Duke 250 vs Gixxer 250 vs FZ25 vs Others – Which ones are biker’s favourite? Should we have more options in this segment…?
Few years back we had very limited options in the over 200cc segment. But flip up to today and we have motorcycles in various displacements catering to different audience set. Let us today focus on the quarter liter segment and see which one is people’s favourite.
Honda’s CBR250R is the oldest motorcycle here, and quite literally! It has continued unchanged for the last many years but offers tremendous reliability. Next up we have Yamaha’s 250 twins – FZ25 and Fazer 25 along with Suzuki’s latest quarter liter Gixxers – all of which have been made keeping the Indian market as the prime focus. Finally, the list ends with the hooligan Austrian 250 Duke, which is the sportiest of the lot.
Which one do you think is people’s favourite? Let us have a look..
Duke 250 vs Gixxer 250 vs FZ – Sales
|Ranking||Motorcycles||Apr-Oct 2019 Sales||Apr-Oct 2018 Sales|
|1||FZ25 + Fazer 25||5598||13,467|
|3||Gixxer 250 + SF 250||3026||0|
Yamaha has a natural advantage as the FZ is the most affordable motorcycle in this segment. But data suggests that the new Gixxer range has eaten a lot of its share – look at the fall! Duke 250 appears to have a different customer set – they are not bothered with what’s happening in the lower end of the spectrum – they will buy that KTM – which is also the sportiest offering in the segment.
Considering Honda’s attitude towards CBR 250R, we do not see a very positive future for this once-impeccable motorcycle! In the month of October, Honda could only manage to dispatch 8 units of the motorcycle.
Gixxers have been a recent addition to the list and considering how fantastic they are, we expect them to climb up the ladder in the coming months.