Sorry guys, we haven’t been reviewing new motorcycles lately. Well, it’s not that we’re lazy… Surely, reviewing scramblers and dirt bikes are fun. But in the long run, that gets old very quick. So, we want to review something unique and alien.
Hence, we got our hands-on Suzuki Gixxer 250. Spoiler alert! This is definitely unique without being too alien. Right now, we’re busy testing it for the full review. So, stay tuned for that!
In the meantime, we’ve decided to write up “Suzuki Gixxer’s First Ride Review”. Essentially, it is just my first impression of riding the Suzuki Gixxer 250 for the very first time. So, let’s get started!
Suzuki Gixxer 250: Overview & Pricing
A few months back, we kept complaining about Suzuki’s lack of updates on its Gixxer lineup. Perhaps, Suzuki heard our grumbles then ultimately decided to bring change for the better. Amazingly, we saw the launch of four new Suzuki Gixxer models in Nepal.
Suzuki Gixxer 155, Suzuki Gixxer SF, Suzuki Gixxer 250, and Suzuki Gixxer SF 250.
We might eventually review all of them. Right now, we need to talk about the Suzuki Gixxer 250. Suzuki Gixxer 250 price in Nepal is Rs. 4,63,900. Well, that seems like a huge asking price of a motorcycle. With the sheer number of features on offer, that might not be the case.
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 Key Specifications
- Displacement: 249cc
- Mileage: 30-38kmpl
- Max Power: 26.5 PS @ 9000rpm
- Torque: 22.6Nm @ 7500rpm
- Top Speed: n/a
- No. of gears: 6
- Braking: Dual Disc (Dual-Channel ABS)
- Fuel tank: 12L
- Kerb Weight(kg): 161kg
2019 Suzuki Gixxer 250 Price in Nepal (Naked Version): Rs. 4,63,900
Suzuki Gixxer 250: Design
Starting with the design, there are so many new elements here. However, those new elements do not overpower the familiarity of its predecessor. Moreover, Gixxer 250 also shares a familiar look with its younger Gixxer 155.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 comes in two different color variants: Matt Silver and Matt Black. TechLekh is reviewing the Matt Black one. Since it is a dual-tone finish, it is treated with Bronze and Silver finish.
Sure, there are few key differences to separate between the two. Gixxer 250 comes with a 250cc engine, dual-tone color, fatter suspension setup, 250 logos, bar ends, premium instrument cluster and an engine cover. Other than that, the overall look and finishing feel very much the same.
You get a chrome-plated double port muffler, plastic body, and new all-LED light system. Again, the overall body still resembles the very familiar Gixxer look. Plus, you also get an improved instrument cluster, which looks so much better than previously congested clusters.
Likewise, you get an rpm indicator, speedometer, odometer, twin trip meter, fuel indicator, and gear position indicator. Additionally, you also get Neutral light, ABS light, side-indicator light, check engine light, white shift light, and high beam light.
Moving on, you see an edgy styling everywhere, even in its massive fuel tank. Gixxer’s main theme seems to be edginess here. Unlike other controversial design choices from the competition (*ahem* Yamaha FZS-FI v3.0 *ahem*), Gixxer 250 pulls it off marvelously!
Interestingly, Suzuki Gixxer 250 comes with a black-colored single-piece handlebar.
So, how does it feel? Good enough. For short rides, I felt completely in control, even handling and cornering is on point!
Talking about the bad design choices, I am not a big fan of the pillion seats. Sure, Suzuki gave split seats to give a sportier feel. Unfortunately, the pillion will have ride forth in an awkward position. Plus, the comfort of the pillion seat is yet to be seen.
Suzuki Gixxer 250: Features
Alright, we need to talk about the sheer number of features it offers.
You get a massive 150/60R-17 rear tire and 110/70R-17 front tire, both are radial tires. Furthermore, you also get huge dual-discs for improved braking performance. Plus, you are secured safely with Dual-Channel ABS!
The seat height is set at 800mm with ground clearance at 165mm. Moreover, the max fuel capacity is 12 liters while the weight is set at 156kg. Comparatively, it isn’t all that different from the competition.
Suzuki Gixxer 250: Performance
Suzuki Gixxer 250 is powered by a 250cc 4V liquid-cooled engine. Similarly, the engine is made with Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) and Suzuki Oil-Cooled System (SOCS). Moreover, it can generate a max power of 26.1BHP at 9000rpm and a max torque of 22.6Nm at 7500rpm. Honestly, this is a very impressive power train number, beating out its main competition like Yamaha FZ25.
But that’s just speculation at this point, we’ll be sure to test it out.
On a short ride, the engine felt smooth and super refined. Even the gear shift was done with ease! The overall riding experience felt like a mix of commuter meets sport.
Honestly, the pick up surprised me, like an RKO out of nowhere. The throttle response is just so precise and so responsive!
If you do decide to test ride it, make sure you feel that pick up!
I didn’t notice vibrations of any sort, but we’ll leave that for the full review.
Likewise, the included telescopic front forks and swingarm type rear monoshock seem a little stiff. Interestingly, it felt just right on the streets of Kathmandu.
Anyways, I think I love the braking performance! I know, the Dual-channel ABS plays a huge part in this. I just, I am really happy with the Suzuki Gixxer’s braking performance. But we’ll test it out some more for the full review.
That was just our short First Ride Review! We are still working hard to bring you the Full Review both in video and article. So, stay tuned for that!
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