Suzuki unveils a track-only MotoGP edition of Gixxer SF 250
Suzuki has showcased a track-only variant of its popular sports bike, the Gixxer SF 250. Titled as MotoGP edition, the model comes with a bunch of design and safety updates over the standard variant. However, mechanically, it remains unchanged. Notably, this variant will only be used at 'Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 One Make Championship' which is likely to happen next year. Here's our roundup.
The Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition looks largely similar to the standard model. However, it gets a bunch of design tweaks including lower-set clip-on handlebars and a new lightweight exhaust. The company has removed mirrors, headlamps, indicators, and rear fender to reduce its weight by up to 20kg. Apart from that, the track-only variant comes with MotoGP-inspired livery and a single-type seat.
The Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition retains the mechanical specifications of the standard model. Hence, it is powered by a 249cc oil-cooled, single cylinder engine which is mated to six-speed manual gearbox. This unit churns out 26.5PS of power and 22.6Nm of peak torque.
In the safety department, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition comes equipped with disc brakes on both the wheels. However, being a track-only variant, this model does not get ABS. To handle the suspension duties, the motorcycle houses telescopic forks on the front and a monoshock suspension on the rear.
The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition, with no headlights and ABS, does not comply with the RTO guidelines. Hence, it is illegal to drive this motorcycle on Indian roads. However, there is also a road-legal Gixxer SF 250 which costs Rs. 1.71 lakh.