KTM 200 Duke BS6 vs Suzuki Gixxer 250: Spec Comparison

Modified On Feb 3, 2020 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for KTM 200 Duke

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How does the 200 Duke with its new updates now compare to the Gixxer 250?

 

KTM 200 Duke BS6 Vs Suzuki Gixxer 250

KTM has updated its 2020 lineup and the 200 Duke BS6 has received the largest upgrade. With the new updates comes a Rs 10,000 hike in price. At Rs 1,72,749 the 200 Duke costs Rs 12,949 over the Suzuki Gixxer 250’s ex-showroom price of Rs 1,59,800 but also brings a lot more to the table? How do these two stack up? Here’s a paper comparison to find the answers. 

Also read: KTM 200 Duke BS6: 5 Things To Know

KTM 200 Duke BS6 Vs Suzuki Gixxer 250

Engine:

Specifications KTM 200 Duke BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250
Engine 199.5cc, Single Cylinder, 4-valve, DOHC, liquid-cooled 249cc single-cylinder 4-valve SOHC oil-cooled
Power 25PS @ 10,000rpm 26.5PS @ 9000rpm
Torque 19.3Nm @ 8,000rpm 22.6Nm @ 7500rpm
Gearbox 6-speed 6-speed

Despite packing 50cc more, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 makes just 1.5PS more than the KTM 200 Duke BS6. That’s because the KTM has the more advanced motor setup. Where the Gixxer’s large capacity comes in handy is in delivering 3.3Nm more torque than the KTM. While the 200 Duke offers better performance towards the top end, the Gixxer has better mid range and offers adequate performance throughout the rev range. The Gixxer 250 scores high points with its performance and tractability. On the other hand, the 200 Duke offers a heady rush of excitement.

Also read: Suzuki Gixxer 250 vs KTM 250 Duke: Real-world Numbers Comparison

KTM 200 Duke BS6 Vs Suzuki Gixxer 250

Underpinnings:

  KTM 200 Duke BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250
Front suspension 43mm WP Upside down forks Conventional telescopic fork
Rear suspension WP monoshock Monoshock
Front brake Disc 300m, 4 piston radial calliper Disc with twin-piston caliper
Rear brake Disc 230mm, 1 piston Floating Calliper Disc with single-piston caliper
Front tyre 110/70 - R17 110/70 - R17
Rear tyre 150/60 - R17 150/60 - R17

Here the KTM wins hands down. It gets a trellis frame and high-spec suspension components which make the 200 Duke an agile performer. The Gixxer offers an enthusiastic ride experience but is overshadowed by the Duke on twisty roads. While both motorcycles get similar specced MRF tyres, the 200 Duke gets a superior ByBre brake setup which it shares with the larger 250 Duke.

KTM 200 Duke BS6 Vs Suzuki Gixxer 250

Dimensions:

  KTM 200 Duke BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250
Seat height 830mm 800mm
Kerb weight 150.3 Kg 156kg
Fuel tank capacity 13.5 litre 12 litre

The new frame and bodywork give the 200 Duke a larger fuel tank and a taller seat. While the Gixxer 250’s seat height makes it more accessible, the 200 Duke’s larger fuel tank should take you further down the road. Also, the KTM’s lower kerb weight should give it that crucial edge in performance. 

 

Pricing:

  KTM 200 Duke BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250
Price (ex-showroom, Delhi) Rs 1,72,749 Rs 1,59,800

Along with the price hike, KTM has given the 200 Duke a new skin and better underpinnings. It now looks more premium than before, and even the Gixxer 250 in our opinion. Given its tractable motor, the Gixxer should be easier to live with, though the 200 Duke is expected to be more exciting. 

So, is the extra Rs 12,949 for the Duke justified? We can only answer this once we get both motorcycles together for a comparison test. 

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