Suzuki Gixxer 250 & Gixxer SF 250 Evaluation | Bike Take a look at


Suzuki Gixxer 250 & Gixxer SF 250 Bike Take a look at

By Wayne Vickers, Photographs by RbMotoLens

Two new entry-level bikes from Suzuki have landed on Aussie shores to offer much more choices for our at present spoilt-for-choice LAMs riders.

2024 Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
The 2024 Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 – $6,790 ride-away

The Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 each share the identical single-cylinder 249 cc engine and chassis with their sister, the journey V-Strom 250 SX bike that I threw a leg over some time again.

2024 Suzuki Gixxer 250
The 2024 Suzuki Gixxer 250 – $6,490 ride-away

The Gixxer pair are very competitively priced at $6,490 for the bare 250 and solely $300 extra for the fully-fired SF. So, low-cost will get a tick. Cheerful too as I got here to understand.

Setting the Gixxer SF 250 apart is of course the fairings, and more aggressive 'bars
Setting the Gixxer SF 250 aside is in fact the fairings, extra aggressive ‘bars and extra path

Whereas the majority of the 2 bikes are the identical, what seem to be minor mechanical variations make for fairly a distinct driving expertise on the street. The SF most clearly will get the complete fairing therapy which additionally means a novel entrance cowl and headlight therapy, but additionally will get decrease bars, and barely extra path to coincide.

I fairly like the general styling too – on each bikes. They aren’t pretending to be one thing they aren’t. And are properly completed for the value level.

The Gixxer 250
The Gixxer 250 has the extra upright ‘bars, and the headlight throughout each fashions is commendable

Headlights on each bikes are surprisingly good and there are a couple of good little touches just like the machining on the forged wheels and muffler design. The general proportions on each bikes are effectively executed.

The rims and exhaust trim are standouts on a bargain priced machine
The edges and exhaust trim are standouts on a discount priced machine

Sure there are some comparatively cheap-feeling plastics right here and there, like on the perimeters of the quantity plate bracket. However that’s as a result of.. they are low-cost… There’s nothing I noticed that will delay potential patrons. Quite the opposite, I believe loads of of us can be stunned by the construct high quality for the value.

Build quality on both Gixxers is good for the price
Construct high quality on each Gixxers is sweet for the value

Throwing the leg over them, each bikes sit good and low with each toes in a position to be planted flat on terra firma for even the little ones amongst us. They really feel very mild and nimble.

At 156 kg for the bare and simply over 160 for the faired bike, the scales as soon as once more don’t inform the complete story as they felt one other 15 or so kilos below that to me. Transferring them round from standstill was a breeze and jogged my memory why I really like mild bikes a lot. Low and light-weight, each get a giant tick for usability.

At 156 and 160 kg, and with 795 and 800 mm seat heights the Gixxers are mild and accessible

Each bikes do have fairly steep steering, and really feel very direct in comparison with greater bikes, however a few hundred kays on them had me pretty dialled in.

I most well-liked the extra upright driving place of the bare model, and I reckon it being the cheaper-to-repair choice (with no fairing to fret about in the event you drop it), will presumably be the extra in style model. However the SF isn’t a painful factor when it comes to driving place and will definitely be some purchaser’s choice for the totally faired look.

The Gixxer 250 nakedbike got the bigger ergonomics tick of the two
The Gixxer 250 nakedbike received the larger ergonomics tick of the 2

On the go the little single punches out a decent 26 hp and simply over 22 Nm of torque. As I stated on the V-Strom SX – it’s no stump puller, however it does the job. Fuelling might be a bit abrupt on throttle opening, however with that form of energy degree it doesn’t must be buttery clean does it?

The new single produces 26 hp and 22 Nm of torque
The brand new single produces 26 hp and 22 Nm of torque

The clutch take up can be in the identical class and the entire driveline together with the gearbox feels a bit fundamental. However, it does have an nearly path bike type of ‘I’ll take no matter abuse you throw at me’ really feel to it. And it’ll too.

Suzuki have produced over six MILLION engines from the plant churning these puppies out. So yeah. It’ll in all probability be greater than high-quality in seeing out an entry rider’s wants.

With different 6,000,000 of those little 249 cc singles produced by Suzuki, they’re a confirmed unit

Suspension was surprisingly agency after I first jumped on the bikes, however they solely had 150 and 300 km on them and as I rode them, they began to loosen up and mattress in properly. The shock is adjustable for pre-load on the rear solely, however I didn’t really feel the necessity. The seat was additionally good and agency, however nonetheless pretty comfy.

Suspension started off quite stiff, only offering preload at the rear with a one-size-fits all approach
Suspension began off fairly stiff, solely providing preload on the rear with a one-size-fits all strategy

They’d make completely good commuters and concrete bikes, however I dunno in the event you’d need to do huge miles and go touring on them. Take a look at the V-Strom if you need extra comfy, longer touring choices I reckon…

And whereas the pillion seize deal with seems to be surprisingly good – I actually wouldn’t prefer to be a pillion on one. I’d consider that pillion seat as extra of a possible baggage platform…

These aren't really the machines you'd pick with a pillion in mind, but that's less of a concern for most beginner riders
These aren’t actually the machines you’d choose with a pillion in thoughts, however that’s much less of a priority for many newbie riders

There’s fairly the great brief first gear for manoeuvring round vehicles and but it didn’t appear fussed sitting on freeway velocity for almost an hour both. And that little engine will run on the odor of an oily rag exhibiting lower than 3 L per 100 km, so count on the 12 L tank to have you ever crusing previous the 300 km vary mark fairly comfortably.

A Bybre front caliper and 300 mm disc does the job
A Bybre entrance caliper and 300 mm disc does the job, naturally with ABS

Brakes are additionally stable. A 300 mm single up entrance with a Bybre caliper being completely acceptable. Whereas it doesn’t have the texture of a excessive finish unit, once more – it will get the job performed and has greater than sufficient energy for what’s wanted on this case. And learners will discover consolation understanding there’s a good ABS system there too.

The new Gixxer 250s offer an enticing option for those after great value
The brand new Gixxer 250s supply an attractive choice for these after nice worth, and look the enterprise

All in all, I believe they’ve performed fairly effectively right here. They’ve got down to ship a few handsome, low-cost, dependable entry-level choices and get some extra bums on Group Yellow’s seats. There’s some robust competitors in that section now, however these are proper up there and can discover loads of followers.

Head to the Suzuki Motorcycles Australia website for extra data, or to seek out your nearest Suzuki dealership.

Both new options should help get more beginner riders onto Suzuki's too
Each new choices ought to assist get extra newbie riders onto Suzuki’s too

I just like the Gixxer 250s as a result of:
  • Arduous to go previous that value level initially
  • I’d count on them to be fairly stable from a construct degree and reliability standpoint, three-year guarantee too
  • I reckon they each look fairly sharp too, good paint and end
I’d just like the Gixxer 250s extra if:
  • I wouldn’t thoughts a bit taller display screen on the SF
  • I did discover the mirrors vibing particularly on the SF
  • The muffler doesn’t let loose essentially the most thrilling be aware on the planet

Suzuki GIXXER 250 Specs

Engine 249 cc, single-cylinder, SOHC, oil-cooled
Bore x stroke 76 x 54.9 mm
Gasoline System EFI
Energy  19.8 kW (26.5 ps) at 9300 rpm
Torque 22.2 Nm at 7300 rpm
Starter Electrical
Transmission  Six-Pace
Rear Suspension Monoshock
Rims – Forged alloy Forged alloy
Tyres   110/70-17 (F), 150/60-17 R)
Brakes  Single Disc entrance and Rear ABS
Size 2010 mm
Width  Mm 805 For  740 mm (805 For SF)
Peak 1305 mm
Wheelbase  1345 Mm For  1340 (1345 For SF)
Floor Clearance  165 mm
Moist Weight 156 Kg 161 Kg For  156 kg (161 For SF)
Seat Peak 795 mm 800 Mm For  795 mm (800 For SF)
Gasoline Capability  12 Litres
Gixxer 250 $6490 Journey Away
Gixxer SF 250  $6790 Journey Away

2024 Suzuki Gixxer 250 / Gixxer SF 250 Gallery



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