Just weeks after the Gixxer SF MotoGP Edition, Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition. The Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition is priced at INR 1,71,456*, which is marginally higher (INR 801) than the standard motorcycle’s INR 1,70,655* tag.
The paint and graphics are identical to the Gixxer SF (Facelift) MotoGP Edition. Thus, the Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition gets the Suzuki Racing Blue and livery from the Suzuki GSX-RR race motorcycle. However, unlike the 155 cc model, the lower part of the fairing on the Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition gets body-coloured finish. The Gixxer SF (facelift) MotoGP Edition, on the other hand, uses a black colour for the lower part of the fairing.
The Gixxer SF logo occupies the top part of the fairing, while Suzuki branding runs through the tank and the fairing. The ECSTAR logo and the "250" sticker sit under the Suzuki tag. The pillion grab rail, similar to the standard motorcycle, features a body-coloured finish. Wheel pinstripes add a nice contrast to the visuals.
Speaking about the launch of the Gixxer SF 250, Devashish Handa, Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India, said:
Following the success of Gixxer SF 250, we are thrilled to launch the MotoGP edition of Gixxer SF 250 that asserts Suzuki’s racing DNA. The Suzuki Racing Blue colour has always been the identity of Suzuki’s spirit and passion for racing... We are sure that the motorcycle will be received with the same enthusiasm as the other variants of Gixxer brand.
The changes are limited to the new paint and decals. Powering the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition is the 249 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected, SOHC engine with Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS) that produces 26.5 PS at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Key features include digital instrument console, LED headlight and tail lamp, twin-pod muffler and brushed finish alloy wheels.
Braking department is governed by the safety net of dual-channel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). In comparison, the 155 cc variant (standard and MotoGP) use a single-channel ABS. Shock absorption hardware comprises conventional front forks and a monoshock at the rear.