Suzuki Gixxer bookings open, launch in July 2014
Suzuki Gixxer 150cc, the Suzuki Motorcycles India‚Äôs flagship model in the entry level 150 cc sports bike segment, is slated for launch in early July. Company dealers in Pune have opened bookings on a down payment of INR 5,000 while first consignments are scheduled to enter showrooms in early July.
Suzuki Gixxer 150 was on display at the 2014 Auto Expo after which the company remained tightlipped about its actual launch which has finally been confirmed. The new Gixxer which is slated to replace the ageing GS150R in the 150cc segment is aimed at a younger and adventurous set of buyers. Once launched, it will compete with Bajaj Pulsar, Honda CB Trigger, TVS Apache and Yamaha FZ.
No specific details of the new single cylinder Gixxer are available while only a red/blue color has been confirmed. It will possess Suzuki Eco Performance resulting in significant cuts in mechanical losses while design efficiency is at its peak. Engine specifications on board the Gixxer will include a four stroke, single cylinder engine mated to a 5 speed gearbox. Speculations where engine output is concerned put peak power at 13.7 bhp and peak torque at 13.4 Nm.
Better riding performance, best in class fuel efficiency and sporty handling are some of its highlights, while the new Gixxer will be built on a light and stiff frame. To receive a digital instrument cluster, front disc brakes and 17‚ÄĚ rear wheels, the company is likely to price the Gixxer on a competitive platform with both Bajaj Pulsar and Yamaha FZ.
Suzuki Motors also has extensive expansion plans in place with four current products to be upgraded and dealerships to increase by 400 in the course of the next year.