With the arrival of the naked sibling of the Gixxer SF250, we thought we will compile you a list of all the highlights you need to know about the Suzuki Gixxer 250.
After launching the new Gixxer SF250, Suzuki followed it with the launch of its naked sibling just last week, the Gixxer 250. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 has been launched in India at a price of Rs. 1.59 lakhs, ex-showroom and it is cheaper by about Rs. 11,000 than its fully faired sibling. So what are the similarities and differences between these two sibling motorcycles? Well, here’s all the highlights you need to know about the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250.
Looks similar to the Suzuki Gixxer
While the Gixxer 250 may be the naked sibling of the Gixxer SF250, it is also the elder sibling of the Suzuki Gixxer 150. The new Gixxer 150 was launched a couple of months ago, and the Gixxer 250 borrows all the styling cues from it’s younger sibling. In fact both motorcycles look completely the same except for a bronze finish to the crankcase of the 250cc engine, the addition of an engine cowl, special machine-finished alloy wheels and bronze highlights on the headlight and side quarter panels for the bigger bike.
Comes well equipped with features
One of the important highlights of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 is that it comes quite well equipped with features, especially when you consider the price that Suzuki is charging for this motorcycle. It gets full LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, a digital instrument cluster with blue back-lighting, a rear tire hugger, a 300mm front disc, double-barrel exhaust and Suzuki’s ‘Easy Start’ electric starter.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 shares its powertrain with the Gixxer SF250, that too in the same state of tuning. The 249cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine with a unique oil-cooling system. The engine puts out 26.5 bhp at 9,000rpm and 22.6Nm of peak torque at 7,500rpm. It comes paired to a 6-speed transmission but the most important thing to note is that the engine is already BS-VI ready.
Underpinnings also shared with its faired sibling
Just like the engine, the Gixxer 250 uses the same set of upderpinnings as in the Gixxer SF250. It gets a 41mm fork at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Both motorcycles come with dual-channel ABS as standard are wear similar 110/70-section front and 150/60-section rear tyres on the 17-inch wheels. While they come with exactly the same setup, The Gixxer 250 is about 5 kgs lighter than the Gixxer SF250 as it does not get the faring.
One of the biggest highlights of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 has been its very competitive price at Rs. 1.59 lakhs, ex-showroom. It sits right in the middle of the competition. The Yamah FZ25 is priced at Rs 1.36 lakh while the KTM Duke 250 is priced Rs. 1.97 lakh, all prices ex-showroom. The FZ25 is cheaper than the Gixxer 250 but it cuts cost in places with a simple air-cooled engine with lesser power and just five gears. The KTM Duke 250 is on the other hand quite expensive for it comes with much more power and torque along with liquid cooling. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 seems to have struck the right balance thus.