Top Five Quarter Litre Bikes In India – April 2021

Top Five Quarter Litre Bikes In India

Use it as a daily commuter or a performance bike. Also, it can be used for highway cruising as well. Ofcourse, here we are talking about the quarter-litre bikes that are affordable and can be used for these many different purposes. In India, this segment might not be the most popular one.

But, slowly and steadily it is becoming one of the most competitive for sure. Not to forget, it is even one of those segments that makes the most sense in today’s world. So what does this segment has got to offer?

To begin with, almost every bike that falls under this category is feature-loaded, powerful, comfortable and affordable when compared to any high-end counterparts. Apart from this, they are well-calibrated as per the Indian conditions while returning a decent mileage. Interestingly, that is how it is currently ruling the market conditions without a doubt.

Searching for the best 250cc bike? Here are some of the best naked quarter-litre bikes that can be a perfect ride for you in India.

Yamaha FZ25

Yamaha FZ25
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Everything looks calm and composed when witnessed from far away. To be very frank, the same goes for the Yamaha FZ25. Without any hype, staying relevant is all Yamaha affair. And, why not? It is not an Austrian bike just like KTM or Husqvarna. But, it does offer a minimalistic design language along with an ample amount of performance. Obviously, in terms of numbers, it might not be able to outperform the rivals. But, in the real world, this bike has got everything that one requires from a 250cc bike.

Powered by a 249cc air-cooled engine, the latest iteration of Yamaha FZ25 produces 20.8PS of power. Meanwhile, for people who are wondering, the peak torque from the same stands at 20.1Nm while being mated to a 5-sped gearbox.

Feature-wise, this bike packs an all-LED headlight setup, fully digital instrument cluster, dual-channel ABS, etc. just to name a few. However, in terms of ride quality and ergonomics, it is one of the best bikes in this segment. Currently, the Japanese bike manufacturer has priced the all-new Yamaha FZ25 at Rs.1.52 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi). And, with this price tag, this bike offers its customers a VFM deal.

Key Specifications

  • Engine – 249cc air-cooled
  • Power – 20.8PS
  • Torque – 20.1Nm
  • Mileage (Claimed/City) – 50kmpl
  • Transmission – 5-speed

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.1.52 Lakhs

Suzuki Gixxer 250

Suzuki Gixxer 250
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As the segment is getting heated up, many bike manufacturers are coming up with their new offerings. Well, for Suzuki, it is the Gixxer 250 that is playing the role with utter responsibility. Not to forget, the bike looks sportier, is comfortable and packs almost every modern features that are required to survive in such a competitive segment.

So what powers the Suzuki Gixxer 250? It is a 249cc oil-cooled unit that powers the all-new naked motorcycle. To be precise, this engine is truly capable of producing 26.5PS of power and a peak torque of 22.2Nm. Further, the transmission duties are thoroughly handled by a 6-speed gearbox.

Last but not least are the features. And for that, this quarter-litre bike comes with an LED headlight setup, fully digital instrument cluster, dual barrel exhaust and large wing mirrors among others. The brand has priced the 2021 Suzuki Gixxer 250 at Rs.1.67 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Key Specifications

  • Engine – 249cc oil-cooled
  • Power – 26.5PS
  • Torque – 22.2Nm
  • Mileage (Claimed/City) – 38.5kmpl
  • Transmission – 6-speed

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.1.67 Lakhs

KTM Duke 250

KTM Duke 250
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It is not only about the show. The major factor that has really worked in favour of the Austrian bike manufacturer is performance. To be precise, extracting a lot more from a smaller 250cc engine is no joke. Another reason for being the most hyped quarter-litre motorcycle is its modern design language. Not to forget, even the ride quality of the KTM Duke 250 is one of the best in the segment.

Powered by a 248.8cc liquid-cooled engine, the all-new Duke 250 produces 30PS of power with a peak torque of 24Nm. For transmission duties, there is a 6-speed gearbox available that works absolutely fine.

Features play a major role for everyone. Interestingly, Duke 250 is one of the most feature-loaded bikes in the entire lot. It comes with an all-digital instrument cluster, LED headlamp setup with DRLs, LED taillight and dual-channel ABS among others. For these many additional features and a powerful engine, KTM has priced the Duke 250 at Rs.2.21 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Key Specifications

  • Engine – 248.8cc liquid-cooled
  • Power – 30PS
  • Torque – 24Nm
  • Mileage (Claimed/City) – 31.85kmpl
  • Transmission – 6-speed

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.2.21 Lakhs

Bajaj Dominar 250

Bajaj Dominar 250
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Bajaj first launched the Dominar 400 in India. However, it seems that the rivalry with the Royal Enfield never went well. But, it did manage to make its own fan following. Compensation was a must, and for that, the brand introduced the smaller Dominar 250 in the Indian market. Now, it feels that the 250cc bike has some kind of domination. However, let us take a look at the real picture.

The all-new Dominar 250 to be precise comes with a 248.77cc liquid-cooled engine. Further, the power figures from the same unit stand at 27PS of power and 23.5Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the engine on the other hand comes mated to a 6-speed gearbox.

In terms of features, Dominar 250 comes loaded upto the brim. To start with, there is an all-LED headlight unit, fully digital instrument cluster, secondary screen and LED taillamp to name a few. The Indian bike manufacturer has priced it at Rs.1.67 Lakh onwards (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Key Specifications

  • Engine – 248.77cc liquid-cooled
  • Power – 27PS
  • Torque – 23.5Nm
  • Mileage (Claimed/City) – 35.03kmpl
  • Transmission – 6-speed

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.1.67 Lakhs

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250

Husqvarna Svartpilen 250
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The latest entrant on this list is the Husqvarna Svartpilen 250. With a scrambler design language, it looks absolutely modern when compared to other bikes. All these things translate like simplicity is the key for the bike manufacturer. But, before you jump to any conclusion. Is the all-new Svartpilen 250 powerful enough to compete with the same segment bikes?

Ofcourse it is. It comes powered by the same 248.8cc liquid-cooled engine that we have already seen on the Duke 250. The power figures from this motor stand at 30PS and 24Nm of torque while being mated to a 6-speed gearbox. This way it is powerful enough and remains at the top in terms of performance.

Coming to features. It gets an LED headlamp with DRLs, a fully digital instrument cluster,  tubeless tyres, dual-channel ABS, etc. among others. Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 has currently received a price hike. And now, the bike costlier by Rs.9,728. To be precise, Svartpilen 250 now costs a premium of Rs.1.99 Lakhs (ex-showroom, Delhi).

Key Specifications

  • Engine – 248.8cc liquid-cooled
  • Power – 30PS
  • Torque – 24Nm
  • Mileage (Claimed/City) – 32.44kmpl
  • Transmission – 6-speed

Ex-Showroom Price, New Delhi: Rs.1.99 Lakhs

These are the top five quarter-litre bikes that are currently available in India. Also, these top five picks are the ones that offer a whole new riding experience to the enthusiasts. Hope your hunt to find the best ends here.

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