The prices for BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250 twins has been suggested by the dealers ahead of the launch. The BS6 Gixxer 250 siblings have experienced a price hike of about Rs 4,000-5,000. The new pricing of the Gixxer 250 is Rs 1,65,147 (ex-showroom) and that of the Gixxer SF 250 is Rs 1,75,846(ex-showroom). The BS6 transition has allotted a few changes compared with the predecessor. Let’s see what are these changes.
Firstly and mostly the changes have been done with the engine unit. It retains same 249 cc single-cylinder, fuel-injected unit but now complies the BS6 emission norms. The engine now churns out 26.1 bhp max power at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm of peak torque at 7,500 rpm. Comparing with the BS4 model it has to experience a torque drop of about 0.4 Nm. However, we have to admire Suzuki to maintain similar power output. The bike gets six-speed gearbox to have a linear and efficient transition in power and torque.
It is to be noted that Gixxer 250 siblings come with the oil-cooled and not the liquid-cooled system. Suzuki has developed a clever way to cool the high-pressure points of the combustion chamber with the engine oil so that it does not require extra fins to cool the engine. So this formula helps the bike to lower the weight and increase the power to weight ratio.
The BS6 Gixxer 250 siblings will retain the hardware bits from the predecessor. It will have 17-inch wheels for both front and rear. The front tyre is 110/70 section while the rear is 150/60 section tyre, the rear tyre is quite wide and looks fabulous on the bike. The braking duty is managed by the disc brakes at both wheels, which are then assisted by the dual-channel ABS system for better safety. One must note that the ABS is not switchable, so extra care should be taken while offroading. Suspension duty of the bike is done by conventional type telescopic suspension at front and swing arm type mono-shock at the rear.
The bike has pretty upmarket features such as full digital instrument cluster, LED headlamps, LED taillamps, split seats, etc. Both the Gixxer 250 siblings offer some different features as one is naked and other is faired version. The Gixxer 250 SF gets the clip-on handlebars while the Gixxer 250 gets single piece handlebar.
The closest rival for the BS6 Gixxer 250 is the newly arrived Bajaj Dominar 250. Other 250cc bikes include Yamaha FZ 25, KTM 250’s and Husqvarna 250’s. The official launch is expected within the upcoming two weeks.