Finally, a fully-faired version of the Gixxer is on the launch cards and it has been christened as the Suzuki Gixxer SLK
Everyone was earlier expecting a semi-faired version of the Suzuki Gixxer to be launched but according to some spy shots HERE, the Japanese automaker was instead thinking of taking things up another step by launching a full-faired version of the same bike. This fully-faired Gixxer will be named as the Suzuki Gixxer SLK, which in future will become the flagship offering from Suzuki Motorcycle India.
The Suzuki Gixxer SLK will draw power from the same 154.9cc single-cylinder, air-cooled, 2-valve engine producing 14.8 PS of power at 8000 RPM and 14 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM, paired to a 5-speed gearbox. For reference, the naked Gixxer weighs 135 kgs and the Gixxer SLK will weigh a bit more than that due to the added fairing. On the performance front, we expect Suzuki to make the Gixxer SLK as peppy if not more than its naked sibling by tweaking the engine to generate a higher power output. The bike will most likely also get rear disk brakes to tackle the added power and weight of the bike.
Changes in the design front will be minimal, much like the relationship between Yamaha’s Fazer and FZ-S. The rear end of both bikes is likely to be identical while the front end will look much more sporty thanks to the full-fairing. Suzuki might even be looking to eat up the Yamaha R15’s market share if required. The Suzuki Gixxer is a very powerful, potent and dynamically rich machine and nothing less should be expected from the Gixxer SLK in the same regard. The Suzuki Gizzer SLK could touch a price tag of Rs. 1 lakh and we expect the bike to launch towards the end of this year.
Source – GaadiWaadi on Twitter