Suzuki Gixxer SF launched in India; Priced at Rs. 83,439
As we all know that Suzuki made a comeback in MotoGP this year, to add to the celebration, the Japanese two wheeler manufacturer finally launched its most affordable fully-faired bike in the Indian market. The Suzuki Gixxer SF is priced at Rs. 83,439 (Ex-showroom, Delhi). The newly launched bike is based on the street-fighter version of the Gixxer 155. The company has also offered the Gixxer with the special MotoGP edition of the SF to celebrate its comeback in MotoGP, which comes with the race spec bike’s racing blue livery on the Triton blue paint scheme. In addition to this, the bike is available in pearl white and sparkle black color options.
The Suzuki Gixxer SF is powered by the same 154.9 cc single-cylinder air-cooled 2-valve mill churning out 14.8 PS of power @ 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of torque @ 6,000 rpm mated to 5-speed gearbox. The company claims that the Gixxer SF is going to return a fuel efficiency of 63.5 km/l (ARAI tested). This figure is similar to the regular Gixxer, all thanks to Suzuki`s Eco Performance (SEP) technology, which has helped in improving the bike`s performance and fuel efficiency figures as well.
Appearance wise, the new Gixxer SF`s design cues are inspired from the bigger GSX models in the company’s lineup. While the front fascia is similar to the GSX-R750, it also features the inverted triangle headlight with smaller angular air intakes along the sides. The side fairing gels well with the design cues as it covers the entire engine. One thing that makes the bike look attractive is the two-tone color paint scheme.
Coming to the rear profile, the tail section is similar to the naked Gixxer and comes with the step up seat, LED taillight, split grab rails and dual exhaust muffler with a new aluminum cover. Along with other features, the centre instrument console is also similar to the naked Gixxer with all the attractive essential features. Talking about its dimensions, similar to the naked Gixxer, the new Suzuki Gixxer SF measures 2050mm in length, 785mm in width and is slightly taller than the Gixxer 155 at 1085 mm. The wheelbase remains unchanged at 1330mm.
Suzuki Gixxer SF Price (On-Road, Mumbai)
> Gixxer SF – Rs. 97,532
> Gixxer SF MotoGP Edition – Rs. 99,238
> Gixxer 155 – Rs.87,974 (Street- Fighter)
Apart from being priced very competitively, the Gixxer SF is going to lock horns with other famous models like the Yamaha R15 2.0, Fazer, Honda CBR150R, Hero Karizma ZMR and the recently launched Bajaj Pulsar RS200.
Suzuki has definitely hit the nail on the head with the Gixxer SF. With attractive features, specifications and a competitive price tag to boast of, the bike is surely going to set the sales charts on fire! I`m sure Suzuki fans will vouch for that.