New Suzuki GIXXER 250 SF

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  1. The_Precious_Juice

    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    Mass is 161kgs
    Or 356lbs

    12 liters
    Or 3.17 gallons.

    The Gixxer SF 250 is powered by an all-new, fuel injected single cylinder engine and outputs stand at 26.5PS and 22.6Nm. Interestingly, the engine is oil-cooled and not water-cooled. Suzuki has developed a new cooling system called the SOCS (Suzuki Oil Cooling System) which uses an external, radiator-like unit for better efficiency. Suzuki tells us this was a conscious decision for weight savings and also for simplicity in terms of engine construction. The engine is mated to a new six-speed gearbox and clutch action at the lever light, while quality of gearshifts is excellent, just like most other Suzuki's transmissions


    Telling solely from the teaser video, one finds it difficult to believe that the new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 features a single cylinder engine. Documents leaked earlier reveal that the new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 will feature a 249cc 4-stroke, singe-cylinder oil cooled engine that produces 26.1bhp of power @ 9,000rpm and 22.6Nm of torque @ 7,500rpm. The engine also features SOHC and 4-valves. The engine comes mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.

    The Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 features a fuel injection system and an electric starter system. Suspension duties are handled by telescopic, coil spring, oil damped systems in the front, and a swingarm type mono-shock at the rear. The motorcycle also features disc brake at the front (dual calipers) and the rear (single caliper). ABS is expected to be offered as a standard.
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    https://www.suzukimotorcycle.co.in/


    Is the new engine meant for everyday use? Or, sport riding? Both, answered Suzuki. Out on the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) we had plenty of opportunity to test one of those claims. Things checked out. The short-stroke engine revs to just over 10,000 rpm and power doesn’t trail off as it gets there. Hitting the 154kph (indicated) top speed was a fuss-free affair. The refinement of the engine was also pleasing, with just a light tingle creeping in at high revs.
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    Did they finally run out of drum brakes at Suzuki?
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    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    Well, the DR200 is done.

    Suzuki actually has some potential with a DR250 Rally.
    With the air oiled package she should be lighter than the CRF250L, which is about 320lbs.
    :hmmmmm


    The new GIXXER is13.28lbs lighter than the CBR250R.


    The SOCS will help it out on mass.

    Looks like torque is 16.66 foot lbs. @7,500rpm.
    CBR250R is basically the same.

    So, Suzuki really does not have a game changer here.
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    V0R2G0 Been here awhile

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    Will this technology find its way into a new drz400 or dr650 engine?
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    Looks like they did a bunch of neato things to the engine and now its about equal to a basic budget $1200 Zongshen NC250 mill like in the GPX and CSC bikes.

    Geez I wonder why Suzuki is a joke?

    :hmmmmm
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    Surprised it has what looks like a water jacket for just oil cooling. The perk of using thinner oils and a low performance 250cc engine?
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    Hopefully.
    But maybe a 550cc thumper.
    Discontinue the 400 and 650.

    The good news is that the new engine is about 30mph faster than the old 200cc.
    But the bad news is, the competition has been doing that for 15 years+.

    Ideally, they do what Kawasaki did.
    Ninja 300 > Versys X 300.
    GIXXER 250 SF >DR X 250. Where X = 4.0 gallon tank and 21" front tyre.

    She would be much lighter than the Royal Enfield Himalayan.
    I would love just 7.5" of travel and a stiffer suspension. The Honda Rally is too much (9.8" and 10.3" a)just sags horrible like.

    ____
    I guess the only thing left is service intervals.
    The Honda 250 is excellent in this category. The RE Himalayan is weak when you consider how mellow the engine is.
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    This oil cooling design would have been cool as hell if they had developed it back in the 1970’s.

    -Jake
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  9. Navin

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    They have reinvented SOHC!

    Well it never went away so I guess they just rediscovered it themselves...
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    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    I have a feeling the new DR525 is going to be better than the new KLR525.

    Some things don't change with time.

    But as long as the new KLR has a huge fuel tank, that is what will determine how well they sale.

    2021 could be a whole new generation of Japanese thumpers!
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    V0R2G0 Been here awhile

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    A few extra hp in my Tu250x would be excellent!! And if it was lighter even better. If this engine replaced the dr/vanvan motor the dr 250 would be like a Sherpa with fuel injection.
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    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    Ohh, yeah.

    I forgot about the Tu250x. Sine there is no water cooling, it should be easy to slide in a new engine.

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    That is actually a nice looking bike. And the Vanvan will be much better too!!
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    Suzuki is no joke
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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Not trying to pick a fight with ya man. Dealerships. Suzuki has them.
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    Yes, why is the question! :lol3
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    The_Precious_Juice The Virginian

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    It's pointless to argue with Navin.

    He only has two purposes in life.

    1. dust off his old trophyies from his racing days.
    2. fill up non KTM threads with crap posts.
    :D
    Well, I'm sure he will crap all over the KTM 390 ADV. It's heavier than the 690 Enduro.
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  16. Navin

    Navin Long timer

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    Arguing with one who is correct is quite pointless. Ive sure been wrong before, but never as wrong as Suzuki on this one! :imaposer
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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    Radial airplane engines have been using it since the mid 1930's :-)
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    They most likely had this design on the shelf for many years.

    There is nothing special about it. I like the efi and air oil cooled package. So, I"m interested in what the DR250 or ADV version could be.
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    Wonder if creating an 'oil jacket' is to get the sound reduction properties of a liquid cooling jacket?
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    Eatmore Mudd Mischief on wheels.

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    I think that part of the design tech is to reduce temperature differences and cut hot spots.
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