Suzuki's quarter-litre duo is now BS6 compliant. With the upgrade, the Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 are now dearer by around Rs 3,000. Apart from a BS6 compliant engine, there's no change in the motorcycles.
Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the BS6 versions of its quarter-litre motorcycles, the Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250. The naked Gixxer 250 BS6 is priced at Rs 1.63 lakh, while the fully-faired SF 250 BS6 now costs Rs 1.74 lakh. The Gixxer SF 250 in MotoGP livery is priced at Rs 1.75 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, and mark a hike of around Rs 3,000 over the previous BS4 versions.
Visually, all three motorcycles are unchanged. On the mechanical front, the 249cc single-cylinder engine develops the same power output of 26.1bhp as before, but its torque has dropped by 0.4Nm to 22.2Nm, thanks to tighter BS6 emissions. The engine continues to come paired with a six-speed gearbox in all three models.
In terms of features and equipment, both the naked and faired versions come with full LED headlamps, an all-digital instrument cluster and dual-channel ABS. Again, these features have been carried over from the BS4 versions of these motorcycles, so there’s nothing new on this front either.
Competition for the Gixxer 250 includes the likes of Bajaj Dominar 250 and Yamaha FZ25 (the prices of the BS6 version of the FZ25 will be out soon). The Gixxer SF 250, on the other hand, doesn’t have a direct rival, but if you’re looking for a fully-faired motorcycle in that price bracket, the slightly more expensive and more aggressive KTM RC 200 is also available.