Suzuki ‘Gixxer’ launch in August – Price <Rs.80K to beat Bajaj Pulsar, Hero Karizma, Honda CB Trigger and Yamaha FZ-S
Suzuki Motorcycles India has very smaller portfolio in the Indian market but all the models launched by the Japanese giant in India went successful so far. The entry level commuter segment is strong with recently added models such as Hayate and Slingshot whereas the current gen Access 125 CC scooter is excelling well in the scooter segment. Though Suzuki GS 150 is having appreciable demand so far, the manufacturer doesn’t have a key player in the segment. But it won’t be like that anymore as Suzuki is going to launch the new ‘Gixxer’.
‘Gixxer’ has been revealed at this year’s Delhi Auto Expo in the month of February in the form of a prototype. But Suzuki has not revealed about the launch of production ready version so far. However, some sources have revealed that Suzuki is going to make the new Gixxer available for sale in the Indian market by the end of this August most probably. The manufacturer has not revealed much about the upcoming 150 CC commuter so far but we have been provided with the information that Gixxer is going to be offered in red and blue colours only.
The commuter gets powered with a 150 CC single cylinder four stroke engine that could produce 13.7 bhp power at the peak along with 13.4 Nm of torque. Engine is going to be mated to a 6 speed manual transmission gear box which is unique in the 150 CC segment of the Indian market. Most of the other leading 150 CC models comes with a 5 speed gear box only. The most significant factor of the ‘Gixxer’ commuter is its design. Suzuki is well known for its quality making and efficient designs; the same has been repeated in case of the upcoming ‘Gixxer’ too.
As per the information, ‘Gixxer’ is going to replace GS 150R and Suzuki is hoping for a breakthrough with the new commuter in 150 CC segment. The instrument cluster in the front is technically rich with digital speedometer, digital tachometer, gear position indicator, trip meter, fuel gauge and a digital clock. The rear end gets sportier tail light and the rear seat is very high. The exhaust pipe on the side is very attractive with the twin outlet system and it is seen for the first time in India.
Suzuki has not revealed anything about the price of the ‘Gixxer’ 150 CC commuter bike so far but we cannot expect it to be priced below Rs.80000. ‘Gixxer’ must be capable of giving a tough fight for leading 150 CC commuters such as Honda CB Trigger, Hero Karizma ZMR, Yamaha R15 and Bajaj Pulsar. As per the information, Suzuki is going to start taking bookings of the Gixxer from the first week of July and a unit can be booked by paying just Rs. 5000 only.