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Suzuki Gixxer SF 250: Observations after 15,000 km & ride to Meghamalai

I believed that I was getting a simple workhorse that would be a little too efficient to resemble anything close to being exciting. It turned out that I was wrong on that front, not that I am complaining about it.

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This past weekend while I was on a ride with fellow TBHPians, the Suzuki GSXRRRRRR 250 quietly crossed the 15,000 kilometer mark. Back when I bought the plucky little Suzuki, I believed that I was getting a simple workhorse that would be a little too efficient to resemble anything close to being exciting. It turned out that I was wrong on that front, not that I am complaining about it.

Anyone who has followed this thread will know that I have covered everything about the GSXRRRRR 250, in great detail. If I had to summarize the motorcycle in a few bullet points

+ Very friendly, linear power delivery

+ A frisky gazelle in the twisties (more so, after you slap on better tires!)

+ Stingy when it comes to sipping fuel (overall mileage of 34.60 kmpl)

+ No nonsense choice for someone looking to upgrade from a 150 cc motorcycle

- Components like the front brake pads, chain, clutch cable have noticeably short lives

- Odd break in around the 6,000 km mark after which the engine becomes buzzy on long rides

Back to the past weekend, we spent a quiet few days in the mountain range of Meghamalai. The agenda was pretty simple

  • Day 1 : Beat The Heat & Quickly Reach Meghamalai
  • Day 2 : Beat The Blues & Do Nothing
  • Day 3 : Beat The Sunset & Arrive At Bangalore By 19:00

Ironically, after weeks of merciless and unbearable heat, Bangalore received major thundershowers after we arrived in Meghamalai and began to enjoy the pleasant weather. Well, thats life! More on this trip in a subsequent post.

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