Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 effect is clearly seen on the Honda CBR 250R sales. SF 250 sold thirty times more
Suzuki launched the Gixxer SF 250 in the Indian market on May 20th. What is interesting is that the new quarter-liter sports bike found 1526 new homes in the period of just 10 days. Yes, you read it right, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 sold 1526 units in the month of May 2019. On the other hand, Honda CBR 250R just found 54 homes. It is very clear that aggressive pricing does help the manufacturer to register better sales.
Gixxer SF 250 which is Rs 24,000 cheaper than the overpriced Honda CBR 250R, sold about thirty times more than the later. This could be also mean the initial sales boost and more and more people want to experience the newly launched 250cc bike.
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CBR 250R which is sold as a sports tourer in the Indian market is priced at Rs 1.95 lakh ex-showroom. There was another variant without ABS which carried a price tag of Rs 1.65 lakh ex-showroom, but it was discontinued due to mandatory ABS safety net in April 2019.
In terms of power output, both the bikes deliver 26.1 bhp with a minute difference in torque. CBR has a peak torque output of 22.9Nm and SF 250 generates 22.6Nm. Both bikes have a 6-speed gearbox. The performance also seems to be near similar with a bit higher top speed available on Honda due to very tall 6th gear.
Ergonomics on both the bikes are tuned for munching miles on highways. However, Gixxer lacks tall windscreen which would make it harder to ride at higher speed for longer duration due to the wind blast.
Steady sales numbers will be seen from the month of July 2019 when initial sales boost subdues. Gixxer, however, makes a better value for money proposition for the time being. Let’s not talk about Bajaj Dominar 400 here, as it offers the best value for your money in under Rs 2 lakh segment.
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