Suzuki has launched Gixxer SF 250 ABS here in India at a price of 1.71 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). This is the second time Suzuki has returned to the quarter-litre space in India, after the very capable but expensive Suzuki Inazuma, which came with a parallel-twin engine. The Inazuma, despite being a solid product with a very smooth and refined engine has failed to achieve any commercial success. Suzuki also offered Inazuma with a price reduction but it could not make any headway and lastly had to be pulled off from the market. The new Gixxer SF 250 will be the second shot from Suzuki at the 250 cc space, and this time around the pricing is more in tune with the current crop of 250 cc bikes available in the market and the Gixxer 250 comes well-speed to take on the competition too.
The new Gixxer SF 250 is powered by a 249 cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, and fuel-injected engine which puts out 26 bhp of maximum power at 9000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. The SOHC motor is paired to a 6-speed gearbox. It has a sharply-designed fairing with the engine casing exposed and gets a LED headlight, clip-on handlebars, split seats and multi-spoke 17-inch alloy wheels shod with fat rubber. The instrument panel is a full LCD unit with a dual-exit exhaust system. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic forks up front and a monoshock at the rear with standard dual-channel ABS.
It is for us to see and you to know that how well does this Bike perform in the Market and would the sales increase in comparison to Inazuma? Will the bike lovers like it this bike over the other competitors running successfully in the Market?