Suzuki Motorcycle India has introduced the 2018 edition of the Gixxer 155 cc motorcycles in the country. Sporting subtle cosmetic upgrades for the new year, the 2018 Suzuki Gixxer is priced at Rs 80,928 (ex-showroom Delhi). The bike maker has already dispatched the updated bikes to its dealerships pan India and the bike is ready for purchase. For the 2018 model year, the Gixxer series gets new graphics, MotoGP inspired ECSTAR logo and a new paint scheme - Candy Sonoma Red/ Metallic Sonic Silver.
Suzuki Gixxer Engine Specifications & Transmission
Power is supplied by a 155cc, single cylinder, two valves, 4-stroke, air-cooled petrol engine. The engine is capable of generating maximum power output of 14.8 PS at 8000 RPM along with top torque of 14 Nm at 6000 RPM. The engine comes with an electric starter system and power is sent to wheels through a five-speed manual gearbox.
Suzuki Gixxer Performance & Mileage
In terms of performance, Gixxer lives up to the expectation of the owner. The 100 kmph speed from zilch is attained within 20 seconds (approximately). Top speed on offer is around 115 kmph. Fuel economy isn’t as impressive as one would expect, even on the long stretch the bike does not deliver an excellent efficiency, hence Gixxer is mediocre when it comes to mileage.
Suzuki Gixxer Braking and Handling
A single disc brake is placed in front to retard power and rear gets a drum brake. Steering is agile and the suspension system is slightly stiff which features 41mm large diameter forks in front and 7 step adjustable mono shock suspension at rear. The bike distorts after being driven for a while, but it gets back to normal as you go easy on the throttle. However, the bike lacks any prominent safety feature like anti-lock-braking system etc.
Suzuki Gixxer Wheels & Tyres
Up front, Gixxer gets 100/80-17 tubeless tyre and rear features 140/60R-17 tubeless tyre. Moreover, the tyres have a good grip on the road and have a peppy cornering ability. This in turn also works well for braking function.
In the 150cc segment, Gixxer faces competition from bikes like Yamah FZS, Bajaj Discover 150F and Honda CB Unicorn 160 CBS.
Mediocre fuel economy
Rear brakes are not effective