About Suzuki Gixxer
Suzuki replaced their earlier 150cc offering, the GS150R, with a motorcycle called ‘Gixxer’ – echoing the nickname the supersport offerings of the brand have. This is not without reason; Suzuki targeted the sporty commuter segment with the Gixxer, and they’ve managed to do a fine job of it.
The Gixxer draws inspiration from the bigger and sportier GSX range of superbikes. The sculpted fuel tank, raised rear, distinctive headlamp and the beefy exhaust lend it the look of a performance bike. The handlebar, footpeg and the seat have been designed to offer a sporty riding position without compromising on comfort. The instrument console consists of a digital display which integrates the speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, clock, odometer, trip meter and the service reminder. It also gets a programmable shift light.
The Gixxer has a single downtube frame which houses a 155cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine. This engine delivers 14.6bhp and 14Nm of torque through a five-speed transmission. The Gixxer rides on conventional telescopic front forks and a seven-step adjustable rear monoshock. Brake setup consists of a disc brake at the front and drum unit in the rear. Suzuki also offers a rear disc brake as an optional extra. The Suzuki Gixxer is available in three dual tone paint schemes – green/white, blue/white and black/red.
There is also special edition model called
the Gixxer SP. It comes with a new graphic layout, maroon coloured seat and a
clear lens LED tail lamp. The SP model is only available in one colour scheme
which is a combination of matt fibroin grey and glass sparkle black.
Pegged as a sporty streetfighter, the Gixxer locks horns with the likes of the Yamaha FZ-S Version 2.0, Honda CB Hornet 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 and the Bajaj Avenger 150 Street.