Suzuki recently launched the Gixxer SF 250 in India after a long wait. The fully faired quarter litre bike has been priced at Rs. 1,70,655 (ex-showroom, Delhi). Just a few days after the bike was launched, rumours were in the air that Suzuki is planning to launch a new naked version of the Gixxer SF 250 in India. Now, images of the hotly anticipated bike have been leaked which show a good deal of what the bike would look like. Suzuki currently offers the 150 cc version of the Gixxer in India which will also receive an update in the coming time.
The images here first appeared on BikeAdvice and they show the front tire section along with a side angle shot of the tank, saddle, sides, instrument cluster and the handlebars among other details. It looks quite muscular and well proportioned as seen in the images here. The leaked images show the bike wearing a black and silver shade which is somewhat similar to the silver colour option offered on the Gixxer SF 250. The instrument cluster seems to be the same fully digital unit as introduced on the Gixxer SF.
Speaking about the firepower that will be found under the Gixxer 250, it will get powered by the same 249 cc, BSIV single-cylinder, oil cooled, SOHC engine which is found on its faired sibling.
This engine churns out 26 Bhp of power at 9000 rpm along with 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7500 rpm. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. However, the engine response and the gearing ratios could be slightly altered on the naked version so as to match with the streetfighter attitude it carries. Since the Gixxer SF will lack any sort of fairing, it will be lighter than the SF 250 which weighs 161 kg.
The front fender, forks and the rim design seem to be similar to what is found on the Gixxer SF 250 which is of course quite obvious. In fact, both the bikes will share their cycle parts apart from other components as was the case with the 150 cc Gixxer series. Since the Gixxer SF 250 gets full LED front headlights, the same can be expected on the naked version of the bike too, albeit the layout will be different here. Another change which the bike will come with will be in the form of the riding triangle. The footpegs and handlebar position will be altered to make the riding stance more relaxed and comfortable.
We expect Suzuki to bring this bike here before the end of this year, though it could take more time too. As for the price, it will be placed lower than the Rs. 1.70 lakh sticker price of the Gixxer SF. A price tag of around Rs. 1.5 lakh will make it a steal as it will be the best quarter litre option in that price range them.