The Gurugram police have received 60 Suzuki Gixxer SF motorcycles for patrolling duties. These motorcycles have been kitted out with red-and-blue beacons, side-boxes and a loudspeaker. Painted in white, these fully faired motorcycles are among the sportiest bikes in Indian police fleets across the country.
Apart from the new paint scheme and the features listed above, the motorcycles inducted into the Gurugram police fleet remain identical to the civilian version in terms of specifications and performance. The Suzuki Gixxer SF is the flagship commuter motorcycle offering from the Japanese two-wheeler maker. It’s powered by a 155-cc, four-stroke engine cylinder engine with 14.6 Bhp-14 Nm. The air-cooled engine is available with two fueling options, a carbureted version and a fuel injected version. A 5-speed manual gearbox is standard.
While Suzuki offers an ABS system on the carbureted Gixxer, the fuel-injected version comes only with front and rear disc brakes. This is in order to keep the motorcycle affordable. Adding both ABS and fuel injection will make the bike’s price shoot up to over Rs. 1.2 lakh.
It remains to be seen if the motorcycles were actually bought by the Gurugram police or if they were gifted by Suzuki as a part of the latter’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative. The latter is likely, and we’re leaning towards this considering the fact that automakers routinely donate vehicles to police forces around India.
Currently, the base version of the Suzuki Gixxer SF with carburetor-twin disc brake is priced at Rs. 99,000, the ABS-equipped variant is priced at Rs. 1.07 lakh while the ABS version is priced at Rs. 1.11 lakh, all prices reflecting on-road Delhi figures. Both the Gixxer and Gixxer SF are quite popular in India. The motorcycles are known for high quality and reliability levels. These attributes should serve the Gurugram police well.