Ahead of the official launch next week, the brochure of the Suzuki Gixxer 155 has leaked online and gives out all the necessary information of the 150cc segment motorcycle. First unveiled along with the Let’s scooter earlier this year, the Gixxer promises to offer performance and comfort and has been targeted at the youth brigade who are looking for a sporty offering with the convenience of a commuter. Suzuki states that the Gixxer’s styling and chassis take inspiration from the legendary GSX-R series of motorcycles and is expected to be a fun riding motorcycle in the segment.
The Suzuki Gixxer uses a 155cc air-cooled, 2-valve SOHC engine that belts out 14 HP of power at 8000 RPM and 14 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM. The engine is different from the one found on the GS150R and is paired to a 5-speed gearbox. While the power output may not be substantially higher than competition, the low kerb weight of 135 kgs should make the Gixxer a slick performer on the road. The motorcycle also features Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology that helps in delivering both better performance and higher fuel efficiency.
Suspension duties are carried out by telescopic forks at the front, while the rear gets a monoshock setup. The Gixxer rides on 100/80/17 sized tyre in the front with a disc brake and 140/60/17 sized tyre at the rear with a drum brake. Considering that other manufacturers offer a rear disc brake in the segment as optional (except the Yamaha FZ), it is disappointing that the Gixxer misses out on the same. You also get a dual-exhaust muffler that adds a sporty touch to the motorcycle.
Suzuki is offering the Gixxer 155 in five colours namely metallic blue, grey, red, white as well as black and is expected to be competitively priced between Rs. 70,000-75,000 (ex-showroom) in the country. An important bike for Suzuki India, the Gixxer will help strengthen the Japanese manufacturer’s position in the two-wheeler market that the GS150R failed to do. The bike competes against the TVS Apache 160, Bajaj Pulsar 150, Honda CB Trigger, Yamaha FZ FI 2.0 and the likes in the segment. Suzuki has started accepting bookings for the Gixxer across the country and the vehicle is expected to hit showrooms by the end of the month. The deliveries however, will commence next month.
Source – Bikewale.com