2018 Suzuki Gixxer SP & Gixxer SF SP motorcycles launched in India

by Shantonil Nag

Suzuki Motorcycle India has introduced the special edition of the Suzuki Gixxer and the Gixxer SF in the Indian market. The new SP editions are only available with the top end versions of the respective bikes. The Gixxer SP is based on the ABS version of the bike while the Gixxer SF SP is based on the FI and ABS version of the bike. The 2018 Gixxer SP is priced at Rs. 87,250 and the Gixxer SF SP is priced at Rs. 1,00630, ex-showroom Delhi.

The bike only gets a special new colour scheme and a new body graphic while the rest of the bike stays similar to the regular version. The SP edition adds a new gold and black colour combination that makes it look unique. It also gets a different set of body graphics from the regular models. The bike also gets a new SP 2018 badge to make it special. The updates are only visual and the bike remains unchanged mechanically.

Sajeev Rajasekharan, Executive Vice President, Suzuki Motorcycle India Private Limited, said:

“Since its launch in India in 2014, the Gixxer brand has metamorphosed into a synonym that embodies Suzuki’s attributes of quality, styling and performance. It is a true reflection of our DNA in developing performance motorcycles of superior quality and backed by cutting-edge technology. It is our constant effort to reinvigorate the Gixxer portfolio with new freshness and value. We are confident that with the new 2018 special edition series, this exciting ride is set to continue,”

Both the bikes are powered by a similar 155cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine. The engine produces a maximum of 14.6 Bhp at 8,000 rpm and 14 Nm of peak torque at 6,000 rpm. The Suzuki Gixxer takes on the likes of Honda Hornet 160R, Yamaha FZ-S, Bajaj Pulsar 160 and the TVS RTR 160. The Gixxer SF is the only fully faired bike available in the segment and has no direct competition in the segment.

The Gixxer series is one of the best selling models in the segment and is popular for its smooth engine and stylish design. The SP edition makes it even more highlighted on the roads. It is not known how many units of the SP edition Gixxer and Gixxer SF will be available in the market.

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