Suzuki India revealed all new Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 with BS6 compliant engines. The naked Gixxer 250 is priced at Rs. 1.63 lakh, on the other hand faired version – the Gixxer SF 250 is priced at Rs. 1.74 lakh. For the Gixxer SF in Suzuki’s MotoGP colours, costs you somewhat more at Rs. 1.75 lakh.
As per comparison to their BS4 variants, the BS6 Gixxer 250 costs Rs. 3,400 more while the BS6 Gixxer SF 250 costs Rs. 3,000 higher. This competitive price hike is expected for the 150s as well, since those bikes were already fuel-injected.
Suzuki had raised prices for the BS6 Gixxer 150s by a large margin of Rs. 12,000. We are pleased that wasn’t the case with the Gixxer 250s. The Bajaj Dominar 250’s aggressive price tag of Rs 1.60 lakh may have affected here in Suzuki’s less than predicted hike.
Last year during the launch of the Gixxer SF 250, the firm had announced that the bike was developed by keeping the upcoming BS6 norms in mind and at present with the inclusion of a new ECU (Engine Control Unit) and exhaust, Suzuki has updated it to satisfy with the strict emission norms.
The manufacturer also kept its power and torque figures identical to those of the BS4 models, with the 249cc engine on both the bikes generates 26.5hp of power @9,300rpm and 22.2Nm of torque @7,300rpm. In the comparison to BS4 bikes, peak power is exact, but is produced 300rpm higher in the rev range. Meanwhile, torque is dropped 0.4Nm, but is produced 200rpm earlier in the rev range.
Suzuki revealed its entire BS6 line-up at Auto Expo 2020 and made plans to launch these models back in March 2020, but the covid-19 pandemic delayed those plans by months.
Both the bikes remain visually indistinguishable to their BS4 variants. The Gixxer SF 250 doesn’t have any direct competitor but the naked Gixxer 250 rivals with the Bajaj Dominar and Yamaha FZ25.
(All prices, ex-showroom, Delhi)