Suzuki India has launched the Gixxer 250 at Rs 1.60 lakh, ex-showroom Delhi. This comes in a day after the new Gixxer SF250 MotoGP edition was launched. The naked Gixxer 250 is available now in showrooms and in matte black and silver colours. Dealers have started taking bookings while the deliveries happen after a few weeks. The Gixxer 250 goes up against the Yamaha FZ25 and the KTM 250 Duke, with the Yamaha being priced right between them.
New elements in the Gixxer 250?
This styling is similar to what we have seen in the Gixxer 150. However, this one feels a bit more chunky and grown-up. The street fighter styling stays while the all-LED headlight adds a dash of extra character. Suzuki has ensured that the tank looks a tad bigger than the 150’s. Its’ handlebar too is flat to ensure the rider stays relaxed. There are split seats on offer whereas the tail light is LED. The exhaust has a dual port to it. Suzuki has given new digital meters that again if you’re used to the SF250, will be familiar. There are disc brakes on both ends with dual channel ABS on offer.
An oil-cooled single cylinder engine power the Gixxer 250. The newly developed engine produces 26.5PS@ 9,000rpm and 22.6Nm@ 7,500rpm of power and torque respectively. A new 6-speed gearbox handles the transmission part. Telescopic front forks and a pre-load adjustable rear monoshock are available.
Commenting on the launch of Suzuki GIXXER 250, 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.”