2020 Motorcycle Previews Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition Unveiled: First Look

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition Unveiled: First Look

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Motorcycle

During the third round of the Gixxer Cup Championship at Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore, India, Suzuki unveiled a new quarter-liter superbike – the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition.

Unfortunately, this bike will only be available for Indian motorcyclists, at least initially, but its sure worth reporting about and, especially, gawking at.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 first lookThe Gixxer SF is based on what we know in America as the GSX250R, the GSX-R1000R‘s youngest brother.

Suzuki Indian says the Gixxer, named after Indian’s Gixxer Cup Championship, arrives with an all-new Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS) that caters to Indian riders.

“Oil cooling system in engines was first introduced by Suzuki to the world for creating light weight and fast engines,” a Suzuki spokesman said, “which provides high performance for a wide range of needs, from city riding in traffic to serious sport riding.”

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 indianThe SOCS engine features technology derived from MotoGP for weight and friction reductions, and eliminates the need for cooling devices such as cooling fins or a water pump. Instead, separate oil cooling flow lines are added. This not only reduces weight, but also maintenance costs.

Suzuki says the hot oil goes through the oil cooler and then via the oil cooling channel before it goes to the oil pan. The system then channels the cooled oil through a filter to different parts of the engine such as piston jet, crank, cam, and transmission.

This is a continuous process in which lubrication flow lines are kept separate from cooling flow lines which results in high cooling efficiency, Suzuki says.

Here are the specs and a photo gallery of the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP edition.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: 4-stroke single
  • Displacement: 249 cc
  • Bore x stroke: 76.0 mm x 54.9 mm
  • Maximum power: 26 horsepower @ 9000rpm
  • Maximum torque: 22.6 ft/lbs @ 7500rpm
  • Valvetrain: SOCH, 4 valves
  • Fuel System: EFI
  • Cooling: Suzuki Oil Cooling System
  • Starting: Electric
  • Transmission: 6-speed

CHASSIS

  • Front suspension: Non-adjustable fork
  • Rear suspension: Single shock
  • Wheels: Cast
  • Front tire: 110/70 x 17
  • Rear tire: 150/60 x 17
  • Front and Rrear brakes: Disc

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 52.7 inches
  • Seat height: 31.5 inches
  • Fuel tank capacity: 3.1 gallons
  • Curb weight: 343 pounds

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 MotoGP Edition – Photo Gallery

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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