The Suzuki Gixxer SF is a fully-faired premium commuter motorcycle, which is based on the Gixxer naked bike. It is targeted at a young audience looking for a stylish commuter motorcycle which can double up as a tourer.
The Gixxer bike carries forward the sculpted fuel tank and the rear panels from the naked motorcycle, though the edgy body panels in the front section have made way for the full-sized fairing. This fairing has been styled to resemble the bigger GSX-R superbikes and, the company claims, has been aerodynamically shaped to improve the motorcycle’s touring capabilities.
The Gixxer SF is built on a single downtube frame, which also is used in its naked sibling. It is powered by the same 155cc single cylinder engine which delivers 14.6bhp and 14Nm of torque through a five-speed transmission. There is an option of fuel injection in the SF FI model range. A rear disc brake is on the options list, as is ABS.
The Suzuki Gixxer SF is available in four colours: blue, black, red, and a rather fetching red and silver. The MotoGP edition paint scheme gets the Ecstar logo, which is the official supplier of engine oil to the manufacturer’s MotoGP effort.
There is also special edition model called the Gixxer SF SP. It comes with a different graphic layout, maroon coloured seat and a clear lens LED tail lamp. The SP model is now available in two colour schemes, one of which is a combination of grey and black, and the other is a combination of black and gold, with new graphics on the headlamp cowl and fuel tank. The latter is available only in FI form.
The Gixxer bike rivals other premium 150cc motorcycles like the Yamaha Fazer Version 2.0, and Bajaj Avenger 180 Street. The Gixxer SF is priced at Rs 84,546 (ex-showroom, Delhi).