While we are used to using the name Gixxer for Suzuki’s liter class GSX-R, the Japanese bike maker found it apt to use the SBK name for its new small motorcycle for India. The Suzuki Gixxer 155 is about to be launched on August 10th and is touted as the company’s flagship product for the Indian market. It is estimated to be priced around the Rs. 75,000 mark, which will make it a direct competitor to the Yamaha FZ 2.0, Honda’s CB Trigger and Hero’s Xtreme.
The Gixxer is powered by a 155cc single cylinder, SOHC engine with air cooling and a Carburettor for fuel intake. It develops 13.7 bhp of power and 13.4 Nm of torque. The bike employs mono-shock suspension at the rear, with front disc brakes and drum rear brakes. Tyre specifications are rated at 100/80/17 at the front and 140/60/17 at a rear, however, like the GS150R, this one is a cog down and features a 5-speed gearbox.
The 155cc Gixxer engine is being marketed as a SEP (Suzuki Eco Performance) powered unit. The company claims the engine technology to boast top-class fuel efficiency without compromising power and performance. The engine, having allegedly benefited from Suzuki’s experience in racing, features technology which benefits from the reduction of all kinds of mechanical losses, efficient design of every component and attention to detail in the manufacturing process. This helps deliver both economy and performance.
The Gixxer’s engine and chassis was apparently developed by the engineers who designed the legendary GSX-R series. The frame for the bike has been kept light and stiff to aid handling. The engine has been developed from the scratch to offer significant advantages over competition. The engine is claimed to deliver “exceptional running performance with a broad low-end torque and dynamic mid-range power for strong acceleration.”
Bookings for the bike have commenced and deliveries should start post the launch. We will bring you more information about this baby Gixxer soon, stay tuned.
Source: Jolly folks at Zigwheels