Suzuki Motorcycle India has launched the 2019 Gixxer 250 bike at an ex-showroom price of INR1.60 lakh in Delhi. The new motorcycle, in essence, is a naked version of Gixxer SF 250. It offers an upright riding position and a single-piece handlebar. It is also INR10,800 cheaper than the elder sibling.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 looks similar to the Gixxer 155 with an identical LED headlight design, fuel tank shape, and split seats. The Gixxer 250’s digital instrument console has a negative LCD display, while the Gixxer 155 has a white backlit unit.
Speaking at the bike’s launch, president of Suzuki’s India operations Koichiro Hirao, said that the Gixxer brand conforms to the company’s stress on style, performance, and quality. The Gixxer 250 is a powerful and stylish bike and is a true reflection of the company’s continuing legacy to develop high-performance two-wheelers. The Gixxer 250, he said, is a superb quality motorcycle backed by cutting-edge technology.
The two-tone white and grey colours of the Gixxer 250, along with the bronze-finished side panel and engine casing, help the motorcycle stand out from the crowd. The all-back colour scheme is also available as an option.
The 2019 Gixxer 250 is mounted on the same chassis and suspension like the SF 250. Both two-wheelers are hauled by the same single-cylinder, oil-cooled 249cc motor which produces 26.5bhp at 9,000rpm and 22.6Nm peak torque at 7,500rpm. The single overhead camshaft (SOHC) engine is mated to a 6-speed gear system. The new Suzuki bike, at a 156kg kerb weight, is 5kg lighter than the fully faired Gixxer SF 250. It gets dual-channel antilock braking system (ABS) as standard.
The Gixxer 250 is Suzuki’s second naked-faired bike in the Indian 250cc segment after the Inazuma.
The new Suzuki Gixxer 250 will face market competition from the KTM 200 Duke (INR1.62 lakh) and the Yamaha FZ25 (INR1.34 lakh).