A few days back, the Suzuki Gixxer was spotted in Noida and today the company has unveiled the product. The Suzuki Gixxer evoked mixed reactions and the company claims the bike’s engine and chassis have been developed by the engineers who designed the GSX-R series of motorcycles. The Gixxer is Suzuki’s new flagship 155cc motorcycle which is positioned as a sporty offering in the segment. The bike gets a light and stiff frame with an all new engine utilising SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) technology. This engine offers broad low-end torque and dynamic mid-range for strong acceleration, Suzuki claims.
Suzuki hasn’t shared many details yet. The Suzuki Gixxer is powered by an all new 150cc, single-cylinder, SOHC engine which uses air-cooling and a carburettor to feed fuel. The bike gets both electric and kick start with the rear using a monoshock suspension (front suspension is telescopic forks). The front uses a disc while the rear uses a drum. The tyres are quite wide with the front unit being a 100/80/17 section and the rear being a 140/60/17. The bike gets a fully digital instrument cluster. Clearly the Suzuki Gixxer will compete with the Yamaha FZ and Honda CB Trigger.
Suzuki has just unveiled the Gixxer motorcycle but hasn’t revealed the horsepower or torque figures. We expect them to be slightly more than the GS150R which produces 13.8 BHP of power and 13.4 Nm of torque. The Gixxer will use a 5-speed gearbox (not a 6-speed unit like the GS150R) and will sit above the GS150R in Suzuki’s motorcycle portfolio. Expect the price to be marginally more than the GS150R. Suzuki seems to be following Honda, the GS150R will be sold as it is while the Gixxer will be a premium 150cc offering. Sales of the the Suzuki Gixxer will commence in July as the launch will happen in the same month. The bike will be showcased at the upcoming Auto Expo.