You saw it first on MotorBeam. Our eagled eyed reader Atul has snapped the upcoming Suzuki Gixxer based full faired motorcycle on test in Delhi. Remember, we brought you the exclusive news of Suzuki working on a semi-faired version of the Gixxer HERE, turns out, the Japanese automaker is planning to launch a full faired version (could Suzuki call it GSX150R?), thereby pitching the bike at the upper end of the 150cc premium commuter segment. This motorcycle will become Suzuki’s new flagship in India (locally made) as the Inazuma is being discontinued in the coming months.
Suzuki is betting big on the Gixxer platform as the motorcycle has got it good volumes in the 150cc space, a segment where the Bajaj Pulsar and Yamaha FZ have long dominated. The test bike was being ridden along with the Gixxer as can be seen in the picture above. The cycle parts on the full faired Gixxer are very much similar to the naked version, notice the tank, exhaust, pegs, disc, wheels, tyres and seat which are identical (the grab rails seem to be a single piece unit). What has changed is the front, the headlight and windshield give it a very Hayabusa like look. The mirrors are mounted on the fairing and the side fairing seems to be nicely integrated too.
Powering the full faired Suzuki Gixxer will be the same 154.9cc, single-pot mill which churns out 14.8 PS of power and 14 Nm of torque. Suzuki could tweak the motor to be more punchy to take care of the added weight. Equipped with SEP, the sporty version of the Gixxer is expected to be as frugal as its street-fighter sibling. It will rub shoulders with the Yamaha Fazer and is expected to be priced at around Rs. 93,000/- (on-road, Mumbai). The launch is likely to happen by the middle of next year and we expect to see a rear disc as standard on this version of the Gixxer.