Suzuki has finally brought the quarter-litre Gixxer series into the BS6 form. The prices have seen a hike of Rs 3,400 and Rs 3,000 over the respective BS4 Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 model. Surprisingly the hike is not as much as we expected previously, the reason might the Bajaj Dominar 250. The BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250 now costs Rs 1,63,400 (all prices ex-showroom), while the BS6 Gixxer SF 250 costs Rs 1,74,000, the MotoGP Gixxer SF now comes at Rs 1,74,900.
Not much has been changed in terms of specifications. The engine, however, gets tuned to comply for the BS6 emission norms. Both the BS6 Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 underpins a 249 cc SOCS, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. It produces about 26.1 BHP max power at 9,300 rpm and 22.2 Nm of peak torque at 7,300 rpm. When compared to the BS4 model, the power is remained unchanged, however, the torque output has been dropped by 0.4 Nm. A six-speed gearbox is paired with the engine which is a quite smooth-shifting unit as it is experienced earlier with the BS4 model.
The engine comes with one of its type oil-cooler. Suzuki has developed a very efficient way of cooling the engine without any further need for liquid-cooler or water-cooler. Due to the oil-cooled engine, it will also have less maintenance as well.
There have been no changes done with the design and aesthetic elements. The BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 retains the aggressive styling. Both the bikes come with LED headlamps and LED taillamp units. The chrome element on the dual-port exhaust gives it a distinctive identity. The split seat setup also enhances the overall look of the bikes. To differentiate the Gixxer 250 series with the Gixxer 155 series, the 250 series comes with a copper coloured clutch cover and belly pan. Also, the colour combinations on the 250 series are different than the 155 series.
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The BS6 Suzuki Gixxer 250 and SF 250 have multiple features in common. Both of them are equipped with a fully digital negative display instrument cluster. For the sure-shot stopping power, both the bikes do have dual-channel ABS as a standard. Unfortunately, these are not switchable ABS so you will need to take extra care on the rough surfaces.
Both the bikes are well equipped on the hardware as well. The suspension duty is done by the telescopic suspension at the front and monoshock suspension at the rear. The braking performance is captivated with the help of 300 mm disc at the front. The Gixxer 250 is a naked streetfighter so it comes with single-piece handlebar while the faired Gixxer SF 250 comes with clip-on handlebars for more committed riding.