Suzuki Motorcycles India has launched its latest bike in the form of the Gixxer 155 facelift. The 150 cc segment bike is priced at Rs. 1,00,212 (ex-showroom, Delhi). This makes it around Rs. 12,000 more than than the outgoing model which was priced at Rs. 88,390 (ex-showroom, Delhi). The bike carries forward the design language of the previous model but marries it with several new elements like LED headlamps among other bits. Basically, it is the same bike as the recently launched Gixxer SF sans the farings and a few other minor changes.
Talking about the design of the bike, the Gixxer 155 gets the same rims, tires, discs among other bits as found on the faired version of this motorcycle. On the front, the major change is in the form of the full LED headlamps which are also found on the Gixxer SF and the bigger Gixxer SF 250. This headlamp gives a distinctive appeal to the bike as it looks quite stylish and gets a grey plastic ring around it. The indicators and mirror stalks are placed at their usual positions while the fuel tank and the chrome-tipped exhaust canister are carried over from its faired sibling. A full LED instrument cluster replaces the older unit found on this Gixxer and displays all relevant information.
The engine powering the bike will is also shared with the Gixxer SF and the power output remains the same. 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. Performance of the naked Gixxer 155 could be a little bit better than its faired siblings as it has a kerb weight of 140 kg, which makes it 6 kg less than the Gixxer SF which has a kerb weight of 146 kg. However, the Gixxer SF will get benefitted from its farings that will help it have better aerodynamics during high speeds.
ABS is now standard on all bikes at and above 125 cc displacement and hence the new Gixxer 155 comes with ABS too. However, it is a single channel unit as is the case with the Gixxer SF. Unlike the Gixxer SF, the naked Gixxer 155 gets a regular handlebar and no clip-ons. The bike gets new tank faring extensions and split seats. Suzuki is offering the bike in three paint shades, which are – Black, Grey and Blue.
Dual disc brakes are now standard while the Fuel tank capacity is pegged at 12 litres, The bike has a ground clearance of 160 mm and the seat height is 795 mm, which 5 mm less than the outgoing model. The Gixxer 155 gets telescopic forks up front and monoshock at the rear. It rivals the likes of the Yamaha FZ, Bajaj Pulsar NS 160 and Honda CB Hornet 160R among others in the segment.