Ergonomics – The Gixxer 250 has streetfighter ergonomics which makes it comfortable yet engaging. The seat height is at 800 mm, 5 mm higher than the Gixxer 150. While the seating posture is straight and upright. The Gixxer 250 has centre-set footpegs while the distance from the seat is enough to make it accommodating for taller riders. Seat cushioning is similar to the younger Gixxer providing enough comfort to the rider as well as the pillion. Pillion seat isn’t wide while it has enough room to be seated without any issue. The split grabrails are good to hold too. Rearview mirrors are shared with the younger Gixxer and they are wide enough to give a view of what’s behind.
Performance – The Gixxer 250 is powered by a 249cc, oil-cooled motor which produces 26.5 PS of power and 22.6 Nm of torque. The power figures bring it in the ballpark of the 250s while the performance is punchy all throughout. But, the uniqueness of the engine that we couldn’t see in the Gixxer SF 250 is that even after being oil-cooled, there are no fins on the engine for extra air-cooling. While the generation has moved to liquid-cooling, this motor still makes do with just an oil-cooler. Even with the least usage of tech, the Gixxer 250 does not heat up much even in heavy traffic situations.
SOCS – Suzuki’s Oil Cooling System does its job pretty well in maintaining optimum engine temperature
The engine is mated to a 6-speed gearbox which is decently hard for shifting while it has a comparatively heavy clutch too. The low-end and mid-range are pretty strong while the motor runs out-of-breath in the top-end as it redlines at just 10,000 RPM. The Gixxer 250 can achieve a top speed of slightly above 140 km/hr while the sweet spot is between 90-100 km/hr. The motorcycle will return a mileage of 30-35 km/l depending on the riding style and with a 12-litre fuel tank, it has a riding range of about 350 kms.