2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 is a bike that is the elder cousin of the Suzuki Gixxer 150. The engine on the bike is completely new and Suzuki has launched a fully fared version of the bike in the month of May 2019. The naked version of this bike took a whole 3 months to launch which is absurd as the engine and chassis were already available. The bike looks like the Suzuki Gixxer 150 although it costs more. The excess price is for the performance that it offers.
Scroll down to know what exactly does the Gixxer 250 offer over the Gixxer 150cc…
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 Price in India
The Gixxer 250 is a bike that is priced accurately for what it offers. At Rs 1,59,800 (ex-showroom) the bike is properly placed between the Gixxer 150 and the Gixxer SF 250. It is a quarter-liter naked roadster which offers value for money. The other bikes in this segment are the KTM Duke 250 and the Yamaha FZ25. This bike is Rs. 50,000 more than the Gixxer 150 and Rs. 10,000 less than the Gixxer SF 250.
Even while comparing it with Yamaha FZ25 which is priced at 1.34 lakhs, the Gixxer 250 looks sportier and offers more performance. At the same time if this bike is also economical if we compare it with the KTM Duke 250. The price of the bike puts it right in the middle of both these motorcycles and make its the achieve the balance between a premium commuter and a sporty naked roadster.
|Suzuki Gixxer 250|
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 Engine
This bike’s engine did not see any change. It was directly picked up from the Gixxer 250. The engine is a 250cc oil-cooled engine with 4 valves. The layout is SOHC which is a small let down but this done to keep the economy. The engine of the bike is BS6 compliant which is good news. This engine generates a power of 26BHP. Along with this, the 22 Nm of torque comes early at 7500 RPM. This makes the bike very maneuverable in the city traffic. The gearing of the bike is not too tall nor too short. The bike gets a 6-speed transmission. The torque of the engine comes in handy to accelerate in high gear than recommended. Oil cooled engine of the bike ensure that the bike does not heat beyond limits. A proper supply of fuel is ensured by the fuel injection system.
|Type||4 stroke, 1-Cylinder, Oil-cooled|
|Value System||SOCH, 4 Valve|
|Bore x Stroke||76.0mm x 54.9 mm|
|Engine Output||26.5ps @ 9000rpm|
|Fuel System||Fuel Injection|
|Transmission||6 Speed, MT|
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 Specifications
The bike gets conventional telescopic forks at the front. The rear of the bike gets a Monoshock. Suzuki makes use of a box section swing arm which robs the roadster look but this is done to keep the price in check. The front-wheel gets a plastic mudguard which seems insufficient to protect the engine from mud splashes. The bike gets a diamond frame chases which is rigid and keeps the bike stable at high speeds.
|Front||Telescopic, Coil Spring, Oil Damped|
|Rear||Swing Arm Type, Mono Suspension|
The brakes on this bike seem promising in numbers. Although this being the case, Gixxer has always been lacking in this department. The bike gets dual-channel ABS. which keeps the bike stable during hard braking. The front and the rear get disc brakes.
The bike also gets LED headlamps and tail lights the turn signals are still bulbs. The throw of the headlight is corrected over the previous bike and now is much brighter. The use of LED gives the bike a premium feel. Although a DRL strip would have made the Gixxer 250 look more premium over the Gixxer 150.
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 Dimensions
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 is exactly the same in terms of dimensions as the Gixxer 150. The bike has a decent ground clearance of 165mm but with the center stand the bike does scrape on tall speed breakers. The seat height is 165 mm making it accessible for short riders too. the seat is a bit on the stiffer side combined with stiff suspensions the smallest of potholes are felt at high speeds.
|Overall Length||2010 mm|
|Overall Width||740 mm|
|Wheel Base||1345 mm|
|Ground Clearance||165 mm|
|Seat Height||800 mm|
|Kerb Mass||161 Kg|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||12L|
|Battery||Maintainance free 12V 6Ah|
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 Design
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 is has changed. Technically it is a new bike in Suzuki’s lineup but the body of the bike is taken directly from the new Gixxer 150. So comparing it with the old Gixxer 150 this bike looks more muscular. The sharp lines and points of the bike have vanished and the bike looks chunkier. To start with the headlamp, there is a new shape which features on it. The headlamp now sports a boxier look from the side. The incline angle of the headlamp has also changed owing to the change in the headlight throw. The front forks on the bike remain the same. The previous Gixxer 150 had a small nonfunctional windscreen protector over the digital console. That too has been removed in this design.
The console on this bike has also been changed. It is an all-digital unit and offers plenty of information. What it misses out is on a distance to empty meter. The readability is also good of the digital console. The bike also gets a Shift light indicator which is not only programmable in terms of RPM but also the strobe can be modified or completely turned off. The tank of the bike gets a bikini fairing this is where the oil cooling filter is mounted. The tank is now raised a bit more and the dents of the tank are reduced. This is where the Suzuki logo is placed on the tanks. The fall protection on the previous bike remains insufficient even in this bike.
The bike gets a split seat and split grab handles. The boxiness is seen at the grab handle where they were much sharper in the previous Gixxer 150. The footpegs are normal and this makes the bike comfortable while riding in the city. The exhaust design is changed and has square chrome surrounds. It is a dual-port exhaust. The engine gets a brushed bronze finish which differentiates it from the older 150cc engine. This complements the color of the battery cover. The tails section of the bike looks a little less aggressive. The mudguard is functional but robs the look of the fat wheel that is offered at the rear.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Colours
- Matte Black
The matte color is available only in 250cc. The silver color comes with a black colored tank. A color is expected to arrive soon.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 Competition
The Gixxer 250 will directly compete with the FZ25 and the Duke 250. It will also compete with the Apache RTR 200 for the value for money proposition. The Suzuki product is known for refinement and accessible performance will go up against the very formidable foes.