Suzuki Motorcycles will display the Made-in-India Gixxer SF 250 and Gixxer 250 at the upcoming 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. The 46th iteration of the motoring event in Japan will be held from 24 October to 4 November 2019 at the Tokyo Big Sight and the surrounding Odaiba area. Suzuki’s booth at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show will feature the “WAKU WAKU SWITCH for EVERYONE: Excitement for you, excitement for everyone” theme.
The Gixxer SF 250 and the Gixxer 250 are priced at INR 1,70,655* and INR 1,59,800* respectively. In August, a special, MotoGP edition of Gixxer SF 250 was launched at INR 1,71,456*. As reported in August this year, the Gixxer SF 250 is already privately imported in Japan.
The Gixxer SF 250 and the Gixxer 250 share their underpinnings and engine, although they are distinguished by their styling and ergonomics. The Gixxer SF 250 is a fully faired motorcycle, while the Gixxer 250 is a roadster. Thus, the Gixxer SF 250 comes with better aerodynamics and sportier ergonomics while the Gixxer 250 features a city-ride friendly upright riding position. The lack of fairing helps the Gixxer 250 (156 kg kerb) tip the weighing scale below the Gixxer SF 250 (161 kg kerb).
Mechanical specifications on both motorcycles include a 249 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, SOHC engine with Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS). The single-cylinder mill pumps out 26.5 PS of maximum power at 9,000 rpm and a peak torque of 22.6 Nm at 7,500 rpm. The motor is linked to a six-speed transmission.
Key features on both quarter-litre Suzuki products include LED headlight and tail lamp, digital instrument console, twin-pod muffler and a brushed finish alloy wheels.
Suzuki will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2020. The company confirmed that it will introduce its initiatives in the development of products and technologies for opening up a “big future” toward the next 100 years.
In other updates, Suzuki Motorcycle India is reportedly considering the launch of the SV650. The middleweight roadster, if launched, will compete with the likes of Kawasaki Z650 and CFMoto 650NK.
*Ex-showroom Delhi prices
Conversion rate as on 1 October.