Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 vs Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 vs Bajaj Dominar 250 BS6 vs KTM 250 Duke BS6 vs Husqvarna Svartpilen 250: Spec Comparison

Modified On Apr 27, 2020 By Benjamin Noel Gracias for Suzuki Gixxer 250

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We compare the updated Gixxer 250 against some of its toughest competitors

Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Spec Comparison

Suzuki has updated its entire lineup to BS6 norms except for the Gixxer 250 twins. However, it has revealed all specifications of the new motorcycles except for pricing. The naked Gixxer 250 does not get anything else apart from a greener motor but is a fairly new motorcycle being launched in May last year. The Gixxer 250 BS6 impresses with quality and refinement but faces quite a bit of competition in the 250cc segment. Here’s a paper comparison to show where the updated Gixxer 250 stacks up when compared to its competitors. 

Engine and performance: 

  Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Bajaj Dominar 250 BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 KTM 250 Duke BS6 Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
Specs 249cc single-cylinder oil-cooled SOHC FI 248.77cc, single cylinder, liquid cooled, DOHC FI 249cc single-cylinder air-cooled SOHC FI 248.8cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC 248.8cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled DOHC
Max. Power Output 26.5PS @ 9300rpm 27PS @ 8500 rpm 20.8PS @ 8000rpm 30PS @ 9000rpm 30PS @ 9000rpm
Max. Torque 22.2Nm @ 7300rpm 23.5Nm @ 6500 rpm 20.1Nm @ 6000rpm 24Nm @ 7250rpm 24Nm @ 7250rpm
Transmission 6-speed 6-speed + slipper clutch 6-speed 6-speed + slipper clutch 6-speed + slipper clutch

Here both the Husqvarna Svartpilen and KTM 250 Duke BS6 offer the most amount of power and torque. The Bajaj Dominar 250 shares its motor with the KTM and Husqvarna but has been tuned for better rideability hence makes less power but at more accessible rpms. However, it is substantially heavier than the other two, which would put a dent in its performance. 

Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Spec Comparison

The Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 gets a unique oil-cooled motor with power outputs closer to the Dominar 250. It is a quick-revving motor and given its comparatively lower kerb weight, is expected to be quicker than the Dominar 250. The Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 has the simplest engine architecture here and offers the least amount of power and torque. However, the BS4 variant was quick to 60kmph owing to its shorter gearing and we expect the BS6 motor to carry forward the same traits. 

Underpinnings:

  Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Bajaj Dominar 250 BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 KTM 250 Duke BS6 Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
Chassis Diamond type Perimeter frame Diamond type Tubular split steel trellis Tubular steel trellis
Front Suspension 41mm conventional fork 37mm USD fork conventional fork 43mm USD fork 43mm USD fork
Rear Suspension Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock Monoshock
Front Brake 300mm disc, 2-piston caliper 300mm disc, 2-piston radial caliper 282mm disc, 2-piston caliper 320mm disc, 4-piston radial caliper 320mm disc, 4-piston radial caliper
Rear Brake Disc with 1-piston caliper 230mm disc 220mm disc 230mm disc, 1-piston caliper 230mm disc, 1-piston caliper
ABS Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel Dual-channel
Front Tyre 110/70 - R17 100/80-17 100/ 80-17 110/70 - R17 110/70 - R17
Rear Tyre 150/60 - R17 130/70-17 140/ 70-17 150/60 - R17 150/60 - R17

Again the Svartpilen 250 and 250 Duke lead the pack by offering premium components for the frame, suspension and brakes. Here, the KTM impresses even more with the split trellis frame it shares with the 390 Duke BS6. This frame allows for easy serviceability and is affordable to repair in case of a crash. The Husqvarna gets dual-purpose MRF tyres to help it offer better grip in off-road conditions. 

Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Spec Comparison

The Dominar 250 too impresses with its frame and suspension components that it shares with the larger Dominar 400 BS6. However, to save costs, it gets slimmer bias-ply tyres instead of radials. The Dominar 250 BS6, Svartpilen 250 and 250 Duke BS6 are the only ones to offer radial calipers. Both the Gixxer 250 BS6 and FZ 25 BS6 get similar frame and suspension components and are more inclined towards comfort than sportiness. 

Dimensions:

  Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Bajaj Dominar 250 BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 KTM 250 Duke BS6 Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
Length 2010mm 2156mm 2015mm NA NA
Width 805mm 836mm 820mm NA NA
Height 1035mm 1112mm 1105mm NA NA
Wheelbase 1340mm 1453mm 1360mm 1357mm NA
Seat Height 800mm 800mm 795mm 830mm 835mm
Ground Clearance 165mm 157mm 160mm 151mm 145mm
Kerb Weight 156kg 180kg 153kg 146kg (dry) 153kg (dry)
Fuel Tank Capacity 12-litre 13-litre 14-litre 13.4-litre 9.5-litre

Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Spec Comparison

The Dominar 250 BS6 is easily the largest motorcycle here thanks to it sharing its underpinnings and bodywork with the larger Dominar 400. However, that means it is also the heaviest, weighing a whopping 27kg more than the lightest motorcycle here. The Gixxer 250 BS6 too is a substantial-looking motorcycle but manages to keep its weight in check. It also has the highest ground clearance here, which should help navigate large speedbreakers easily.  The Gixxer 250 BS6, FZ 25 BS6 and Dominar 250 have more accessible seat heights. 

Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Spec Comparison

Given their sporty nature, the 250 Duke BS6 and Svartpilen 250 get tall seats. Given that it is an off-road focussed motorcycle, the Svartpilen 250 disappoints with its low ground clearance, the lowest here. The FZ 25 BS6 impresses in terms of seat height, ground clearance, low kerb weight and fuel tank capacity. 

Pricing and verdict:

  Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Bajaj Dominar 250 BS6 Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 KTM 250 Duke BS6 Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
Price (ex-showroom Delhi) Rs 1.72 lakh (estimated) Rs 1.60 lakh Rs 1.40 lakh (estimated) 2.01 lakh 1.80 lakh

The KTM 250 Duke BS6 is the most expensive motorcycle here and also the sportiest. It is feature-packed and impresses with its performance. The Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 massively undercuts the KTM and offers a different style of motorcycling but is a compact motorcycle and will disappoint with its lack of space. The Dominar 250 should make for a good tourer given its features like a bright LED headlamp and an upright seating position. However, its added weight could spell trouble given the motor’s linear power delivery.

Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 Spec Comparison

The Yamaha FZ 25 BS6 gets a new look and a brighter headlamp. It even gets a new FSZ 25 variant that gets a larger windscreen and knuckle guards. However, it still carries the same underpinnings and a tweaked motor and should be more suited for city commutes. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6 impresses with its refinement and quality. It works well in the city for touring and is sporty enough to keep up with the KTM. Though it is expected to get a substantial price hike, the Gixxer 250 BS6 manages to carve its own niche here. We would reserve judgement about real-world performance until a comprehensive comparison review.

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  • Suzuki Gixxer 250
  • Bajaj Dominar 250
  • Husqvarna Svartpilen 200
  • KTM 250 Duke
  • Yamaha FZ 25

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