After Gixxer SF 150 last month, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition launched in India for Rs 1.71 lakh
Last month the Japanese giant launched MotoGP edition of Gixxer SF and SF 250 received the same colour treatment. The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition will set you back by Rs 1.71 lakh ex-showroom. That said, the premium for this striking colour scheme is just Rs 800 over the regular variants. Matt Silver and Matt Black colours options are also there to choose from.
Speaking about the MotoGP colour scheme, it is completely similar to the one seen on the previously launched Gixxer SF 150. The base paint is Suzuki’s signature MotoGP gloss blue colour. There is a large Suzuki logo in white on both sides with stroked ECstar decals under it. Other than this, there are no mechanical changes made to the bike.
Commenting the launch of Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition, Devashish Handa, vice president, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt Ltd said, “Following the success of the Gixxer SF 250, we are thrilled to launch the MotoGP edition of the Gixxer SF 250 that asserts Suzuki’s racing DNA. The Suzuki Racing Blue colour has always been the identity of Suzuki’s spirit and passion for racing. The contemporary styling coupled with sporty design and high-performance engine powered with the innovative SOCS technology further enhances the racing character of the motorcycle. We are sure that the motorcycle will be received with the same enthusiasm as the other variants of the Gixxer brand.”
Powering the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition is same 249cc single-cylinder engine with 4-valve head. Fueling is done via an electronic fuel injection system. This powerplant is good enough for 26.1bhp at 9000rpm and 22.6Nm twisting force at 7500rpm. Suzuki has used its own oil-cooling technology (SOCS) instead of expensive liquid-cooling technology. In this tech, the oil is made to pass through jackets around cylinder and engine head to cool them down. This is not like other cheaper and less effective oil-cooling systems one can find on other bikes.
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP is strategically priced at Rs 1.71 lakh ex-showroom. This makes it much cheaper than overpriced yet capable Honda CBR 250R (Rs 1.95 lakh) and considerably costlier than Yamaha Fazer 25 (Rs 1.44 lakh). KTM RC200 is in another league at Rs 1.90 lakh and Dominar 400 at Rs 1.8 lakh will give you a highway tourer.