Spotting of an interesting Suzuki small capacity motorcycle with the ‘Gixxer’ tag created a lot of stir in the market and today, Suzuki has officially unveiled the motorcycle to the public and did we say it looks cool!
Against the brand name it commands, Gixxer is a 155cc small capacity naked motorcycle for India. It will sit over the current GS150R and is clearly a more premium offering. If you were waiting eagerly to know the power and torque figures, let us disappoint you that they have not been revealed. All what has been officially announced is noted in the following pointers:
- Gixxer carries a 155cc 4 stroke air-cooled SOHC carburetted engine.
- It gets rear monoshock absorbers and disc brakes at the front and regular drums at the rear.
- And the rear tyre is an FZ-rivalling 140/60 17 incher. Front rubber is the regular 100/80 17 inch.
- Gixxer carries an all-digital instrument cluster.
Further, Suzuki shares that the Gixxer 155 has been developed by the designers of bigger GSX-Rs. Against keeping the power and torque figures hidden, Suzuki has shared that Gixxer will have a new powerful engine which will come with a wider low-end torque along with a punchy mid-range power.
Going by the hints we have got, Gixxer may be a 14-15bhp motorcycle which will also have higher fuel efficiency figures. On the looks front, the Gixxer is a fresh new design and a surprise considering the fact that it is coming from Suzuki India which has so far been making drab looking (but very potent) products.
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The bikini fairing, the humped up fuel tank with a lot of design elements, dummy air scoops, upswept seat, fatter rear tyre and more specifically that real ‘rich’ exhaust makes the Gixxer a very appealing preposition and right up against the FZs which have enjoyed the dominance so far.
Suzuki will showcase the Gixxer at the Auto Expo and the launch will take place sometime in July this year which is when more details including the power/torque figures as well as the pricing will be revealed.
So, we have two questions for you.
- Will you prefer the Gixxer over FZ?
- How much will you be willing to pay for this Gixxer?