Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 Detailed Comparison

Both these bikes are of the similar segments, their price is also more or less the same, so we thought why not compare them in detail and help you find out who’s playing a better game. Let’s start!

Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 – Price :

Dominar 250Gixxer 250
Price (ex-showroom)Rs. 1.65 lakhsRs. 1.65 lakhs
Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 – Price

Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 – Specifications :

Dominar 250Gixxer 250
Engine248.8cc single-cylinder, liquid cooled249cc single, oil cooled
Power27hp @ 8500rpm26.5hp @9300rpm
Torque23.5Nm @ 6500rpm22.2Nm @ 7300rpm
Fuel Tank13 litres12 litres
Kerb Weight180kg156kg
Ground Clearance157mm165mm
Seat Height800mm800mm
Front SuspensionUSD ForkTelescopic Fork
Rear SuspensionMonoshockMonoshock
Brake (Front)300mm disc300mm disc
Brake (Rear)230mm disc220mm disc
Tyre size (Front)100/80 – 17110/70 – R17
Tyre size (Rear)130/70 – 17150/60 – R17
Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 – Specifications

Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 – Features :

Both the bikes get standard features and nothing much on offer, the Dominar misses out on radial tyres, while the Gixxer doesn’t get a side-stand engine cut off, and more importantly, a USD fork. Some of the major features are similar in the bike such as dual-channel ABS and  features a simple reverse LCD digital display. Dominar 250 features a primary handlebar-mounted digital display and a secondary unit on the fuel tank with tell-tale lights that are out of the line of sight. Despite its positioning as a sport-tourer, the Dominar’s cluster lacks a gear position indicator, and isn’t as easy to read as the Gixxer’s.

Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 – Engine and Performance :

Dominar 250 & Gixxer 250’s Engine

Dominar 250 with the KTM 250 Duke-sourced engine has been reworked to produce 27hp power at 8500rpm and 23.5Nm of peak torque at 6500rpm. The motor comes mated to a 6-speed transmission aided by a slipper clutch. While, the Fuel tank capacity remains unchanged at 13-litres.

Gixxer 250 is powered by a 249cc single cylinder engine producing 26.5hp at 9300rpm and a peak torque of 22.2Nm at 7300rpm. Also the Fuel tank is smaller by 1 litre comapred to the Dominar 250 with 12-litres.

While both the engines powering these motorcycles displace just under 250cc, the Dominar uses a more modern DOHC architecture and liquid-cooling. In application, this quarter-litre mill is slightly more refined than its rival’s. On the other hand, it’s also a lot calmer and prefers staying in the lower to mid-range of the rev band. 

As a result, you’ll find that the Gixxer is the motorcycle that you want to ride quicker. It’s also more engaging because a quicker revving engine also means more frequent gear shifts.

Dominar 250Gixxer 250
Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 Performance

What we liked ?

Dominar 250 Gixxer 250
• Balanced suspension• Refined motor that urges to open the throttle
• Excellent braking• Comfortable riding position
• Smooth gearbox• Quick shifts compared to Dominar
Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 pros

What could have been better?

Dominar 250Gixxer 250
• Slightly heavier at 180kgs• Stiffer suspension
• Feels a bit sluggish below 5,500rpm• Headlights lack illumination
• Instrument cluster is not that visible• Less power than the BS4
Dominar 250 vs Gixxer 250 Cons

Do let us know what do you think of these bikes in the comments?

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