Suzuki Gixxer 250 to be powered by BS-VI engine right from launch – Report

08/05/2019 - 14:11 | ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

More details about the Suzuki Gixxer 250 continue to emerge as the Indian launch date of 20 May comes closer. The latest buzz is that it will be powered by a BS-VI engine right from launch.

Suzuki Gixxer SF SP FI ABS review front right quarter
The quarter-litre Suzuki Gixxer will be sold in only a fully-faired avatar. (Image of Suzuki Gixxer SF for representation only.)

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The quarter-litre Suzuki Gixxer model's engine complying with the more stringent, BS-VI emission norms right from launch means that fuel-injection system, electronic control unit, an O2 sensor, three-way catalytic converter and an onboard diagnostic module will be included from the get-go. The BS-VI deadline is 1 April 2019, which is close to a year away. The BS-VI engine will reportedly be a 250 cc single-cylinder oil-cooled, 4-valve motor that delivers 26.5 horsepower. The close rival Yamaha Fazer-25 uses a 20.9 PS (20.61 hp) engine.

Suzuki will sell the quarter-litre Gixxer model in only a fully-faired version. A naked roadster version based on the Haojue DR300 will not be available. Hardware specifications of this model will include disc brakes on both wheels. Dual-channel ABS is said to be standard. The Yamaha Fazer 250 also comes with dual-channel ABS.

Suspension department will include conventional telescopic front forks and an adjustable monoshock suspension at the rear. Expect to see a full-LED headlight, LED tail lamp and a full-digital instrument console on the upcoming model.

The BS-VI engine may lead to a price much higher than that of the Yamaha Fazer-25, which retails at INR 1,43,680 (ex-showroom Delhi). There will be three colour options – grey, silver and blue.

Suzuki Gixxer SF SP FI ABS review cockpit
The quarter-litre Suzuki Gixxer model will most likely feature digital instrument console that may look similar to the unit on the 155 cc Gixxer SF (pictured).

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Suzuki has reportedly instructed its dealers to adopt a new showroom layout to receive the new Gixxer model. Only those outlets that comply with the new layout demands from Suzuki will get to sell it.


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