12th Jul 2019 11:34 am
The naked motorcycle features a new LED headlight and a revised digital instrument cluster.
Suzuki has just launched the 2019 Suzuki Gixxer 155 at Rs 1 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). At this price, it costs Rs 12,000 more than the older model, which is an identical hike to the one we recently witnessed with the updated fully-faired Gixxer SF.
To begin with, the naked motorcycle features a new headlight, that will most likely be shared with the upcoming Gixxer 250. This headlight an LED unit and so is the new tail light. And as the Gixxer is essentially a Gixxer SF without the fairing, the mechanicals components on them remain the same. They feature the same fuel tank, split seat and the alloy wheels. Some of these components also remain unchanged from the older Gixxer 155 variants.
Like the SF, the naked Gixxer also features the same chrome-tipped double-barrel exhaust and the fully digital instrument cluster. The naked bike misses out on a belly pan like the previous-gen model, however, the upcoming Gixxer 250 is expected to get one.
The Gixxer 150 is powered by the same 154.9cc, single-cylinder air-cooled engine from its faired counterpart. However, according to the company’s website, it doesn’t appear to be detuned like it. The naked bike makes 14.8hp and 14Nm of torque, while the SF makes 14.1hp. Like the SF, the naked Gixxer uses fuel-injection as its sole fueling method. Single-channel ABS is part of standard equipment as well.
The 2019 Gixxer has a claimed kerb weight of 140kg making it 6kg lighter than the full-faired Gixxer SF.
At this price point, it’ll directly rival the Yamaha FZ-FI (Rs 95,680), TVS Apache RTR 160 4V FI ABS (Rs 99,101) and the Honda CB Hornet 160R (starting at Rs 92,108).
All prices, ex-showroom Delhi.