Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited (SMIPL) has introduced the updated 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF which now gets the new Gixxer design language seen on the Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. Although the engine is the same as the outgoing 155 cc Suzuki Gixxer SF, there are some changes to the chassis, swingarm and overall dimensions. The new Suzuki Gixxer SF has been launched at ₹ 1,09,870 (ex-showroom Delhi), and it's almost ₹ 8,000 more expensive than the older generation Suzuki Gixxer SF. Here's all you need to know about the all-new 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF.
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All the changes and new details on the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF:
- The most significant difference in the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer SF is the new design language, which is more or less identical to the new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250. The Gixxer family will follow the new design language with sharper bodywork, LED headlight and taillight and an updated chassis, along with the new split seat. Unlike the matte colours of the 250 cc Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, the new 155 cc Suzuki Gixxer SF is available in two glossy colours - Glass Sparkle Black and a dual-tone colour in Metallic Sonic Silver with Glass Sparkle Black highlights.
- The engine continues to be the same 155 cc, single-cylinder, SOHC, two-valve, air-cooled and fuel-injected unit which now puts out 13.9 bhp of maximum power at 8000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. The older generation Gixxer SF made marginally more power - 14.5 bhp at 8000 rpm, and the same 14 Nm of peak torque at 6000 rpm. The Gixxer SF continues to use the same 5-speed gearbox.
- The 155 cc engine continues to meet the Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) emission regulations, and Suzuki is expected to update the engine early next year to meet the new stringent BS-VI emission norms which come into effect from April 2020.
- The new Suzuki Gixxer SF shares the updated chassis with the new Suzuki Gixxer SF 250, but has gained some weight over the older generation model. It now weighs 146 kg, a full 6 kg more than the older model, and the overall dimensions of the bike have also changed. Overall length, width, height and seat height have decreased on the new Gixxer SF, but the wheelbase has increased by 10 mm. The change in dimensions is bound to change the way the new Suzuki Gixxer SF's dynamics, but it's expected to be a stable and taut handler nevertheless, offering perhaps marginally more stability. And the new clip-on handlebars will also mean a sportier riding position than the older generation model.
- Priced at just under ₹ 1.10 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi), the new Suzuki Gixxer SF has no direct rival in the 150-160 cc, full-faired entry-level sport segment, but in terms of pricing, it competed with the Hero Xtreme 200S, which is priced at ₹ 98,400 (ex-showroom Delhi).