Made-in-India Suzuki Gixxer 250’s price in Japan stands at Rs 3.06 lakh ex-showroom
Suzuki Motorcycle India launched the new Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 at an ex-showroom price of Rs 1.59 lakh and Rs 1.71 lakh, respectively. The sports commuter and its faired sibling has found a lot of takers in the country and are two well-rounded products in the 250cc motorcycle category, for the price you pay.
On the other hand, the Japanese motorcycle brand in India is working on the BS6 versions of the same. The motorcycles are expected to launch by the end of this month and the official Gixxer SF 250 BS6 brochure was leaked online, recently. Now, the ‘250’ avatars of the Gixxer and Gixxer SF have been launched in the Japanese market as made-in-India products.
The Japan market pricing roughly converts to INR 3.06 lakh (JPY 448,800) for the Gixxer 250 and Rs 3.29 lakh (JPY 481,800) for the faired Gixxer SF 250. The prices may be different at the time you read this since the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is creating a lot of confusion in the world economy. The Indian automotive market has been greatly affected by the pandemic and dealerships are finding it hard to sell products, especially the leftover BS4 stock — know more details.
In the current BS4 format, the Gixxer 250 range is powered by a 249cc SOHC oil-cooled FI single-cylinder engine that makes roughly 26bhp at 9,000rpm and 22.6Nm of torque at 7,500rpm. Suzuki has employed a unique oil-cooling system dubbed as SOCS. It simply expands to Suzuki Oil Cooling System.
The upcoming BS6 version utilises the same power plant to make lesser emissions. There is a marginal drop in output at 26bhp at 9,300rpm and 22.2Nm at 7,300rpm. The engine is mated to a 6-speed transmission. Meanwhile, the Japan version makes an even lesser output of 25.6bhp at 9,000rpm and 22Nm at 7,300rpm despite coming from the same factory in Haryana. The Japan models are lighter by around 2-3kg as well. It is rather interesting to see motorcycles from a Japan-origin brand being imported to the same country at a higher price.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 boast of full-LED headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster, split seats, twin-barrel exhaust, 300mm front disc, 220mm rear disc, dual-channel ABS and an attractive price tag. The motorcycles showcase high competition in the 250cc segment. Now, the new Bajaj Dominar 250 has become a serious rival to the Suzuki products.
The lesser Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer SF have already become BS6-compliant. The 155cc air-cooled SOHC motor makes 13.4bhp at 8,000rpm and 13.8Nm at 6,000rpm. Unlike the ‘250’ models, the gearbox is a 5-speed unit.