14th Jun 2019 7:00 am
The Gixxer 250 shall be mechanically equivalent to the SF 250; will get just a few beauty modifications.
It’s been recognized for some time that Suzuki is engaged on a unadorned model of the Gixxer SF 250 for India and now, photos of the upcoming bike have been leaked on-line. The bike, which is able to share its engine, chassis and different gear with the just lately launched SF 250, is predicted to make its debut within the subsequent few months, together with a equally styled up to date Gixxer 150.
The pictures reveal just a few key particulars concerning the Gixxer 250. The gas tank, fork, brake, a gold-coloured end on the engine casing and the alloys with polished outer edges all appear to have been carried ahead from the faired Gixxer SF 250. Though it’s not clear from these photos, the bike can also be anticipated to function the identical rear-end, the chrome-tipped double barrel exhaust and the absolutely digital instrument cluster from its faired sibling. Nonetheless, the motorbike does function new panels close to the tank, a stomach pan and a brand new dual-tone color scheme. The headlight is predicted to be a LED unit and appears to look flat from the entrance.
The upcoming Gixxer shall be powered by the SF’s 249cc, single-cylinder, SOHC oil-cooled engine that makes 26.5hp at 9,000rpm and 22.6Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Regardless of utilizing gas injection as a substitute of a carburettor, energy figures may see a slight lower because of the modifications made to satisfy BS6 laws. The gearbox would be the similar 6-speed unit from the SF 250. Nonetheless, one side that may change is the kerb weight – the determine is predicted to drop from the absolutely faired bike’s 161kg.
Suzuki is prone to value the upcoming bare Gixxer 250 someplace round Rs 1.55-1.60 lakh – quite a bit decrease than the SF. At this value level, it will face competitors from the Yamaha FZ25 (Rs 1.34 lakh), Bajaj Dominar 400 (Rs 1.74 lakh) and the Duke 200 (Rs 1.62 lakh).
All costs, ex-showroom, Delhi