2019 Suzuki Gixxer Review
Bike Tested: 2019 Suzuki Gixxer; Road Test No. 1170; Test Location: Mumbai
Price OTR Mumbai: Rs. 1,21,795/-
The Suzuki Gixxer 150 is the motorcycle that kick-started the Gixxer lineage in India
Coming from the pedigree of GSX-S1000, the Suzuki Gixxer 150 was a sure shot hit when it was launched back in 2014. Just like the Yamaha FZ, the Suzuki Gixxer was full-blown taking inspiration from a superbike. A first sports-commuter motorcycle by Suzuki in India, the bike went flying off the sales charts after its debut. Ever since its launch, the bike remained essentially unchanged apart from updated paint schemes and graphics from time to time. The bike finally got its major update in 2019. It has got a total design makeover and a minor mechanical upgrade.
Motor Quest: The Gixxer 150 was launched by Suzuki in 2014. The name Gixxer is derived from the most iconic superbike by Suzuki, the GSX-R 1000. Suzuki Gixxer, when launched was the flagship motorcycle by Suzuki in India as the Inazuma sales had already stopped.
Styling – The design of the new Gixxer gets a complete makeover, which is totally different from its predecessor. The bike now looks muscular and meatier than before. New bodywork on the bike has sharp, chiseled lines flowing throughout the motorcycle. Also, the beefed-up fuel tank remains intact. The cuts and creases in the design make the bike look stealthy and the overall styling is much more appealing now. Complementing the new looks are the all-LED headlights and tail lamp set up. The headlamp now has a sportier and sightly look, but, the alloy wheels get the same ‘Y-shaped’ design as before. It gets the same dual-port exhaust canisters, however, the chrome accents at the tip have a new design.
Instrument Cluster and Switchgear – The Instrument cluster was always a fully digital unit but this time around the console has been updated. The digital console has a fairly big LCD screen and the information is easily readable. It displays speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, twin trip meters and a gear position indicator. This Gixxer over here has a white backlight unlike the Gixxer 250. The tell-tale lights are placed around the LCD and they are quite bright too. The quality of switchgear is now better as the plastic used feels solid and premium.