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Suzuki Gixxer gets a skid plate to protect the engine hardware

Suzuki Gixxer 155 skid plate

The skid plate is priced at INR 1,600.

Responding to customer feedback, Suzuki Motorcycles India has introduced a skid plate for the Suzuki Gixxer naked bike. The silver colored accessory which is priced at INR 1,600 would protect the exhaust downtube and the crank case from getting scratched when the suspension compresses over poor roads or speed breakers.

The new accessory fits in neatly and effectively seals off vulnerable underbelly parts form coming in direct contact with the earth. The Gixxer and its fuly faired twin Gixxer SF have been bringing impressive sales volume to the table and hence responding promptly to customer feedback goes a long way in keeping them content.

India-made Suzuki Gixxer 2015 Tokyo Motor Show (1)

The India-made Gixxer was showcased at the Tokyo Motor Show earlier this year.

In a bid to capitalize on the strong brand value that the Gixxer twins have managed to build in India, the Japanese two wheeler maker is working on rear-disc variants of the motorcycles. A new Gixxer 250 fully faired quarter litre sportsbike is also on the anvil and is expected to be unveiled at the Auto Expo in February 2016.

Coming back to the Gixxer, the 155 cc single-cylinder air-cooled engine is mated to a 5-speed gearbox to produce 14.6 PS and 14 Nm of torque. The motorcycle is equipped with telescopic front fork and rear monoshock.

The Suzuki Gixxer competes with the Yamaha FZ series and the newly launched Honda Hornet 160 R.

Suzuki Gixxer – Live Photos form 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

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Winner of national level automotive quiz competitions, Nithyanandh aka Nithz jumped into the blogosphere right after gaining a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Love for automobiles and an even greater drive to share his knowledge with the automotive community, Nithz is Deputy Editor at RushLane.

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