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    Default Re: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF launched

    Quote Originally Posted by siva23 View Post
    Yes you’re are right bro, Suzuki had already exported gixxer to Japan with updated emission norms with only 14 PS of power, so I believe they were BS VI ready long back!!!

    Snippet of Suzuki Japan website, Gixxer Spec :

    Inner diameter × stroke / compression ratio 56.0 mm x 62.9 mm / 9.8
    Maximum output ※ 5 10 kW <14 PS> / 8,000 rpm
    Maximum torque * 5 14 N ・ m <1.4 kgf ・ m> / 6,000 rpm
    This would be the very last lot of older gixxer with carb and 14.8 ps ,reliable old-school mechanic bike to get....else it would be with newer electronic sensor bike with unkown surprises , So I am still bet on the older gixxer than the new stiffed 2019 version !

    So my theory goes like this : most releiable versions of bike from Manufactures :

    Always the First Yamaha - RX100 ......and in 4 stroke --- FZ ( Initial Lot)
    Honda : 2005 Unicorn (gem of an engine)
    Suzuki --- Shogun (1994) .....Fiero (2000) still bread winner for TVS ( coz all the rtr's built on this great base engine) ----the GREAT GIXXER (2015)

    so the 2014-2018 lot of gixxer will be ever remembered for all the suzuki Enthusiast , as this was the king of segment agaisnt all the 150-160cc of 2,3,4 valves & 2,3 row oil cooler and fancy raw ripped stealth,real throttle racing fancies & 2,3 spark plug whatever ......still the simplistic gixxey is beautiful piece of engine around.
    As a result of which, Hornet once again became the most powerful Japanese naked in 150cc air cooled segment.

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    Default Re: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF launched

    *Suzuki SF 250*
    Did a short test ride of the new Baby Gixxer.
    Initial reaction : it is light!!!! Don't go by the numbers. It is a perfect example of what sportsbike should be. Brakes are nice, equipped with ABS. Quick grab of the lever makes the bike come to halt nicely, ABS did not kick in. Super agile and rev happy engine. I was very comfortable with the stance and the bike immediately. Goes like a stabbed rat too. It is a small bike and thankfully very beautifully weight balanced.
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    Default Re: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF launched

    Went for a short test ride for the SF 250 here in Bangalore, Domlur showroom. My observation:

    Engine: Refined till around 7k, however the engine loves to be revved till the redline. Even when the vibes crept on the footpegs, they werent much. In fact it felt quite like CBR 250's engine, although a gruntier version. The bottom end is quite strong and mid range is quite meaty. I hadnt realised I was at 8k rpm until I glanced at the tacho. Exhaust note is bassy yet unobtrusive.

    Suspension & handling: The bike loves sweeping curves and felt very planted. Couldn't check the bad road ride quality since the roads were excellent. Bike feels quite light and easily flickable in traffic.

    Brakes: Very good stopping power, feel and feedback. Couldn't check ABS since the speedo was disconnected and hence ABS light was on.

    Heating: Did not feel any heat from the engine on my legs. Should not be an issue since it is oil cooled and unstressed engine.

    Looks: Bike looks quite substantial in person and is quite handsome (or pretty) looking.

    Seat: Me being 5'5" could tiptoe both sides while sitting, although the light weight meant it was effortless. Even traffic stops didn't cause any issues. Seat is slightly on harder side which should be good for long rides, though not as hard as KTMs. Could not check pillion seat as I was solo, will check this aspect again with wifey.

    Dislikes: The mirrors are too wide and out of the bike, they might get damaged while parking. A bit more power would be welcome considering the price point at which it is launched. Price is atleast 10-15k too high, hopefully Gixxer 250 fixes that. The showroom folks were not very keen, did not get the premium feel. They were sitting and playing with their phones till I asked about the bike. Hopefully, after sales service is better.

    Overall: excellent motorcycle for the city and should be a good tourer as well. Comfortable and light on its feet. Motorcycle is available in 3 days, and showroom was having 3 SF250s ready for delivery and 2 SF155.
    Interesting tidbits: Servicing interval is every 3500-4000 kms. As per the salesman, the service cost should be Rs 500 (oil) + labour and taxes, which if true could make a very cheap to maintain bike.

    Questions for Gixxer 155 owners
    1. Could you please let me know the average service cost? And service quality, esp in Bangalore.
    2. How is the quality of parts? I intend to keep the bike for atleast 5-6 years
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    Default Re: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF launched

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    speedo was disconnected
    Did you ask them why the Speedo was disconnected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
    Did you ask them why the Speedo was disconnected?
    Could be a test ride bike or could be passed on to unsuspecting customer.
    In Pune, the test ride bikes have Test Ride sticker/mark on them.
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    Default Re: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF launched

    Quote Originally Posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
    Did you ask them why the Speedo was disconnected?
    No, forgot to ask that. Though it was a test ride bike, and not customer bike judging by the stickers on the bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by tripping_billie View Post
    No, forgot to ask that. Though it was a test ride bike, and not customer bike judging by the stickers on the bike
    Did it have a Test Ride sticker on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Akash.Yadav View Post
    Could be a test ride bike or could be passed on to unsuspecting customer.
    In Pune, the test ride bikes have Test Ride sticker/mark on them.
    There is no reason for the speedo to remain disconnected on a demo bike.

    Test Ride sticker with a disconnected speedo still screams malpractice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MotoBlizzard View Post
    Did it have a Test Ride sticker on it?



    There is no reason for the speedo to remain disconnected on a demo bike.

    Test Ride sticker with a disconnected speedo still screams malpractice.
    Yes, it had a test ride sticker on it. Moreover, it had done over 200 kms already so no chance of malpractice.

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    Default Re: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF launched

    Quote Originally Posted by tripping_billie View Post
    1. Could you please let me know the average service cost? And service quality, esp in Bangalore.
    2. How is the quality of parts? I intend to keep the bike for atleast 5-6 years
    1. Labor is 400+72tax, 335 for 1L Mineral oil, 35 for oil filter ( Total 842, will vary if you change the oil type)
    2. Do watch my ownership review (https://youtu.be/g-yqpnR2iFc)

    The 250 has exactly the same maintenance procedure as the 150 so there is absolutely no reason for the 250 to have a higher labor cost for service.
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    Default Re: Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 and 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF launched

    Went for a longish test ride for the bike again, this time with my wife.

    - No perceptible change in Engine performance with added weight. The bike could pull cleanly from as low as 2.5k rpm in 6th gear.
    - The suspension is stiff, and I went through small potholes deliberately. Didn't feel them much. Suzuki seems to have found the middle ground between soft and hard suspension with good enough damping.
    - Gearbox and clutch is very slick. Shifting from 5th to 1st while stationery at traffic light was a breeze.
    - Wife liked the design of the bike very much esp the black colour.

    Issues faced:
    - The pillion seat is quite high and slanted forward, though not as high as R15v2. My wife was not very happy sitting, she said I can't be going on long trips on this seat. She did not feel secure on the seats, and everytime I braked, she kept falling on me. Mind you, she is comfortable on CBR250 and my RTR 180, and we have done quite a lot of long rides on both (CBR was rental). Both the seats are quite wide though, and should be comfortable enough for long rides.
    - The side stand is quite long, as a result the bike stands almost erect. You have to be careful when you park since the bike can topple on the right if floor is not flat. Also, I have a habit of putting the side stand before getting down, which meant a challenge since I kept feeling the bike will fall to the right.

    Regarding the disconnected speedo cable:
    - The console kept giving check F1 (or was it FI?) error, also check engine light was on permanently. The ABS light was also on, and no speeds shown. When asked the salesman, he had no idea. He said, they disconnected the cable since college kids keep coming for test rides and racing the bike, so they disconnected it. Which doesn't make sense, but whatever. Just hope they don't sell it to a buyer.

    On road price of 250SF in Bangalore: ₹ 2,19,600

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