The recently launched Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is cheaper than the Honda CBR 250R by almost Rs. 24,000 and Rs. 21,000 by KTM RC200
Suzuki launched the much-awaited Gixxer SF 250 in India, priced at Rs. 1.70 Lakh (ex-showroom) recently. The latest offering from the Japanese two-wheeler manufacturer is their 2nd attempt in the 250cc segment after the Inazuma GW250 failed to attract the attention of the buyers.
There is no doubt in the fact that Suzuki has priced its newest offering quite aggressively and the fully faired Gixxer SF 250 takes some of its design clues from the GSX models and it looks sporty and aggressive from every angle.
The motorcycle also gets plenty of modern features including a full LED headlamp, clip-on handlebars, fully digital instrument cluster and split seats and a LED taillamp. The Gixxer SF 250 is powered by a 249 cc single-cylinder, oil-cooled, fuel-injected, SOHC engine that produces about 26 bhp of peak power at 9000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque available at 7500 rpm.
The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The Gixxer SF 250 rivals directly with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar RS 200, Yamaha Fazer 25, and the Honda CBR 250R and the KTM RC 200. All these rivals are priced in between Rs 1.30 to 2 Lakh rupees (ex-showroom).
The most affordable motorcycle here is definitely the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200. The Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 is priced at Rs. 1,39,635 (ex-showroom). This also has a lower displacement of 199.5cc compared to some other 250cc rivals here.
Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 generates an impressive amount of power and torque 24.5 ps and 18.6 Nm to be exact and also is a fuel injected unit just like its rival the Gixxer SF 250. However, the Pulsar RS200 only offers a single channel ABS system and also misses out on the full LED headlamp.
Here is also the list of the Honda CB300R versus its rival prices
|Suzuki Gixxer SF 250||Rs 1.70 Lakhs|
|Bajaj Pulsar RS200||Rs 1.39 lakhs|
|Yamaha Fazer 25||Rs 1.43 Lakhs|
|Honda CBR 250R||Rs 1.94 Lakhs|
|KTM RC 200||Rs. 1.91 Lakhs|
Yamaha, on the other hand, has priced the Fazer 25 at Rs. 1.43 Lakhs (ex-showroom). It is almost Rs. 27,000 cheaper than the recently launched Gixxer SF 250. The Yamaha Fazer 25 unlike the newly launched Gixxer SF 250 gets a comfortable rider triangle thanks to its single piece handlebars borrowed from the FZ25 and well-positioned footpegs (whereas the Gixxer SF 250 gets a clip on the handlebar and slightly rear seat footpegs).
The Yamaha Fazer 25 also is the least powerful motorcycle here it produces only 20.9 Ps of peak power and 20 Nm of peak torque. The engine paired with a 5-speed gearbox.
Its biggest rival in India is definitely the Honda CBR 250R. The Honda CBR 250R is priced at Rs. 1,94,932 (ex-showroom) that makes it almost Rs. 24,000 more expensive than the Gixxer SF 250.
However, unlike the Gixxer SF 250, the Honda CBR 250R gets a liquid cooled engine while the rest of the specs are at par with the newest entrant in the quarter-litre segment. The CBR 250R produces about 26.5 ps of peak power and 22.9 Nm of peak torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed gearbox.
The recently launched Gixxer SF 250 also rivals directly against the KTM RC 200. The RC 200 is priced at Rs.1.91 Lakhs (ex-showroom). The motorcycle is almost Rs 21,000 expensive than the recently launched Gixxer SF 250. It is powered by a 199 cc liquid-cooled and a fuel-injected, single-cylinder motor that makes 25PS at 10,000rpm and 19.2Nm of torque at 8000rpm.
All that power is then delivered to the rear wheel via a six-speed gearbox. However, compared to the Gixxer SF 250, the RC 200 produces slightly less power and also offers a single channel ABS safety system. It also misses out on the full LED headlamp setup that is offered by some other 250cc rivals. Lastly, the ride quality of the motorcycle is also compromised because of the less suspension travel than the RC200 it offers compared to the Gixxer SF 250.