Suzuki India has commenced bookings for the Gixxer SF for Rs. 5000/- and the motorcycle has started arriving at dealerships across India. The launch is set for 7th April.
Suzuki has been able to finally woo the Indian public with the Gixxer. To take matters further, the full-faired Gixxer SF is due for a launch on 7th April 2015 and Suzuki will try to eat into its rivals’ sales by pricing the motorcycle very competitively. It has been spied time and again and everyone is now keenly waiting to see the competition hotting up in the segment with the Pulsar RS 200 also due for a launch shortly. Suzuki has started accepting bookings for the much anticipated motorcycle for Rs. 5000/-. The Gixxer SF will become the most affordable entry level fully-faired motorcycle in India and let us now turn towards its technical specifications.
Starting off with the bike’s design, chassis and suspension, the Gixxer SF has a full-fairing that is bolted on the Gixxer street-fighter which mainly distinguishes the two from each other visually. The rear view mirrors have found their way onto the fairing and the front indicators have also moved a little down. The exhaust cowl has been redesigned and has a brushed-aluminium finish while all the other design elements are similar to the Gixxer.
The Gixxer SF has the same chassis on the bike it is based on, having 43 mm telescopic front suspension while the rear suspension gets a 7-way adjustable mono-suspension. The rear wheel skips on a disc brake while the front does get a hydraulic one. The front and rear tyres measure 100/80/17 and 140/60R/17 respectively and both are tubeless. The Gixxer SF should be around 2050 mm long, 785 mm wide and 1030 mm tall (same as the Gixxer, but its height may change a bit) and is expected to weigh around 143-148 kgs due to the added fairing.
Similar to the chassis, the same 154.9cc air-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine producing 14.6 PS at 8000 RPM and 14 Nm of torque at 6000 RPM which powers the Gixxer is also found on the Gixxer SF. The engine is mated to a 5-speed transmission delivering good mileage thanks to Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology. After having already started arriving at dealerships across India, the motorcycle is expected to be competitively priced close to Rs. 88,000/- (ex-showroom) and will definitely cause many sleepless night to rivals like the Yamaha Fazer.