New Bikes up to 250cc in India 2020-21 – Price, Mileage, Specifications, Colors, Images

One of the most promising segments in the Indian motorcycle industry is the 250cc segment that offers the best of both worlds. The quarter-litre bikes deliver strong performance and are also easy on the pocket as the fuel efficiency is maintained for regular use. A 250cc bikes can be used for daily city commutes as well as long highway rides. Here is the price list of 250cc and below bikes that are presently on sale in the country.

250cc and Below Bikes price list in India

ModelPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise₹ 1,24,634
Bajaj Pulsar 220F₹ 1,25,248
Yamaha FZ25₹ 1,52,100
Suzuki Gixxer 250₹ 1,67,700
Bajaj Dominar 250₹ 1,67,718
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250₹ 1,78,400
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250₹ 1,89,568
Husqvarna Vitpilen 250₹ 1,89,568
KTM 250 Duke₹ 2,17,402
KTM 250 Adventure₹ 2,51,923

After crossing the 220cc mark, the bikes tend to get costlier and more premium. Therefore, the sales number of most bikes up to 250cc are less than the lower capacity bikes. The bikes between 200cc and 250cc are usually used for long rides as engine capacity is more and rider get better cruising speed. Also, these bikes come with features and equipment level that are not seen in the lower segments.

The quarter-litre bikes are a fine balance between performance and practicality. There is sufficient performance for daily commuting as well as long-distance touring and also deliver adequate fuel economy that won’t break your bank. It is a segment where you get bikes to cater to those riders who cannot afford to buy higher capacity bikes and are not satisfied by the performance of 200cc and below bikes.

In this segment, you can opt from cruiser bikes to sports bikes. If you are more inclined towards street-naked motorcycles, then you can also get it in this segment. At present, this segment is not filled with a range of options but there are still plenty for people of a niche taste.

Check out the new bikes under 250cc that are available for sale in India.

Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise

The first bike on the list is the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise. It is a cruiser motorcycle and also the most affordable one on this list. Avenger one of the oldest brands of Bajaj which is on sale in the country with all the required changes to sustain in the market. The 220 Cruise is priced at Rs 1.24 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

It is a low-slung bike with a low seat height and long wheelbase making it a proper cruiser bike for highway touring. You get raised and u-shaped handler bar for easy grip and comfortable riding posture. The rider’s seat is scooped unit with proper padding leading to greater comfort whereas the pillion seat is flat with a backrest that will keep the pillion comfortable on long rides.

Being the only comfortable cruise bike in the segment, the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise enjoys the monopoly and is holding its position for some time now. Bajaj’s chief rival, TVS is working on a new cruiser bike and will launch in the country in the near future. Only then, Avenger’s monopoly in the segment will end.

It offers complete windblast protection with a large windshield in the front which cannot be adjusted as it is large enough for taller riders as well. The rider’s triangle on the Avenger is designed in such a way that even tall riders fit perfectly without feeling cramped. The footpegs are positioned forward for a relaxed posture. You can easy cover hundreds of kilometres in a single

The front positioned footpegs and low seat high with raised handlebars provide a relaxed riding posture. This way, you can ride for hundreds of kilometres without taking a break. If you can extract a mileage of 35 kmpl from this bike, expect a riding range of over 480 km from its 13-litre fuel tank. This will make sure you don’t have to stop at fuel stations frequently.

Powering the Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise is air and oil-cooled, 220cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine. This motor has a 2-valve head leading to 18.76 bhp of max power at 8500 rpm and a peak torque of 17.55 Nm coming at 7000 rpm. The numbers are pretty decent and you can cruise at 100 kmph for a whole day without breaking a sweat. This is made possible by a combination of air and oil-cooling leading to lower engine temperature. Reduction duties are taken care of by a 5-speed gearbox with sufficiency gear placement for city and highway rides.

ON the Avenger, you will not find a range of information on offer. All you get is a single pod instrument cluster will a full digital layout. This console offers a speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge and a digital clock. There is a lot of missing links like a trip computer with distance to empty feature and gear position indicator. The presence of Bluetooth connectivity and turn by turn navigator will be highly appreciated.

On one end, the bike features a front disc brake with single-channel ABS while you don’t get a rear disc brake. The braking on cruiser bikes is depended on the performance of the rear brake and Avenger lacks in this area. We expect the company to come up with an option for a rear disc brake and dual-channel ABS for the greater safety of the rider.

ModelBajaj Avenger 220 Cruise
Engine220 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power18.76 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque17.55 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90-17 49P
Rear Tyre130/90-15 66P
Front BrakeDisc - 280 mm
Rear BrakeDrum
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight163 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed130 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,24,634

Bajaj Pulsar 220F

Just after the Avenger, let’s talk about the mighty Bajaj Pulsar 220F. It is the first bike in India that kick-started the performance segment in the country. With more than 20bhp of tow, the Pulsar became the most powerful and performance-oriented bike in the country and it still popular among young riders and want to own one before stepping up into larger engine capacity.

The Pulsar 220F is using the same design language since its inception in 2007 as it seems like an ageless design for many bike enthusiasts in the country. There is a quarter fairing with sharper edges with rearview mirrors positioned on the fairing itself. You get to see two round headlamps staked vertically with the lower being the high beam utilising a halogen projector unit.

The fairing is perfectly integrated into the fuel tank and the quality of the plastics used is also adequate. The wheelbase of the bike is pretty long and it provides excellent high-speed stability. In terms of ergonomics, there are clip-on handlebars that are raised for making sure rider don’t have to lean too much for holding them. A perfect rider’s triangle is formed that is good for sports touring with a tall visor preventing some of the windblast at higher speeds.

Moving on the powertrain, the Pulsar 220F is propelled by a 220cc, single-cylinder, air and oil-cooled, fuel-injected engine. However, the bike continues to feature a 2-valve head for breathing which leads to the production of 20.11 bhp at 8500 rpm with a peak torque output of 18.55 Nm which arrives at 7000 rpm. A 5-speed gearbox is used for reduction duties with taller gearing.

The BS6 engine saw a reduction in power and torque figures which may affect the bike’s real-world performance. Expect the Pulsar 220F to hit 100 kmph from standstill in about 12 to 12.5 seconds and the top speed is estimated to be around speedo-indicated 145 kmph. The error-free top speed to be between 130 to 135 kmph. All this performance is achieved with a high kerb weight of 160 kg.

On the dashboard, the meter console is the same semi-digital unit with an analogue tachometer and an LCD screen. The digital screen delivers info on speed, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge and other tell-tale lights. 2021 update to the Pulsar 220F is the presence of instant and average fuel efficiency numbers with distance to empty feature. There is no gear position indicator as of yet.

The bike uses 41 mm telescopic forks at the front and twin gas-charged shock absorbers at the rear. This setup is tuned to provide a perfect combination of soft and hard setting which delivers a well-balanced ride. Over the bad roads, the bike feels planted and takes on the bumps with ease without sending them to the ride.

There are changes made to the braking system in thew BS6 version as you get larger 280 mm disc rotors instead of older 260 mm units. Expect an improvement in the braking performance with this value addition. At the rear, the same old 230cc rotor is used. You get a single-channel ABS avoiding front wheel locking under hard braking.

Bajaj Pulsar 220F is the perfect bike for any rider who is looking for long-distance touring with style. As said earlier, the bike offers comfortable riding posture, a tall visor for protection from windblast, the capable engine to run at 100 kmph for a long duration as well as the respectable fuel efficiency of 35 to 38 kmpl on the highways. A 15-litre tank will return a riding range of more than 550 km without any hassle.

Priced at Rs 1.25 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi, the Pulsar 220F is a value for money sports bike for daily use. The engine is now much smoother thanks to the fuel injection and the throttle response is better too.

ModelBajaj Pulsar 220F
Engine220 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power20.11 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque18.55 Nm @ 7,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionTwin-Shock
Front Tyre90/90 17
Rear Tyre120/80 17
Front BrakeDisc - 280 mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230 mm
ABSSingle-Channel
Weight160 kg
Fuel Tank15 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed130 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,25,248

Yamaha FZ25

Yamaha FZ25 is the first proper 250cc bike on the list and it is a city-oriented bike for daily commuting. The streetfighter bike from Yamaha is targeted at Yamaha aficionados who want a powerful city bike for daily commuting and touring.

The sitting posture is upright and the seats are flat and wide guarantying ample space for long rides. If you are a daily commuter, you will find the seat relaxing and won’t tire you further while tackling the peak hour traffic.

The best part about Yamaha FZ25 is the perfectly tuned suspension setup which allows you to glide over the bad roads that you find in the city quite frequently. On the highway rides, the suspension offers adequate stability keeping the rider confident at higher speeds.

The BS6 Yamaha FZ25 carries a price tag of Rs 1.52 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi which is a huge hike over the BS4 version. With this hike, the bike has lost some of its value for money proposition for what it actually offers to the rider.

The engine of the Yamaha FZ25 is a basic unit that is cooled by air and oil cooling method and breathes through a 2-valve head. This 249cc, single-cylinder and fuel-injected engine churns out a modest 20.5 bhp of max power at 8000 rpm and 20.1 Nm torque at 6000 rpm. The transmission duties are handled by a 5-speed gearbox making the bike a city commuter as a whole.

Speaking about the performance, the FZ25 sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in under 10 seconds and the engine keeps on pulling until it reaches a top speed of 140 kmph on the speedometer. If you are planning to tour on this bike, you can easily cruise at 100 kmph and the only problem you might face is the windblast due to no protection.

There is a 14-litre fuel tank which when combined to an average mileage of 37 kmpl can deliver a riding range of over 500 km from a single tankful. This kind of tank range allows you to worry less about the fuel level and visits to the fuel stations also reduce to a minimum.

Coming to the suspension, there is a pair of telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. Yamaha has done a great job is calibrating the suspension system according to Indian road conditions. This suspension can easily take on the bad patches of roads and provide a comfortable ride quality. There is enough rigidity in the frame to make sure the ride do not lose confidence around the corners and also at higher speeds.

Yamaha FZ25 rides on 100 and 140 cross-section tyres at the front and the rear respectively. The braking department is taken care of by a 282mm front disc and 220 mm rear disc with 2-piston and 1-piston callipers gripping the rotors at the front and the rear respectively. The best part, the bike is blessed with dual-channel ABS for safer braking.

On the dashboard, the things are not so exciting as you get to see a small fully-digital instrument cluster. However, the meter console offers a good amount of information including speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge and real-time fuel consumption for clarity of mileage while riding the bike. A better version of the console would be highly appreciated by the company.

Yamaha FZ25 rivals the segment-leading bikes such as Suzuki Gixxer 250 and Bajaj Dominar 250. Talking about the pricing, the Gixxer 250 is priced at Rs 1.68 lakh and Dominar 250 will set you back by about Rs 1.68 lakh. All the prices are ex-showroom, New Delhi. The FZ25 is the most affordable here out of the trio but does not offer enough to the riders due to dated engine and components.

It is a bike for daily riding as well as for highway touring. If you are on a tight budget but needs the performance of a 250cc bike, then Yamaha FZ25 can be a good bet.

ModelYamaha FZ25
Engine249 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power20.51 bhp @ 8,000 rpm
Torque20.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
Gearbox5-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80- 17M/C 52P
Rear Tyre140/70- 17M/C 66S
Front BrakeDisc - 282mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 220mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight153 kg
Fuel Tank14 Ltr
Mileage37 kmpl
Top Speed134 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,52,100

Suzuki Gixxer 250

Suzuki Gixxer 250 is also a 250cc naked street fighter motorcycle from the house of Suzuki. It is made as an agile urban bike for daily commuting. The Gixxer 250 is an aggressive young quarter litre bike which is targeted at new breed of riders who are either upgrading from a 150cc bike or needs their first bike for climbing up the ladder further.

Gixxer 250 comes with an oval and flat headlight fitted with LED units that illuminated the roads at night time. The rear part of the bike is raised for a sporty look and the pillion sits a bit above then the rider. The seat is a bit inclined towards the rear that keeps the rider’s back straight and offers a comfortable near upright riding posture.

At the heart of the BS6, Gixxer 250 is a fuel-injected, single-cylinder, 249cc engine with a 4-valve head. This engine is cooled by a dedicated oil-cooling circuit with a large radiator which is unique and keeps the cost in check. It churns out 26.1 bhp of power at 9300 rpm and 22.2 Nm torque at 7300 rpm. A 6-speed transmission takes care of the reduction duties and is blessed with well-spaced gearing for the hassle-free city and highway rides.

For a 250cc bike, the performance is the first point anyone would talk about. The Gixxer 250 sprints from 0 to 100 kmph in under 10 seconds with a top speed of over 150 kmph. There is no exclusive frame present in the bike as the bike is held together by a low-cost yet rigid diamond frame. This time around, the frame gets thicker tubed to handle the added power of the engine.

Moving on to the features department, we already talked about the LED headlight and taillight. On the dashboard, you are greeted with a negative LCD fully digital instrument console. It offers a speedometer, odometer, tachometer, trip meters, gear position indicator, digital clock and other tell-tale lights. A Bluetooth connectivity feature with navigation would be highly appreciated in this time and age.

There is a pair of telescopic front forks and the rear monoshock offers a balanced ride but we should say they are a little on the stiffer side. You get good stability at high speeds and corners are handled well. The braking power is provided by a 300 mm front disc brake and a 220 mm disc brake at the rear. A dual-channel ABS is available for safer braking under slippery conditions.

The main rival of the Gixxer in the naked quarter-litre segment is FZ25 and the Dominar 250 with Dominar priced at a similar price tag with more power and hyper touring looks. Speaking about the performance, the Dominar is faster but heavier than the Gixxer by 24 kg.

Suzuki Gixxer 250 is a good city bike and is targeted at young riders and professionals looking for a stylish quarter-litre naked streetfighter.

ModelSuzuki Gixxer 250
Engine249 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power26.1 bhp @ 9,300 rpm
Torque22.2 Nm @ 7,300 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70R17M/C 54S
Rear Tyre150/60R17M/C 66S
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 220mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight156 kg
Fuel Tank12 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed150 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,67,700

Bajaj Dominar 250

Bajaj Dominar 400 is powerful and expensive as hell. The initial cost if high, the running cost is high as well as maintenance is also only on the higher side. To counter this problem and to bring Dominar to a more customer base in India, Bajaj launched a smaller and more affordable Dominar 250 in the Indian market.

The Dominar 250 is a perfect blend of power, design and performance and up to a certain extent, practical for daily use. The only hindrance is the high kerb weight of 180 kg which might be difficult to handle at parking speeds. It is a bike that brings the complete characterisation of the elder Dominar 400 into this 250cc bike.

Carrying over the hyper touring design language from the Dominar 400, the 250 is a fairly aggressive bike and provides excessive road presence. With upright riding posture, comfortable setting space for the rider and the pillion, a powerful engine, it is a capable machine to touring on and explore the unknown. The Dominar 250 comes with a perimeter frame that offers excellent ride dynamics and 180 kg of heft keeps the bike stable on the highways.

Powering the Bajaj Dominar 250 is a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 248.8cc, single-cylinder engine with a 4-valve head. It pumps out 26.63 bhp of max power at 8500 rpm and peak torque of 23.5 Nm delivered at 6500 rpm. A 6-speed gearbox is paired with the engine via a slipper clutch with well-spaced gearing for optimum performance in the city and the highways.

Dominar 250 is able to return a fuel economy of about 30-32 km per litre in mixed riding conditions. A 13-litre fuel tank will let you ride for over 400 km before needing a top-up allowing for lesser trips to the fuel stations.

The instrument cluster is sourced from the old Dominar 400 and it does not get a trip computer that shows real-time fuel consumption, average fuel consumption and distance to empty. Even the gear position indicator is also missing which is provided by the rivals of the Dominar 250. Rest, you get a speedometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge and other tell-tale lights.

There are some changes made to the Dominar 250 when compared to the Dominar 400. These are skinnier tyres 100 and 130 section on the 250 while the 400 sport 110 and 150 section tyres. The instrument cluster on the 250 is fetched from the older Dominar 400 bike which is now discontinued and finally, you get a smaller disc brake unit on the 250.

There is a pair of USD forks present at the front end with a monoshock at the rear which are tuned to provide a proper comfort level to the rider on the highways. The braking duties are handled by a 300 mm disc at the front and 230 mm disc at the rear which is gripped by 2 piston and 1 piston Bybre callipers at the front and the rear respectively. A dual-channel ABS completes the braking department and ensures that the ride is safe while braking hard.

ModelBajaj Dominar 250
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power26.63 bhp @ 8,500 rpm
Torque23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/80-17
Rear Tyre130/70-17
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight180 kg
Fuel Tank13 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,67,718

Suzuki Gixxer SF 250

Up next, we have the faired version of the Suzuki Gixxer 250 which is called the Gixxer SF 250. This bike is made for the lovers of a sports bike with a full fairing for enhanced road presence and visual appeal. It is built around a diamond frame of the Gixxer 250 and the only change that you can find is the full fairing, better headlight and clip-on handlebar for sportier rider posture.

It is positioned in the market to attract young bike enthusiasts especially college-going student and enthusiasts looking for fully-faired sports tourer motorcycle for long rides. One thing that is a let-down on the bike is the absence of a tall windshield visor for cutting the windblast at higher speeds.

There is a 249cc, oil-cooled fuel-injected, single-cylinder engine that propelled the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. This motor breathes via a 4-valve head and designed to develop 26.1 bhp of power at 9300rpm and 22.2 Nm of peak torque at 7300 rpm. You get a 6-speed gearbox attached to the engine with gearing optimised for both city and highway touring.

The SF 250 can hit 100 kmph from zero in about 9 seconds and the engine keeps on pulling the bike till it reaches a top speed north of 150 kmph. For those looking to tour on the bike, you can easily ride at 100 kmph all day long without any heating issue from the engine.

Expect a mileage of around 35 kmpl in mixed riding conditions which is great for a 250cc bike. The tank range is acceptable 420 km from its 12-litre fuel tank capacity.

Braking performance comes from a 300 mm front disc and 220 mm rear disc brake unit which are gripped by 2-piston and 1-piston callipers respectively. A dual-channel ABS ensuring safer braking over a slippery surface. The SF 250 is suspended via 41 mm telescopic forks at the front and a monoshock at the rear. This setup is tuned towards the stiffer side for offering better control and excellent ride dynamics.

Priced at Rs 1.78 lakh ex-showroom, the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250 is a value for money proposition in the fully faired sports bike segment. The nearest contender of the SF 250 is the Pulsar RS 200 and the KTM RC 200 which are priced poles apart.

ModelSuzuki Gixxer SF 250
Engine249 cc
CoolingOil-Cooled
Power26.1 bhp @ 9,300 rpm
Torque22.2 Nm @ 7,300 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionTelescopic Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70R17M/C 54S
Rear Tyre150/60R17M/C 66S
Front BrakeDisc - 300mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 220mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight161 kg
Fuel Tank12 Ltr
Mileage35 kmpl
Top Speed150 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,78,400

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250

Husqvarna is a completely new brand in India. It is a Swedish motorcycle manufacturer which was bought by KTM and now its production has been started in the KTM’s manufacturing plant in Pune. At first, the company launched two bikes in India sporting KTM’s powerful 250cc single cylinder engine.

Husqvarna Svartpilen is a scrambler styled naked bike designed to be used for touring and little off-road trail riding. The word Svartpilen means ‘Black Arrow’ and thus, the company has launched the bike in a black shade with contrasting lighter black shade with it.

At Rs 1.89 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi, the Svartpilen is priced considerably affordable than the KTM 250 which now cost Rs 28,000 extra at Rs 2.17 lakh ex-showroom. The reason for such a price difference is the value of the brand. At present, very few people know about the Husqvarna brand and thus to create awareness, the company launched the bike at a very low cost making it accessible to a wider audience.

Powering the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 is the same 250cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine with 4 valves per cylinder that is seen on the 250 Duke. This motor is in the same state of tune as you can find in the 250 Duke. It churns out 29.63 bhp of peak power at 9000 rpm and max torque of 24 Nm arrives at 7500 rpm. It is a high revving unit and this is why it is paired a short ratios 6-speed gearbox for hair-raising acceleration.

Talking about the performance, the bike takes 9.25 seconds in hitting 100 kmph from zero and then the engine pulls to about 146 kmph top speed. The rider sits upright and the handlebar is not far away to grab thus creating an aggressive riding posture. It is a small motorcycle and tall riders might feel cramped on certain occasions.

The company has given a scrambler style to the Svartpilen in a bid to create a new customer base. Overall, the bike is a naked streetfighter and uses minimal body panels. A side panel is a single unit when seen from one side and the other side uses another single piece fibre unit. At the front end, there is a round-shaped full LED headlight cluster that reminds us of a classic bike. The rear part is clean with a number plate holder present on the rear tyre hugger.

Coming to fuel efficiency, the bike returns around 30 kmpl of mileage in missed riding conditions. This mileage number is an excellent figure considering the fact that the engine churns out 30 bhp of power. Being touted as a naked scrambler tourer, the fuel tank capacity is too small at 9.5 litres. You can manage to ride for nearly 300 km from a single tankful. If you ride the bike within city limits, then your riding range will fall to 270-280 km.

Being a compact and neat motorcycle, the same thing has been reflected on the dashboard too. You get a small round shaped LCD screen that displays a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temperature gauge and many more features. Under the bright sun, it is quite difficult to see the meter console due to reflections and since there is no visor to cover, you have to deal with that on a daily basis.

Svartpilen rides on 110 and 150 cross-section tyres at the front and the rear which is sourced from MRF. The rear tyre has a block pattern that ensures that you can use it in off-road scenarios as well. However, the short suspension travel does not allow for hardcore off-roading, but you can ride on the off-road trails up to some extent.

There are 43 mm USD forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear which is tuned towards a stiffer side to provide excellent handling characteristics to the bike. The steel trellis frame provides great rigidity that makes the bike hold on to its line while attacking the corners.

A 300 mm front disc and 230 mm rear disc delivers the required braking force. You get radially mounted callipers and brake pads are sourced from Bybre which offer a good bite that slows down the bike with urgency.

One bad part is that it is a bike that suits the needs of taller rider as it gets a high saddle height of 835 mm and shorter riders might find it difficult to manage its 166 kg heft in the city.

ModelHusqvarna Svartpilen 250
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power29.63 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70-R17,54H
Rear Tyre150/60-R17,66H
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight166 kg
Fuel Tank9.5 Ltr
Mileage31.85 kmpl
Top Speed146 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,89,568

Husqvarna Vitpilen 250

Husqvarna Vitpilen is a café racer bike designed to be used for café racing between short points. It is mainly developed for short rides and fun riding specially for cornering around challenging corners and ghat roads. The word Vitpilen means ‘White Arrow’ and thus, the company has offered the bike only in one White shade with contrasting elements.

The clip-on handlebars are positioned low and you really have to lean forward into a committed riding posture. Therefore, Husqvarna Vitpilen is made squarely for fun, café racing and track racing. No, you cannot go on a tour on this bike without countless breaks in between and pain in your back, shoulder and wrists.

Powering the Husqvarna Vitpilen 250 is the same 250cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, fuel-injected engine with 4 valves per cylinder that powers the Svartpilen with the same state of tune 29.63 bhp of peak power at 9000 rpm and max torque of 24 Nm arrives at 7500 rpm. It is a high revving unit and this is why it is paired a short ratios 6-speed gearbox for hair-raising acceleration.

Talking about the performance, the bike takes 9.25 seconds in hitting 100 kmph from zero and then the engine pulls to about 146 kmph top speed. The rider sits upright and the handlebar is not far away to grab thus creating an aggressive riding posture. It is a small motorcycle and tall riders might feel cramped on certain occasions.

It is the only café racer bike that you can find with a powerful engine and racing dynamics. Overall, the bike uses minimal body panels with the side panel being a single unit when seen from one side and the other side uses another single fibre unit. At the front end, there is a round-shaped full LED headlight cluster that reminds me of a classic bike. The rear part is clean with a number plate holder present on the rear tyre hugger.

Coming to fuel efficiency, the bike returns around 30 kmpl of mileage in missed riding conditions. This mileage number is an excellent figure considering the fact that the engine churns out 30 bhp of power. The fuel tank capacity is too small at 9.5 litres, you can manage to ride for over 250 km from a single tankful which is more than sufficient for a café racer.

Vitpilen is a compact and neat motorcycle and the same thing reflects on the dashboard too. You get a small round shaped LCD screen that displays a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temperature gauge and many more features. Under the bright sun, it is quite difficult to see the meter console due to reflections and since there is no visor to cover, you have to deal with that on a daily basis.

Vitpilen rides on 110 and 150 cross-section tyres at the front and the rear which is sourced from MRF. Both are sticky tyres that offer excellent grip around the corners. Stiffer 43 mm USD forks at the front and a monoshock suspension at the rear provide exceptional handling characteristics to the bike. The steel trellis frame delivers great rigidity that makes the bike hold on to its line while attacking the corners.

A 300 mm front disc and 230 mm rear disc delivers the required braking force. You get radially mounted callipers and brake pads are sourced from Bybre which offer a good bite that slows down the bike with urgency.

One bad part is that it is a bike that suits the needs of taller rider as it gets a high saddle height of 842 mm which is highest on a regular road-going bike. Short riders might find it difficult to manage its 166 kg heft in the city. You have to be around 6 feet tall for proper weight management at the stop and go traffic.

ModelHusqvarna Vitpilen 250
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power29.63 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70-R17,54S
Rear Tyre150/60-R17,66S
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight166 kg
Fuel Tank9.5 Ltr
Mileage31.85 kmpl
Top Speed146 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 1,89,568

KTM 250 Duke

All we are left with are KTM bikes on this list and the first one is the Duke 250. It is an aggressive streetfighter motorcycle in the quarter-litre segment made for bike enthusiasts in the country. It is the most powerful and the fastest 250cc bike that offers thrilling performance at any time of the day.

KTM Duke 250 is the bike that is a perfect balance between the Duke 200 and the 390. It offers more power and better performance than the Duke 200 while being far more affordable to own and maintain compared to the Duke 390. Enforcement of BS6 emission norms took the price of Duke 250 to a whole new level.

KTM Duke 250 gets its propulsion power from a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, 248.8 cc, single-cylinder engine with a 4-valve DOHC head. This mill belts out 29.6 bhp of max power at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm of torque peaking at 7500 rpm. It is mated to a 6-speed transmission which guarantees outstanding acceleration and respectable top speed. 250 Duke shoots itself from 0 to 100 kmph in around 9 seconds and tops out at a speedo-indicated top speed of 142 kmph.

With all this power in hand, the mileage is not a great number for the bike, it manages to return a fuel economy of around 30 km per litre which is an average number for the bike in missed riding conditions. A 400 km of range can be extracted with a fuel tank capacity of 13.5 litres.

The dashboard holds an orange backlit multi-information display offering all the information that a rider can check and utilise. You get a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temperature gauge, instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, distance to empty, gear position indicator and maybe more. With the price nearly hitting Rs 2.2 lakh ex-showroom, we expect the company to offer Bluetooth connectivity and navigation feature on the bike.

The 250 Duke is suspended upon 43 mm USD forks at the front and monoshock at the rear. This setup is stiff enough for precision cornering but down on the bad roads, you feel any every bump that comes in your way. To slow down the bike with similar precision, there is a 300 mm front disc and a 230 mm rear disc gripped by Bybre callipers. A dual-channel ABS accompanies safer braking over slippery surface or hard braking.

ModelKTM 250 Duke
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre110/70 x 17
Rear Tyre150/60 x 17
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight169 kg
Fuel Tank13.5 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed142 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,17,402

KTM 250 Adventure

Finally, we are at the end of this list and here we have one and only adventure bike, the KTM 250 Adventure. It is a bike that is made for the off-road bike aficionados and comes with capable off-road components. 250 Adventure is the most expensive of all the bikes mentioned here at Rs 2.52 lakh ex-showroom, New Delhi.

Over the Duke 250, the Adventure model gets a complete design makeover with off-road and touring related enhancements. You get a long-travel suspension, a tall windshield visor for protection against windblast, a flat and longer seat, raised handlebars and refreshed LCD multi-information display.

This bike gets the same engine that is present on the 250 Duke. The 248.8cc, single-cylinder, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled engine propelled the 250 Adventure with a similar state of tune that pumps out 29.6 bhp at 9000 rpm and 24 Nm torque at 7500 rpm. A 6-speed transmission is paired with the engine with well-optimised gearing that allows you to ride at 100 kmph all day long.

On the highways, you can expect a fuel efficiency of around 40 kmpl which drops to less than 33 kmpl when riding the bike in the city. A large 14.5-litre fuel tank will deliver a range of over 500 km from a single tankful making fuel stations visits, rare.

The biggest change can be found on the dashboard as there is a larger LCD display that sports a plethora of information. You get a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meters, fuel gauge, engine temperature gauge, instantaneous fuel consumption, average fuel consumption, distance to empty and gear position indicator. However, the layout is pretty decent and is readable while on the run. A Bluetooth enabled navigation system could have added more value to the bike.

ModelKTM 250 Adventure
Engine248.8 cc
CoolingLiquid-Cooled
Power29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm
Torque24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm
Gearbox6-Speed
Front SuspensionUSD Forks
Rear SuspensionMonoshock
Front Tyre100/90 x 19
Rear Tyre130/80 x 17
Front BrakeDisc - 320mm
Rear BrakeDisc - 230mm
ABSDual-Channel
Weight177 kg
Fuel Tank14.5 Ltr
Mileage30 kmpl
Top Speed140 kmph
Price (Ex-showroom Delhi)₹ 2,51,923

In Conclusion

Here, we end this list of new bikes up to 250cc in India that included one of the most premium bikes that you can buy. It is expected that more manufacturers will try to create their positions in this segment by launching new products in the near future.

If you are confused regarding which bike to buy, you should start with shortlisting bikes that will suit you, the seat height you are comfortable with, your riding requirements and most importantly, the budget.

After this, you should take proper test rides and understand the characteristics of the bike. Finally, get the one that fulfils all your requirements and is manageable in daily usage.

We hope that after reading this post you can choose the right bike for you according to your requirements and usage pattern. Which one will you choose and why? Do tell us in the comments section below.

Always wear a helmet while riding a motorcycle and follow all the traffic rules. This way we can make our roads safer for all. Stay tuned for more from the motorcycling world at Cars 24 Moto.

250cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Engine and Gearbox

ModelEngineCoolingPowerTorqueGearbox
Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise220 ccOil-Cooled18.76 bhp @ 8,500 rpm17.55 Nm @ 7,000 rpm5-Speed
Bajaj Pulsar 220F220 ccOil-Cooled20.11 bhp @ 8,500 rpm18.55 Nm @ 7,000 rpm5-Speed
Yamaha FZ25249 ccOil-Cooled20.51 bhp @ 8,000 rpm20.1 Nm @ 6,000 rpm5-Speed
Suzuki Gixxer 250249 ccOil-Cooled26.1 bhp @ 9,300 rpm22.2 Nm @ 7,300 rpm6-Speed
Bajaj Dominar 250248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled26.63 bhp @ 8,500 rpm23.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm6-Speed
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250249 ccOil-Cooled26.1 bhp @ 9,300 rpm22.2 Nm @ 7,300 rpm6-Speed
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled29.63 bhp @ 9,000 rpm24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed
Husqvarna Vitpilen 250248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled29.63 bhp @ 9,000 rpm24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed
KTM 250 Duke248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed
KTM 250 Adventure248.8 ccLiquid-Cooled29.6 bhp @ 9,000 rpm24 Nm @ 7,500 rpm6-Speed

250cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Suspension and Tyres

ModelFront SuspensionRear SuspensionFront TyreRear Tyre
Bajaj Avenger 220 CruiseTelescopic ForksTwin-Shock90/90-17 49P130/90-15 66P
Bajaj Pulsar 220FTelescopic ForksTwin-Shock90/90 17120/80 17
Yamaha FZ25Telescopic ForksMonoshock100/80- 17M/C 52P140/70- 17M/C 66S
Suzuki Gixxer 250Telescopic ForksMonoshock110/70R17M/C 54S150/60R17M/C 66S
Bajaj Dominar 250USD ForksMonoshock100/80-17130/70-17
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250Telescopic ForksMonoshock110/70R17M/C 54S150/60R17M/C 66S
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250USD ForksMonoshock110/70-R17,54H150/60-R17,66H
Husqvarna Vitpilen 250USD ForksMonoshock110/70-R17,54S150/60-R17,66S
KTM 250 DukeUSD ForksMonoshock110/70 x 17150/60 x 17
KTM 250 AdventureUSD ForksMonoshock100/90 x 19130/80 x 17

250cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Brakes and Weight

ModelFront BrakeRear BrakeABSWeight
Bajaj Avenger 220 CruiseDisc - 280 mmDrumSingle-Channel163 kg
Bajaj Pulsar 220FDisc - 280 mmDisc - 230 mmSingle-Channel160 kg
Yamaha FZ25Disc - 282mmDisc - 220mmDual-Channel153 kg
Suzuki Gixxer 250Disc - 300mmDisc - 220mmDual-Channel156 kg
Bajaj Dominar 250Disc - 300mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel180 kg
Suzuki Gixxer SF 250Disc - 300mmDisc - 220mmDual-Channel161 kg
Husqvarna Svartpilen 250Disc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel166 kg
Husqvarna Vitpilen 250Disc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel166 kg
KTM 250 DukeDisc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel169 kg
KTM 250 AdventureDisc - 320mmDisc - 230mmDual-Channel177 kg

250cc and Below Bikes in India Specifications: Mileage and Price

ModelFuel TankMileageTop SpeedPrice (Ex-showroom Delhi)
Bajaj Avenger 220 Cruise13 Ltr35 kmpl130 kmph₹ 1,24,634
Bajaj Pulsar 220F15 Ltr35 kmpl130 kmph₹ 1,25,248
Yamaha FZ2514 Ltr37 kmpl134 kmph₹ 1,52,100
Suzuki Gixxer 25012 Ltr35 kmpl150 kmph₹ 1,67,700
Bajaj Dominar 25013 Ltr35 kmpl140 kmph₹ 1,67,718
Suzuki Gixxer SF 25012 Ltr35 kmpl150 kmph₹ 1,78,400
Husqvarna Svartpilen 2509.5 Ltr31.85 kmpl146 kmph₹ 1,89,568
Husqvarna Vitpilen 2509.5 Ltr31.85 kmpl146 kmph₹ 1,89,568
KTM 250 Duke13.5 Ltr30 kmpl142 kmph₹ 2,17,402
KTM 250 Adventure14.5 Ltr30 kmpl140 kmph₹ 2,51,923

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