Suzuki Motorcycles are very famous in the country as the iconic superbike Hayabusa is the product from Suzuki Motorcycles. The other bike which is very popular from Suzuki is Gixxer Series. Suzuki has teased both the Gixxer 250 BS6 and the Gixxer SF 250 BS6 on its official website.
The two motorcycles get a greener motor but remain cosmetically and mechanically unchanged. The updated Gixxers could be launched immediately after the lockdown. Bookings for the BS6 Gixxer 250 twins had commenced. Both the bikes BS6 version was unveiled during the Auto Expo 2020.
The two motorcycles remain cosmetically similar to their BS4 predecessors and even get the same colour options. The Gixxer 250 BS6 will be available in two colours: Metallic Matte Black and a dual-tone Metallic Matte Silver/Metallic Matte Black. Its cousin, the Gixxer SF 250 BS6, will come in three colours: Metallic Matte Black, Metallic Matte Platinum Silver, and Metallic Triton Blue with MotoGP livery. Both motorcycles get premium features like LED headlamps, LED tail lamps, and a redesigned full-digital instrument console.
In terms of safety, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 come equipped with disc brakes on both the front and rear wheels, along with dual-channel ABS to avoid skidding while braking. To manage suspension duties, the quarter-litre sports tourers house conventional telescopic forks upfront and a mono-shock absorber on the rear.
The motorcycles now get a greener 249cc oil-cooled motor. The BS6-compliant motor offers 26.5PS of power at 9300rpm and 22.2Nm at 7300rpm. Power output remains the same as the BS4 motor but peaks 300rpm higher in the rev range. Peak torque is 0.4Nm less but comes 200rpm earlier than before. The 6-speed gearbox has been carried over.
Suzuki has not revealed the prices of the BS6-compliant Gixxer 250 and Gixxer SF 250 motorcycles as of now. However, it is expected that the updated models would carry a premium of around Rs. 5,000 over their BS4 counterparts. The Gixxer 250 costs Rs. 1.59 lakh, while the fully-faired Gixxer SF 250 is priced at Rs. 1.70 lakh.