Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Yamaha FZ250 vs Suzuki Gixxer 250 specification comparison

The Bajaj Dominar 250 has arrived to check competition from the Yamaha FZ250 as well as the Suzuki Gixxer 250. That it also takes on its much more premium KTM cousin is another topic. There are a lot of factors to take into heed. One, the Dominar styling is not fresh. It has been repeated from the 400. The Yamaha still looks new while the Gixxer is fading into oblivion. Let’s take a look at which all features and what else distinguishes these quarter litre offerings.

Features

The Bajaj Dominar 250, we got to give it, is more feature rich than the others here. It has got USD front forks, all-digital instrument cluster, bigger disc brakes, bigger fuel tank as well as bungee straps under the seat.

The Bajaj also makes the most power out of this lot. But it is porky too at 180kg kerb. We will find this out after our first ride if the performance is up to the mark. Bajaj has not only dialled in a 6-speed gearbox but also gave a slipper clutch. The Yamaha FZ250 and Suzuki Gixxer 250 have a light clutch too but it will not match a slipper unit.

While Bajaj may have got all the features, the Suzuki with its lighter weight and near about same power numbers might be smoother. The 250cc engine is a gem for low speed trundling but loses steam on the highway. Bajaj claims a top speed of 132kmph from the Dominar and we hope that it can cruise comfortably at 100-110kmph.

All in all, the Dominar 250 might be a bit tiring in the city whereas the FZ250 and Gixxer make mincemeat. However, for the touring oriented, the Bajaj might make more sense. We don’t like the price though. It’s unlike Bajaj.

Bajaj Dominar 250 vs Yamaha FZ250 vs Suzuki Gixxer 250 specification comparison

Bajaj
Dominar 250
Suzuki
Gixxer 250
Yamaha
FZ 250
Engine Specification
TypeSingle cylinder,
liquid cooled
Single cylinder,
liquid cooled
Single cylinder,
liquid cooled
Engine capacity248.77cc249cc249cc
Valvetrain4 valves4 valves2 valves
Max Power27PS26.5PS20.9PS
Max torque23.5Nm22.6Nm20Nm
Power/Weight232.67PS/tonne169.8PS/tonne137.5PS/tonne
Dimensions
L
W
H (mm)
2,156
836
1,112
2,010
805
1,035
2,015
770
1,075
Wheelbase (mm)1,4531,3401,360
Fuel tank capacity13 litres12 litres14 litres
Kerb weight (kg)180156152
Suspension
FrontTelescopic, 43 mm
USD Fork
Telescopic, coil spring,
oil damped
Telescopic fork
RearMulti-step adjustable
Monoshock with
Nitrox
Swing arm type,
monoshock
Swingarm
(Monocross)
Brakes 
Front300mm disc300mm disc282mm disc
Rear230mm disc230mm disc220mm disc
Tyres
Front100/80-17110/70-17100/80-17
Rear130/70-17150/60-17140/70-17
Price (ex-Mumbai)1.60 lakh1.61 lakh1.35 lakh

 

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