Both the upcoming Gixxer 250R and the 2019 Suzuki 150R will be cheaper and also lighter than their full faired variants
Suzuki Motorcycles India has launched the Gixxer SF 250 alongside the Gixxer SF 150 on 20th May 2019. At the launch event, the Japanese bike maker also indicated that the naked versions are also in the works.
Although we are not exactly sure at this moment you can expect the naked sportsbike based on the newly introduced Gixxer SF 250 and the Gixxer SF 150 to be launched around the month of August 2019 in India.
The upcoming Gixxer 250R and the Gixxer 150R will be cheaper and lighter than their full faired offerings. However, instead of the full fairing, both the motorcycles will feature a completely different full LED headlamp design towards the front and a sharp styling just like their faired offerings.
You can also expect both the motorcycles to get a slightly different shaped fuel tank with an extended tank scoop which will help give a muscular stance.
That said, you can expect both the motorcycles to also feature a comfortable riding ergonomics. The naked sportsbike offering from Suzuki will likely get a raised handlebar and slightly front positioned footpegs which will help give them proper street bike stance.
Apart from these changes, both the motorcycles will also share the same parts including the full digital LCD instrument cluster, clip-on handlebars, and also the split seats with the recently launched motorcycles.
The upcoming Gixxer 250R will be powered by the same 249cc, single cylinder, air-oil cooled, 4-valve, fuel injected motor that also powers the Gixxer SF 250 as well. This unit mated with a 6-speed gearbox produces about 26 bhp of peak power and 22.9 Nm of peak torque.
The Gixxr 150R, on the other hand, will be powered by the same 155cc, single cylinder, air-cooled fuel-injected engine. The unit paired with a 5-speed gearbox will deliver around 14.5 hp of peak power and 14 Nm of peak torque.
The upcoming Gixxer 250R will rival directly against the likes of the KTM Duke 250 and the Yamaha FZ250. The Gixxer 150R, on the other hand, will take on the Yamaha FZS FI, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda CB Hornet 160R and the Bajaj Pulsar NS 160.