Suzuki has announced the much-awaited debut of the 2020 Gixxer 250 (Naked) and the Gixxer 250 SF (fully-faired). The new Indian-made Gixxer models were initially previewed during last year's Tokyo Motor Show which the manufacturer confirmed for an official debut this year.
Due to the cancellation of the Tokyo Motorcycle Show, Suzuki, like other manufacturers will also be launching their new bike via live stream. Fans can watch it through the Suzuki Web Show on March 27, Friday.
Sharing the same platform, both bikes will be powered by an air and oil-cooled, 249cc single-piston with a single overhead cam (SOHC) engine that produces 26.5 PS of power at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm. Suzuki's Oil Cooling System (SOCS) has also been fitted in the new Gixxer 250 for improved oil flow and therefore cooling the engine more efficiently. They also claim that both bikes were able to achieve average fuel consumption of 38.5 km/L yet still producing more power and cleaner emissions.
While the Gixxer 250 SF offers a more aggressive riding position similar to a sportbike, the Gixxer 250 offers a more relaxed and upright position suited for touring and city strolls.
The Gixxer 250 SF, will be available in Metallic Matte Black, Metallic Matte Platinum Silver and Blue Metallic Suzuki Ecstar Racing Color; while, the Gixxer 250, will be offered in Metallic Matte Black and the two-tone Metallic Matte Silver/ Metallic Matte Black.
Will Suzuki Philippines bring the Gixxer 250 and Gixxer 250 SF here?
Since the launching of the Gixxer 150 here in the Philippines in 2015, sales had not been enough to warrant another Suzuki import model for the premium small bike market. Then, there's also the Raider J Crossover which was just recently launched by Suzuki Philippines. It may serve as a hint that Suzuki may be shifting its focus to the more affordable entry-level market the Honda XRM currently enjoys all for itself. But, along with many Suzuki fans, we're still optimistic that Suzuki will import these fine machines to the Philippine market. Maybe not this year though.
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