The entry-level performance bike segment in India has seen a bombardment of launches in the recent times. While Bajaj Pulsar is one of the first motorcycles to be launched in the segment, there are many bikes now that competes directly with the Pulsar. Two such bikes are the Suzuki Gixxer and the Gixxer SF. Bajaj is yet to offer a fully-faired bike in the 150cc segment but recently the Indian brand launched the updated Pulsar 150, which is known as the Pulsar UG5. Here is a drag race between the Bajaj Pulsar 150 UG5 and the Suzuki Gixxer SF.
There are two parts in the video and after the first attempt, the riders changed the bikes. Even after that, the result remains the same. The Suzuki Gixxer SF lurches forward soon after the start and gains quite a good amount of distance between the two bikes. In both the cases, the Suzuki Gixxer SF wins quite comfortably.
It should be noted that the Gixxer SF is a fully-faired bike and gets an advantage when it comes to windblast. The bike is more streamlined and cuts through the air smoothly while the Bajaj Pulsar 150 is a naked bike and suffers from wind drag.
The Bajaj Pulsar 150 UG5 is powered by an air-cooled single-cylinder 149cc engine that produces a maximum power of 13.8 Bhp and 13.4 Nm of peak torque. It gets a 5-speed transmission and weighs 144 kg with all the fluids in place. The Suzuki Gixxer SF, on the other hand, is powered by a slightly bigger engine. The bike gets a 154.9cc, single-cylinder, air-cooled engine that develops a maximum of 14.6 Bhp and 14 Nm. It also gets a 5-speed transmission. However, it weighs 139 kg, which is lower than the Bajaj Pulsar 150.
The lower weight and the higher power output ensure that the Suzuki Gixxer SF accelerates quicker than the Pulsar 150. Also, it is possible that the Suzuki Gixxer SF uses short gearing that allows it to accelerate much quicker than the Pulsar 150.