Spec Comparison Suzuki Gixxer 250 vs Yamaha Fazer 25 vs Honda CBR 250R vs KTM Duke 250 vs Pulsar RS200
After much ado, Suzuki has launched the 250cc fully faired sports bike in the Indian market. Recently we have been seeing all over internet that brochure with all the important details have circulating around. Expect for the official price tags we have now all the necessary technical information and specifications. Hence we have penned down the on paper comparison of the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 with its arch rival in the Indian market.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 vs Yamaha Fazer 25 vs Honda CBR 250R vs KTM Duke 250 vs Pulsar RS200 Dimensions:
Comparing the dimensions, the Honda CBR250R is the longest bike of all as it measures 2030mm in length. In addition to this, the CBR250R also has the longest wheelbase measuring 1369mm. On the other hand Pulsar RS 200 has shortest of all as it measures 1999mm in length and it also gets the shortest wheelbase of 1355mm. In terms of width and height, the KTM Duke 250 outshines all of them as it measures 836mm and 1267mm respectively.
Highest ground clearance is offered by KTM Duke 250, following it is the Suzuki Gixxer 250 which gets a ground clearance measuring 165mm. In terms of weight, the Yamaha Fazer 25 is the lightest of them all as it just weighs 148kg. On the other hand, the heaviest of all is the Honda CBR 250R weighing 167 kg.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 vs Yamaha Fazer 25 vs Honda CBR 250R vs KTM Duke 250 vs Pulsar RS200 Powertrain:
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 comes with an all new 250cc, Single cylinder, liquid cooled engine. If we compare this engine with that of the GSX-250R there is a major difference, as the later is a parallel twin unit. The mill powering the Gixxer SF 250 can churn out 26.5 bhp of power and 22.6 Nm of twist. If we compare the engine output figures with its rivals, the Honda CBR 250R almost delivers the same figures i.e 26.5 bhp of power and 22.9Nm of torque.
But the most powerful bike of all is the KTM Duke 250 as it churns out 30 bhp of power and 24Nm of twist. On the other hand, the Yamaha Fazer 25 comes in last as its engine can only generate 21 bhp of power and 20Nm of torque. If we compare the performance figures of the Gixxer SF 250 with the GSX-250R, the SF 250 clearly out shines the later. This is because, the GSX-250R just produces 25 bhp of power and 23Nm of twist.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 vs Yamaha Fazer 25 vs Honda CBR 250R vs KTM Duke 250 vs Pulsar RS200 Tyres, Brakes, Suspension:
In terms of the braking system all the bikes in the comparison get disc brakes both at the front and the rear. Also owing to the new safety norms all the bikes at least come with a single channel ABS unit. As of now, we do not have the dimensions of the disc brakes of the Gixxer SF 250, but with the other competitors, both the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 and the KTM Duke 250 gets 300mm disc at the front and a 230mm disc at the rear which are the largest.
Similarly all the bikes in the comparison come equippped with 17 inch alloy wheels both at the front and the rar. On the front both the Suzuki Gixxer 250, KTM Duke 250 and the Honda CBR 250R come wrapped with 110/70 rubber. On the other hand, Yamaha Fazer 25 and the Bajaj RS 200 gets 100/80 section rubber on the front.
At the rear end, the Gixxer SF 250 and the KTM Duke 250 gets 150/60 rubber, whereas the CBR 250R and the Fazer 25 share the same 140/70 section rubber and the Pulsar RS 200 is the only one to get the 130/70 section rubber at the rear. The Suspension duties at the front are taken care by the telescopic fork setup, except the Duke 250 as it is the only bike that comes equipped with USD forks. While at the rear all the bikes come equipped with monoshock suspension units.
Suzuki Gixxer 250 vs Yamaha Fazer 25 vs Honda CBR 250R vs KTM Duke 250 vs Pulsar RS200 Price and Verdict:
As of now, the official prices for the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 haven’t been announced yet. But we can expect Suzuki to retail this full faired bike somewhere around Rs 1.5 lakh to rs 1.7 lakh (Ex-Showroom). Right now, the most expensive bike of all is the Honda CBR250R, all though it has the most refined engine, overall there hasn’t been any major changes in terms of design and aesthetics. The most pocket friendly bike on the list of the Bajaj Pulsar RS 200 which overall gets a good package off design and a powerful engine.
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