Suzuki Gixxer 250 Launched In India
Update: We have ridden the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. Read the comprehensive road test review here.
The motorcycle costs Rs 10,800 less than the faired version
- The Gixxer 250 quarter-litre naked looks similar to the 2019 Gixxer.
- It gets subtle cosmetic changes to differentiate it from the 155cc bike.
- Engine and underpinnings have been carried over from the Gixxer SF 250.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 has been launched in India at Rs 1,59,800 (ex-showroom Delhi). This makes the quarter-litre naked Rs 10,855 more affordable than the Gixxer SF 250. Like the Gixxer SF and Gixxer SF 250 share the same design language, the new quarter-litre naked motorcycle borrows styling cues from the 2019 Gixxer.
However, to differentiate it from its smaller brother, the Gixxer 250 gets bronze highlights on the headlight cowl, side body panels and engine casing. Suzuki also offers an engine cowl as the mechanicals are shared with the Gixxer SF 250.
In terms of rivals, it sits bang in between the Yamaha FZ25 and the KTM 250 Duke. The former costs Rs 25,620 lesser than the Gixxer 250 thanks to the relatively less complex air-cooled engine with oil cooling. The KTM 250 Duke costs close to Rs 2 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). That said, it comes with a much sophisticated liquid-cooled engine which makes 3.41PS and 1.4Nm more than the Gixxer 250.
The Gixxer 250 is the Japanese brand’s second naked in the quarter-litre segment in India after the Inazuma (launched back in 2014). However, the Inazuma failed to take off due to its high price. Overall, the Gixxer 250 should be a more affordable alternative to the Gixxer SF 250 for riders looking for a quarter-litre bike with decent performance to boot. Here’s Suzuki’s official statement regarding the launch:
‘Born of Greatness’ – The Powerful and Bold Suzuki Gixxer 250 Debuts in India
New Delhi, August 09, 2019: Enticing riders with a perfect amalgamation of performance, style and thrill, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd (SMIPL), a subsidiary of the two-wheeler manufacturer, Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan, launched the powerful GIXXER 250 today. The motorcycle is the latest addition to the GIXXER portfolio and is extremely agile and fun to ride.
To deliver serious riding fun added with adrenaline rush Suzuki GIXXER 250 has a powerful 249cc, Suzuki Oil Cooling System (SOCS) four-stroke, single-cylinder fuel injection SOHC engine offering refined performance, along with easy to handle chassis developed exclusively for Indian market. SOCS technology adopted by the motorcycle was originally designed for GSX-R has a proven power legacy.
The newly developed engine produces 26.5ps@9000 rpm and 22.6Nm@7500 rpm power. Six-speed gearbox delivers a hassle-free ride. Suzuki GIXXER 250 is equipped with Dual channel Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) offering better braking efficiency.
Commenting on the launch of Suzuki GIXXER 250, Mr. Koichiro Hirao, Company Head, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “In last five years, GIXXER brand has become synonymous with Suzuki’s attributes of quality, style and performance. It is our constant endeavor 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 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.”
Mr. Devashish Handa, Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Pvt. Ltd. said, “We have taken it upon ourselves to introduce our patrons to the thrill of the ride with the GIXXER Series without compromising on style and efficiency. With the Suzuki GIXXER 250, we want our consumers to upgrade their riding experience to something stronger. We are confident that our latest offering will receive the same adoration as its predecessors. We are hopeful that the Suzuki GIXXER 250 will reinforce our position as a popular youth brand in India.”
Inspired by the latest European design, Suzuki GIXXER 250 has embraced trapezoidal body proportions that instils charismatic character to the motorcycle. Equipped with futuristic LED headlamp and stylish tail lamp, a sporty dual muffler, brushed finish alloy wheels and newly designed digital speedometer imparts the aggressive style to Suzuki GIXXER 250.
Furthermore, Suzuki GIXXER 250 is an exciting proposition with a new bronze engine cover, an under cowl, exclusive muffler end cap design and wheels with machine finish. The newly launched Suzuki GIXXER 250 is available in two colour schemes – combination of Metallic Matte Platinum Silver/ Metallic Matte Black; and a Metallic Matte Black colour retailing at a price of INR 159,800 (ex-showroom Delhi).