Indian two-wheeler industry is streaming out into different levels day by day. It is not the same old, slow, frail thing it was a few years ago. Things are changing, for the good. The latest news we hear from the industry is that Suzuki has opened the facility to book the all new motorcycle, the Gixxer 155. It gives one more option to those who are looking for a 150cc motorcycle.
The Gixxer is total new machine introduced by Suzuki focused on Indian commuter riders, who care for mileage, style, reliability, and value for money. All manufacturers know very well that it is very hard to win the hearts of Indian customers, but it looks like the Gixxer would be a winner. From the head to the tail, Suzuki has brought up unique and innovative stuff to tempt more riders onto it.
Sharp is word I would use for the headlight. The windscreen adds a typical racing feel to it. The stylish fuel tank lives up to the current trends. The ‘Y’ shaped 3-spoke alloy wheels are simply dashing. And the dual exhaust may roar while revving hard, ensuring the most sportiness in the class. Meanwhile, the curved seat, and exposed LED tail lamp destroy the competition with no mercy.
The heart is certainly a new one. If you think that it’s the same engine that seen in the GS150R, then you are wrong. The all new Gixxer comes with a 154.9cc, 4-stroke, single cylinder, air-cooled SOHC, 2 Valve engine. The machine delivers a max power of 10.4 KW @ 8000 rpm, and a max torque of 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm. Meanwhile, the engine is coupled with a 5 Speed manual transmission.
The Gixxer’s front wheel is coupled with a disc brake, while the rear one has the drum. It would have been better if Suzuki could arrange a rear disc brake at least as optional. The bike is coupled with telescopic front suspension, and mono rear suspension for better riding comfy. Unfortunately, the unavailability of test drive vehicle is still continuing. In the upcoming ride review about the Gixxer, I will let you know the exact riding feel of the bike.
The machine is lighter and weighs only 135 kg. And it accommodates up to 12 liters of petrol in the fuel tank. The Gixxer is also coupled with Suzuki Eco Performance (SEP) technology, which is something like HET in Honda two-wheelers, to boost the mileage of the machine. Though there is not even a single word about the economy of the Gixxer, let’s hope it could ensure a figure around 50 kmpl.
The arrival of the Gixxer brings in more options to an already crowded 150 field. Presently, the 150cc segment is one of the best selling classes in the Indian motorcycle industry. The Gixxer will be directly locking horns with Hero Xtreme, Honda CB Trigger, and Yamaha FZ V2.0.
The Gixxer will be available in 5 colours – Gray, White, Red, Black, and Blue. The official price of the bike is yet to be disclosed. Check out the specs of the bike below.
Engine – 154.90 cc, 4-stroke, 1-cylinder, air-cooled SOHC, 2 Valve
Fuel System – Carburetor
Maximum Power – 10.4 KW @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque – 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm
Transmission – 5 Speed, MT
Frame – Diamond Type
Front Brake – Single Disc
Rear Brake – Drum
Front Suspension – Telescopic
Rear Suspension – Swing Arm, Mono Suspension
Front Tyre – 100/80-17-Tubeless
Rear Tyre – 140/60R-17-Tubeless
Wheelbase – 1330 mm
Width – 785 mm
Height – 1,030 mm
Length – 2,050 mm
Weight – 135 kg
Ground Clearance – 160 mm
Petrol Tank Capacity – 12 litres