Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF price to hang around Rs 1.8 lakh mark. Unofficial bookings are also started for a token amount of Rs 10,000
Suzuki is about to launch Gixxer 250 SF on 20th May 2019. The official brochure is already leaked giving us an insight of complete specifications of the motorcycle. And now the price of the upcoming quarter liter bike is also leaked. It is said that the price will be kept under Rs 1.8 lakh mark and will rival Honda CBR 250R and KTM RC 200 in this price range.
Honda CBR 250R ABS is priced at Rs 1.95 lakh ex-showroom, and it will be Rs 15,000 more expensive than similarly powered Gixxer 250 SF. On the other hand, KTM RC 200 ABS is priced at Rs 1.9 lakh ex-showroom. As you all know, all these three bikes produce nearly similar power figures, the main difference is in the character of these bikes.
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KTM at one end is a typical track-focused bike whereas CBR has a relaxed ride and is best suited for sports touring. It is yet to know how it will be to ride the new Gixxer 250 SF. If we look at the engine, it is an over squared motor which has a character of high revving.
The engine makes its peak power of 26.3 bhp at 9000 rpm and max torque of 22.6 Nm at 7500 rpm. Mated to a 6-speed gearbox, Suzuki matches against both CBR and RC 200. However, Gixxer 250 SF misses out on a liquid cooled engine and relies on an oil-cooled unit.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF is expected to defeat CBR 250R in terms of sales
I expect the performance of Gixxer 250 SF to be better than CBR 250R. This is due to lower weight of 161 kg against Honda’s 167 kg kerb weight. RC 200 gives tough competition to CBR 250R due to lower weight and nearly equal power output.
At Rs 1.8 lakh ex-showroom, Suzuki Gixxer 250 SF will find it difficult to achieve good sales number because of new Dominar 400. Dominar makes 40 bhp and is available for just Rs 1.74 lakh ex-showroom. The Indian two-wheeler market is unpredictable and no one is sure of what might sell and what not.
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