Yamaha R15 V3 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 in a drag race: Who takes the crown?

The recently launched Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 has caught everyone’s attention right now. Going by its spec sheet, it seems to be one of the best performance oriented bike under Rs. 2 lakh mark. Another great bike around Rs. 1.5 lakh price mark is the Yamaha R15 V3, which is considered to be one of the best bikes for riding pleasure in cheap. Though there is a difference of around 100 cc between both the bikes, it’s worth watching if the furious R15 can give a good challenge to the powerful new kid on the block, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250.

The video above by DCV shows the drag race between the R15 and the Gixxer SF 250. The drag race was conducted over a distance of 400 meters with both the bikes starting from a stationary position. A total of three rounds were conducted and the winner was the same in all of them. Let’s now take a look at what happened in each round.

Round 1

Both the bikes have a good start but soon after, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 flies past the Yamaha R15 with such ferocity that the latter couldn’t keep up. Also, the R15 rider missed a gear during the race which created an even biger gap between the two bikes.

Round 2

In this round, the Yamaha R15 V3 has a pretty good run and the rider doesn’t miss out on any gear. However, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is in a league of its own and literally blasts off the start line as soon as the race starts. No doubt that it won this round too.

Round 3

The last round also yields the same result with the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 taking the crown home. The Yamaha R15 V3 goes for a pretty impressive run but it is no match for the Gixxer SF 250.

Yamaha R15 V3 vs Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 in a drag race: Who takes the crown?

Reasons and factors behind the result

Sheer power! Nothing else is the reason for this result. The Gixxer simply humiliates the R15 V3 but then one should remember that there is nearly a 100 cc difference between both the motorcycles.

Bike specifications

The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 gets powered by a 155 cc engine that puts out 18.7 Bhp of power at 10,000 RPM along with 15 Nm of torque at 8,500 RPM. The engine comes mated to a six-speed gearbox and gets a slipper clutch as well. It comes equipped with a dual-channel ABS, VVA (Variable Valve Actuation) and the bike weighs 139 kg.

Coming to the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, it is powered by a 249 cc, BSIV single-cylinder, oil cooled, SOHC engine that churns out 26 Bhp of power at 9,000 RPM along with 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 RPM. The motor is paired with a 6-speed gearbox. The Gixxer SF 250 has a kerb weight of 161 kg, which is heavier than the R15 but the extra 6 Bhp of power easily covers that.