Suzuki Motorcycles India has just launched the Gixxer 250, the naked sibling of the Gixxer 250 SF, which was launched a few months back. It’s priced at Rs. 1.6 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi, which makes it pricier than the Yamaha FZ25, its key rival. The Yamaha FZ25 is priced at Rs. 1.34 lakhs. Like the FZ25, the Gixxer 250 is a motorcycle that is aimed at people wanting a fast bike that can do both city commutes and highway runs with ease. In terms of looks, the Gixxer 250 is similar to the smaller engined Gixxer 155. Key changes include larger dimensions overall, bronzed engine cases and a new instrument cluster.
The Gixxer 250 uses the same 250cc, air-oil cooled single cylinder four stroke engine borrowed from the Gixxer 250 SF. Peak power is rated at 26.5 Bhp and is produced at 9,000 rpm while the peak torque of 22.6 Nm comes in at 7,500 rpm. A 6 speed manual gearbox is standard with this engine, which also gets a four valve head and fuel injection. At 156 kilograms, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 is lighter than its fully faired sibling by 5 kilograms. More than the reduction in kerb weight, the lack of a fairing should make the motorcycle easier to park in crowded city conditions.
Speaking at the launch of the Gixxer 250, Koichiro Hirao, company head, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd., said,
In the last five years, Gixxer brand has become synonymous with Suzuki’s attributes of quality, style and performance. It is our constant endeavour to bring a fresh perspective and value to this brand. Today, we are thrilled to launch a stylish and powerful biking experience to our patrons in the form of the Suzuki Gixxer 250. This product is a true reflection of Suzuki’s legacy in developing high-performance motorcycles of superior quality, backed by cutting-edge technology. With this addition to the Gixxer portfolio, we look forward to ride upwards and continue the growth momentum.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 will make the small capacity motorcycle range of the Japanese two wheeler major complete. Apart from the naked sportsbike, Suzuki sells the Intruder 155 cruiser, fully faired versions of the Gixxer 155 and 250, and the Gixxer 155 naked commuter bike. In the coming months, an Intruder 250 based on the Gixxer 250’s engine is expected ro be launched. The Intruder 250 will be positioned as a reliable, affordable cruiser that borrows looks from the iconic Intruder 1800. Watch this space for more details.