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Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL Specifications and Features, Which One To Choose?

 PT Suzuki Indomobil Sales (SIS) two-wheeled division officially launched the new sports bike Gixxer SF 250 at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2021. The presence of this bike then enlivened the 250 cc 1-cylinder sports market which was first inhabited by Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL


Competing in a market that is arguably that skinny niche, who is most deserving to be moved? In this article we will discuss the comparison of specifications, features, and price gaps.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL Design

First we alluded to the design of the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. Conceptually he comes as a touring sport then the riding position is not too lower than the Ninja 250 SL.  

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250


The front fascia looks sporty with a light silhouette made slightly similar to the GSX600R. While the fairing design is also quite attractive, there is a kind of vent to fulfill aerodynamic functions.

If you are aiming for a quarter-liter fairing bike with a sporty look but and there is a touring feel, the Gixxer SF 250 can be taken into consideration.

While for those of you who prefer a racy look and thick sporty aura, Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL can meet that. The driving position is quite 'intimidating' through the use of the handlebars of his underyoke model. From the front, side, up to the stern of the sharp line pull is consistently present on the motorcycle made by the green gang.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL Dimensions

At a glance these two motors they both have a minimalist body shape, compact, and proportional to a 250 cc motor.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL
Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL



Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 has a length of 2,010 mm, width of 740 mm, height of 1,035 mm, ground clearance of 165 mm. As for weight, this bike only weighs 161 kilograms with a fuel tank volume of up to 15 liters.

Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL has a length of 1,935 mm, a width of 685 mm, and a height of 1,075 mm. Then for ground clearance is 165 mm with a total weight of 151 kilograms. Oh yes, the fuel tank is able to down gasoline up to 11 liters.

If compared, Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 appears more gambot than Ninja 250 SL. But Suzuki products are heavier, the difference is 10 kilograms.

Performa Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL

Although carrying an engine that is both 1-cylinder it turns out that both package different enjis construction and technology. It is possible to adjust to the concept carried by these two motors.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is equipped with a 249 cc engine, SOHC, 1-cylinder, 4-valve, 4-stroke, oil cooler (SOCS), and has injection. The manufacturer claims, with the use of the pacemaker it is able to produce maximum power up to 25.6 PS at 9,000 rpm and peak torque of 22.6 Nm at 7,500 rpm engine rotation. The output is channeled through a 6-speed clutch manual transmission.

While Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL comes with a 249 cc, 4-Tak, single cylinder engine, DOHC, 4-valve, liquid coolant, injection-powered. The power it produces is 28 PS at 9,700 rpm and 22.6 Nm of torque at 8,200 rpm. This power is channeled with a 6-speed manual transmission.

On paper, the Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL is superior to the performance sector. Moreover, this bike also has a total weight that is lighter up to 10 kilograms, which certainly affects acceleration and speed when driven on the road.

Feature Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL

Well when buying a motorcycle of course this sector is also not spared to be considered. We'll start first from Suzuki.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is equipped with LED front and rear lighting system, but for sein marker still carries a conventional bulb. He also uses a full LCD meter panel, and dual ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) braking.

While Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL for the lighting system all still use ordinary halogen bulbs. Then it has not embedded the abs active safety feature on the front and rear wheels.

Nevertheless, this compact sports bike has applied a full LCD meter panel that provides important information from the vehicle.

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 vs Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL Price

The question is, who is more affordable? Of the set prices offered by both brands, Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL is the cheapest.

He is priced at Rp 35.9 million OTR with white and green kelir options, while Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 sold for Rp 49.3 million comes in a choice of colors Triton Blue / Silver (100th Year Anniversary Edition), Metallic Triton Blue, and Metallic Matte Black.

Choose which one?

Ending in the conclusion, who is more deserving to buy? The answer is only you can determine, yes adjusting to the needs and budget.

But if you can give advice, if you are looking for a 250 cc sports model with a new look in the Indonesian market, then the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 can be considered. This bike is also suitable for riders who are more concerned with economy and comfortable to drive.

Meanwhile, if you want to appear more aggressive and racy, then Kawasaki Ninja 250 SL has that. The engine already carries DOHC, liquid cooling, and has a maximum power of up to 28 PS.

The price offered is also cheaper than the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. But you will get a bike with that-that-so-it-so, because the 250 SL has long been unable to update.

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