Suzuki Gixxer engine details and India launch date revealed
Suzuki Gixxer will face much competition when it is launched on August 10, 2014 at an estimated price of INR 75,000. Suzuki’s target group for this bike is a younger and college going set of buyers along with young executives in the country.
Unveiled earlier this year in January¬†in presence of Salman Khan, the Gixxer is now ready for launch with tech specs and details revealed. Bookings are opened and deliveries are promised immediately after launch. In India, Suzuki Gixxer will have to contend with Yamaha FZ16, Honda CB Trigger, Pulsar 150 and upcoming Bajaj Discover 150.
Suzuki 150cc Gixxer motorcycle is touted as the company‚Äôs flagship product for the Indian market. It will be powered by a 155cc, single cylinder, SOHC engine capable of 14.5 bhp¬†peak power @ 8,500 rpm and 14 Nm torque at 6,500 rpm. These figures are different than what was revealed by Indonesian blogs earlier.
Transmission is in the form of a 5 speed manual gearbox. The bike uses mono-shock suspension at the rear, disc brakes in the front and drum brakes at the rear. Suzuki Gixxer USP also includes -¬†Suzuki Eco Performance unit claiming best in class fuel efficiency, yet boasting of outstanding power and performance.
Suzuki Gixxer will sport a digital instrument cluster, robust fuel tank, alloy wheels and 17‚ÄĚ black alloy wheels encased with 100/80 tire on front and 140/60 on rear. The soon to be launched Gixxer, with its agile handling, superb performance and excellent acceleration is expected to allow Suzuki to consolidate a stronger position in India where in it was till date only betting heavily on its range of scooters.
The new Gixxer promises fuel efficiency of around 45-50 kmpl due to its specifically short gear rations which can enhance fuel efficiency without disturbing power flow. This gearbox, developed in house comes with Suzuki‚Äôs Eco Performance and is similar to Honda‚Äôs HET. It however differs from the six speed gearbox seen on board the Suzuki GS 150R in a one gear down and four gears up pattern.