The BS6 model is already listed on the company’s India website, although the prices are yet to be revealed. The Suzuki Gixxer 250 BS6, as seen on the India website, retains the styling of the BS4 model. The aggressive looks of the quarter-litre product from Suzuki are complemented by features such as split-style seats and twin-muffler. The BS6-compliant model, similar to its predecessor, is listed in two colour options – Metallic Matte Silver/Metallic Matte Black and Metallic Matte Black.
Features and hardware
The feature list, too, is similar to the BS4 model, and the Gixxer 250 BS6 continues to use an LED headlight, an LED taillight, a fully-digital instrument cluster and Suzuki Easy Start System. The cycle parts on the motorcycle include 41mm telescopic forks at the front, preload-adjustable rear mono-shock, disc brakes on both wheels and a dual-channel ABS.
The mechanical specifications include a 249cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled motor. The BS6-compliant motor produces similar power output as the BS4 motorcycle. Thus, the maximum power is rated at 26.1bhp at 9,300rpm. The peak torque has dropped marginally, and the BS6 bike makes 22.2Nm at 7,300rpm (vs 22.6Nm at 7,500rpm). The engine is linked to a six-speed gearbox.
Competition and Expected Price
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 rivals the likes of Yamaha FZ 25 and the Bajaj Dominar 250. The new Dominar 250 is already available for sale while the quarter-litre model from Yamaha is scheduled to be launched very soon. Expect the BS6-compliant Gixxer 250 to retail at a marginal premium over the BS4 motorcycle. The old version, for reference, was sold at Rs 1,59,800.