|Fuel Type||Engine Capacity||Transmission Type||Power||Torque||Fuel Efficiency|
|petrol||155cc||Manual||14.1PS @ 8000RPM||14NM @ 6000RPM||64kmpl|
Named after the legendary sports bike GSXR 1000, the Gixxer is Suzuki\'s flagship motorcycle in the 160cc commuter segment. In its latest rendition, the bike gets major design changes but retains the old 154.9cc air-cooled engine, which is now BS-VI ready.
Measuring 2020 mm in length, 800 mm in width and 1,035 mm height, the Suzuki Gixxer is a sporty looking machine. The design is very subtle and the 2 tone colour schemes available with the bike highlight the sporty character of the machine. The front end is dominated by a rather large oval-shaped LED headlight. The side profile is highlighted by a neatly done chrome garnishing on the twin-port exhaust adding a premium touch to the motorcycle, while the taillight also gets a new LED design and a sleek set-up.
The Suzuki Gixxer comes with quite a few handy features. The rider gets an all-digital display with a gear position and shifts indicator so the rider knows the right time to shift gears. The digital display also holds a clock, trip meters and a digital fuel gauge. The headlamp and taillamp also get LED lighting, which looks rather nice. Also included in the package is a low fuel indicator.
Safety has always been a high priority for the Japanese manufacturer, this is why the Gixxer comes equipped with class par safety aids like optional front and rear disc brakes with ABS which provide enough bite for efficient braking. The digital console happens to be backlit, allowing the rider to see the speed and other information during all times, be it day or night. Moreover, the beefed-up frame with a long, 1,335 mm wheelbase and the set of tubeless tyres add strength and stability.
In terms of performance, when compared to the other bikes in its class, Suzuki Gixxer uses an ultra-light and robust 154.9cc, air-cooled engine. the Gixxer's engine generates 14.1 PS at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm at 6,000 rpm. The power is sent to the rear wheel via a 5-speed gearbox, aided by a multi-plate, wet clutch. Power feels abundant and there is a good amount of torque available across the rev range. While the engine is good for moving around in the city, it does feel like it could do with more power once you ride on an open stretch of road.
The 154.9cc air-cooled engine has a company claimed mileage figure of 64 km/l but ideally, it should return anywhere about 50-55 km/l with mixed riding.
With its slightly sporty but upright seating position, stiff suspension and contoured seat, the Gixxer ensures a sporty stance, as the rider sits comfortably while in command of the motorcycle. The 17-inch front cast wheel rests on a beefy 41mm telescopic front fork, while the rear monoshock comes with 7 levels of adjustment which makes the Gixxer a comfortable machine even on Indian roads.
Last month, Suzuki launched the streetfighter version of the Gixxer SF 155, at a price of INR 1,00,212 (ex-showroom, India). This naked Gixxer goes up against the TVS Apache RTR 160 4V, Honda Hornet 160R, Bajaj Pulsar NS160 and the Yamaha FZ and FZ-S in the 150-160cc segment, providing customers with a refined and smooth choice. Suzuki also launched the visually identical elder 250cc variant of the Gixxer, a few days ago. In terms of design, the new naked Gixxer 155 looks completely different from its fully-faired version, however, these bikes are quite similar to each other in terms of engine output and chassis components. We finally got our hands on the 2019 version of the Suzuki Gixxer 155 and here is the first ride review: