1.43 Lakh, ex-showroom, Delhi. Expect Suzuki to price the Gixxer SF 250 around this price range as well.
— Suzuki India (@suzuki2wheelers) May 16, 2019
Leaked documents of the motorcycle have earlier revealed that the bike would use 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 exhaust, just like the one on the Gixxer 155 uses a double barrel design, delivering a rather nice engine note. With a kerb weight of 161 kg, the bike seems to be light enough to be pushed around in city traffic conditions. Controlling the power is a solid braking system, using discs at both ends and governed by a dual channel ABS module.
The suspension department is taken care of by a set of oil damped, coil spring telescopic forks in the front, which probably has been used for competitive pricing, while a mono-suspension does duty at the rear end. The front would use a 110/70 section tyre at the rear and a 150/60 section unit at the rear, both of which would be tubeless. Measuring 2,010 mm in length, 740 mm wide and standing 1,035 mm tall, the Gixxer SF 250 will offer a decent ground clearance of 165 mm. Other details of this bike, that are already out, include Sporty, clip-on type handlebars, a 12-litre fuel tank, 17-inch alloy wheels and a split seat. Moreover, three colour shade too will be on offer – Grey, Blue and Silver. We shall be covering the launch of this Japanese quarter litre in great detail, so stay tuned for more updates and everything else you need to know about this motorcycle.