Suzuki today launched the much awaited facelifted version of the Gixxer 155 in India. Priced at Rs. 1. lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi), the bike features an updated design as well as technical upgrades, though the engine output has gone down a bit. The bike is available in three paint shades, which are – Sparkle Black, Metallic Sonic Silver, and Metallic Triton Blue. The Metallic Triton Blue colour looks quite spectacular on the bike and the same is used in the video below by Dino’s Vault. Let’s now take a look at the video before getting on further details like acceleration, top speed, and braking test numbers.
According to the rider in the video, the Gixxer 155 continues to offer the same comfort levels as the older bike along with better performance since the engine now is a fuel-injected unit and not carburetted, which was the case with the older model. Also, the split seats enhance the aesthetic appeal of the bike but also take a toll on pillion comfort, though not to the extent that things get uncomfortable. The low and mid-range response of the engine is quite good which makes it pretty easy to ride in the city.
Talking about the top speed of the bike, in the video we see it reach a top speed of 120 km/h. In the braking department, the bike goes from 64 km/h to 0 km/h in 1.5 seconds. As seen in the video, it can comfortably cruise at speeds of around 80 km/h. Do note that the bike used in this test is a brand new example and hence the top speed along with cruising speed and overall performance will improve after the first service and a few thousand kilometres. In terms of top speed, it will still be behind its fully faired sibling as the latter has better aerodynamics to cut through air resistance at high speeds.
The loss of farings has benefitted the Gixxer in another way though, which is weight saving. The bike has a kerb weight of 140 kg which is a full 6 kgs less than the Gixxer SF that weighs 146 kg. Also, Suzuki has gone with regular flat handlebars on this bike instead of the clip-on units seen on the Gixxer SF in order to maintain an easy riding position. The single piece full LED headlamp looks pretty good and so does the LED tail lamps. The Suzuki Gixxer 155 facelift is powered by a 155 cc air-cooled SOHC fuel injected engine that puts out 13.9 Bhp (14.1 PS) of power at 8,000 rpm along with 14 Nm of torque at 6,000 rpm and comes mated to a 5-speed gearbox.
Suzuki has equipped the motorcycle with a single channel ABS as it is now standard on all bikes above 125 cc displacement. The bike gets new tank faring extensions and split seats. Its main rivals include the likes of the Yamaha FZ, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 and Honda CB Hornet 160R among others in the segment.