Suzuki Gixxer 250 Vs Yamaha FZ25 Vs KTM 250 Duke - Spec Comparison

13/08/2019 - 13:00 | ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   | Suvil Susvirkar

The newly launched Suzuki Gixxer 250 is a direct threat to the Yamaha FZ25. The KTM 250 Duke competes in the same displacement segment, although it carries a premium price tag. In this comparison, we list the specifications of all three motorcycles to help you identify the differences and make a better buying decision.

Suzuki Gixxer 250 Vs Yamaha Fz25 Vs Ktm 250 Duke F
The new Suzuki Gixxer 250 occupies the space (in terms of performance and pricing) between the Yamaha FZ25 and the KTM 250 Duke.

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ModelSuzuki Gixxer 250Yamaha FZ25KTM 250 Duke
Displacement and Type249 cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, 4-valve, SOHC249 cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve, SOHC248.8 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, 4-valve, DOHC
Bore x Stroke76.0 mm x 54.9 mm74.0 mm x 58.0 mm72.0 mm x 61.1 mm
Max Power26.5 PS at 9,000 rpm20.9 PS at 8,000 rpm29.9 PS at 9,000 rpm
Peak Torque22.6 Nm at 7,500 rpm20.0 Nm at 6,000 rpm24.0 Nm at 7,500 rpm
GearboxSix-speedFive-speedSix-speed with Slipper Clutch
Length2,010 mm2,015 mm2,026 mm
Width805 mm770 mm836 mm
Height1,035 mm1,075 mm1,267 mm
Wheelbase1,340 mm1,360 mm1,357 mm
Seat Height800 mm795 mm830 mm
Ground Clearance165 mm160 mm185 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity12-litres14-litres13.5-litres
Kerb Weight156 kg152 kg166 kg
Suspension, Brakes and Tyres
Front SuspensionTelescopic ForksTelescopic ForksInverted Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshockMonoshock
Front BrakeDiscDisc (282 mm)Disc (300 mm)
Rear BrakeDiscDisc (220 mm)Disc (230 mm)
Safety NetDual-channel ABSDual-channel ABSDual-channel ABS
Front Tyre110/70-17100/80-17110/70-17
Rear Tyre150/60-17140/70-17150/60-17
Ex-showroom DelhiINR 1,59,800INR 1,34,180INR 1,96,672

In terms of features, the new Suzuki Gixxer 250 and the Yamaha FZ25 feature a full LED headlight, while the KTM 250 Duke uses a halogen unit to perform the illumination tasks. However, the KTM packs LED taillight and blinkers that enhance its premium quotient.

In terms of styling, the 250 Duke draws inspiration from the 1290 SuperDuke, which makes it one of the most desirable bikes, not just in the segment, but also in the Indian market. The 250 Duke’s premium price tag also brings inverted forks and slipper clutch as standard equipment. The Gixxer 250 and the FZ25, too, pack muscular looks that should appeal to the buyers in the quarter-litre segment. Both Japanese-branded motorcycles feature conventional front forks and a monoshock suspension at the back.

The feature list on all three motorcycles includes a fully-digital display, although the KTM model offers more ride-related information than its Japanese rivals. Apart from regular readings, the orange backlit display on the KTM model displays information such as average fuel consumption, distance to empty, distance to next service and average speed among others. Do note that all three motorcycles come with optional accessories that can be used to further customise them as per the owner’s choice.

The newly launched Gixxer 250 packs a decent amount of horsepower, churning out 26.5 PS at 9,000 rpm and 22.6 Nm at 7,500 rpm from its 249 cc, single-cylinder, oil-cooled, 4-valve engine. In comparison, its direct rival, the Yamaha FZ25 uses 249 cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve motor that produces 20.9 PS at 8,000 rpm and 20.0 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The Austrian quarter-litre features a 248.8 cc mill with a liquid-cooling system, 4-valves and DOHC layout that delivers a healthy 29.9 PS at 9,000 rpm and 24.0 Nm at 7,500 rpm.

The Gixxer 250 and the 250 Duke use a six-speed gearbox, while the FZ25 has a five-speed unit. The 250 Duke, as mentioned above, benefits from PASC anti-hopping clutch/mechanically operated (or Slipper Clutch) system that comes handy while aggressive down-shifts.

The KTM model tips the weighing scale slightly higher than the Yamaha or the Suzuki roadsters, although the power and torque numbers make up for the extra bulk. The relatively higher seat height of 830 mm on the KTM, however, may repel the shorter riders. The FZ25 has the lowest seat height of 795 mm, while the Gixxer 250 is marginally higher at 800 mm.

The braking set up on all three bikes is governed by dual-channel ABS. Stopping power comes from disc brakes on both wheels. The KTM model features bigger rotors than its Japanese rivals. It is undoubtedly the most desirable, power-packed and feature-rich motorcycle in this technical specification comparison. However, the premium price tag may not fit everyone’s budget. The Yamaha offering, on the other hand, makes a good value-for-money proposition but the lack of performance numbers may not appeal to the young buyers.

Suzuki Gixxer 250 Banner Right Front Quarter
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 is available at INR INR 1,59,800*, which makes it INR 25,620 costlier than the Yamaha FZ25 and INR 36,872 cheaper than the KTM 250 Duke.

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The Suzuki Gixxer 250 sits at a sweet spot in terms of performance and pricing. Priced at INR 1,59,800*, it is INR 25,620 costlier than the Yamaha FZ25 and INR 36,872 cheaper than the KTM 250 Duke.

*Ex-showroom Delhi

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