Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the new Gixxer SF 250 and a new version of the Gixxer SF in India. The 250 cc variant of the Gixxer SF has been introduced in India at Rs 1.70 lakh (ex-showroom), while the new version of the Gixxer SF has been launched at Rs 1.09 lakh (ex-showroom). Both models share the same design scheme but come with a different engine setup and are being offered with contemporary features.
The new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 comes powered by a new 249 cc, SOHC, oil cooled engine. The motor is capable of producing 26.5 PS of power and 22.6 Nm of torque. Being designed from the ground up, the new motor is lighter and offers 38.5 km/l. Both the bikes have been built on a new platform and do not share the platform that was on the outgoing models of the Gixxer. Suzuki has constructed the new platform to be lightweight and to offer a lower centre of gravity for the new motorcycles. The engine on the SF 250 comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.
On the other hand, the new Gixxer SF is powered by a 155 cc, single cylinder, air-cooled engine that is rated at 14.1 PS of power and 14 Nm of torque. Both models have been equipped with a fuel injection system as well as ABS. The SF 250 gets a dual channel ABS system. Suzuki has also introduced a completely digital instrument cluster. The company is also stated to be launching a naked version of the Gixxer SF 250 in a few months from now. This model may be priced lower than the SF 250 variant. Further Suzuki spokespersons talk to Auto Tech Review, also stated that the company has now plans of introducing models below 150 cc and will progress toward bikes of higher cc. For scooters, the company has cut off at the 125 cc segment and is looking at higher engine capacity scooters for India.
At present the Gixxer SF 250 is planned to be retailed in India, going forward the company is looking at exporting the motorcycle to ASEAN and South American markets. Along the sidelines of today’s launch, Suzuki also introduced a new design for their dealer showrooms which featured a dedicated section for motorcycles. The company is also looking at expanding its dealer network, while also enhancing customer experience with a specific sales force skill development programs.