2023 Suzuki Gixxer 250 vs Bajaj Pulsar N250 – Comparison Video
Detailed and raw comparison between the new and updated 250cc motorcycles in India, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Bajaj Pulsar N250
Suzuki Gixxer’s got a design update back when the 250 was launched and since then the motorcycle hasn’t had a facelift yet. There have been subtle updates with the colour scheme and graphics change but no major change has gone through. The Bajaj Pulsar N250, however, is an all new motorcycle launched in 2022. For the design language it carries the lines from the Pulsar line-up but with a refresh facia that has an LED projector setup. The Bajaj Pulsar does look a bit healthy due to the dual-town matte and gloss finish while the Gixxer 250 has an overall muscular look.
For the 2023 update, the Suzuki Gixxer 250 gets an all-new LCD cluster. It is a complete digital unit while it now has connectivity features too. Although the screen size is similar as before, the cluster now houses an extra section for navigation information. Which remains empty if not connected to a mobile device. The Bajaj Pulsar N250, on the other hand, uses an analog-digital unit with an infinity display design. The tachometer is analog while everything else is incorporated in a smaller digital unit and the only stand-out data that Bajaj offers is distance-to-empty. For the switchgear too, one can turn-off the headlight on the Pulsar keeping the DRLs running while the same on the Gixxer is an AHO function.
Powering the Suzuki Gixxer 250 is the same 249cc motor that did duty since the start, while it produces 26.5 BHP and 22.2 Nm of torque. Same for the Bajaj Pulsar N250 is an all-new 249cc motor producing 24.5 BHP and 21.5 Nm of torque mated to a 5-speed gearbox. The Gixxer has an upper hand here since it gets a 6-speed gearbox and overall it is a lighter motorcycle than the Pulsar. While both the motorcycles are oil-cooled, the Gixxer has a fan-cooled oil radiator while the Pulsar gets a conventional unit. Both the engines are shy of vibrations and perform really well when pushed hard. The Pulsar has a better low-end punch while the Gixxer excels in mid and top-end punch.
The Suzuki Gixxer 250 is a dynamically sound motorcycle while it gets thicker and better tyres than the Bajaj Pulsar N250. The suspension setup also is a bit harder and the handlebar had astounding feedback on the Gixxer. The Pulsar on the other hand has a comparatively softer setup and thinner tyres making it more apt for comfort seekers. The seat is longer, softer and a bit more accessible on the Pulsar as compared to the Gixxer. While the fuel tank on the Pulsar is also bigger by 2-litres than the Gixxer.
While the Suzuki Gixxer 250 is a costlier motorcycle here it also comes equipped with connectivity features, better tyres and an overall dynamic motorcycle. The Bajaj Pulsar N250, in comparison, is a comfortable and value-for-money 250cc motorcycle while also being the new kid on the block.