For Malaysian riders waiting for Suzuki’s 250 cc model, the 2022 Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250, the pair is expected to be seen here in 2023. First launched in the Indian market in 2019, Gixxer is also available in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. Like the Philippines, many have questioned whether the pair will deliver a quarter-liter Suzuki to Malaysia.
The answer would be nice to hear, yes, but not so soon. Following the recent launch in Malaysia of the Suzuki Raider F150i, GSX-S150 and GSX-R150, along with the larger Suzuki Malaysia range of motorcycles, the Gixxer 250 and SF250 variants will be released sometime next year.
paultan.org No specific date has been set, but Suzuki is our source inside Malaysia whose credentials are impeccable telling us the expected launch date is at least one year away, the lowest. For the price, the Gixxer 250 and SF250 will be in competition with the local market, such as the KTM Duke 250, retailing at RM21,500.
The Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF250 are both mechanically the Gixxer 250 a nude sports and the Gixxer SF250 a sportsbike with full fairing. According to standard styling dynamics, the Gixxer SF250 has a semi-raised clip-on with a Gixxer 250 long handlebar.
Both quarter-liter Suzuki carry the same power plant, displacing a SOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder mill, 249 cc. With an EFI-powered engine, it is claimed to have 26 hp of power at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 7,500 rpm.
Those who may ask whether the two-cylinder Suzuki GSX-R 250 will be brought, it will not happen because it is a model intended for the Chinese market. Based on the older Suzuki Inazuma 250 engine, the GSX-R250 does not meet current emissions regulations in many countries.