Suzuki Gixxer 250 naked bike to follow after faired Gixxer SP 250
Suzuki has launched Gixxer SP 250 faired sports tourer motorcycle for Rs 1.70 lakh ex-showroom, Delhi. The company has now confirmed that they will launch Suzuki Gixxer 250 naked bike by this festive season. The price of the naked bike will be around Rs 10,000 less than its faired counterpart.
Speaking about the design, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 naked bike will have minimal bodywork. Thus the bike will tip the scale under 155 kg. The lighting assemblies are expected to be complete LED units all around. Naked Gixxer will have the same digital instrument cluster from its sibling.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 naked bike to tackle Duke 200
Powering the Suzuki Gixxer 250 naked will be the same 249cc oil-cooled, 4-valve head engine. This engine pumps out healthy 26.3bhp at 9000rpm and 22.6Nm at 7500rpm. A 6-speed gearbox with final chain drive completes the powertrain. Being oil-cooled, the engine develops power in the range of liquid-cooled engines and also weigh less.
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Rest of the components will also remain the same. The suspension system comprises of telescopic forks and monoshock. Braking department, on the other hand, will be taken care of discs at both the ends with bybre floating calipers. There is a dual-channel ABS for controlled braking performance.
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With the launch of Suzuki Gixxer 250 naked bike, the Japanese company will have two capable products in its portfolio. The faired Gixxer SF 250 is rivaling Honda CBR 250R in the segment. While the naked Gixxer 250 will rival FZ25 and Duke 200. If priced at Rs 1.6 lakh ex-showroom (I strongly believe it will), the bike give fierce competition to KTM Duke 200 which is priced at Rs 1.61 lakh with single-channel ABS.
In my opinion, the faired Gixxer SF 250 will completely annihilate the CBR 250R and to some extent, KTM RC200. With comfortable riding position like that of CBR and high-revving engine nature of RC200, Gixxer SF 250 has the potential to make its presence felt.
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