Gixxer 2018 – The next gen motorbike from Suzuki

Gixxer 2018 – The next gen motorbike from Suzuki

Suzuki Motorcycle India Limited is a subsidiary of the infamous Suzuki Automobile Company, a multinational corporation that is reputed for manufacturing premium automobiles. The Indian subsidiary has launched many motorcycles over the years that challenge other brands and the people cherish them.

In 2018, they launched the Suzuki Gixxer with pre-installed ABS technology as an addition to their Gixxer and Gixxer SF range. This bike is suitable for the streets as well as for a city ride and promises great performance. Let’s go through the specifications of this motorcycle and see if it is worth all the hype.

Looks

When it comes to appearance, the Suzuki Gixxer hits it out of the park. A sleek and bold design clubbed together with chiseled muscular features and a thick fuel tank give it an aggressive sporty look. The dual or twin silencer adds the touch of a racing motorcycle while the slender yet sturdy body shouts street bike. The bright LED tail lamp adds a certain flare while riding at night and the alloy wheels simply complement everything there is. At front, it has a 100/80-17 inch tubeless tyre while the rear has a 140/60R-17 inch radial tubeless tyre.

Engine

ABS equipped Suzuki Gixxer boasts a 154.9 cc, four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, two valve, air cooled engine with a maximum power output capacity of 14.8 bhp @ 8000 rpm and maximum torque production of 14 Nm @ 6000 rpm. The carburetor fuel system permits the option of both kick as well as electric starting system. Transmission has a 5 speed gearbox with a wet multi-plate clutch and a 1-down, 4-up gear change system. The bike weighs an agreeable 136 kg and offers 160 mm in ground clearance.

Features

Packed with some amazing features, the Suzuki Gixxer is one of the best bikes in the performance motorcycle category. Here are some if its features:

  • Fully digital instrument cluster
  • Digital speedometer, odometer and tachometer
  • Digital tripmeter
  • Single channel Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • LED tail lamp
  • 0 to 60 kmph in 5 seconds
  • Maximum speed: 115 kmph
  • Fuel tank capacity: 12 liters
  • Average fuel efficiency of 63 kmpl (as claimed by Suzuki)
  • 240 mm disc brake at the front
  • 130 mm disc brake at the rear

Handling                                                                      

A telescopic suspension at the front paired with a monoshock suspension at the rear and the split seats make handling the bike very easy and facilitate a comfortable and enjoyable riding experience.

The ABS version of the Suzuki Gixxer is available in three colors- glass sparkle black, metallic triton blue, and candy Sonoma red.

Price

Suzuki Gixxer price for the ABS version has been set by the company at around Rs. 90,500/- on ex-showroom basis and will hike up to Rs. 1, 09,000/- after RTO registration charges have been paid and vehicle insurance has been purchased.

With amazing looks and powerful performance, Suzuki Gixxer ticks most of the boxes but it is yet to be seen how customers respond to it.

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