Suzuki launches all-new 155cc Gixxer in India!

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By Harshavardhan Kylas

 

Suzuki Motorcycles today launched their new flagship premium 150cc bike, the 155cc Gixxer in India. This is their second new product launch this year, with the Let’s scooter preceding it. First unveiled at the 2014 Auto Expo earlier this year, the Gixxer is a premium 150cc bike with a sporty edge to it. Suzuki Motorcycles claim that the R&D team responsible for the GSX-R series sport bikes was involved in its engine and chassis design, giving credence to its “Street Sport Bike” tag.

 

Suzuki Gixxer 155

 

With its hard-hitting muscular design, the Gixxer poses certain sharpness and haughtiness in its appearance. A fully-digital LCD display panel forms the instrument cluster. Other features include a wide 140-section rear tyre, LED tail light, split grab rails and a meaty exhaust end can.

 

Coming to the technical aspect, the Gixxer is powered by a 154.9cc air-cooled single-cylinder engine that is carburated, and delivers 14.6 bhp of power and 14 Nm of torque. It incorporates Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology to reduce emissions and fuel consumption without affecting performance. The Gixxer employs a 5-speed gearbox instead of the 6-speed unit that provided the GS150R with excellent cruising ability. The bike uses a beefy telescopic fork front suspension in conjunction with a monoshock at the rear. Braking distances are kept in check by a disc brake on the front and a drum brake on the other end.

 

2014 Suzuki Gixxer 155

 

The Suzuki Gixxer is priced at Rs 79,957 (ex-showroom, Delhi), and  comes in five colours - Candy Antares Red, Metallic Oort Grey, Pearl Mirage White, Metallic Triton Blue and Glass Sparkle Black. While it does look like quite a promising package, it will be very interesting to witness how it performs in the face stiff competition from the Yamaha FZ v2.0, the Hero Xtreme, TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Honda CB Trigger.

 

 

Suzuki Gixxer Technical Specifications

 

Engine

154.9cc air-cooled single cylinder

Power

14.6 bhp @ 8000 rpm

Torque

14 Nm @ 6000 rpm

Transmission

5-Speed

Brakes

Front / Rear: Disc / Drum

Suspension

Front: Telescopic Forks

Rear:  Monoshock

Kerb Weight

135 Kg

Fuel Tank Capacity

12 Litres

Price

(Ex-Showroom, Delhi)

Rs 79,957

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