Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP BS6 launch would happen but Suzuki has released a confusing statement. We discuss the minor changes…
Suzuki has already replicated its 150cc formula of offering naked, faired and MotoGP versions in the quarter liter segment as well. It introduced the Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP (which was BS4 compliant) and in fact created an actual race-spec machine which was not road legal. We rode Gixxer SF 250 Race machine at the Kari track and came out extremely impressed by what it had to offer. You can read our experience here.
Fast forward to the Auto Expo 2020 and Suzuki has showcased Bharat Stage 6 compliant updates of all its quarter liter motorcycles – Gixxer 250, Gixxer SF250 as well as the Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition. The 2020 edition continues to look very similar to the BS4 version but the transition to BS6 has brought in similar engine specs as the standard Gixxer SF.
The 249cc single cylinder, oil-cooled engine produces 26.5 PS of peak power at 9300 rpm and 22.2 Nm of max torque at 7300 rpm. While the peak power now comes in 300 rpm later, torque figures are down by 0.4 Nm (but they spike 200 rpm earlier).
This special edition of Gixxer SF 250 comes in the MotoGP colour theme of Metallic Triton Blue and gets a ‘BS6’ sticker on the tank. Other than that the new model looks very similar to the outgoing BS4 version.
Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP BS6 Launch
The surprise bit is the terminology used by Suzuki – it says it will consider launching the Burgman Street MotoGP and this Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP BS6 in India based on public feedback! However, contrary to this, we believe irrespective of whatever response the company gets, the Gixxer MotoGP is definitely coming to our nearest showrooms.