Suzuki’s latest entrant to the 150cc arena is this, the Gixxer. It has spawned a fully-faired version and even a cruiser, but the naked is the original version. It replaced the GS150R and still remains one of the best 150cc motorcycles to buy today. The Gixxer is powered by a 155cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine that generates 14bhp and 14Nm which neither the least nor the most in the class. A five-speed transmission has replaced the GS150R’s six-speed ‘box.
The Gixxer has a disc brake at both ends. Single-channel ABS is also now an option, although it is a Rs 6000 upgrade over the regular Gixxer. The instrument cluster is an all-digital one that matches the best in class in terms of information displayed. The shift light is programmable. You can have the Gixxer in a total of five different paint schemes, two of which are dual-tone schemes.
There is also special edition model called the Gixxer SP. It has new graphics, a 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 grey and gloss black.
Pegged as a sporty streetfighter, the Gixxer locks horns with the likes of the Yamaha FZ-S, Honda CB Hornet 160R, TVS Apache RTR 160 4V and the Bajaj Avenger 180 Street. The Gixxer is priced at Rs 83,000 (ex-showroom) onward.