Suzuki recently updated its Gixxer range in India along with launching the long-awaited 250 cc model in the series. The latest launch among them is the Gixxer 155, which was also the first bike in the Gixxer series to be launched in the country back in 2014. Now after nearly 5 years, the Japanese manufacturer has gone ahead and given a facelift to the popular bike which was known for its riding ease and great handling. Suzuki has made a lot of changes on the new bike in order to give it an edge over the ever-intensifying competition. The latest TVC by the company shows the major changes on the bike.
With the facelift, Suzuki has released a total of three paint shades with the Gixxer. They are – Sparkle Black, Metallic Sonic Silver, and Metallic Triton Blue. The fully-faired version of the Gixxer, called the Gixxer SF, sports similar changes as on the naked version but was launched about a month earlier. Talking about the Gixxer, one of the major changes on the bike is that ABS is now standard fitment. This is in wake of the government mandate which requires all the bikes above 125 cc to be equipped with ABS. However, it is a single channel unit as is the case with the Gixxer SF.
On the front, the bike sports an all-LED headlamp which not only provides better illumination but also gives the bike a muscular stance. The tank fairings are now more flared and give the bike a typical streetfighter look. The handlebars are not clip-ons here but regular units and the reason behind that is to maintain a comfortable riding position. The previous model of the Gixxer had a single full-length seat but the new facelifted version gets split seat setup which sure looks cool but at the same time also means that the pillion comfort has been sacrificed a bit for aesthetics.
On the rear, the exhaust canister gets a big chrome cap and has dual openings. The tail light is also an LED unit and the bike looks much sharper from the ear now. Compared to the Gixxer SF, the naked Gixxer 155 weighs a full 6 kg less as it has a kerb weight of 140 kg. Powering the bike is the same engine that is found on the Gixxer SF. The 155 cc air-cooled SOHC engine puts out 13.9 Bhp (14.1 PS) of power at 8,000 rpm along with 14 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm. This engine comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox and is a fuel-injected unit, opposed to the carburetted unit found on the outgoing model. As for the competition, the Gixxer rivals the likes of the Yamaha FZ, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 and Honda CB Hornet 160R among others in the segment.