Black gixxer sf rear disc.
Driven 7000 kms in around 8 months, mostly in daily commute to office and short highway sprints for fun. I am no pro, i have driven a lot of bikes for short duration, this is my first proper bike.
this bike looks awesome, one of the main reasons i brought it. Many times people ask me which bike is it or how costly it is, its that good. Paint job and overall quality of components is fantastic.
Engine performance, fuel economy and gearbox
engine performance is very good for a bike of comparable displacement. I find the acceleration as the best part about my bike. The gear ratios are awesome in my opinion. They make it so easy to drive this bike in the city or the highway (easily 115km/hr). In crawling traffic, you can just zip through without much shifts at all. Gearbox is clicky, could have been a bit soft but i have got used to the clicky feel. In my near 7k of driving till now, i have never encountered a false gear shift or such from the gearbox. The gearbox was a bit stiff till the 1st service, it has only become smoother since then. Mid range performance plus gearbox totally owns the segment. Fuel economy is decent. I haven't measured it by the scale but its definately above 40kmpl mark
ride quality & handling
vibration is negligible. You will only notice it on high speeds mostly on the foot rest. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, this thing is refined. After every servicing, it feels like new that regards.
Brakes : go for the rear disc variant please. I had driven my friends gixxer sf without rear disc for some time and i always felt that the brakes could be better. When i brought mine, i immediately fell in love with the front+rear disc setup. Since the brakes are so good, you can push the bike, because you know, those brakes will handle anything that might come.
for the price, i think there's no bike better than this. Even if there are, you will never regret buying gixxer sf. It looks good, fuel economy is very good, perofrmance is nice and most importantly, it's fun to drive. I have finished 8000kms and i still love to drive my gixxer around as if its new. Be realistic though. Don't expect it to beat a cbr150 or r15 in terms of performance, those are 150 ccc with more torque and oil cooling.
Areas of improvement
#1 i would have loved split seat. Any one who sits behind complains about not being very comfortable (compared to normal commuter bikes with flat seats & the height is much more.).
#2 The rear suspension could have been a bit soft. Mine is already set on the lowest possible setting. This is not a problem really, i am being nit picky. :P
styling, performance, ride quality
Value for Money