Remember this post? Last year we reported about Suzuki working on a radically different 150cc motorcycle to compete with the Yamaha R15 and Honda CBR150R. Now a bike has been spotted on the Noida expressway, en route to the 2014 Auto Expo where it will be displayed. Badged as the Suzuki Gixxer, this motorcycle could change the fate of Suzuki in India, similar to what the FZ did to Yamaha’s balance sheet. Suzuki has been lacking a variety of products but the automaker is seriously looking at expanding its portfolio.
Vaibhav who spotted the bike says he saw two Suzuki motorcycles although he has shared only one picture. We feel a full faired version of the above pictured bike could also be launched. A quick dive into the details reveals the Gixxer to be a modern and attractive motorcycle. The bike features aggressive styling with the front headlight taking inspiration from the Pulsar 200 NS. Looking at the exhaust, we feel the Suzuki Gixxer will be powered by a 150cc, 4-valve engine but the fins for air-cooling are very visible so this is most likely an update to the GS150R.
What further amplifies this being another 150cc offering is the the lack of a rear disc brake, an unseen omission even on 150cc bikes these day. The rear sports a 130 section tyre. The bike also sports a monoshock rear suspension. Could Suzuki be following Honda in bringing two models of the same bike like the Unicorn and Trigger? The mystery will be uncovered very soon as the Auto Expo isn’t far off and Suzuki has a press conference on the 27th of January, where the company along with its brand ambassador Salman Khan will discuss about the Inazuma.
Picture Source – xBHP