For the better part of the last three decades, Suzuki and Yamaha have been locked in a fierce battle. 100cc two-strokes had been around for a while, but the launch of Shogun in 1993 took the fight to the next level. The Suzuki had a 10cc advantage over the Yamaha RX100, was more powerful and the oozed sex appeal like no other bike. And yet it failed. 23 years down the line, it is the same story.
The Suzuki Gixxer won us over with its riding dynamics and performance, and yet the sales numbers have failed to keep up with the Yamaha FZ-S FI. Raising the bar, Suzuki has now introduced a rear disc brake and a fuel injection system at a very lucrative price. But will it work? We landed in an empty parking lot with the Suzuki Gixxer SF Fi and the Yamaha FZ-S FI to find out.