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Suzuki Gixxer SF 250: Top 3 Rivals

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is the only full-faired quarter-litre motorcycle on sale today. Unfortunately, competitors like the Honda CBR250R and Yamaha Fazer 25 have been pulled off the shelves. So it's time to find out what else the Gixxer SF 250 is competing against. Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 uses an oil-cooled 250 cc single-cylinder engine that produces 26 horsepower and 22 Nm of maximum torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. It uses telescopic front forks and a monoshock at the rear. The bike has dual disc brakes with ABS as standard. Priced at Rs.1.82 lakh (Ex-showroom), here are the motorcycles that the Gixxer 250 rivals.

Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0


Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0

The Yamaha YZF-R15 V3.0 is one of the most preferred entry-level sports motorcycles for sale. The R15 has only been improved with V3.0 and the bike is still a good choice for those looking for an entry-level track tool that can also commute. The riding position is more customized than that of the Suzuki, but it is comfortable enough. The R15 V3.0 engine generates around 19 bhp and 15 Nm of maximum torque from the 155 cc engine with VVA. While it is lower power compared to the Gixxer SF 250, it is also less expensive at Rs.1.55 lakh (Ex-showroom).

Bajaj Pulsar RS200


Bajaj Pulsar RS200 Bajaj Pulsar RS200

The Bajaj Pulsar RS200 is close to the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 in terms of power and displacement. The motorcycle uses a 199.5 cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine that generates 24 bhp and 19 Nm of maximum torque, combined with a six-speed gearbox. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic front forks and Nitrox monoshock in the rear, while stopping power comes from disc brakes at each end with dual-channel ABS. The Pulsar RS200 may not be as polished as the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, but it wins at a much lower price tag of Rs.1.62 lakh (Ex-showroom).

KTM RC 200


KTM RC 200 KTM RC 200

The KTM RC200 is the perfect tracking tool for those who want to hone their skills. The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is less responsive and fun to ride than the KTM RC 200, with the 199.5 cc single-cylinder engine tuned at 25 bhp and 19 Nm with a six-speed gearbox. However, the bike has premium hardware with WP dollar-fork front forks and a monoshock in the rear. Stopping power comes from a 300mm disc in the front and a 230mm disc in the rear. Dual channel ABS is standard. It is also about 1 kg lighter than the Gixxer SF 250. The price for the KTM RC 200 is Rs.2.06 lakh (Ex-showroom).

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