Suzuki has hiked the prices of the Gixxer 155 and Gixxer 250 range.
The Suzuki Gixxer and Gixxer BS6 models are dearer by up to INR 2,070. The Gixxer is now priced at INR 1,13,941 while the completely faired Gixxer SF retails at INR 1,23,940. The Gixxer SF MotoGP version is priced at INR 1,24,970. This makes the 155 cc Gixxer twins considerably more expensive than their rivals.
The Gixxer 250 BS6 witnesses a hike of INR 2,041 to 1,65,441 while the Gixxer 250 SF and 250 SF MotoGP edition receive price hike of INR 2,140 (INR 1,76,140) and INR 2,041 (INR 1,76,941) respectively. All prices are ex-showroom, Delhi.
There are no modifications to any of the four bikes. The Gixxer and Gixxer SF are powered by a 155 cc, air-cooled, fuel-injected engine which produced 13.4 hp and 13.8 Nm of torque. The twins lock horns with the likes of Bajaj Pulsar 160 NS, TVS Apache RTR 160, Honda X-Blade, Yamaha FZS, and the newly released Hero Xtreme 160R.
The 250 twins employ a 249 cc oil-cooled, single-cylinder engine that is tuned to produce 26.5 hp and 22.2 Nm of torque. The motor is mated to a 6-speed gearbox. The Gixxer 250 twins compete with the Yamaha FZ-25 and KTM Duke 250.
Although the 155 variants make do with single-channel ABS, the 250 cc variants offer a dual-channel system. All the four models feature LED headlamps and fully digital instrument cluster, and front and rear disc brakes.
Suzuki Motorcycles India did not disclose any justification for the price hike. We assume it is to account for the increasing production costs and decreased revenue during the pandemic. More two-wheeler manufacturers that announce similar price hikes shortly but increased pressure is the last thing a prospective customer wants during these tough times.
In related reports, Suzuki is working on Intruder 250 cruiser. The cruiser will be getting the engine from the Gixxer 250, but we expect the gear ratios to be changed to match comfortable cruising. The motorcycle is likely to derive its sporty styling from the current 155 cc version. One should expect the Suzuki Intruder 250 to feature LED headlamp, fully digital instrument cluster, alloy wheels, front and rear discs with dual-channel ABS, and so on.