Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 BS6 review
Suzuki Motorcycle India currently comprises of the Gixxer 250 roadster and the fully-faired Gixxer SF 250. Both motorcycles were introduced in 2019 with a BS4-compliant motor and they received the BS6 emission norm upgrade in 2020.
Suzuki has differentiated the Gixxer 250 from its younger brother by giving it a dual-tone colour scheme, bronze-finished engine casing covers and an underbelly cowl. It also gets a differently designed double-barrel megaphone exhaust canister. The Gixxer 250 is available in two colour schemes – dual-tone Metallic Matte Platinum Silver with Metallic Matte Black and Metallic Matte Black livery. It also comes adorning Metallic Triton Blue paint scheme inspired by Suzuki’s race bikes.
The Gixxer 250 draws its power from a 249cc single-cylinder oil-cooled mill that has been lifted from the fully-faired Gixxer SF 250. Suzuki has managed to churn out 249cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled motor makes 26.1bhp at 9,300rpm and 22.2Nm at 7,300rpm. Transmission duties are handled by a slick six-speed gearbox. The engine starts to pull away cleanly from 4,000rpm with a noticeable step-up in acceleration post 6,000rpm mark.
The feature list is nearly at par with the rivals and the Gixxer 250 comes equipped with an LED headlight, an LED taillight, and a digital instrument cluster. On the downside, the motorcycle doesn’t get Bluetooth-connectivity and the safety net of side-stand engine cut-off function, both of which would have improved the practicality and value-for-money aspect of the motorcycle.